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. If you
received an academic achievement application you may use this
application, however the 4 week decision would not apply and the
supplemental documents (essay, resume, and letters of
recommendations) are still required.
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 of these must be from either a science or math
teacher and the second letter can be from anyone else such as a
counselor, teacher, coach, etc. You are also required to submit an
extracurricular activity sheet describing what activities you have
been involved in as well as sign the Pharmacy Technical Standards
portion of the admission application.
What is the difference between the priority deadline and
the regular deadline?
The difference with the priority deadline (December 1) is
that you will receive a decision from us sooner. Priority deadline
applicants will receive a decision on or around January 15th and
regular deadline (February 1) applicants 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 program?
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.
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 courses?
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
As a result of our excellent student retention, the
program does not routinely accept transfer students.