Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) — Freshman Admissions

Combining the best in classroom, laboratory and experiential learning under the direction of a world class faculty, right in the heart of Boston.

The Early-Assurance Pathway

You can apply to Northeastern University as a freshman if you are a current high school student or have already graduated but have not attended college.

To learn more about pharmacy as a profession: Is Pharmacy Right For Me?


The Doctor of Pharmacy program provides a foundation of basic science and targeted liberal arts course work, a comprehensive, integrated professional course curriculum and extensive professional work experience that prepares students for work in a wide variety of pharmacy practice settings.

  • Six-year program with three co-ops
  • Year 1 and Year 2 pre-professional
  • P1-P4 Professional Curriculum = years 3-6
  • When will I receive my bachelor’s degree?
    • You will receive your bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy Studies (BS pharmacy studies) in Spring 2027, after five years.
  • When do I receive my PharmD degree? (Doctorate in Pharmacy)
    • You become a Double Husky in Spring 2028, after six years (BS and PharmD).
  • How does the program work?
    • The first two years are the pre-professional years (PP1 and PP2), the final four years are the professional years of the program (P1-P4).
  • Am I guaranteed a seat in the professional years of the pharmacy program?
    • Yes! If you are admitted into the EA pharmacy, you have a spot in the PharmD program.
  • Do I need to apply to the professional part of the program?
    • Yes. You do need to complete a PharmCAS application and complete an interview with the pharmacy admissions committee during your second year (PP2 year) as part of our accreditation process. However, if you meet the progression requirements, you will be guaranteed a seat in the P1 year (your third year at Northeastern). Northeastern faculty and advisors work with you to stay on track.