Pharm.D. Application

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1/17/2017 -We are still accepting Pharm.D. applications.  If you are interested in applying and your PharmCAS application is complete, please email to request a deadline extension.

August 23, 2016

Dear Prospective Student:

Admission to the Pharm.D. program is competitive.  In order for you to be accepted, we must have complete PharmCAS and supplemental applications to review.  Therefore, it is important for you to pay special attention to the admission requirements.  In order for us to consider your application for Autumn Semester 2016, the following must be submitted:

1. PharmCAS Application by December  1, 2016. ASAP.

2. PCAT scores must be submitted to PharmCAS directly (code 104).

3. The completed supplemental application by January 4, 2017. ASAP.

4. The signature page which may be faxed, mailed, or emailed by January 4, 2017. ASAP

Skaggs School of Pharmacy

Admissions Committee

The University of Montana

341 Skaggs Building

Missoula, MT 59812-1512

Fax:  406-243-4209


5. The $50 non-refundable application fee.

6. Completed evaluation form in a sealed envelope sent directly from the evaluator of your 20 hours of health care related experience.  Professors should not fill out this form.  This is an evaluation of your 20 hours of pharmacy or other health care related experience. You also have the option to use an online evaluation form.  To use this option, please check the “Evaluation Online” box in the online application and provide the evaluators e-mail address.  If you wish to use this option, please check with your evaluator beforehand and verify their e-mail address. The online evaluation form is not emailed to the evaluator until you submit your supplemental application.

Application materials will not be updated as received until the application is completed/submitted and the application fee is paid. 

Below are the essay questions that are included in the online application.  Your responses should be informative but please limit your response to no more than 250 words per question.  You may wish to type and save your essays in a word processing program and then copy the essays into the on-line application.

Essay Questions for the 2017 Application – 250 word limit each

1. Briefly describe an interaction you observed between your supervisor and a patient/client.  What did you like about how the interaction was handled?  How would you have improved upon the interaction?

 2. What else do you wish the admissions committee to consider when reviewing your application for admission?

 3. (Optional question) Please explain any grades, withdrawals, incompletes, or other academic stumbles on your transcripts. 

 4. (Optional) If you are reapplying to The University of Montana’s Pharm.D. Program, please describe how you have improved your application.

The Admissions committee will complete its work as soon as possible and send an e-mail if you will be invited for an on-site interview.  It is essential that we have a working email address that you can check on a regular basis.  The committee intends to have initial interview decisions made by early February.  The interview date has been scheduled for Saturday, February 20. A Skype interview is an option for students unable to travel to Missoula.

We expect to send out the first round of letters to all applicants notifying them of their status by the end of February.  A second round of admissions will take place in mid-June for applicants who were not initially accepted and once transcripts with grades from the spring term arrive. 

Students will receive a letter of admission.  Accepted students will need to send a nonrefundable deposit of $150 to reserve placement.  This payment will be credited toward tuition upon enrollment.

A waiting list will be created for a limited number of students not admitted initially.  Once applicants have accepted or declined admission, students will be admitted from the waiting list as spaces become available.  The waiting list will be kept until the first day of class.

Please note that a separate application to The University of Montana is required for all transfer students (  The University of Montana does not have an application deadline and will process applications on a rolling admission basis.  Admission to The University of Montana does not guarantee admission to the Pharm.D. program.

Thank you for your interest in our pharmacy program.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (406) 243-4656 or send e-mail to


Donna Beall, Pharm.D. BCPS, CPP

Director of Student Affairs and Professor

The University of Montana

Skaggs School of Pharmacy

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