Prepare for your pharmacy school acceptance in as few as two years with Mount Mercy University’s pre-pharmacology curriculum.

You’ll hit the ground running at Mount Mercy. Studying at MMU will be your first step in preparing for work in the retail pharmaceutical sector, drug manufacturing, research facilities, hospitals and more. Pre-pharmacists are encouraged to study classes unique to their professional interest, including Analytical Chemistry, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology and General Microbiology.

Mount Mercy faculty advisors have unlocked a formula that can put you well on your way to becoming a pharmacist in no time. Our well-planned course schedule will equip you to take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) after only one year of coursework, submit a strong application and gain acceptance to a top-notch pharmacy college in as few as two years.

Two-year students can gain admittance to pharmacy school based on the strength of their academic studies at Mount Mercy. Four-year students choose to focus on PCAT preparation by completing their undergraduate degree with a major in biology or chemistry. Whether you’re on the two-year fast track or taking the traditional four-year approach, you’ll polish your research skills, quantitative abilities, writing talents, reading comprehension and verbal skills — all important components of the PCAT.

Also vital to professional applications, Mount Mercy students gain valuable experience through community collaborations and club activities, by conducting research alongside award-winning faculty in cutting-edge laboratories, and by taking coursework that exceeds the requirements for their professional program. MMU is located near several opportunities for students to work as pharmacy technicians, gaining the hands-on experience that is essential to post-graduate success.

Curious about our students’ success?

Mount Mercy graduates have been accepted to pharmacy schools at rates above the national average. Our students have been admitted to several of their top pharmacy school choices, including:

  • University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
  • Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
  • University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy

No other college or university in eastern Iowa offers Mount Mercy’s unique combination of accomplished professors, academic excellence, and tight-knit, fun-loving campus culture — all committed to meaningful service and community engagement.

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