Pharm. D Current MC Students

Bachelor's + Pharm.D. Early Assurance Program for Doctor of Pharmacy through LECOM for Current Messiah University Students

Admission is open to current Messiah University students prior to the start of their junior year who have met or exceeded the application requirements for LECOM.  (Note: This means that applicants must have a total four years of college credits prior to entering this program.  In some cases, students who enter Messiah with a full year’s worth of college credits, or take additional credits while at Messiah, may actually graduate in three years prior to entering this program.)

  • Application is initiated by the current Messiah University student through this LECOM link.
  • Messiah University applicants are required to interview prior to the start of their junior year.  Interviews are conducted by a LECOM representative and must be in-person; either on a LECOM campus, in an offsite location or by videoconferencing. 
  • Interested students should contact Martha Stigelman, Coordinator of Pre-Health Professions Advising for their EAP enrollment requirements.
  • Students accepted into the LECOM EAP Pharm.D. program as Messiah University students will receive a provisional acceptance letter to this program.
  • In order to maintain their LECOM EAP provisional accepted status, Messiah students will be expected to meet the GPA and shadowing criteria, submit all required information to LECOM in a timely manner,  and to participate in the “keeping in touch” activities initiated by LECOM
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents.

Required Undergraduate Courses:

  • 6 Credit Hours of English
  • 8 Credit Hours Biology including labs, minimum
  • 8 Credit Hours Inorganic Chemistry including labs
  • 8 Credit Hours Organic Chemistry including labs
  • 4 Credit Hours of Physics including lab, minimum
  • 3 Credit Hours of Stats
  • 3 Credit Hours of Calculus
  • 3 Credit Hours Economics (macro, micro or general)
  • 3 Credit Hours Psychology or Sociology

GPA Requirements

Students are eligible to participate in this program by meeting these program requirements and interviewing at the end of their sophomore year: 

  • Overall GPA of 3.3/4.0
  • Science GPA of 3.1/4.0
  • SAT (Math + Critical Reasoning) ≥ 1240  OR
  • ACT Composite Score ≥ 26
  • Working to obtain the required 75 hours of Pharmacy-related experience by the time of their matriculation to LECOM.

After graduating from Messiah University, at the time of their transition to LECOM, students must reach or exceed the following benchmarks:

  • Overall GPA of 3.4/4.0;
  • Science GPA of 3.2/4.0; and
  • 75 hours of pharmacy-related experience.

Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)

Students are not required to take the PCAT, but they are required to submit a writing sample.

The time that it takes a student to earn his/her undergraduate degree from Messiah University varies.  Some students are able to complete the degree in three (3) years depending on a variety of factors including summer school attendance, AP test scores and college dual-enrollment during high school.  Regardless of the timing, the undergraduate degree must be completed prior to matriculating at LECOM.

  • A grade of at least 'C' is required to transfer prerequisite coursework.
  • No required class should be taken P/F
  • Required classes should be taken at Messiah University unless approval is granted.
  • At least 75 hours of documented pharmacy-related experience must be completed at the time of matriculation to LECOM.
  • Provisionally accepted students may not apply to any other pharmacy school.  Application to another pharmacy school will result in the loss of the student’s provisional acceptance. 
  • LECOM will try to honor the applicant’s campus choice.