PharmD via PharmCAS

The doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program is a four-year professional program, following a minimum of two years of pre-pharmacy coursework. Our students are attracted by our innovative curriculum, combined degree programs and post-graduate opportunities.

Application Steps

Step 1: Apply through PharmCAS

If you plan to have all prerequisites completed, submit an online application with PharmCAS, a centralized application service that offers the convenience of one general application for multiple doctor of pharmacy degree programs. The PharmCAS application includes many components and an application fee. A limited number of PharmCAS fee waivers are available to financially disadvantaged applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis (apply before September 1).

Please read PharmCAS Instructions carefully and refer to our PharmCAS School Page to be sure you complete each step correctly. When entering coursework, it is your responsibility to select the subject that best describes the content of the course curriculum (see the PharmCAS Course Subject list for guidance).

Once your application is completed and verified, it will be forwarded to UB SPPS and you will be notified via email at the address you provide to PharmCAS.

All official transcripts from previously attended institutions, letters of reference and PCAT scores must be submitted directly to PharmCAS (not to UB SPPS) for verification. This is also applicable to current UB students. AP Scores must be sent directly to UB SPPS. Credit will be granted according to UB's Alternative/Exam Credit policies. Students with international coursework should send a foreign transcript evaluation report (WES ICAP) to PharmCAS.  

Step 2: Submit Supplemental Form

Submit the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences supplemental form and $50 fee (payment site included in application). The supplemental form must be submitted by March 1.

Step 3: If International, Provide Additional Documents

International students apply online using the same method as other students, but must supply additional information.

1. International transcripts that are not in English: submit the WES iCAP to PharmCAS.
2. Send your TOEFL or IELTS score report to PharmCAS (code 8246). See English Proficiency for minimum score requirements and exceptions.

If admitted to our program, students will be asked to provide a copy of their passport, a financial form, a bank statement and current US immigration documents (such as current I-20 or visa). The bank statement must show that you and your sponsor(s) have enough money to pay your first year’s total costs. See International Cost of Attendance.

Step 4: Check Your Application Status

PharmCAS processing may take up to 5 weeks once all required materials are received. Log in to your PharmCAS application and check the status menu option. Neither PharmCAS nor UB will process or consider incomplete applications. Review the Supplemental Status Tool to verify that all materials have been received by PharmCAS.

After you complete steps 1-3 and your application is reviewed by our Admissions Committee, selected applicants will be contacted by email for an invitation to interview. UB students should take advantage of our Career Services Interviewing resources.