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Apply to Pharm.D.

Due February 1 for Fall Admission (Only)

Temple University School of Pharmacy will be accepting applications from students who have already created a PharmCAS account through May 18, 2017. Students may be granted individual deadline extensions through June 1. 2017.

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

Make sure you have taken or are registered to take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) and have thoroughly reviewed the following information about the Pharm.D. Program:

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
  • PCAT results (PharmCAS Code 104)
  • 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.

The completed PharmCAS application is due online no later than February 1.

Apply Now Through PharmCAS

Step 3: Send Supplemental Application to TUSP

Candidates must also fill out a brief supplemental application and send it to directly to the TUSP Office of Professional Admissions with an additional, non-refundable $50.00 application fee.

Note that this form is only necessary for Pharm.D. applicants (not Graduate Program, QA/RA, Non-Thesis or Certificate Candidates). The supplemental application will require:

  • Biographical data
  • Residency information
  • Detailed confirmation of completion of necessary prerequisites

The supplemental application and other supporting materials may be sent in separately, but all parts of the application and all fees must be postmarked or completed through PharmCAS by February 1.

Download and Print the TUSP Supplemental Application

Step 4: Attend an Interview at TUSP if Contacted

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 $500 deposit that will later be applied to tuition, within 14 days of acceptance.

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


Prospective students can 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

June Fitchett, Secretary of Admissions