Admissions Requirements

Professional Program (Pharm.D.)


The D'Youville College of Pharmacy participates in PharmCAS, the Pharmacy College Admission Service. To apply to DYC Professional Pharmacy Program (Pharm.D.) complete the online PharmCAS application.

You'll need to submit:

  • results of the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT, code 104)
  • official transcripts from all colleges previously attended,
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL scores are required for applicants whose native language is not English. TSE is required if TOEFL score is < 600 paper, 250 computer, or 100 internet. TSE minimum score of 40 is required. The TOEFL test is not required for students who have attended an English speaking institution for two or more years.

Selected applicants will be invited to campus for an interview. Performance on the personal interview will help the committee assess the applicant's potential to develop into a competent, compassionate pharmacist capable of rendering patient-centered care.

Learn more:

  • The interview process employs a series of multiple mini-interviews to assess non-cognitive skills important to rendering patient-centered care.
  • The domains we evaluate in the mini-interviews include excellence, lifelong learning, cultural diversity, professionalism, leadership, social responsibility, critical inquiry and collaboration (core values of the DYC SOP)

Evaluation Criteria for Admission to the Professional Pharm.D. Program

The Admission Committe reviews the following:

  • candidate's academic performance
  • PCAT scores
  • letters of recommendation
  • pharmacy experience
  • motivation for choosing pharmacy
  • service activities

Successful applicants will demonstrate the ability to perform well in a rigorous course of study, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, be devoted to a life of service, and be willing to take responsibility for their patients' drug-related problems.

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