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 2017 PharmCAS application is closed, however the Office of Admission will consider deadline extension requests through June 1st, 2017 for applicants who have a 2017 PharmCAS ID number. Please contact the Office of Admission for more information.

The fall 2018 PharmCAS application is expected to open in July 2017. 

Important Deadlines for Fall 2018 Admission

  • Preferred Deadline: November 1, 2017
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2018

Personal Interviews

Fall 2017 interview dates:

  • March 17th, 2017
  • April 7th, 2017
  • April 28th, 2017

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 2016 transcripts should be directed to PharmCAS. All spring/summer 2017 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 waivers will be granted to any applicant who has earned a 3.25 GPA or higher in all required prerequisite math/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.

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

After PharmCAS releases the above materials to the Office of Admission, an email will be sent to request the applicant’s desired pathway. Applicants must respond to the email in order for their application to move forward to the admission committee.

The admission committee will not review applications until a grade of C or better is earned in Organic Chemistry I. For this to occur, applicants must have Organic Chemistry I completed by no later than the fall 2016 semester.

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.

Public Safety Report

The safety and well-being of students, staff and faculty are primary considerations at Creighton University. The annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report provides information on institutional policies concerning security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual violence, emergency response, fire safety and other matters. The report also includes statistics for campus crime reported over the past three years. Download a copy of this report. You may also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 2204 Burt Street, Omaha, NE, 68178, or by calling 402.280.2104.