The definitive admissions requirements for the Pharm.D. program are established by the faculty of the School of Pharmacy. The Husson University School of Pharmacy has established the following requirements.

Husson University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, nationality or ethnic origin, religion, gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or age in all programs.

Completion of at least two years (60 credits) of college including the following prerequisites:
  • General Biology with Lab 2 semesters (8 credits)
  • Anatomy and Physiology with Lab 2 semesters (8 credits)
  • General Chemistry with Lab 2 semesters (8 credits)
  • Organic Chemistry with Lab 2 semesters (8 credits)
  • Calculus 1 semester (4 credits)
  • Statistics and Probability 1 semester (3 credits)
  • English Composition/Writing 2 semesters (6 credits)
  • Economics (Macro or Micro) 1 semester (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology/Sociology 1 semester (3 credits)
  • Speech 1 semester (3 credits)
  • General Education Electives* (6 credits)
  • *Choose one from two separate areas: Humanities, History, Philosophy/Ethics, Foreign Culture/Conversation, and Fine Arts.
In addition:
  • Submission of a PharmCAS application (Husson code = 159)
  • Personal interview (if invited is at student's expense)

AP/CLEP Credits

Applicants cannot use AP/CLEP credits in science (Chemistry, Biology) or math to meet the pre-pharmacy requirements. Students have the option of taking a more advanced course in the area of the same number of credits or more. For example, a student who has AP credit in Calculus 1 may take Calculus 1 or Calculus 2. The laboratory component must be taken with a laboratory-based course.

Credit Age Limit

College credits in the science and math prerequisites over five years old may not be considered in the application process. Students may be required to take refresher courses (e.g., Organic Chemistry with lab, Anatomy and Physiology with lab, Calculus, Statistics), especially if they have not had any recent coursework or work responsibilities in any one of these given areas.

Criminal Background/Immunization/Drug Screen Check

The nature of the post-graduate licensure as well as the potential placement in a variety of pharmacy practice setting requires all applicants who are offered letters of admission to submit to a criminal background check, offer proof of required immunizations and submit to a drug screening test. These requirements are done at the applicant's expense and any adverse results may impact final admission to the program, progression through the program or graduation from the program.

Foreign Credits

Students may submit courses taken at foreign colleges/universities. The transcripts must be evaluated by a reputable service based in the United States. There is no guarantee that any or all courses will be accepted. Applicants who take course in Canada do not have to have their transcripts evaluated by such a service.

Guaranteed Interview

Husson students who are offered a guaranteed interview must earn a 3.5 math/science pre-pharmacy GPA or greater and score at least an 80th percentile on the PCAT.

Minimum Application Requirements
In order to apply, an applicant must have successfully completed the majority of the Biology/Anatomy & Physiology (three-quarters), Chemistry (three-quarters) and Math (half) coursework prior to the application deadline. Students must also forward their PCAT scores prior to the date. The minimum pharmacy pre-requisite GPA to apply is 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

PCAT

Students are required to take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test before the posted deadline. Students may take the test more than once before this time, with the highest score counting. Scores have a three year age limit, unless a new test version has been introduced. In the event a new version has been introduced in the past three years, applicants must take the most current version.

Repeat Penalty

Applicants will be penalized for repeating pre-pharmacy science or math courses in which they earned a grade less than a C (2.0). These courses include Biology/Anatomy & Physiology, General/Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Calculus and Statistics. There is no penalty for withdrawing from a course. However a Withdrawal/Failing (WF) grade will be penalized as if it were a failing grade.

Transcripts

Applicants are required to submit official transcripts for all colleges attended to PharmCAS prior to the application deadline.

Transfer Policy

A student who has attended, or is currently attending, another college/school of pharmacy and who wishes to pursue pharmacy education at Husson University must: (1) be in good academic standing at the college of origin and able to continue, (2) submit transcripts of all college courses, and (3) have the dean of the previous college/school attended provide a letter of recommendation directly to the Dean of the Husson University School of Pharmacy, 1 College Circle, Bangor ME 04401-2999. Space must be available in the appropriate class at Husson in order for the transfer to proceed.