Additional Admissions Decisions Factors

The Admissions Committee will select the best qualified applicants for the PharmD program based on a composite assessment of the following characteristics.

  • Evidence of academic readiness for, and commitment to PharmD learning goals 
  • Evidence of organizational involvement, leadership, and social responsibility experiences
  • Evidence of quality interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communications
  • Evidence of passion for pharmacy and empathy towards others
  • Knowledge about various pharmacy practice environments
  • Cumulative grade point average for all coursework taken after high school (suggested minimum 3.00)
  • A grade of C- or higher must be earned in all pre-pharmacy core math/science courses (biology, chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, calculus, physics, and statistics).
  • Work experience
  • Two letters of evaluation (required)
  • Applicant statements
  • Extemporaneous written and verbal communication exercises
  • Completeness of application

A presentation on the admission process and the factors considered by the admissions committee can be found in this PDF file.

A personal interview with one or more representatives from the Admissions Committee is required. This will be arranged for the most qualified students after applications have been received.

Students applying for the PharmD program must currently and continually meet the College of Pharmacy Technical Standards for Admission and Retention, which are available in the Student Handbook.

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