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Prospective Students


Thanks for your interest in VCU School of Pharmacy! Congratulations on considering a career in pharmacy, a decision that can take you down a variety of rewarding paths. You might choose to serve as a pharmacist – playing an ever-increasing role as an integral part of the health-care team. You might decide to further your experience and/or education via a residency or graduate degree. Our alumni are working all over the world, many of them having opted for more focused areas such as pediatrics, oncology, industry … you name it!

We are the oldest pharmacy school in Virginia, tracing our roots back to 1898. Our primary teaching facilities are on the Medical College of Virginia Campus in Richmond, the state capital, along with four other health sciences schools and a major health center with several hospitals and clinics that will offer you greater opportunities for hands-on patient care. We partner with seven community organizations that welcome student pharmacists who are interested in areas such as geriatrics, cardiology, ambulatory care and underserved communities. And we’re centrally located with easy access to the mountains, the beach, Washington, D.C., and Colonial Williamsburg.

To apply for fall admission to our Pharm.D. program, you must apply online with PharmCAS and submit three letters of reference via PharmCAS. If you have completed at least two years of college course work, we recommend that you submit your application materials as early as possible. You do not have to have completed all prerequisites or have taken the Pharmacy College Admission Test before applying, although you must do both before entering the program.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at (804) 828-3000 – or toll-free at (800) 330-0519 -- if you have questions about admissions, academic requirements or career options within the profession.

Other important sources of info:

Financial Aid Office: (804) 828-2702
Housing Office: (804) 828-1981
Office of Student Affairs: (804) 828-0525
School of Pharmacy home page
VCU home page
VCU catalog

We hope to hear from you soon!

Kelechi C. Ogbonna
Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Services