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Application Instructions for the Pharm.D. Program

  • Submission of ALL application materials by the application deadline, including:
    • PharmCAS application – Send official transcripts directly to PharmCAS
    • Three letters of recommendation (recommendation form is in the PharmCAS application)

*Only complete applications will be reviewed.  Interviews – Once the Admissions Committee reviews the applicant’s file, selected candidates will be notified via email, inviting the applicant for an interview.

Admission Information  

The Admissions Committee takes a holistic approach to admissions to assess a candidate for our PharmD program. The GPA 2.75 metric is important, but many other features of a candidate’s background are thoroughly reviewed to include, but not limited to; letters of recommendation, application essay, supplemental questions, leadership and volunteer experience (pharmacy-related and other), work experience, co-curricular activities, motivation, candidate’s background, and the desire to become a pharmacist. The Admission Committee is dedicated to selecting a quality, diverse cohort of students that will strive in our program.

Science GPA

The minimum science GPA to apply is 2.75. Applicants need to show their ability to perform well academically to succeed in a professional program and a rigorous curriculum. The committee looks at several GPAs (e.g., Science GPA, Overall GPA, Pre-req GPA, and even by year and specific subjects and classes).

Supplemental Questions & Essays

The supplemental questions on the PharmCAS application allow you to reveal your thoughts about your strengths as a person and areas of personal development you believe you need to improve.  The essay communicates motivation, goals, circumstances, and experiences related to a pharmacy career.  Candidates should provide complete and in-depth information in response to the supplemental questions and essay topics in PharmCAS.

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters are required from separate references (PharmCAS accepts up to four). The Admissions Committee requires letters from (1) a pharmacist and (2) a science professor (3) a professional that can vouch for your character.  A reference can be anyone who knows you well who is not a relative. For example, this can be a supervisor or other professional.

Extracurricular Activities

Student organizations, community service, volunteering, and work experience are just a few examples. Leadership experiences are highly valued.  While pharmacy experience is not a requirement for admission, it is strongly recommended.  The experience gained by being exposed to pharmacy practice is invaluable and also provides the opportunity to establish a relationship with a pharmacist that may later be used as a reference.

If you require further assistance, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 850-599-3016.

Transfer Policy

The College does accept transfer students. However, students who want to transfer must begin in year one. The Admissions Committee will review each transfer application on a case-by-case basis.

Admission Requirements for Transfer Students

  • Apply to PharmCAS
  • Upload supporting documentation in your PharmCAS application
    • Letter of Good Standing Academically and Professionally
      • The dean of your current/previous professional pharmacy school must write a letter indicating that you are in good standing both academically and professionally
  • Letter of Intent
    • You must write a letter indicating the intentions of your desire to continue your studies at Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health.
  • Click here for additional Transfer information. 


International Coursework

  1. Coursework taken at international institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institution equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization, such as one of the services listed below.

World Education Services
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 5087
New York, New York 10274-5087
(212) 966-6311

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203-3470
(414) 289-3400

2. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have this coursework evaluated. An official course-by-course evaluation with a cumulative grade point average must be sent directly from the evaluation service to FAMU’s Enrollment Processing Services.
All admissions materials and foreign evaluations must be mailed to

Florida A&M University
Enrollment Management
444 Gamble Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

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