DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY 2+4 ACCELERATED PHARMACY Gannon University, in affiliation with Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, offers a program for qualified students to complete two years of undergraduate study at Gannon University and earn a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree from Duquesne University. Participation in the program alleviates much of the cost of applying to pharmacy schools, while providing a strong background in scientific and biomedical courses at Gannon University. Students enrolled in this program will be conditionally guaranteed acceptance to Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy. Students in the 2+4 accelerated program will not earn a Gannon University undergraduate degree. GU Undergraduate Entry Requirements • Completion of four years of science courses at the high school level (biology and chemistry courses are required, while physics is highly recommended) • Completion of four years of math courses at the high school level • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale • Class rank in the top 25% of high school class • Minimum SAT score of 1170 (new SAT)/1100 (old SAT) or ACT composite score of 24 • Evidence of academic and personal potential, and a desire to become a pharmacist • Strong background in college-prep courses • Three letters of recommendation • Evidence of leadership potential, community service and co-curricular activities • Essay/personal statement is recommended Program Admissions Process Students applying to this program are encouraged to apply by November 1st for priority consideration. From the qualified applicant pool, a maximum of four (4) students are accepted to this program in the senior year of high school. Once offered acceptance, students will have two weeks to send their enrollment deposit to reserve their space in the program. If the deadline passes without a deposit, their space will be given to another student and the will be placed at the bottom of the applicant wait list. Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy Entry Requirements After two years of undergraduate study, the participants are guaranteed an offer of admission to the Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy if the following requirements are satisfied. • • • • • • • • •
ompletion of the two-year undergraduate curriculum at Gannon University C GPA of 3.5 or higher in Gannon undergraduate course; no grade lower than a C GPA of 3.0 or higher in science and math courses Recommendation from the Gannon University Pre-Health Applicant Review Committee Evidence of leadership potential and commitment to the pharmacy profession Satisfactory admissions interview with Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy PCAT score of 375 or higher on each section of the exam, taken by fall of sophomore year Successful criminal background check Any additional requirements as outlined through the affiliation agreement between Gannon University and Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy; students accepted to the program will have access to all requirements specified in the agreement through the Director of the Pre-Health Advising Program at Gannon University
Each academic year, Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy will admit up to four (4) students from Gannon University’s Pharmacy Affiliation program. Additional students may be considered on an individual basis at the descretion of the Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy.