North Dakota State University

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North Dakota State University

  • City , State Fargo, North Dakota
  • Est. Tution $72,420
  • Deadline 04/01/2022
  • Apply Now


North Dakota State University Quick Facts

Duration: 2-4 Years Courses: 81 Faculty: 34
Est. Applications: 91 Acceptance Rate: 96% Est. Class Size: 87

Program Description

 Our pre-professional curriculum requires the completion of 81 hours of coursework. Some students can complete this work in two years, while other students may take three years. In what follows, we will refer to a two year pre-pharmacy curriculum with the possibility of a three year track implied where necessary.

In the first two years of the curriculum (prepharmacy), emphasis is placed on chemical, biological, administrative, behavioral or social sciences, and humanities needed for the four-year professional pharmacy curriculum. The third, fourth and fifth years provide the students with the professional educational background necessary for the sixth year of clinical rotations. In addition to general adult medicine, students may pursue rotations in specialized areas of interest such as pediatrics, oncology, nutrition, infectious disease, pharmacokinetics, cardiology, family practice, ambulatory care, critical care, rural health, managed care, endocrinology, psychiatry and rehabilitation.

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PharmD Program Highlights

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



Location: 1401 Albrecht Blvd, Fargo, North Dakota 58102

Acceptance Rate for North Dakota State University

96%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 96%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 65% Male: 35% Age: 18-61


Tuition (In-State): $18,105 per year
Tuition (Out-State): $27,157 per year
Tuition Fee: $1,512 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: 81
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 47
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
Human Anatomy & Physiology I * w/lab 4
Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab 4
General Biology I * w/lab 4
General Biology II * w/lab 4
Microbiology w/lab 3
Pathogenic Microbiology 3
General Chemistry I * w/lab 4
General Chemistry II * w/lab 4
Organic Chemistry I * w/lab 4
Organic Chemistry II 3
Biochemistry I 3
Biochemistry II 3
College Physics I 3
Microeconomics * 3
Intercultural Communication * 3
Introductory Statistics * 3
Applied Calc. I * 4
College Composition I & II 6
Fundamentals of Speech Communication * 3
Upper Level English 3
Humanities Elective 6
Wellness Elective 2
Critical Thinking & Academic Success 2
Total 81

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? 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?

Not Accepted


Interview Information

Interview Format: Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interview Dates:
Details: An interview on campus is part of the evaluation process for students who receive final consideration for admission.



April 1, 2022

General School Information


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

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