Duquesne Accelerated Pharmacy Program

  • Program Description

    • One of only three competitive, six-year affiliation agreements offered with Duquesne University's Mylan School of Pharmacy
    •  Two years of prerequisite undergraduate coursework at Gannon University with Pharm.D. completion in four years.
    •  Four conditionally guaranteed seats at Mylan are reserved each year for Gannon students who meet requirements prior to matriculation
    •  No other applicants from Gannon or elsewhere can compete for these seats

    Liberal Studies Core

    The Liberal Studies Core Curriculum is one reflection of Gannon University's commitment to its Catholic identity. The Core's design offers students a defined, integrated, shared experience as the foundation for their undergraduate program.

    Gannon University Undergraduate Entry Requirements

    •  SAT total of 1170 or higher in critical reading and math or ACT composite score of 24 or higher
    • GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
    • Obtain a rank in the top 25% of your high school class
    • Strong background in college-prep courses
    • Provide three letters of recommendation
    • Preference will be given to students showing evidence of leadership potential, community service and co-curricular activities

    Admissions Process

    All eligible applicants for this program will be placed in a pool from which the top four students are chosen. Once offered acceptance, students will have two weeks to pay the enrollment deposit to reserve their space in the program. If the deadline passes without a deposit, the space will be offered to another student.

    Affiliate Entry Requirements

    Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy will admit up to four Gannon University students who meet the criteria listed below. At the discretion of Duquesne, more than four students may be admitted. Upon meeting these requirements, students will not compete with other students for their conditionally reserved seat in Duquesne University's Mylan School of Pharmacy. Students participating in this program are not eligible to apply to any other pharmacy school.
    • Completion of two-year undergraduate curriculum at Gannon University
    • GPA of 3.50 or higher in Gannon undergraduate courses, with no grade lower than a C
    • GPA of 3.50 or higher for science and mathematics courses, with no grade lower than a C
    • Recommendation of the Gannon University pre-pharmacy selection committee
    • Evidence of leadership potential and commitment to the pharmacy profession
    • Completion of a successful interview with Duquesne University
    • Completion of the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) with a scaled score of 375 or higher on each section of the exam
    • Successful completion of a criminal background check