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Admission Interviews

  • PharmCAS processing may take up to 2 weeks once all required materials are received 
  • Applicants will be notified via email from PharmCAS of their "mailed application status"
  • In order to be eligible for an interview, a completed PharmCAS application and MUSC supplemental application must be received by MUSC
  • It is the applicant's responsibility to track the progress of their application and ensure official transcripts are received by PharmCAS
  • Once the complete application has been evaluated, selected applicants are interviewed
  • The MUSC Admissions Committee will begin selecting candidates for interviews in September and will continue to review submitted applications and conduct interviews through May
  • Candidates are interviewed using the multiple mini interview (MMI) method
  • Each candidate moves through a series of one-on-one interviews with a faculty member where they are asked to read a scenario and discuss this with the interviewer
  • Interviews will be offered both in-person and virtually. In-person and virtual interview dates are the same process, with the exception of a campus tour for in-person dates. Candidates that choose to interview virtually will be given the opportunity to schedule a one-on-one campus tour at a time that fits their schedule. In-person dates are typically offered more in the fall semester.
  • Accepted applicants will be notified via phone and email
  • Denied applicants will be notified via email
  • A non-refundable seat confirmation fee of $485 is required to secure admission
  • An official transcript from all institutions attended will be required when admitted and prerequisite coursework is completed - this will be a separate transcript request from those submitted to PharmCAS and will be submitted to the MUSC Office of Enrollment Management
  • All prerequisite coursework must be successfully completed prior to the start of Pharm.D. classes (fall 2025 semester)

Interview Cancellation Policy

Applicants who decide to cancel an interview must do so two business days prior to the scheduled interview. Cancellation notice must be reported to the Admissions Manager, Mrs. Jenny Bagg, by 12:00 PM EST two business days prior to the interview. Business days are considered Monday through Friday.

Due to the professional nature of pharmacy program interviews, the following policy will be enforced when an applicant cancels an interview after two business days (late cancellation), or fails to show up for a previously scheduled interview (no-show):

  • Any late cancellation or no-show will have a note in the PharmCAS system, viewable by all pharmacy degree programs that an applicant applies to, stating “Unprofessional behavior – Interview No-Show”
  • Please note that emergency situations are exempt from this policy; however, an applicant still must notify the Admissions Manager, Mrs. Jenny Bagg, if the interview must be cancelled