Admissions Information


Pharmacy Admissions Information

The Doctor of Pharmacy program attracts students from around the globe seeking to gain the knowledge and experience they need to become skilled practitioners and practice leaders.

Entry-Level Pharmacy

The fall 2018 PharmCAS application is NOW LIVE.

Important Deadlines for Fall 2018 Admission

  • Early Decision Deadline: September 5, 2017
  • Preferred Deadline: November 1, 2017
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2018

Application Requirements

A minimum of 63 semester hours or 95 quarter hours is required before entering the program.

To apply, submit an online application and all application materials through PharmCAS, a pharmacy centralized application service. All other application materials include the following:

  • An official transcript must be received from each institution the applicant has attended and/or is currently attending. Official transcripts must be received directly from the issuing institution(s). All fall/winter term 2017 transcripts should be directed to PharmCAS. All spring/summer 2018 term transcripts should be directed to the School’s Office of Admission.
  • Two letters of recommendation submitted through PharmCAS. We prefer that one letter come from a college professor who can attest to your ability to enter a competitive professional program. If you have been out of school for some time, letters from a work setting can be helpful. Do not submit letters from family members or friends.
  • Official Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) scores. PCAT scores must be less than three years old from the start of each admission cycle. PCAT waivers will be granted to any applicant who has earned a 3.25 GPA or higher in required prerequisite math/science coursework, has completed at least 16 graded semester hours in prerequisite science coursework, and has taken all required prerequisite math/science coursework within the last 7 years. Creighton Undergraduate applicants who have earned a 2.9 GPA or higher in all prerequisite math/science coursework, and have taken these courses only at Creighton within the last 7 years also qualify for the PCAT waiver. All applicants who do not meet the criteria for a PCAT waiver are required to take the PCAT and send scores to PharmCAS using PCAT code 104. The Admission Committee recommends the PCAT be taken following completion of at least one semester of organic chemistry. Students planning on taking the January PCAT are encouraged to submit the PharmCAS at least four weeks prior to taking the exam. Contact PCAT at 800.622.3231 for more information.

Early Decision Information

Creighton is now a participant in Early Decision. To be eligible to apply for early decision, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Apply, provide all supporting application materials (PCAT scores, letters of recommendation, etc.), and designate Creighton (including completion of Creighton’s custom questions) on PharmCAS by September 5th. If relying on a PCAT waiver to complete application, candidates must have at least 16 graded hours in our required prerequisite science coursework by this deadline.
  • Organic Chemistry I in progress in fall 2017
  • If admitted, all remaining prerequisite coursework must be completed with a C or better, without withdrawals or multiple attempts to complete remaining coursework.  Any earned grade less than a C or withdrawal from a prerequisite course will result in an application re-evaluation by the admission committee.

Learn more about general PharmCAS Early Decision rules and information.

Personal interviews are required in the admission process. Qualified applicants will be notified via email if they are selected for an interview.

Personal Interview Dates

  • September 29th, 2017
  • November 3rd, 2017
  • December 1st, 2017
  • January 26th, 2018
  • February 16th, 2018
  • March 13th, 2018
  • April 6th, 2018
  • April 20th, 2018
  • May 18th, 2018

Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Qualified applicants are invited to interview on a first-come, first-served basis. Once interview seats and entering class seats are filled, the admission committee will no longer consider remaining applicants.

Fulfillment of basic requirements does not guarantee an interview or admission. A selection system exists in which the Pharmacy Admission Committee selects the applicants it considers best qualified for the study and practice of the profession from a pool of applicants. Admission is based on rigor of coursework, quality of academic institution, cumulative GPA, prerequisite science and math GPA, PCAT score, recommendations, applicant statement and interview.

International Applicants

The Doctor of Pharmacy program welcomes international applicants, however we do require that all prerequisite coursework be taken at a regionally accredited college or university within the United States. Due to F1 Visa requirements and processing timeline, we also require that all prerequisite coursework be completed by no later than July 1 prior to enrollment. Click here for specific information on international student requirements and exam scores in addition to basic admission requirements.

Advance Standing/Transfer Applicants

Due to lack of seat availability, course sequencing and possible dissimilarity of preparedness, we do not accept advance standing/transfer applicants.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff are primary considerations at Creighton University. The Creighton University Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and Violence Against Women Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes and fires, as well as institutional policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, fire safety, crime reporting, and other matters. This legislation seeks to make college campuses safer through the disclosure of such information, and to assist applicants in making enrollment or employment decisions based upon that criteria.

You may download a copy of this report by accessing the following website: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. You may also obtain a free paper copy of the report at the Public Safety office at 2222 Burt Street, Omaha, NE 68178, or by contacting Public Safety at 402.280.2104.