Admission to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) PharmD program shall be based on a holistic review of the PharmCAS application and shall include the following steps and requirements:
1. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university is preferred.
2. A minimum of 68 semester hours of prerequisite coursework from an accredited college or university.
3. The Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT), taken within the previous three years.
4. A minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average and a minimum 2.5 science-math grade point average with no grade lower than a C (or 70% if letter grades are not assigned) in any required prerequisite course. Official transcripts should be submitted to PharmCAS from all universities and colleges attended.
5. Two letters of recommendation submitted via PharmCAS.
6. A supplemental application and fee to be completed after the PharmCAS application has been submitted.
7. An on-campus interview.
8. Successfully passing a criminal background check and urine drug screen. The Office of Academic and Student Affairs will review any positive results and make admission decisions on a case-by-case basis.
9. All applicants must meet the Technical Standards for Admission, Progression and Graduation.
* Falsification of information on the PharmCAS or supplemental application, criminal background check, or urine drug screen will be grounds for denial of acceptance or dismissal from the program.
The Office of Academic and Student Affairs (OASA) will evaluate submitted verified applications to ensure completeness. Verified applications will be forwarded to the Admissions Committee to determine whether an on-site interview will be offered. If the candidate is selected for interview, they will be contacted by the OASA for a time and date.
Following the Multiple Mini-Interviews (MMI), a holistic review of the candidates’ qualifications will be taken, beyond GPA and PCAT, including communication skills, critical thinking, potential for teamwork, and responses to questions with ethical issues. This holistic review is intended to evaluate applicants for their potential for success in the SPPS as well as the potential to make a meaningful contribution to the profession upon graduation.