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Doctor of Pharmacy Program

Transfer Students

The Duquesne University School of Pharmacy welcomes academically talented students seeking to transfer from accredited two and four-year colleges throughout the United States to apply for admission into the first professional year of the Pharm.D. weekday program. Academic scholarships are awarded, for the entire four years of study in the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program, based upon a student’s academic profile (GPA and PCAT scores.)

Selected applicants will be invited to interview on an on-going basis.

Applicants with degrees are eligible and encouraged to apply to our Doctor of Pharmacy Weekend Program.

Financial Assistance

Scholarships have been extended through the sixth year of study to substantially lower the tuition cost of a School of Pharmacy education. The average scholarship for transfer students is $14,000 annually (2016-17) and based on academic record. Students can also qualify for a $3,000 room award if they live on campus.

Specialized Concentrations

The School of Pharmacy gives students the ability to a customized your education based on interest by offering several elective concentration tracks that include:
• Geriatrics
• Pediatrics
• Pharmacy Management
• Community Pharmacy Practice
• Acute Care Pharmacy Pratice
• Pharmaceutical Research
• Entrepreneurism

Going Beyond Campus

Our educational opportunities go beyond the classroom. Throughout the year, there are community-engaged events sponsored by the School of Pharmacy and over 15 pharmacy student pharmacist organizations allow students to enhance skills learned in the classroom:

• Health and Wellness Fair in Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh
• Educational outreach at local high schools and elementary schools
• A collaborative program with the Allegheny County Health Department aimed to curb opioid abuse
• Immunization Programs

Application Timeline

  • Application deadline: June 1st  
  • Qualified applicants will be invited for an interview: February – June
  • Admission decisions announced on an on-going basis.