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Apply to the Pharm.D. Program

To keep things simple, we break the Pharm.D. application down into a few simple steps. Tackle the first three, and you’re well on your way.

Step 1: Get Ready to Apply

Once you have decided that Pharm.D. is right for you, it’s time to apply.

Step 2: Apply Through PharmCAS

We use the centralized service, PharmCAS, to manage candidates’ applications. Through PharmCAS, you will submit most of your standard application information and materials. You will need easy access to the following information:

  • Biographical data
  • Post-secondary institutions attended, to be accompanied by official (unopened and bearing the school’s seal) transcripts sent directly to PharmCAS
  • Academic course history
  • Work experience
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Two letters of reference (from one pre-health advisor and one other faculty advisor or professor), sent directly from the referrer to PharmCAS
  • Personal statement
  • Non-refundable PharmCAS application fee
  • For applicants with foreign credentials, an evaluation of foreign transcripts through third-party provider World Education Services (WES) (see International Admission Requirements)

It is the applicant’s responsibility to read and follow all PharmCAS and TUSP-specific instructions. Upon receipt of the completed PharmCAS application, you will receive an email confirmation.

Apply Now Through PharmCAS


Step 3: Complete and Submit the TUSP Supplemental Application

In order to gain access to our Supplemental Application, you must first acquire a PharmCAS number. Please note that the actual document is only available online. An additional non-refundable $50.00 supplemental application fee is required. Note that the supplemental application is only necessary for Pharm.D. applicants (not Graduate, QA/RA, Non-Thesis, or Certificate program applicants). 

Step 4: Interview

After receiving your application, we may contact you to set up an in-person interview. You will need to be present at the School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia for the interview.

Step 5: Receive Reply from TUSP

Accepted applicants to the Pharm.D. Program are usually notified around four weeks after their interviews.

TUSP requests that accepted students make their decisions and send confirmations of matriculation, along with a required, non-refundable $1,000 deposit that will later be applied to tuition within 14 days of acceptance.

New Student Orientation begins every year in early-August, with classes commencing in late August or early September.


Prospective students can request tours and direct questions, supplemental applications, and other supporting material to:

Temple University School of Pharmacy
Office of Professional Admissions, Suite 141
3307 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Joan Hankins, Director of Admissions