Guide to Professional Admission

If you’ve completed all required prerequisite coursework, you may be eligible for admission directly into the professional (Pharm.D.) program. A bachelor's degree is not required for admission into the professional program, though it is encouraged.

Students applying for admission to the Pharm.D. program must submit their application through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS). Your PharmCAS application will require submission of all transcripts, PCAT scores, essay and references.

If you are unsure of the prerequisite requirements, please contact the Office of Admissions to discuss your academic coursework prior to starting your PharmCAS application.


PharmCAS application open until June 3, 2019. 

Academic Requirements

Students who meet the following prerequisite course requirements are eligible to enter into the professional program.

PDF Icon Download the Professional (P1) Prerequisite Guide >

Not sure if you’ve completed everything you need? Don’t worry! Contact the Office of Admissions at 314.446.8328 (toll free at 800.2.STLCOP) or email

Additional Requirements

The PCAT is required for all applicants seeking admission into the professional program. Additional documents or credentials may be requested.

Professional Transfer Application Process

Students applying for admission must submit a completed application and supporting documents to receive consideration for admission. Incomplete admission files will not be reviewed.

The following items are required:

  1. Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)
    Students seeking admission to the professional program are required to complete the PCAT. All PCAT registration and scheduling is conducted online at When taking the exam, students should request that their scores be forwarded to St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Schedule your PCAT exam now.
  2. Complete the PharmCAS Application
    Unlike students applying for admission to the undergraduate program, professional applicants complete the application administered by the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS). The PharmCAS application becomes available on July 15.
  3. Supplemental Application Materials
    After completing the application via PharmCAS, professional applicants must complete the Statement of Commitment and Technical Standards. These materials should be submitted to the Office of Admissions (4588 Parkview Place, St. Louis, MO 63110).
  4. Application Fee
    All applicants must submit a non-refundable $55 application fee.

For questions about the application process or life at the College, or to schedule a campus visit, contact the Office of Admissions at or 314.446.8328.