Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – Boston, MA

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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – Boston, MA

  • City , State Boston, Massachusetts
  • Est. Tution $158,000
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
  • Apply Now


University Quick Facts

Duration: 0-6/7 Years Courses: Faculty: 78
Est. Applications: 1626 Acceptance Rate: 19% Est. Class Size: 301

Program Description

MCPHS University, formerly Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, is the oldest institution of higher education in the entire city of Boston and the second-oldest university of pharmacy in the United States. Since the University’s founding in 1823, MCPHS University has been on the cutting edge of innovation in healthcare education.The six-year accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program provides direct entry from high school and includes a two-year liberal arts and sciences phase followed by a four-year professional phase, ensuring that graduates are critical thinkers, capable professionals, and compassionate caregivers.


PharmD Program Highlights

  • Private Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $750 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score not Required
  • Minimum One (1) Letters of Reference are required
  • No Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • No Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 179 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Acceptance Rate for University

19%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 19%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 63% Male: 37% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $39,500 per year
Tuition Fee: $1,050 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 3.0 Average GPA: 3.0 Minimum PCAT: N/A


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 0
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 0
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
Please visit our website for prerequisite information.

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:
Are Committee Letters accepted?
A Committee Letter is:
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 one interviewer
Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
Interview Dates:



June 1, 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

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