Duquesne University

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Duquesne University

  • City , State Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Est. Tution $231,120
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
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Duquesne University Quick Facts

Duration: 2-4 Years Courses: 70 Faculty: 48
Est. Applications: 374 Acceptance Rate: 45% Est. Class Size: 170

Program Description

One Program | Two pathways…the traditional pathway Doctor of Pharmacy pathway and the weekend pathway Doctor of Pharmacy pathway.

Traditional Pathway http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/pharmacy/become-a-student/doctor-of-pharmacy

Weekend Pathway http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/pharmacy/become-a-student/doctor-of-pharmacy-weekend-program

For over 90 years, the School of Pharmacy has been recognized as one of the most respected schools of pharmacy in the nation. Our outstanding academic program, hands-on training, and nationally recognized research leadership prepare our graduates for successful, rewarding careers, dedicated to improving the health and well-being of patients and their communities.

At the School of Pharmacy, you’ll experience a diverse, mission-driven culture of academic excellence. Our innovative degree programs in the pharmaceutical and clinical, social-behavioral, and administrative sciences continue to advance our reputation as a global leader in pharmacy education.


PharmD Program Highlights

  • Private Institution
  • Baccalaureate Degree Not Required
  • $500 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • No Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score Required Minimum 375
  • No Letters of Reference are required
  • No Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • No Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 600 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15282

Acceptance Rate for Duquesne University

45%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 45%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 66% Male: 34% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $57,780 per year
Tuition Fee: $456 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.90 Average GPA: 2.90 Minimum PCAT: 375


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 70
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 28
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 0
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
Biology I & lab Biology II & lab Chemistry I & lab Chemistry II & lab Organic Chemistry I & lab Organic Chemistry II & lab Physics I & lab Calculus I Statistics Economics English Composition and Literature English Literature 44
General Biology II w/lab 4
General Chemistry I & II w/lab 8
Organic Chemistry I & II w/lab 8
General Physics I w/lab 4
Calculus I 4
Statistics 3
English Composition and Literature 3
English Literature 3
Theology 3
Philosophy 3
Ethics 3
Economics 3
Global Diversity 3
Creative Arts 3
Information Literacy (computer class) 3
Psychology 3
Faith and Reason 3
Pharmacy Calculations 3
Total 70

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED:
Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.

Pre-Health Adviser
Advisor must have 2+ years of familiarity with the applicant and have 10 plus years advising experience and limit the number of such LOR’s they deliver to a top specified percent of advisees.

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: No
Are Committee Letters accepted? No
A Committee Letter is: Not Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR?
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?



Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interview Dates:
Details: The interview will include a variation of the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI), and a personal interview with more than one faculty member.  The school selects applicants for interviews based upon academic performance and PCAT scores.  Participants should anticipate that the interview process will take approximately 2-4 hours.



June 01, 2022

General School Information


Dual Degree Program? Yes
Part of an academic health center? No
Pharmacy observation hours required? No
Supplemental application requirement? No
Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Follows the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No

Pharmacy School Tour Video


Contact Information

Website: http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/pharmacy

Social Profiles

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