Howard University

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Howard University

  • City , State Washington, DC
  • Est. Tution $92,526
  • Deadline 03/01/2022
  • Apply Now


Howard University Quick Facts

Duration: 2-3 Years Courses: 79 Faculty: 31
Est. Applications: 340 Acceptance Rate: 26% Est. Class Size: 88

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Private Institution
  • Baccalaureate Not Required
  • $1000 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score Not Required
  • Minimum Two (2) Letters of Reference are required
  • Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • No Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 2300 Fourth Street, NW Washington, District of Columbia 20059

Acceptance Rate for Howard University

26%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 26%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 67% Male: 33% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $30,842 per year
Tuition Fee: $1,233 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.50 Average GPA: 2.50 Minimum PCAT: N/A


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 79
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 57
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 132
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
General Chemistry w/lab 10/15
General Biology 3/5-6
Organic Chemistry w/lab 10/15
Calculus 4/8
Physics w/lab 10/15
Speech 3/5
Humanities 6/10
Socio-Behavioral Sciences 6/10
General Electives 9/15
Anatomy/Physiology 18/16
Biochemistry 4/8
English 6/10-12
Total 79/132

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Faculty Advisor, Pharmacist, Professor of Science
LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Clergy, Co-Worker, Employer, Health Care Professional, Pre-Health Advisor, Professor of Liberal Arts and Math, Supervisor, Teaching Assistant
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: Politician, Family, and Friend
Are Committee Letters accepted? Recommended but Not Required
A Committee Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR?
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Interview Information

Interview Format: Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interview Dates:
Details: If the applicant meets all eligibility requirements and is considered to be competitive, they will then be contacted for an in-person interview.



March 1, 2022

General School Information


Dual Degree Program? Yes
Part of an academic health center? Yes
Pharmacy observation hours required? No
Supplemental application requirement? Yes
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

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