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  • Pre-Pharmacy Student Association

  • Graduate Degrees in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Degree

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"Let the young know they will never find a more interesting, more instructive book than the patient himself."

 - Giorgio Baglivi

Professional Program

Students must apply to the pharmacy office for admission to the professional program.  This is a separate application from the general admissions process for The University of Montana-Missoula.  The professional curriculum must be taken in residence at UM.  Transfer credit for required professional courses taken at other institutions is accepted only for those courses that are deemed equivalent and in which a letter grade of C or better is obtained.  Students transferring from other accredited, professional programs may be admitted with advanced standing on the basis of completed course work if they are in good academic standing.

Applicants from every unit of The Montana University System are given equal consideration for admission to the professional program.  Please contact the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Lori Morin (, in the pharmacy office for guidance in applying for advanced standing in the professional program.

Candidates for Professional Degrees

Candidates must:


  1. Meet the general University requirements for graduation.
  2. Earn a grade-point average of 2.0 or higher in each of the following areas:
    • All courses attempted at The University of Montana (cumulative grade-point average).
    • All courses which carry a pharmacy (BMED or PHAR) prefix (pharmacy grade-point average).
    • All required courses in the professional program curriculum (professional grade-point average).
  3. The first two grade-point averages are University requirements and the third is a special requirement of the professional program.
  4. Required pharmacy course work must be completed with a grade of C- or better and at least a 2.0 grade-point average in all PHAR and BMED courses.
  5. Complete at least six full academic years (Pharm.D.), including pre-professional instruction, and a minimum of eight semesters of professional instruction as a full-time student registered for a minimum of twelve credits per semester.
  6. Complete at least 200 semester credits of work for a Pharm.D. degree.
Skaggs School of Pharmacy
Office of Student Services
341 Skaggs Building
Missoula, MT 59812-1512
Phone: 406-243-4656
FAX: 406-243-4209
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