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PharmD/MBA Admissions

Admission to the PharmD/MBA Dual Degree Program is competitive with limited seats available, and therefore, early application is encouraged. Available seats are likely to be filled before March 1. Applicants must meet admission requirements for both the Pharmacy and MBA programs.

Minimum Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet minimum requirements for admission to the PharmD program and present a competitive application for the MBA program.

Applicants who are offered admission to the PharmD/MBA program must earn a bachelor’s degree and complete all prerequisites (for both programs) prior to fall enrollment. Applicants must have a reasonable plan to meet these requirements at the time of application. Prerequisites for the PharmD are listed on the College of Pharmacy website. Prerequisites for the MBA are listed on the Massey Graduate School of Business website.

MBA prerequisites can also be satisfied through the Summer Business Institute (SBI). The SBI is a Belmont-specific 10-credit, summer-based prerequisite accelerated program designed specifically for individuals who did not major in business as undergraduates. The program runs mid-May through early-August, with class meetings on most Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6:15 to 9:00 PM) and Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM). Completion of the Summer Business Institute satisfies all Massey prerequisite course requirements, including finance competency. Visit the SBI website for more information.

Application Requirements

While this program requires only the PharmCAS application, all application requirements must be satisfied for both the PharmD and MBA programs.

Items to Submit through PharmCAS
  • Application for admission to the PharmD program, with Belmont University designated as a recipient.
  • Official transcripts.
  • At least two letters of recommendation.
  • Results from the PCAT.

Supplemental Items to Submit, after PharmCAS application is submitted:
  • A short email indicating your interest in applying for the PharmD/MBA program sent to pharmacy@belmont.edu.  Once received, the Admissions Office will work with you to complete your application appropriately.
  • Official GMAT score sent to Belmont University Admissions.  The GMAT testing center will give students an unofficial score on the test date.  Please fax your unofficial score as soon as you receive it to 615-460-6353.  We can work with the unofficial results for interviewing purposes.  A GRE score can be considered if the test was taken in the last five years.  The overall score must be the GMAT equivalent of 500.  Visit the official GRE website for a GRE/GMAT conversion tool.
  • A one- to two-page essay on how an MBA degree will help you achieve your goals as a pharmacist, submitted via email to pharmacy@belmont.edu.
  • A current resume, submitted via email to pharmacy@belmont.edu.

Eligible candidates will be invited for separate interviews with each program. When possible, on-campus interviews will be coordinated depending on the status of application completion. If coordinated interviews or a second on-campus interview are not possible, a phone interview with a faculty member from the Massey Graduate School of Business may be arranged.

Acceptance to the PharmD program does not guarantee admission to the MBA program. Each review is conducted on an independent basis.

For more information about the PharmD/MBA admissions process, please contact Bill Nichols via email or by telephone at 615-460-6107.