Admission Requirements


The College of Pharmacy annually admits an ideal class of 85 students to the professional entry level Doctorate (PharmD), to begin the program each Fall.

The College of Pharmacy receives applications for admission and most applicant credentials exclusively through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS), provided by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). Application instructions can be found on the Belmont University School Page at

If you have any questions about the admission process, admission requirements or the program, our admissions assistant will be happy to talk with you. You can reach her at or (615)460-8122.

Minimum Requirements:

1) Candidates must complete a minimum of 64 credits of prerequisite coursework at a regionally accredited college or university, each course completed within ten years prior to application.

2) Candidates must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and have no prerequisite courses with a grade less than a “C” (2.0). Candidates may use credit achieved by AP or CLEP examination as long as credit was awarded at a previously attended college or university.

3) Candidates must submit results of the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT).  There is no minimum score required for admissions consideration, but test results are considered as a strong indicator of the candidate's readiness for doctoral level work in pharmacy.

4) International applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by submitting an official copy of your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. A minimum score of 550 is required (213 CBT or 80iBT). For additional information on the admission of international students, click here.

Candidates for the class will be considered on their own merits, but will compete for a seat in the program. Eligible candidates will be invited to campus for an interview with a faculty member.