The University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education through 2020. Please visit ACPE for more information.
Professional Program Application Process
The application for Fall 2014 will be available on our website in mid-December and due by February 10, 2015. The application must be submitted no later than February 10 preceding the Autumn Semester for which admission is requested. A non-refundable application fee of $50 must accompany the application. Students accepted to the Pharm.D. program must also apply to the University of Montana.
All official transcripts, PCAT scores, admission fees, evaluation form, and completed application must be postmarked by February 10 in order to be considered.
The PCAT must be taken within two years of application. We will accept scores from June 2013-January 2015 for Fall 2015 applications.
Please visit pcatweb.info to register for the exam.
Students applying for admission beginning Autumn 2015 will be required to complete at least 20 hours of volunteer or paid experience serving a patient population in a medical or social field, a writing assignment about the experience, and one completed evaluation form from someone involved with the applicant in such an experience.
To be eligible for admission, applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4 point scale, both overall and in required pre-professional courses. All required pre-pharmacy courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. Grades of C- or lower are not acceptable. Students will also be expected to have completed all General Education requirements except the upper-division writing and ethics requirements prior to entering the professional curriculum. Students must complete all General Education requirements before entering clerkship rotations during the final year of the program.
Grades achieved in pre-professional courses will be used in determining the academic qualifications of applicants for the professional program. Class size is limited, and not all qualified applicants can
be guaranteed admission.
For the past several years there have been more than three applicants for each opening, and the grade point average of the entering class has been about 3.6. The professional program admits 65 students in the Autumn Semester only.
The professional program's Admissions Committee will review all completed applications postmarked by the February 10 deadline and send a notice to all applicants granted an interview. Admitted students will be notified in writing and a waiting list will be created for a limited number of students not admitted initially.
A waiting list will be created from the next tier of qualified applicants not initially admitted. Once the applicants have accepted or refused admission, students will be admitted from the waiting list as spaces become available.
A reserve waiting list will be held over the summer. In the event a student drops out of the professional program during the summer, an applicant from the reserve waiting list will be admitted before
the Autumn Semester begins.
An accepted student will need to send a deposit of $150 to reserve placement. This payment will be credited toward tuition upon enrollment. If a student withdraws his or her application by June 1, a $100 refund will be made. After June 1, the entire fee is forfeited.