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To apply to Western New England University College of Pharmacy during the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) 2016-2017 application cycle, applicants must:

  1. Submit an application to the College of Pharmacy through the PharmCAS (www.pharmcas.org) and remit the associated fee to PharmCAS
  2. Take the PCAT (www.pcatweb.info) and have official scores reported to PharmCAS (code 104)
  3. Provide an official copy of all college transcripts to PharmCAS
  4. Request the submission of at least two (2) letters of recommendation on your behalf to PharmCAS. One of these letters must be from a teacher/professor, and one must be from a healthcare practitioner (preferably a pharmacist)

A TOEFL or IELTS is required for all applicants (a) who are non-native English speakers who have resided in an English speaking country for less than 10 years, or (b) who completed  the pre-requisite courses in a country where English is not the primary language. A minimum iBT TOEFL score of 80 is required for consideration. TOEFL scores should be directly reported to PharmCAS (code 8246); IELTS results should be submitted directly to the College of Pharmacy. 

All applications to the College of Pharmacy will be handled through PharmCAS. The PharmCAS 2016-2017 application cycle (for students beginning the professional program in fall 2017) will open on July 15, 2016. Applications to the Western New England University College of Pharmacy can be submitted to PharmCAS through March 1, 2017. 

Early Decision

The Western New England University College of Pharmacy will accept applications for Early Decision through PharmCAS. Early Decision (ED) is a binding option for applicants who have decided that a particular pharmacy degree program is their first choice and that they will enroll if accepted. The Early Decision deadline is September 6, 2016. The following criteria must be met in order to be eligible for Early Decision admission to the College of Pharmacy:

  1. Complete PharmCAS application, including two letters of recommendation
  2. Must have completed 60 or more semester credit hours of college level coursework
  3. Minimum of 4 semester credit hours of Organic Chemistry, earning a grade of C or better
  4. PCAT score
  5. TOEFL or IELTS score (if applicable)

While pursuing admission under an Early Decision plan, PharmCAS does not allow applicants to apply to any other pharmacy programs. Applicants may be offered early admission, denied admission, and/or deferred to regular applicant status. If an applicant is offered admission as an Early Decision applicant, the applicant is obligated to accept the offer and is not permitted to apply to other pharmacy institutions via PharmCAS.

Early Decision Policy Specific to Pre-Pharmacy Students

Eligible Western New England pre-pharmacy students are granted the opportunity to participate in our Preferred Interview Day program. Those who choose to participate in the Preferred Interview Day program must apply Early Decision via the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS).  Per PharmCAS: “The Early Decision program is a binding option for applicants who have decided that a particular pharmacy degree program is their first choice and they will enroll if accepted. As an Early Decision applicant, you can apply to only one pharmacy degree program. Not all participating pharmacy degree programs offer Early Decision status to applicants.” There is no obligation to participate in Preferred Guaranteed Interview Day.

To be eligible to participate in the Preferred Interview Day program, Western New England pre-pharmacy students must:

  • Attain a minimum pre-pharmacy GPA of 3.00 following the completion of the first academic year of the Western New England pre-pharmacy curriculum
  • Submit a complete PharmCAS application via www.pharmcas.org by September 6, 2016
  • Complete the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) in July or September
  • Submit (via PharmCAS) two letters of recommendation; one from a health care practitioner (preferably a pharmacist), and one from a teacher/professor

As with all Western New England University College of Pharmacy offers of admission, offers are contingent upon successful completion of the pre-pharmacy program, as demonstrated by completion of all pre-requisite course requirements, ability to meet or exceed a minimum GPA of 2.80 in pre-requisite coursework, and a satisfactory criminal background check.

Early Decision application information will also be posted to the pre-pharmacy forum on Kodiak.  For additional information, please contact Lori J. Berg, Assistant Director of Pharmacy Admissions, at lori.berg@wne.edu.

Combined Degrees

PharmD/MBA

The Doctor of Pharmacy/MBA program offers a powerful combination of pharmacy and business for those interested in the practice of pharmacy in a business or managerial environment. The program is offered collaboratively between Western New England University’s College of Pharmacy and College of Business. Graduates of the combined degree program will receive two separate degrees, one in business and one in pharmacy. Pursuing both degrees will allow students to take advantage of cross credits, where 6 credits of business coursework can be applied toward the PharmD degree, and, 9 credits of pharmacy coursework can be applied toward the MBA degree.

Candidates for the PharmD/MBA program apply for admission after the completion of their first semester of the PharmD program at Western New England University. Admissions for the MBA program are rolling. You are required to submit an official copy of your transcript, GMAT scores (unless waivered), two recommendations, two assigned essays, and a résumé or curriculum vitae along with your application. If you have not satisfied the MBA prerequisites, you will need to do so prior to enrolling in the MBA program. The prerequisites include the following courses: Accounting, Finance, and Statistics. 

PharmD/MS in Organizational Leadership

The Doctor of Pharmacy/MSOL program offers a powerful combination of pharmacy and management for those interested in the practice of pharmacy in a business environment. The program is offered collaboratively between Western New England University’s College of Pharmacy and College of Business. Graduates of the combined degree program will receive two separate degrees, one in business and one in pharmacy. Pursuing both degrees will allow students to take advantage of cross credits, where 6 credits of business coursework can be applied toward the PharmD degree, and, 9 credits of pharmacy coursework can be applied toward the MSOL degree.

Candidates for the PharmD/MSOL program apply for admission after the completion of their first semester of the PharmD program at Western New England University. Admissions for the MSOL program are rolling. You are required to submit an official copy of your transcript, GMAT scores (unless waivered), two recommendations, two assigned essays, and a résumé or curriculum vitae along with your application.