Northeastern University (PharmD only)

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Northeastern University (PharmD only)

  • City , State Boston, Massachusetts
  • Est. Tution $209,680
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
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Northeastern University Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: Faculty: 46
Est. Applications: 1089 Acceptance Rate: 11% Est. Class Size: 116

Program Description

Northeastern’s PharmD offers the personal attention of a small program, backed by the resources of a top research university.“>

Northeastern Advantage

CO-OP = MORE EXPERIENCE: We are the only US school of pharmacy with a cooperative education (co-op) program. Students complete 2 full-time, 4-month, paid co-op experiences providing more than 4 times the number of IPPE hours as compared to most PharmD programs

PARTNERSHIPS: Co-op is rooted in our proximity to Boston’s top-ranked institutions. Clinical affiliations include three medical schools, world-renowned hospitals, research facilities, community pharmacies, biotech, & private healthcare. Northeastern also offers a variety of post-PharmD research fellowships with innovative industry partners.“>

RESEARCH: ranked #1 in the nation among private schools of pharmacy in NIH funding

SUCCESS: Placement in residencies/fellowships, passing the NAPLEX, securing employment, pursuing advanced degrees: our students succeed, with 95% employed or in post-graduate training within 6 months:“>

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Private Institution
  • Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $500 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
  • No Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • No Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 360 Huntington Avenue, Mailstop R218 TF Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Acceptance Rate for Northeastern University

11%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 11%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 70% Male: 30% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $52,420 per year
Tuition Fee: $807 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.00 Average GPA: 2.70 Minimum PCAT: Optional


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 35
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
General Biology I 3/4.5
General Biology II w/lab 4/6
General Chemistry I 3/4.5
General Chemistry II w/lab 4/6
Physics 3/4.5
Organic Chemistry I w/lab 4/6
Organic Chemistry II w/lab 4/6
Biochemistry 3/4.5
Calculus or Statistics 3/4.5
Human Physiology I 3/4.5
Human Physiology I with Lab (see note below for details) 4/6

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information Letters of reference must be received from two different individuals.

Letters from family members, friends, or individuals who provide healthcare to the applicant are not accepted.

LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Employer, Faculty Advisor, Pharmacist, Pre-Health Advisor, Supervisor, Professor of Science, Liberal Arts and Math,
LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Health Care Professional
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: Clergy, Co-Worker, Family, Friend, Politician, Teaching Assistant
Are Committee Letters accepted? No
A Committee Letter is: Not Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?

Not Accepted


Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with one interviewer
Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interview Dates:
Details: Qualified PharmCAS applicants will be contacted to schedule interview times. In-person interviews are a required component of the application process. Exceptions are not made for this requirement.

Interview days will include an overview of the program, meetings with faculty, and Multiple Mini Interviews.  You will have an opportunity to meet with student ambassadors to ask questions.  Co-op is a unique feature of the Northeastern PharmD program, and you will have an opportunity to hear first-hand about the amazing experiential education available.



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? Yes
Follows the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No

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