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Why Study Pharmacy at Duquesne University? The Mylan School of Pharmacy is one of the most respected schools of pharmacy in the country. For more than 80 years, the School has been at the forefront of growth and change in professional education and practice. We have maintained and strengthened our leadership position, introducing new and innovative degree programs to meet the everchanging healthcare needs of the world, and therefore keeping our graduates in demand. In addition, our Academic Research Centers keep the School on the cutting edge—integrating research, teaching and practice to ensure that Duquesne University retains its traditional influence on the exciting future of pharmacy, and that our graduates are fully prepared for their leadership roles as they face the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Academic Research Centers • Center for Pharmacy Care • Center for Pharmacy Practice • Center for Pharmaceutical Information • Center for Pharmaceutical Technology


Which Program Health Care Supply Chain Management (B.S.) The Mylan School of Pharmacy offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Supply Chain Management. The program prepares students for dynamic careers with medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical firms, hospitals, distributors of hospital and medical supplies, and other segments of the evolving healthcare industry.

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) The Mylan School of Pharmacy offers a six-year Doctor of Pharmacy program of study. The program is a “2+4� curricular format in which prospective high school students apply to the Pre-Professional Pharmacy portion of our program. After two years of Pre-Professional study, students wishing to enter the Professional phase will apply for admission to the Mylan School of Pharmacy.


Is Right For You? Weekend Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) The Mylan School of Pharmacy has developed the country’s first post-baccalaureate Weekend Doctor of Pharmacy degree program. This program offers a unique year round format through which students earn the Pharm. D. degree with course instruction on Saturdays and Sundays. This pathway utilizes educational technologies to enhance on-site weekend course instruction. Experiential education requirements (sometimes known as “rotations”) require full-time participation. Please consult the curriculum guide for more information regarding the timing of Experiential Education.

Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (M.S. and Ph.D.) The Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences offers the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science degrees in pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry and pharmacology and a Master of Science degree in pharmacy administration.


The Application Process High School Students High school students are eligible to apply to our Pre-Pharmacy program or the Health Care Supply Chain Management program. Successful applicants will have excellent grades and SAT or ACT scores, a well-written essay, a solid aptitude for Math and Science, and a desire to help others. Health Care Supply Chain Management majors graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree, and Pre-Pharmacy students are eligible to apply to the professional Doctor of Pharmacy program. Admission is competitive. Applications are accepted through the Duquesne University Office of Admission (www.admissions.duq.edu) by December 1 of the senior year. Transfer Students Transfer into the first professional year of the program is on a space available basis, which is typically very limited. Strong preference is given to students who started as freshmen in our Pre-Pharmacy program. Successful transfer applicants to the Doctor of Pharmacy program will have an outstanding academic record, a strong Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) score, demonstrated community service, and a desire to help others. Selected candidates will be invited to interview. Admission is highly competitive. Applications are accepted directly by the Mylan School of Pharmacy, based upon space availability. Contact the School of Pharmacy (www.pharmacy.duq.edu) to learn more about transfer opportunities.

Students with AP, IB, and College in High School credits The Mylan School of Pharmacy accepts very few Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or transfer credits. We recommend that you contact Admissions or the School of Pharmacy if you have questions regarding specific courses. Students with Bachelor’s Degrees Students who hold baccalaureate degrees from American colleges or universities are eligible to apply for admission to our post-baccalaureate Weekend Doctor of Pharmacy Pathway. Successful applicants to the Weekend Doctor of Pharmacy program will have an outstanding academic record, a strong Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) score, and demonstrated community service. Selected candidates will be invited to interview, which will be considered in admission decisions. Admission is competitive. Applications are accepted directly by the Mylan School of Pharmacy via an online application only (www.pharmacy.duq.edu/we.html). Students who seek M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Duquesne’s Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences offers numerous degree programs that provide outstanding preparation to individuals seeking rewarding careers in Pharmacy Administration or the Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Master of Science degree is awarded in Pharmacy Administration, and the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are awarded in Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, and Pharmacology. (Programs in the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences do not lead to licensure to become a practicing pharmacist.) Applications are accepted directly by the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (www.pharmacy.duq.edu/gd.html)


ABOUT Duquesne University Founded in 1878, Duquesne University is a private Catholic university in the Spiritan tradition. A coeducational university with more than 10,000 students, Duquesne offers an extensive selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs across 10 schools of study. Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation’s top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and 130-year tradition of academic excellence. Students enjoy a self-contained, safe, easy-to-navigate and welcoming campus – as well as the city of Pittsburgh’s ample cultural, business, health care, education and research-related enterprises.

THE MISSION of the School of Pharmacy The mission of the Mylan School of Pharmacy at Duquesne University is to prepare students for careers in the profession of pharmacy. Consistent with the University Mission, the values that guide the Mylan School are an appreciation for ethical and spiritual values, and a sense of personal, professional and social responsibility.


C O N TA C T I N F O R M AT I O N Office of Undergraduate Admission Duquesne University Administration Bld. 600 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15282 412-396-5001 800-456-0590 admissions@duq.edu www.admissions.duq.edu

Mylan School of Pharmacy Duquesne University Recruitment and Admission 304 Bayer Learning Center 600 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15282 412-396-6393 pharmadmission@duq.edu www.pharmacy.duq.edu

Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Duquesne University 409 Mellon Hall 600 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15282 412-396-1172 gsps-adm@duq.edu www.pharmacy.duq.edu/gd.html

Office of Financial Aid Duquesne University Ground Floor, Administration Bld. 600 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15282 412-396-6007 www.financialaid.duq.edu

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The Right Prescription for a Promising Future