Tips on Applying to Our Pharmacy Program
The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program consists of two phases
- pre-professional phase (first two years) - Butler's core
- professional phase (last four years)
Tips for Incoming Freshman Applicants
Make sure that your high school guidance counselor knows the
deadlines. Applications much be post-marked by Nov. 1.
If you're taking AP classes, note that you need a score of 4 or
higher for course equivalency.
Sign up for Early Registration and keep your first scheduled
Your application procedure depends on your own circumstances and
the program phase you wish to enroll in.
Incoming freshmen should complete a Butler admission application
and indicate their major as pre-pharmacy in the appropriate space.
Note that applications are accepted for the fall semester only.
Please see the admission section of
this site for applications and instructions.
Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Business Administration
The initial application process for students seeking the dual
degree is the same as for those seeking just the Pharm.D. degree;
follow the appropriate application guidelines for incoming
freshmen, current students or transfer students, depending on your
However, dual degree students should note that a separate
application process is required for the M.B.A. program during the
fourth year of the dual degree program. By this point, students
must have satisfactorily completed the necessary undergraduate
business coursework that is a prerequisite to taking masters-level
Transfer students are defined as students that have 12 or more
hours of post high school college credit or a previous bachelors
If you are a transfer student please read the tips below that
apply to your situation and the pertinent instructions in How to
Tips for Pre-Pharmacy Transfer Applicants
- Applications are considered for fall admission only. December 1
of the previous year is the deadline.
- Ask your school or the testing company to send official copies
of all transcripts or test scores directly to Butler's Office of
- For transfer equivalency credit evaluation, you must first
apply to Butler. After admission into Butler, an audit will be
completed and mailed to you once you've submitted all application
- Equivalency sheets for most Indiana schools are available.
Contact Emily Robison, Transfer Admission Coordinator, at
(317) 940-8119 for more information.
- Transfer applicants with more than 12 credit hours being
transferred are not eligible for the Automatic Advancement Policy,
and admission into the professional phase of the pharmacy
program is not guaranteed.
Tips for Professional Phase Transfer Applicants
- Please check with PharmCAS regarding application
procedures and deadlines. No supplemental application to Butler
University is required.
- A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required in all previously completed
coursework for consideration.
- All prerequisites (the pre-pharmacy curriculum) must be
completed with a "C" or better in each class.
- To be considered you must obtain a minimum score of 55% on the
composite and subscores of 50% on each subsection of The Pharmacy
College Admissions Test (PCAT). You can re-take the PCAT. Take the earliest test date
possible should a repeat of the PCAT be required.
- You can re-take the PCAT multiple times; your best scores will
be evaluated for admission.
- Consideration for admission into the professional phase is
competitive. Apply early!
Institutional grants, educational loans and scholarships may be
available to assist with educational costs for incoming freshmen
only. Transfer students are not eligible for scholarship money, but
need-based assistance is available. To receive full consideration
for financial aid, it's important to submit your application by
Dec. 1 of the year prior to your intended enrollment date. For more
financial aid information, please visit Butler's Office of Financial Aid.
Note: Requirements and
deadlines are subject to change. Contact Dawn Pearson, marketing
specialist, at (317) 940-9969 for updates.