Professional Program Application Process


Still interested in applying for the Doctor of Pharmacy program for Autumn 2019? Our application deadline has been extended to June 3, 2019.



Students must submit an application through PharmCAS (available July 18, 2018 for Autumn 2019 application cycle) and pay an online supplemental $50 fee to the Skaggs School of Pharmacy.  The PharmCAS application deadline has been extended to June 3, 2019.


Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) scores will only be accepted from no more than two years prior to the date of application and the test must be completed before the PharmCAS application deadline. Please visit to register for the exam and have PCAT scores reported directly to PharmCAS.


Students applying for admission will be required to complete at least 20 hours of volunteer or paid experience serving a patient population in a medical or social field. The letter of recommendation should be from someone involved with the applicant in such an experience.


To be eligible for admission, applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4 point scale, both overall and in required pre-professional courses. All required pre-pharmacy courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Grades lower than C- are not acceptable.


Prerequisites must be taken within 10 years of application.  A petition may be made to the Academic Standards Committee to use another course in place of a prerequisite or to waive a repeat of a prerequisite that was taken more than 10 years ago if the applicant believes they have equivalent course knowledge from employment experience.


Please submit all transcripts to PharmCAS as soon as you begin the application process.  After the Autumn and Spring terms, please send a transcript to PharmCAS with the term grades and complete an academic update to your PharmCAS application.


The University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy uses a“rolling admissions process” and completed applications are reviewed as they are received.  Acceptance decisions will be made after each interview day, so more seats are available earlier in the application cycle.  Applications not completed by June 3 are LATE and will not be reviewed or considered for an interview.

All application materials must be received by PharmCAS by the deadline date to be considered complete. Applicants are reminded that transcripts and reference letters frequently take weeks, or even months, to obtain. This is especially true of international coursework.  The University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy regrets that deadlines cannot be extended for students whose documents are delayed due to backlog or mishandling by the recommenders or schools.  Please note that the non-refundable supplemental application fee is a processing fee and does not guarantee the review of your application if you miss the deadline.

In-person interviews at the University of Montana are scheduled on Saturday November 3, 2018, Saturday, January 26, 2019, and then scheduled as needed.  Applicants will be notified by e-mail about two weeks before interview day if they qualify for an interview.  Admission offers for strong candidates are made within one to two weeks of the interview.  Most students who are not initially offered a seat in the class will be reviewed for admission or a wait-list offer at the end of the review cycle (early March).  


An accepted student will need to send a nonrefundable deposit of $150 to reserve placement.  This payment will be credited toward tuition upon enrollment.