Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – Manchester, NH

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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – Manchester, NH

  • City , State Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Est. Tution $212,400
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
  • Apply Now


University Quick Facts

Duration: 3-4 Years Courses: 39 Faculty: 50
Est. Applications: 1266 Acceptance Rate: 19% Est. Class Size: 244

Program Description

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) provides a unique academic environment to guide and support students toward successful, sustainable careers and leadership in health care. MCPHS is a private independent institution with a long and distinguished history of specializing in health sciences education. For students who aspire to become practicing pharmacists and have completed their pre-professional coursework at a regionally accredited college or university, this is a fall start, year-round, full-time, 34-month program (2 years of classroom instruction, 10 months of advanced rotations) which provides an intensive professional course of study leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree.  Sophisticated technology and interactive videoconferencing are utilized to deliver the core courses and some electives between the Worcester, MA and Manchester, NH PharmD courses.

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences School of Pharmacy-Worcester/Manchester is one of only a handful of institutions in the country that offers this type of accelerated PharmD program. We have professional pharmacy practice laboratories with leading-edge equipment and technology. The program educates students to become critical thinkers and responsible health care professionals. MCPHS offers a Postgraduate Training Certificate of Achievement which is a focused area of study that is available for students interested in pursuing residency or fellowship training after graduation. Graduates are eligible to sit for board examinations and become licensed pharmacists.


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:1260 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire 03101

Acceptance Rate for University

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

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 59% Male: 41% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $53,100 per year
Tuition Fee: $1,275 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.70 Average GPA: 2.70 Minimum PCAT: Optional


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 39
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 30
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 56
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
General Biology I 4/6
General Biology II w/lab 4/6
Microbiology 3/4
General Chemistry I w/lab 4/6
General Chemistry II w/lab 4/6
Organic Chemistry I w/lab 4/6
Organic Chemistry II w/lab 4/6
Physics w/lab 3/4
Calculus 3/4
Statistics 3/4
Math or Computer Science Elective 3/4
English Composition* 3/4.5
English Elective* 3/4.5
Psychology* 3/4
Sociology* 3/4
History or Political Science* 3/4
Economics* 3/4
Humanities Elective* 3/4
Social Science Elective* 3/4
Behavioral Science Elective* 3/4
Total 39/56

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information One (1) letter of recommendation is required and must be received before verified application is reviewed by admission committee. An academic reference and/or a professional/healthcare reference is preferred by the admission committee.
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
Interview Dates:
Details: Selected candidates are invited interview on a rolling basis beginning early fall. All candidates are required to complete an writing sample during the interview and should expect to be available for approximately two hours.



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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