Pharmacy, PharmD

College of Pharmacy

Program Description:

The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program consists of a 3-4 professional plan. The first three years of pre-pharmacy courses may be completed at the University of New Mexico or at any two- or four-year college. Equivalent courses taken at these schools will transfer as part of the pre-pharmacy program. Verify equivalencies with the UNM College of Pharmacy advisement office.

Admission Requirements:


The College of Pharmacy selects students based on pre-pharmacy academic performance, Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) scores, personal interviews, written applications, and letters of recommendation.  Deadline for applications can be found on the College of Pharmacy website.

1.  Complete prerequisite coursework [PDF]. Finish all your biology, chemistry and physics lecture courses by the end of the spring semester for enrollment the following fall. Complete all other prerequisites by June 30 for fall enrollment. Read prerequisite course descriptions [PDF].

2.  Earn a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for all required courses. The average GPA of incoming students in fall 2017 was 3.35.

3.  Submit scores from the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT), which measures verbal ability, math skills, reading comprehension, and knowledge of biology and chemistry. If you applied for fall 2018 admission, you must take the PCAT by January 2018. We recommended your PCAT composite score rank in at least the 30th percentile. The average PCAT composite score for the incoming class in fall 2017 was at the 54th percentile.

4.  Participate in admission interviews and submit letters of recommendation.

Once you enter the program, you must complete all biology and chemistry lecture courses within seven years.

Contact Information:

College of Pharmacy Office of Student Services :
(505) 272-3241