Doctor of Pharmacy Program
Is there a specific Pharmacy application?
No, you may use the regular St. John’s application and
indicate you are interested in studying Pharmacy. You cannot use
one of the "personal applications" online but must apply by going
to the following link:
Pharmacy applicants must also sign and submit the Technical
Standards to complete their application.
Do I have to submit an essay and recommendations with my
You are required to submit an essay of 250 words on the
topic that is described in the undergraduate application (Why you
are choosing a career in Pharmacy and why you are applying to St.
John's University) and are required to submit two letters of
recommendation- one must be from either a science or math teach.
You are also required to submit an extraciricular activity sheet
describing what activies you have been involved in.
What is the difference between the priority deadline and
the regular deadline?
The difference with the priority deadline is that you will receive
a decision from us sooner. Priority deadline applicants (December
1st) will receive a decision on or around January 15th and regular
deadline applicants (February 1) we will receive a decision on or
around March 1.
All required documents must be on file with the
Undergraduate Admissions office by the deadline you are applying
for in order to be considered for the program.
What are the requirements to get into the
Acceptance into the program is based on the strength of
the application pool. Your decision will be based on a combination
of your academic credentials, your essay, letters of
recommendation, and what activities you have been involved in. You
must also review and agree to the program’s Technical Standards
which are listed in the application. Please sign the technical
standards page and return it with your application.
You also have to have taken one year of Chemistry, at least four
years of English, at least three years of Math, at least two years
of a foreign language, and at least one year of History during high
Do you accept AP credits/college level
The only AP classes that are acceptable for Pharmacy are
Math (Calculus and/or Statistics) and English (English Literature
and/or English Composition). For the math classes we look for a 5
and for English at least a 4 on the AP exam. Equivalent college
level courses taken during high school for dual credit will be
evaluated by the Dean’s office and/or the offering Department chair
upon enrollment at St. John’s University to determine if credit
will be awarded.
Do you have to take the PCAT’s?
No, since we are a 0-6 program and students are admitted
directly from high school, you do not have to complete the PCAT’S
to be accepted into the Doctor of Pharmacy program at St. John’s
Are transfer students accepted into the Doctor of Pharmacy
As a result of our excellent student retention, the program does
not routinely accept transfer students.