Complete the online application or contact the DDP Office to obtain a PDF copy of the application form. 3
A personal statement defining the applicant's professional work experience, goals and reasons for applying to the MS in Clinical Pharmacy program. Statements should be limited to two pages, double spaced.4
Two letters of recommendation are to be submitted through the online application. Recommendation forms will be sent electronically to recommenders listed in the online application. Contact the DDP Office with questions about this process.
Recommendations will be completed by people who know the applicant's professional, academic, and/or personal achievements or qualities well. As such, references must be from professional contacts, such as employers, supervisors, former faculty, preceptors or professional colleagues. References from clergy, family members, friends or politicians will not be accepted. 5
Scanned copy of either a driver’s license, passport or other government-issued identification.6
Official transcripts from the locally-approved or accredited school of pharmacy from which the applicant graduated and from any degree program(s) in which the applicant has been enrolled in since obtaining the pharmacy degree.
Applicants who receive their bachelor's of pharmacy degree from outside the United States or Canada will have their transcripts evaluated through World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators(ECE). An official copy of the transcript review must be sent from the transcript review agency to the DDP Office.
Applicants must also include official transcripts from any degree program(s) enrolled since obtaining their bachelor's of pharmacy degree. If completed outside the United States or Canada, applicants must follow the transcript evaluation process through WES or ECE.7
A non-refundable application fee of $200.00 (U.S. dollars).8
The interview process is designed to assess an applicant’s communication skills and ability to perform in a positive, professional manner when working with others. To be considered for admission, applicants must participate in the interview process. The DDP office will contact applicants to schedule an appointment to complete the interview, which will be conducted via telephone.9
All applicants must be proficient in the English language, as detailed in the program’s technical standards. Applicants can meet the English language proficiency requirements through one of the following:
- Earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from an ACPE/CCAPP-accredited U.S. or Canadian school of pharmacy (excluding Quebec).
- Earned a master’s degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Canada (excluding Quebec).
- Completion of an evaluation of English proficiency by taking either the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or academic-based International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. Only exam scores completed within two years of the application deadline will be accepted.
- TOEFL Score Requirements – Applicants must achieve a minimum composite score of 89 on the internet-based TOEFL exam taken within the past two years. The required minimum scores for each individual exam component are as follows:
- Listening – 20
- Speaking – 22
- Writing – 21
- IELTS Score Requirements – Applicants must achieve a minimum composite score of 6.5 on the IELTS exam taken within the past two years. The required minimum scores for each individual exam component are as follows:
- Listening – 6.5
- Speaking – 7.0
- Writing – 6.0
- Exam Score Date – Exam scores cannot be older than two years from the program application deadline date. If the applicant completed the exam more than two years ago, the applicant will retake the exam to complete the admissions process.
- The DDP committee may request an applicant complete the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) on a case-by-case basis, and with the requirement that a level of Advanced Low be achieved.
The DDP office will email the applicant within two weeks of receiving the application materials to provide a status report and schedule an appointment to complete a telephone interview.
After the interview, the DDP office will email the applicant to confirm admissions into the program, or if the need to revise any application materials exists.
Acceptance into the program will be honored for one year from the start of the semester for which admissions was requested. Students who fail to enroll in any course within one year from which admission was requested may be required to reapply.11