University of Maryland

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University of Maryland

  • City , State Baltimore, Maryland
  • Est. Tution $103,796
  • Deadline 04/01/2022
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University of Maryland Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 65 Faculty: 32
Est. Applications: 632 Acceptance Rate: 24% Est. Class Size: 151

Program Description

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (UMSOP) is part of the University of Maryland, Baltimore comprised of an academic health center along with the Schools of Medicine, Law, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Dentistry and Social Work.  UMSOP is the fourth oldest school of pharmacy in the United States, and through its education, research, and service programs, the School of Pharmacy strives to improve the health and well-being of society by aiding in the discovery, development, and use of medicines.

In addition to cutting edge research in drug delivery mechanisms, cost impact studies, basic drug discovery and development, and disease management, the School engages in a wide variety of professional practice activities, partnering with over 200 community pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes, and other agencies to provide services to citizens and practitioners around the State and across the nation.

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Public Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $800 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score 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: 20 N Pine St. Suite S722, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Acceptance Rate for Notre Dame of University of Maryland

32%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 32%

School Demographics (2018)

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


Tuition (In-State): $25,949 per year
Tuition (Out-State): $43,600 per year
Tuition Fee: $7,246 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Average GPA: 2.5 Minimum PCAT: Required


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 65
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 38
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 99
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
English Composition 3/5
General Chemistry w/lab 8/12
Speech Communications or Public Speaking 3/5
Microeconomics 3/5
Organic Chemistry 8/12
General Biology 4/6
Calculus 3/5
Physics w/lab 8/12
Microbiology w/lab 4/6
General Statistics 3/5
Human Anatomy and Physiology 3/5
Humanities and Social Sciences 12/18
Human Anatomy and Physiology 3/5
Total 65/99

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Co-Worker, Employer, Faculty Advisor, Pre-Health Advisor, Professor of Liberal Arts, Math and Science, 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, Family, Friend, Teaching Assistant
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?

Conditionally Accepted


Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with one interviewer
Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Details: The Admissions Committee will contact applicants via email for required on-site interviews. These sessions involve separate interviews with current PharmD students, faculty and alumni.



April 1, 2022

General School Information


Dual Degree Program? Yes
Part of an academic health center? Yes
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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