The curriculum offered by the School of Pharmacy at The University of Montana – Missoula consists of a six-year program leading to the entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy degree. By earning the Associate of Science degree as prescribed, students will be academically prepared to enter the professional pharmacy program. The application deadline for general admissions and to the Pharmacy program is February 15 of the year for which admission is requested. Admission to The University of Montana – Missoula does not guarantee admission to the Professional Pharmacy Program. In addition to completing the courses listed, students must present a letter of recommendation and proof of having completed at least 20 hours of volunteer or paid service in a pharmacy at the time of application. Additionally, students must take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT). The PCAT is usually given in September and January of each year. The test registration deadline typically occurs two months or more prior to the scheduled test dates.
Due to the PCAT exam subject areas, students are advised to have completed BIOB 160NL, BIOB 260NL*, BIOH 201NL*, BIOH 211NL*, CHMY 141NL*, CHMY 143NL* and CHMY 221NL*, M 162M* and STAT 216M*, prior to taking the PCAT.