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Before Beginning: Prerequisite Courses and Transcript Evaluations

In order to be eligible for admission to the Pharm.D. program, applicants must complete all prerequisite courses. Upon request, the College of Pharmacy will evaluate the transcripts of prospective students to determine which Pharm.D. prerequisites they have completed. If you would like your transcripts evaluated, please email unofficial copies to pharmacy@oregonstate.edu. To expedite your evaluation, please also attach this worksheet (form-fillable Word document) with your own assessment of how your courses meet our prerequisites. Transcript evaluations are only available prior to submission of the application to PharmCAS.  Please do not request a transcript evaluation if you have received our supplemental application.  Fill out the supplemental application to the best of your ability.  The chair of the Admissions Committee will be in touch with any concerns related to prerequisite completion once you submit the supplemental application.

Application Deadlines

Oregon State is participating in Early Decision this year!  The Early Decision deadline is September 5, 2017.

Oregon State’s PharmCAS application deadline is March 1, 2018.

We have rolling admission and will begin making offers of admission in late November.  It is recommended that candidates who do not apply by September 5, apply by November 1 for maximum consideration. 

Candidates should compare programs and make a considered decision about where to go to pharmacy school. We believe that Oregon State compares favorably with any other program.  

Here is a summary of our deadlines:

  • Early Decision - September 5
  • Priority Consideration - November 1
  • Final Deadline - March 1

Step 1: PharmCAS Application

Apply through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS). PharmCAS applications will for fall 2018 will be available on the PharmCAS website in mid-July. Oregon State's PharmCAS application deadline is March 1Oregon State recommends that applicants submit their PharmCAS application by our priority consideration deadline of November 1The priority consideration deadline is non-binding. For more details see the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Step 2: Answer Supplemental Questions for Oregon State, Complete Prerequisite Section Through PharmCAS and Pay Supplemental Application Fee

All applicants must answer OSU's supplemental questions and complete the prerequisite section on PharmCAS.  Applications will not be considered until the PharmCAS application has been verified, the OSU supplemental questions have been answered, the prerequisite section has been completed, and the supplemental application fee has been paid.  

Program Start Date

Admitted students start the Pharm.D. program in the fall. Students are not admitted for winter, spring, or summer terms. 

Criminal Background Check & Drug Screening

All persons accepted to the professional program must submit to a criminal background check and drug screening prior to matriculation. 

Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics

Oregon State University publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Included in this report are the university’s current security policies plus crime and fire statistics for 2015, 2014, and 2013.    

A paper copy of the report is available at the Office of Human Resources, 204 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis, OR 97331. If you prefer, you may request a copy by emailing HR.Compliance@oregonstate.edu or you may click on the following link Annual Security and Fire Safety Report to access a digital copy. This report is available without charge.