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Pharmacy Admissions

Apply to the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

Thank you for your interest in joining Creighton’s pharmacy community. Our program operates on a rolling admission basis, meaning that qualified applicants are invited to interview and offered admission on a first-come, first-served basis.

Before completing your application, please learn more about our admissions requirements below.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • July 13, 2023: PharmCAS Launch Date
  • November 1, 2023: Preferred Deadline
  • November 1, 2023: Creighton Early Assurance and Preference Deadline
  • December 2023-January 2024: PharmCAS Academic Update
    • Update Summer/Fall 2023 grades through PharmCAS
  • June 1, 2024: Final Application Deadline

Admissions Prerequisites and Application Requirements 

A minimum of 63 semester hours or 95 quarter hours is required before entering the program. The PCAT is not required for consideration for admission. Please review specific prerequisite course requirements and course completion deadlines on the Doctor of Pharmacy Prerequisites page prior to applying.

To apply, submit an online application and all supporting application materials through PharmCAS, a pharmacy centralized application service. All supporting application materials must include the following: 

  • An official transcript must be received from each institution the applicant has attended and/or is currently attending. Official transcripts must be received directly from the issuing institution(s).

    • All fall/winter term 2023 and prior transcripts should be directed to PharmCAS.

    • All spring/summer 2024 term transcripts should be directed to Creighton Enrollment Services.

  • Two letters of recommendation (submitted through PharmCAS). 

    • We prefer that one letter come from a college professor who can attest to your ability to enter a competitive professional program. Candidates with pharmacy experience (paid or unpaid) are highly encouraged to submit a letter from a pharmacist you have worked with/shadowed. If you have been out of school for some time, letters from a work setting can be helpful. Do not submit letters from family members of friends.


Instructions for Selecting a Pathway

The Creighton University Doctor of Pharmacy program offers three unique pathways for pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree: 

  • The Campus Pathway, our traditional pathway based in Omaha
  • The Distance Pathway, based in your area with annual travel to Omaha to complete labs 
  • The Phoenix Hybrid Pathway, our newest pathway, based at our Creighton University Health Sciences Campus – Phoenix  

Applicants should only apply to one pathway per admission cycle. Applying to more than one pathway does not increase an applicant’s chances for admission. 

Creighton Undergraduate Admissions Pathways

Creighton offers two undergraduate admissions pathways to the Doctor of Pharmacy program. The Early Assurance Program is designed for high school students interested in the Creighton Doctor of Pharmacy program and the Undergraduate Preference gives preferential admission to Creighton undergraduate students.

International Applicants

The Doctor of Pharmacy program welcomes international applicants to our Campus Pathway. For consideration, we require that all prerequisite coursework be completed at a regionally accredited college or university within the United States. Due to F1 Visa requirements and processing timeline, we also require that all prerequisite coursework be completed by July 1 of the year of enrollment.

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Advance Standing and Transfer Applicants

Creighton University will consider candidates for advance standing or transfer from another fully accredited pharmacy program.

Any candidate that has matriculated into another professional pharmacy program must provide a letter from the dean or designated school official at the prior pharmacy institution to be considered. This letter should state your standing in (or upon leaving) the professional pharmacy program and your eligibility to return if you are no longer enrolled. Interested candidates should submit a transfer evaluation request.  

Upon review, the Office of Admission will follow up in one to two weeks to discuss transfer intent and eligibility for admission consideration. All advance standing/transfer candidates will be considered for admission through submission of a PharmCAS application and must also adhere to all entry-level requirements for consideration. 

Interview Dates

Personal interviews are required in the admission process. Qualified applicants will be notified via email if they are selected for an interview.

Interviews will be held regularly on Tuesdays and Fridays starting in September 2023 through June 2024 both in-person on our campuses in Omaha and Phoenix and virtually during the 2024 application cycle. Candidates are encouraged to schedule an in-person interview if possible.


Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Qualified applicants are invited to interview on a first-come, first-served basis. Once interview seats and entering class seats are filled, the admission committee will no longer consider remaining applicants.

Fulfillment of basic requirements does not guarantee an interview or admission. A selection system exists in which the Pharmacy Admission Committee selects the applicants it considers best qualified for the study and practice of the profession from a pool of applicants. Admission is based on rigor of coursework, quality of academic institution, cumulative GPA, prerequisite science and math GPA, recommendations, applicant statement and interview.

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Schedule a personalized visit that provides you with the ideal opportunity to explore our campuses to determine if Creighton is the right fit for you. You can also schedule a one-on-one Zoom, phone or in-person appointment by emailing us a request.

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