Mount Aloysius offers an affordable and practical first step towards your future with a Ph.D. in Pharmacy. Under a joint agreement between Duquesne University and Mount Aloysius College, undergraduate students who have successfully completed specific core course requirements at Mount Aloysius College may continue their education in pharmacy at Duquesne.
The Pre-Pharmacy Early-Entry Program at Mount Aloysius College allows academically qualified students to attend Mount Aloysius College for two or three years of pre-pharmacy coursework before transferring to the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy for the “professional phase” of their studies. Students must be accepted into the Mount Aloysius College Early-Entry Program as freshmen and must complete the first two years of their undergraduate work at Mount Aloysius College. Because of the Mount Aloysius College special affiliation with Duquesne University, students who successfully complete the two-year program at Mount Aloysius College are given preferential consideration for admission to the professional phase of the Pharm.D. Program at Duquesne University.
Candidates for admission to the Pre-Pharmacy Early-Entry Program are required to:
- have attained:
- an SAT total score of 1050 or higher on a testing date prior to or in the month of February 2016, or
- an SAT total score of 1130 or higher on a testing date in the month of March 2016 or thereafter, or
- a total score of 24 or higher on the Math and Critical Reading Sections of the ACT
- have earned a high school Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale;
demonstrate evidence of leadership potential, community service, and involvement in co-curricular activities; and
provide one letter of recommendation from either a high school teacher or guidance counselor.
- Students should apply to Duquesne University by January 15th of their sophomore year at Mount Aloysius College. All applicants will be placed into a pool of Mount Aloysius College applicants from which students will be chosen. Once offered acceptance, students will have two weeks to send their enrollment deposit to Duquesne in order to reserve their space in the program.
Affiliate Entry Requirements:
Candidates for admission to Duquesne University School of Pharmacy are required to:
- have completed the two-year undergraduate Pre-Pharmacy curriculum at Mount Aloysius College including core curriculum requirements;
- have earned a minimum grade of “C” in all Mount Aloysius College undergraduate courses;
- have maintained a minimum overall GPA of 2.50 or better in all Mount Aloysius College undergraduate courses;
- achieve a composite PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test) score of 375 or better;
- participate in an interview process with the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy faculty;
- submit a letter of recommendation from the Mount Aloysius College Pre-Pharmacy Selection Committee;
- provide evidence of leadership potential and commitment to the pharmacy profession.
Preference will be granted to candidates who meet the following criteria:
- Achieve a composite PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test) score of 400 or better;
- Achieve a GPA of 3.00 or higher for all science and math courses taken at Mount Aloysius College; and/or
- Achieve a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.00 or higher in the Pre-Pharmacy Early-Entry Program.
Under a joint agreement between the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and Mount Aloysius College, undergraduate students who have successfully completed specific core course requirements at Mount Aloysius College may continue their education in medicine at LECOM in this program of study.
The program has two phases:
- Phase I consists of three or four years of undergraduate education at Mount Aloysius College.
- Phase II is composed of either three or four years at one of LECOM’s Schools of Pharmacy, located in Erie, PA. (3 yr program), and Bradenton, FL (4 yr program).
Students who complete the degree requirements for this program for the 4+ track are awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Mount Aloysius College. Students in the 3+ track will be awarded a Professional Studies – Health Studies degree from Mount Aloysius College after successful completion of the first year of LECOM’s academic curriculum. A Doctor of Pharmacy Degree upon successful graduation from LECOM will follow.