University of Montana

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University of Montana

  • City , State Missoula, Montana
  • Est. Tution $21,408
  • Deadline 05/02/2022
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University of Montana Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 64 Faculty: 42
Est. Applications: 146 Acceptance Rate: 40% Est. Class Size: 59

Program Description

The curriculum offered by the Skaggs School of Pharmacy consists of a six-year program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The pre-professional portion of the curriculum is spent in studies of the basic physical and biological sciences and in course work necessary to satisfy the University’s general education requirements.

During the first three professional years of the Pharm.D. program, students devote their time to the study of the pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice. Areas of study include biochemistry, microbiology, pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, social administrative pharmacy, and therapeutics.

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Public Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $150 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score Required
  • Minimum One (1) Letters of Reference are required
  • Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • No Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 32 Campus Drive Missoula, Montana 59812-1512

Acceptance Rate for University of Montana

40%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 40%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 55% Male: 45% Age: 18-61


Tuition (In-State): $5,352 per year
Tuition (Out-State): $24,216 per year
Tuition Fee: $7,742 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Average GPA: 2.5 Minimum PCAT: N/A


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 64
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 33
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 Form & Function (Human Anatomy & Physiology) 1 & 2 6
College Chemistry I & 2 w/lab 5
Applied Calculus 4
College Writing I 3
Cell & Molecular Biology 4
Organic Chemistry I & 2 w/lab 8
Micro or Macro Economics 3
College Physics and lab 5
Intro to Statistics 4
Intro to Sociology or Psychology 3
Public Speaking 3
Electives 12
Total 64

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information Students applying for admission will be required to complete at least 20 hours of volunteer or paid experience serving a patient population in a medical or social field. The letter of recommendation should be from someone involved with the applicant in such an experience.
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Supervisor
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? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?

Recommended but Not Required


Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Details: In-person interviews at the University of Montana will be scheduled on Saturday October 12, November 2, 2019 and on Saturday, January 25, 2020.  Spring interviews will be scheduled on an individual basis if there are spaces available in the class. Applicants will be notified by e-mail if they qualify for an interview.  Admission offers for strong candidates are made within one to two weeks of the interview.  Students who are not initially offered a seat in the class may be reviewed for admission or a wait-list offer at the end of the review cycle.



May 2, 2022

General School Information


Dual Degree Program? Yes
Part of an academic health center? No
Pharmacy observation hours required? Yes
Supplemental application requirement? No
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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