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The Duquesne University School of Pharmacy welcomes academically talented students seeking to transfer from accredited two and four-year colleges throughout the United States to apply for admission into the first professional year of the Pharm.D. weekday program. Academic scholarships are awarded, for the entire four years of study in the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program, based upon a student’s academic profile (GPA and PCAT scores.)

Two Pathways To Transfer

Pre-Pharmacy Transfer

Students who have completed one year (two semesters) of college-level course work with a recommended GPA of at least 2.75 (3.00 GPA preferred) are eligible to transfer into the second year of the pre-professional phase (traditional sophomore year). Additional academic requirements include a minimum 3.0 high school GPA and a minimum 1130 SAT score or minimum 23 ACT score. Academic scholarships are awarded, for the entire amount of years of study (maximum 6 years) in the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program, based upon a student's academic profile (GPA and PCAT scores.)

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Please contact Jeff Ptak, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, at ptakj@duq.edu for more information on transferring into the pre-professional phase.

Professional Pharmacy Transfer

Students who have completed two years (four semesters) and a minimum of 64 credits (including required prerequisites courses) are eligible to transfer into the first professional year (PY1) of the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program.

Academic scholarships are awarded, for the entire four years of study in the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program, based upon a student's academic profile (GPA and PCAT scores).

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Selected applicants will be invited to interview on an on-going basis. 

Online Pharm.D.

Applicants already with bachelor's degrees are eligible and encouraged to apply to our Online Pharm.D.

Financial Assistance

Scholarships are extended through the sixth year of study to substantially lower the tuition cost of a School of Pharmacy education. Approximately 93 percent of students receive some type of academic scholarship; the average scholarship for transfer students is $14,000 annually (2017-18) and based upon academic record. Students can also qualify for a $4,000 room award if they live in campus housing.

Affiliation Agreements

Students can take advantage of the School of Pharmacy's transfer articulation agreements which allow qualified students a seamless transition and a reserved seat in the first year of the Professional Pharmacy Program. The following institutions have an articulation agreement with the School of Pharmacy:

If you are interested in learning more about a transfer pathway, please click on the school's link above and contact them.

Specialized Concentrations

The School of Pharmacy gives students the ability to a customized your education based on interest by offering several elective concentration tracks that include:

  • Geriatrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy Management
  • Community Pharmacy Practice
  • Acute Care Pharmacy Pratice
  • Pharmaceutical Research
  • Entrepreneurism
  • Health Economics & Research Outcomes
  • Ambulatory Care

Going Beyond Campus

Our educational opportunities go beyond the classroom. Throughout the year, there are community-engaged events sponsored by the School of Pharmacy and over 15 pharmacy student pharmacist organizations allow students to enhance skills learned in the classroom:

  • Health and Wellness Fair in Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh
  • Educational outreach at local high schools and elementary schools
  • A collaborative program with the Allegheny County Health Department aimed to curb opioid abuse
  • Immunization Programs

Application Timeline

  • Application deadline: June 1st  
  • Qualified applicants will be invited for an interview: October – June
  • Admission decisions announced on an on-going basis.

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