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Applying to the PharmD Program program is easy!

Application deadline: March 1, 2022

Simply log onto PharmCAS and create an account by clicking here. All applications to the WNE PharmD program must be submitted via PharmCAS. 

  • Transcripts: transcripts from all colleges attended must be submitted to PharmCAS. Students already enrolled at WNE must request their WNE transcript be submitted to PharmCAS to complete their application.
  • Recommendations: enter a minimum of two evaluator names within your PharmCAS application; one recommendation must be from a professor.  It is preferred that the second letter be from a healthcare practitioner (preferably a pharmacist).
  • Prerequisite Coursework must be completed prior to matriculation into the PharmD program. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better at an accredited college or university before matriculation into the pharmacy program. A minimum prerequisite GPA of 3.0 is preferred.
  • Interviews: Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an interview and will complete a writing sample. 

* The PCAT exam is not required. 

English Language Proficiency Test Scores

English-language proficiency test scores are required for all applicants who 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.  Test scores cannot be older than three years old. 

PharmD applicants can use any of the following standardized tests to meet our English language requirement:

  • TOEFL - 79 IBT
  • IELTS - 6.5
  • PTE Academic - 58
  • STEP Eiken - 2A
  • iTEP - 4
  • Duolingo - 110 DET

List of countries in which English language testing would be waived because it is the primary language:

  • Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom

 

Early Assurance/Priority Deadline policy for WNE PrePharmacy students

Through the Early Assurance Program (EAP), eligible Western New England pre-pharmacy students are granted the opportunity to participate in our Preferred Interview Day program and learn their admissions decision prior to other applicants to the PharmD program. Those who choose to participate in the Preferred Interview Day program must apply via PharmCAS to the WNE PharmD program by the priority deadline of October 1.  

To be eligible to participate in the Preferred Interview Day program, EAP students must:

  • Attain a minimum pre-pharmacy GPA of 3.30 following the completion of the first academic year of the Prepharmacy curriculum.
  • Submit a completed PharmCAS application, including essay, via www.pharmcas.org by October 1.
    • EAP students are not required to submit recommendations (skip this section of the PharmCAS application.)
    • PCAT scores are preferred, but not required.
    • Enrollment deposits are waived for EAP students who are admitted to the PharmD program.

As with all PharmD program offers of admission, offers are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-requisite course requirements, ability to meet or exceed a preferred minimum GPA of 3.00 in pre-requisite coursework, and a satisfactory criminal background check.

 

Priority Deadline Policy for non WNE Students

The Western New England University, Doctor of Pharmacy program will consider all applications submitted via PharmCAS.org by October 1 to be priority deadline applications.

Students who have designated Western New England University as their first choice will want to strongly consider applying by the priority deadline. 

 Qualified applicants will be invited to complete their interview prior to the regular pool of applicants to the program.  Applicants who submit their application by the priority deadline will receive their admissions decision for the PharmD program early in the admissions cycle, during the fall semester.

As with all PharmD program offers of admission, offers are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-requisite course requirements, ability to meet or exceed a preferred minimum GPA of 3.00 in pre-requisite coursework, and a satisfactory criminal background check. Enrollment deposits are required.

Dual 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 Health Sciences and College of Business. Graduates of the dual 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 waived), 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 Health Sciences and College of Business. Graduates of the dual 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 waived), two recommendations, two assigned essays, and a résumé or curriculum vitae along with your application.