Who Can Apply

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There are specific academic and experiential requirements that all applicants for the PharmD program at the UA College of Pharmacy must complete before applying for admission. 

These are explained in the web section How To Qualify; please read that section thoroughly.

The College of Pharmacy welcomes applications from all individuals who meet the stated requirements for admission. The University of Arizona is committed to creating and maintaining an environment free of discrimination. In support of this commitment the University prohibits discrimination, including harassment and retaliation, based on a protected classification including race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. For more information contact the Office of Institutional Equity.  A majority of our enrolled PharmD students are women. Many of our students hold bachelor's degrees (a bachelor's is not required); about one-third have met all the college's admission prerequisites without completing a bachelor's degree. To get a better feel for who comprises our student body, we encourage you to review the information listed under Class Statistics.

Applicants do not have to be students of the University of Arizona to apply to the UA College of Pharmacy. Applicants who accept an invitation from the College of Pharmacy admission committee to enroll in the doctor of pharmacy program will be enrolled at that point in the UA Graduate College.

Regarding criminal convictions: Although applicants will not necessarily be precluded from being admitted on the basis of prior felony convictions, they are advised that the professional licensing boards in the State of Arizona and elsewhere may refuse to issue a license if an individual has a felony or other conviction on his or her record. You are advised that, if you have been convicted of a criminal offense other than a minor traffic offense, you will be required to disclose the nature of the offense, the court in which the conviction occurred, and what disposition occurred as a result of that offense. This disclosure must be made whether you served a sentence and had your civil rights restored, or whether you have had the conviction(s) expunged from your records.



Originally posted: July 29, 2014
Last updated: October 2, 2017
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