Published Survey
Submission Number: 4152
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Created: Sun, 08/25/2019 - 03:04
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Contact Information
Banner Image:: UMKC School of pharmacy banner.png
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Institution Address:
Street 1: UMKC Health Sciences Building
Street 2: 2464 Charlotte Street
Street 3: {Empty}
City: Kansas City
State: Missouri
Zip: 64108
Country: United States

Program Location:: Missouri
Admissions Office Contact(s)::
- Name: Steve McDonald
  Title: Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator
  Office: UMKC School of Pharmacy
  Phone (Work): 573-884-9683

Institutional Website::

Contact Information Video::

Program Application Deadline
Application Deadline:
What is the application deadline for your program?: April 1, 2021
Application Deadline Description::
The admissions cycle for applicants to the UMKC School of Pharmacy begins in mid July and runs up to the deadline date.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early in the cycle in order for their materials to be reviewed in order to have a better chance for an earlier interview date and the best opportunity for placement at the campus location (Kansas City, Columbia, Springfield) you prefer.  

Does your institution participate in Early Decision?: No

Program Information
Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below:: Full Accreditation 
Satellite/Branch campuses::
- In addition to the UMKC Kansas City campus location, students may complete their Pharm.D. degree as a UMKC student in Columbia at the University of Missouri campus or in Springfield at Missouri State University campus location.

Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines?: No
Is your institution public or private?: Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center?: Yes
Academic Term Type:: Semester (2 terms per academic year)
Program Structure:
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum?: * 2 - 4

Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions?: Not Required
Alternative Enrollment Options:
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available?: Yes
If Yes to alternate enrollment, check all that apply:: Distance pathway offered, Early assurance 

Last Entering Class
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class:: 146

Upcoming Entering Class
Anticipated number of Total Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class:: 155
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class:: 20

Dual and Concurrent Degrees
Dual Degree:
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? : Yes
If yes, check all that apply:: PharmD/MBA (Business Administration)

Does your institution offer a concurrent, double, or second degree program, as defined above?: Yes
Provide any additional information regarding dual, concurrent, double, or second degree programs: :
UMKC has many academic program units including the Bloch School of Management and Schools of Nursing, Medicine, Law, and Chemical and Biological Sciences that offer graduate and undergraduate degree programs that can be completed separately.  The graduate programs include Juris Doctorate, Masters in Public Administration, Physician Assistant, and Doctor of Philosophy.  The undergraduate programs include BA/BS in Biology, BA/BS in Chemistry and Bachelors in Health Science and Public Health.

Program Description
Program Description:
Founded in 1885, the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Pharmacy has a long history of educational excellence and is well respected among health professional programs in the nation. 

UMKC School of Pharmacy offers three Missouri campus locations where Doctor of Pharmacy students can complete their degrees - Kansas City, Columbia and Springfield.
The work of our faculty is recognized regionally and nationally through awards and research grants from federal agencies, foundations and the private sector. Faculty are dedicated to advancing the pharmacy profession through their cutting edge basic and translational research, service to those in need, and major grant writing and reviewing.
UMKC Pharmacy students participate in a variety of student organizations, co-curricular activities and interprofessional activities with students from the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, and Nursing. Continually recognized locally and nationally, our students care for the underserved through their volunteer efforts reflecting their desire to improve the health of Missourians and be well prepared for practice.
For more information and to learn more about our rankings and the Place for People Going Places -

Program Description Video::

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria
Minimum Overall GPA:: 2.75
Minimum Prerequisite GPA:: N/A
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants::
Our minimum science/math GPA requirement is 2.5.

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 57
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 45
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: {Empty}
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: {Empty}
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants::
If you have questions about your transfer credits, you are encouraged to take a look at our course transfer sheets.  We have set up these equivalency documents with applicants in mind to assist you in your academic planning -

Course Prerequisites
List of Course Prerequisites::
Course Subject: Anatomy
Course Title: *Human Anatomy with Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: General Biology I (Botany)
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: General Biology II (Zoology)
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: *Cell Biology
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: General Chemistry I with Lab  (Note: Gen Chem I & II @ UMKC = total of 10 hours)
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: General Chemistry II with Lab  (Note: Gen Chem I & II @ UMKC = total of 10 hours)
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: *Organic Chemistry I with lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: *Organic Chemistry II with Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Course Subject: Communication / Speech (Verbal)
Course Title: Communications course [Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communications, Group Dynamics]
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Course Subject: English Composition / Writing
Course Title: English Composition I
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Course Subject: English Composition / Writing
Course Title: English Composition II
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Course Subject: Humanities
Course Title: Course covering the U.S. Constitution [American History I, II  or Intro to American Government]
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Course Subject: Math
Course Title: Calculus with Analytical Geometry
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Course Subject: Microbiology
Course Title: *Microbiology with Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Course Subject: Physics
Course Title: Physics with lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Course Subject: Statistics
Course Title: Basic Statistics - beginning with the Fall 2022 entering class
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Course Subject: Other
Course Title: *Medical Terminology
Semester Hours (Min): 1

When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)?:
All course prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C- or higher prior to the beginning of the Fall semester of entry into the program.

Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites::
Courses marked with "*" must be completed within five years prior to Fall Pharm.D. admission entry. Calculus must be 4.0 credit hours and include analytical geometry. Two semesters of Calculus for Business or Social Sciences will meet the Calculus requirement. Students with a U.S. baccalaureate are exempt from completing U.S. Constitution. Physics must be trigonometry based.Successful completion of two semesters of Human Anatomy and Physiology with labs will meet the Anatomy requirement. One semester Human Anatomy and Physiology courses will not meet the minimum requirement.Advanced Placement (AP) official scores must be sent from the testing agency to UMKC. UMKC School of Pharmacy accepts credit for equivalent transfer coursework from regionally accredited institutions of higher education. Check with the Pharmacy Student Affairs Office to ensure proper course equivalents have been met.

I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Supplemental Materials
Supplemental Requirements:
Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS?: Yes
Link to Supplemental Instructions: :

Supplemental Application Fee:
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee?: Yes
If yes, please enter the dollar amount:: New students to UMKC -$60.00 for domestic and $90 for international; $15.00 for current UMKC students
Link to supplemental fee form or instructions::

Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements::

PCAT and Other Tests
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy:: Required
Link to PCAT information on institutional website::
Additional PCAT information::
Because completed applications are reviewed by the admissions committee at the time they are received and because of the rolling admissions process at UMKC, applicants are STRONGLY encouraged to take the PCAT in July or September prior to the fall year of entry.  Since admission is competitive, applicants should strive for strong achievement on the PCAT. 

Minimum composite PCAT score considered:: 16
Other Admission Tests:
Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements.: No

Observation Hours
Observation Hours Required:
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours?: Recommended, but not required
Please note any additional relevant information::

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)
Evaluations Required:
Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution?: Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required?: One (1)

Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.:
Employer: ACCEPTED
Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
Politician: ACCEPTED
Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
Supervisor: ACCEPTED

Committee Letters:
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? : Not accepted

Composite Letters:
What is your college/school policy on composite letters?: Not Accepted

Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations::
Evaluations may come from any one of the accepted categories marked.  Applicants may have more than one evaluation and letter of reference submitted.  Applicants are encouraged to select an individual(s) who know you well over a matter of time.

Is preference given to state residents?: No
Is preference given to residents of other states?: No
Additional information about the program’s state residency requirements::
Out of state residents that are US Citizens or Permanent Residents admitted to the program are eligible for a Dean's Nonresident Award.  Non-Missouri residents are eligible to apply for Missouri residency.  For more information -

International Applicants
Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)?: Yes
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission:: US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Foreign (non-US) Citizens, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad):: Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
Other clarifying information, if necessary::
In addition to completing the PharmCAS Application and the UMKC Doctor of Pharmacy Supplemental Application, international applicants must follow the UMKC International Admission Requirements -

Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?: Yes
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: :
Applicants from countries in which English is not the native language (or if it is one of the official languages but is not necessarily the first language of the majority of the population) are required to present satisfactory Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores to satisfy this requirement.  The exception is if non-native speakers are from post-secondary institutions in English-speaking countries [the full list of countries may be found on the UMKC International Student Affairs website] provided they have spent a minimum of two years or a total of 60 credit hours of successful full-time study and English was the medium of instruction. 

Interview Format:: Other interview format
Briefly describe your institution's interview process::
Qualified applicants are invited for an interview scheduled at the UMKC School of Pharmacy. Applicants should plan on spending a morning at the School for planned activities with Pharmacy Deans, current pharmacy students, faculty, staff, and pharmacy alumni practitioners.  These activities are to help applicants become familiar with our program, be introduced first hand to our faculty and students and learn about our inclusive campus culture.  

Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description::

Accepted Applicants
Is a deposit required to hold an acceptee's place in the class?: Yes
Is the deposit refundable for any period of time?: No
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies::
The deposit is applied to the first term's educational fees.

Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class::
- August 23, 2021

Additional details for accepted applicants::
The tentative start date for Fall 2021 is August 23rd. All admitted Pharm.D. students must attend orientation sessions held the week prior to fall term start.

Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation?: No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service?: No
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service?: No