Early Pharmacy Interview and Admissions Program

One criterion for admission into the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) is an earned baccalaureate degree. However, the program will provide an opportunity for exceptional candidates to interview and to be admitted into the PharmD program without first having earned the baccalaureate degree. The following specifications are likely, but revision and certification by the founding faculty and leadership team will be required. Student(s) must:

  1. be classified as juniors or seniors at time of application;
  2. have and maintain a minimum cumulative Science / Math GPA of >3.40 on a 4.0 scale;
  3. earn a first time letter grade of B or greater (i.e., no re-takes) on all required pre-pharmacy math and science courses;
  4. file an academic course plan to complete all required pre-requisite courses no later than the end of the spring semester prior to their fall enrollment;
  5. successfully complete the required admission interview with the Admissions Committee; and,
  6. demonstrate that they can meet the Technical Performance Standards. (See Appendix 17.1)

Students who successfully complete the Early Pharmacy Interview and Admissions Program shall be granted:

  1. A waiver from the PharmD Admissions Committee that allows the student to forego the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) requirement.
  2. Guaranteed admission to the PharmD program beginning in the first fall enrollment after the student completes their pre-pharmacy prerequisites;
  3. A 10% bonus score on the PharmD Tuition Scholarship evaluation scale.

It is recommended, but NOT REQUIRED that the pre-requisite courses be taken at Stony Brook University. The pre-health advisors at Stony Brook University are well informed and will provide accurate and reliable information about the required science and math courses necessary to matriculate into the School of Pharmacy. The contact information for the pre-health advising staff is:

Pre-Professional Advising
E3310 Melville Library
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3351
Email: prehealth@stonybrook.edu
Phone: (631) 632-7080
Fax: (631) 632-9259