University of Maryland Eastern Shore

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University of Maryland Eastern Shore

  • City , State Maryland, Maryland
  • Est. Tution $117,184
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
  • Apply Now


University of Maryland Eastern Shore Quick Facts

Duration: 3-4 Years Courses: 66 Faculty: 96
Est. Applications: 209 Acceptance Rate: 18% Est. Class Size: 37

Program Description

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) School of Pharmacy has the only three year concentrated Doctor of Pharmacy program in the state of Maryland.

Our curriculum provides students with a strong foundation in the pharmaceutical, social/administrative and clinical sciences. With a major emphasis on high quality patient-centered care, innovation, and lifelong learning skills, our graduates are able to excel in any professional arena.

Students are mentored by nationally renowned faculty with a student-faculty ratio of approximately 6:1. With a diverse student population, we utilize best teaching practices to ensure that every student achieves their full potential through an intellectually challenging and enriching educational experience.

Our 2018 graduates had the highest NAPLEX pass rate in Maryland, and exceeded the national average. Our alumni are leaders in the profession, advancing the field of pharmacy and making a difference in the lives of the patients they serve.

We are seeking highly motivated, exceptional students to continue this tradition of excellence. Discover us at:

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Public Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $750 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite Required
  • Minimum Three (3) Letters of Reference are required
  • No Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • No Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: Somerset Hall, Room 116 Princess Anne, Maryland 21853

Acceptance Rate for Notre Dame of University of Maryland Eastern Shore

18%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 18%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 64% Male: 36% Age: 18-61


Tuition (In-State): $29,296 per year
Tuition (Out-State): $58,046 per year
Tuition Fee: $4,144 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

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


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 66
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 36
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 104
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 8/12
Organic Chemistry w/lab 8/12
Arts & Humanities/Social & Behavioral Sciences* 12/20
Public Speaking/Speech/Interpersonal Communications 3/5
General Biology w/lab 4/6
Anatomy/Physiology 8/12
Microbiology w/lab 4/6
Physics w/lab 4/6
Calculus 4/6
Statistics** 3/5
Economics 3/5
English Composition and/or Literature 6/10
Total 66/104

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information One letter must be from a science professor. The additional two letters may be from one of the recommended categories.
LOR types that are REQUIRED: Professor of Science
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Employer, Faculty Advisor, Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Pre-Health Advisor, Professor of Liberal Arts and Math, Supervisor
LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Politician
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? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
Details: Committee Letter may be substituted for the Professor (Sci) Letter, if the school policy prevents science faculty from writing individual letters of recommendation.
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?



Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with one interviewer
Interview Dates:
Details: The Admissions Committee will contact applicants by e-mail, if selected for an on-site interview.  The interview session is a half-day process lasting from 12:30 pm-4:30 pm.



June 1, 2022

General School Information


Dual Degree Program? No
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? No
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No

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