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PharmD Admissions

The Doctor of Pharmacy degree, of PharmD as it’s commonly known, is a professional doctorate that usually requires four years of education and prepares individuals to become practicing pharmacists, as opposed to other terminal pharmacy degrees that are focused more on training researchers, educators or medication experts.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  1. Candidates must complete a minimum of 63 credits of prerequisite coursework at a regionally accredited college or university, each course completed within ten years prior to application.


  2. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is preferred, and each prerequisite course must have a grade of “C” or better to be accepted. Candidates may use credit achieved by AP or CLEP examination as long as credit was awarded at a previously attended college or university.


  3. Belmont does not require the PCAT, but candidates may strengthen their application with competitive scores.
  4. International applicants whose native language is not English may be required to 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 more information on applying as an international student, visit the University Admissions site.



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. Additional information regarding transfer from other pharmacy programs, requirements for matriculation, and technical standards for admission can be found in the graduate catalog.

  • Prerequisite Requirements
  • Rolling Admission / Early Decision
  • The Interview Experience
  • Why Choose Belmont – A Student's Story