How to Apply

Admissions for fall 2017

The 2016-17 admissions cycle has begun. Students applying for seats in the College of Pharmacy’s class beginning fall of 2017 should apply during this cycle. Apply today!

Here are some helpful tips regarding this year’s cycle:

  • The deadline for submitting your application through PharmCAS for MBKU is March 1, 2017.
  • A bachelor’s degree is not required, but recommended.
  • Three letters of recommendation are required.

General Admissions Information

All applications are submitted through a centralized application service known as PharmCAS. By utilizing a Centralized Application Service (CAS), prospective students will file one application that may be sent to multiple schools and colleges of pharmacy. MBKU is pleased to be a participating PharmCAS school as we strive to make the application process more efficient and convenient for you.

A completed application through PharmCAS includes letters of recommendation, personal statements, and all undergraduate transcripts. Please be advised to thoroughly review and comply with the PharmCAS deadlines for submission of your undergrad transcripts.

It takes 3-4 weeks before MBKU receives your verified application from PharmCAS. MBKU uses rolling admissions, so it is best to apply early. Rolling admissions means that applications are reviewed as they are received; should an applicant meet the academic criteria and interview successfully, they are offered a seat in the incoming class. Seats are filled over the duration of the admissions cycle.

The PCAT is optional and you do not need to have taken the PCAT to submit your application. The PCAT is however required for foreign degree applicants and the PCAT must be taken prior to being issued an interview.

As you complete the PharmCAS application, it is not necessary to have completed all prerequisite requirements yet. To be eligible to apply, you must be on track to finish all prerequisites by the end of summer term just prior to beginning fall classes at Marshall B. Ketchum University.

The College of Pharmacy at Marshall B. Ketchum University participates in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC) and the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service.

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Marshall B. Ketchum University College of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program has been granted Precandidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60503, 312/644-3575; FAX 312/664-4652, web site Granting of Precandidate status brings no rights or privileges of accreditation as associated with either candidate status or accredited status. Precandidate status indicates only that planning has taken into account ACPE standards and guidelines and suggests reasonable assurance of moving to the next step, that of Candidate status. Since Precandidate status does not create any rights of accreditation under the ACPE standards, it is the opinion of ACPE that graduates of programs of Colleges or Schools of Pharmacy that bear Precandidate status do not meet the educational requirements for licensure..

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