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To be considered for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program, an applicant must:

  • Be eligible for admission to Western New England University
  • Be able to complete all Pre-pharmacy course requirements with a grade of “C-” or better at an accredited college or university before matriculation into the pharmacy program
  • Complete an application via PharmCAS
  • Submit a minimum of two letters of recommendation (via PharmCAS)
    • One must be from a teacher/professor
    • One must be from a healthcare practitioner (preferably a pharmacist)
    • Up to two additional recommendations may be provided by individuals who can attest to an applicant’s abilities and potential to succeed in a pharmacy program
  • It is preferred that all applicants complete the PCAT and submit scores via PharmCAS.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 is preferred
  • English-language testing (TOEFL or IELTS) is required for all applicants who:
    • Completed the pre-requisite coursework in a country where English is not the primary language of instruction


  • Are non-native English speakers who have resided in a country, where English is the primary language, for less than 10 years, UNLESS the applicant has earned or is degree pending (will have earned by anticipated matriculation date) a bachelor’s degree or graduate degree following three or more years of campus-based post-secondary instruction in the United States.   

Information that will be considered when selecting applicants for an interview with the Doctor of Pharmacy program includes Pre-pharmacy GPA; PCAT composite score and subtest scores (if submitted); letters of recommendation; and other considerations relevant to the mission, vision, and values of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (including service, advocacy, and leadership).