Manchester University has submitted a proposal to ACPE for a predominantly distance pathway for the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. The ACPE Board will discuss the proposal at its January 2022 meeting to determine whether the pathway is on pace to launch, with a final decision coming in June 2022. Manchester University will update prospective students interested. Please keep in mind that the pathway may not be approved; however, admitted students would be invited into the traditional.
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Contact Information
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Manchester University has submitted a proposal to ACPE for a predominantly distance pathway for the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. The ACPE Board will discuss the proposal at its January 2022 meeting to determine whether the pathway is on pace to launch, with a final decision coming in June 2022. Manchester University will update prospective students interested. Please keep in mind that the pathway may not be approved; however, admitted students would be invited into the traditional.

Institution Address:
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Street 1: 10627 Diebold Road
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City: Fort Wayne
State: Indiana
Zip: 46845
Country: United States

Program Location:: Indiana
Admissions Office Contact(s)::
- Name: Greg Hetrick
  Title: Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management and Community Engagement
  Office: Office of Admissions and Enrollment Management
  Phone (Work): 260-470-2703
  Email: gbhetrick@manchester.edu
- Name: Julie Cogley-Pifko
  Title: Assistant Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
  Office: Office of Admissions and Enrollment Management
  Phone (Work): 260-470-2703
  Email: jacogley-pifko@manchester.edu
- Name: McKenzie Gould
  Title: Graduate Admissions Advisor
  Office: Office of Admissions and Enrollment Management
  Phone (Work): 260-470-2703
  Email: megould@manchester.edu
- Name: Pam Karkosky
  Title: Administrative Assistant for Admissions and Enrollment Management
  Phone (Work): 260-470-2703
  Email: healthsciences@manchester.edu

Institutional Website::
- http://www.manchester.edu/pharmacy

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Program Application Deadline
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Final Application Deadline:
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What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program?: June 1, 2022
Final Application Deadline Description::
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Priority Application Deadline:
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What is the priority application deadline for your program? : October 1, 2021
Describe any requirements or incentives for applicants who apply by the priority deadline. :
Priority applicants will enjoy the following benefits:

1. $300 seat deposit is waived
2. Coupon codes to discount the PharmCAS application cost
3. 72 hour turnaround time after interview for an admission decision to be communicated
4. Receive an MU "swag bag"

For more information and benefits about the priority application process, visit:
https://www.manchester.edu/academics/colleges/college-of-pharmacy-natural-health-sciences/academic-programs/pharmacy/admissions/application-process


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

Program Information
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Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below:: Full Accreditation 
Satellite/Branch campuses::
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Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines?: No
Is your institution public or private?: Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center?: No
Academic Term Type:: Semester (2 terms per academic year)
Program Structure:
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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:
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Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available?: Yes
If Yes to alternate enrollment, check all that apply:: Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance 

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

Last Entering Class
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Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class:: 69
I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees
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Dual Degree:
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Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? : Yes
If yes, check all that apply:: PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MS (Master of Science), Other Dual Degrees
If other dual degrees, as defined above, please list::
Master of Science degree in Pharmacogenomics (MS in PGx) 

Note: The PharmD/MBA program is a partnership with Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne, Ind.


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: :
PharmD/MS in Pharmacogenomics (PGx): https://www.manchester.edu/academics/colleges/college-of-pharmacy-natural-health-sciences/academic-programs/pharmacy/pharmacy-pharmacogenomics-dual-degree-program

PharmD/MBA in Professional Studies: https://www.manchester.edu/academics/colleges/college-of-pharmacy-natural-health-sciences/academic-programs/pharmacy/pharm.d.-mba-dual-degree

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

Program Description
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Program Description:
Manchester University is accepting applications for its Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD.) Program. The Pharmacy Program, located in the highly visible and rapidly growing health care corridor near I-69 and Dupont Road in Fort Wayne Indiana. Fort Wayne is in the top 5 nationally for U.S. cities with the lowest cost of living. The program launched in 2012 and the inaugural class graduated in May 2016. Manchester also offers innovative dual degree opportunities with pharmacy. The dual PharmD/MS in Pharmacogenomics (PGx), combines an emphasis on patient-centered care that has always been a hallmark of a Manchester Pharm.D. degree with the nation’s first master’s in pharmacogenomics – the breakthrough science that uses an individual’s genetic markers to customize and maximize his or her medication therapy.  Additionally, the newly created dual PharmD/MBA in Professional Studies, a collaboration with the Indiana Tech MBA program, will distinguish graduates in an increasingly competitive job market, preparing them for leadership positions in managed care, hospitals, the pharmaceutical industry and independent pharmacies.

Student Handbook: https://www.manchester.edu/academics/colleges/college-of-pharmacy-natural-health-sciences/academic-programs/pharmacy/about-pharmacy 


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GPA and Credit Hour Criteria
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Minimum Overall GPA:: 2.5
Minimum Prerequisite GPA:: 2.5
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants::
Applicants should achieve a preferred minimum 2.5 GPA in both cumulative and prerequisite GPAs; a minimum 2.25 science and math GPA is also preferred for consideration.


Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 60
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 24
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 90
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 36
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants::
Note: To qualify for maximum financial aid eligibility, pharmacy students must have 72 credit hours completed in order to qualify for professional student federal aid.

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

Course Prerequisites
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List of Course Prerequisites::
Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: General Chemistry I and II w/Labs
Semester Hours (Min): 6
Quarter Hours (Min): 9
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry I and II w/Labs
Semester Hours (Min): 6
Quarter Hours (Min): 9
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Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: Biology w/Lab  - various topics accepted; anatomy and physiology (or combined course) preferred
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Anatomy & Physiology
Course Title: Anatomy or Physiology, or a combined course will be counted.
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Microbiology
Course Title: Microbiology w/Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Physics
Course Title: Physics
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Statistics
Course Title: Statistics
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Math
Course Title: Calculus
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Communication / Speech (Verbal)
Course Title: Communications/Speech (must be speaking-oriented)
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: English Composition / Writing
Course Title: English Composition
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Economics
Course Title: Economics (can be general, micro-, or macroeconomics
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Humanities
Course Title: Humanities (Literature, arts, language, philosophy, communication, etc.)
Semester Hours (Min): 6
Quarter Hours (Min): 9
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Course Subject: Social/Behavioral Science
Course Title: Social Science (Psychology, sociology, history, political science, etc.)
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: General Elective(s)
Semester Hours (Min): 12
Quarter Hours (Min): 16

When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)?:
August 15, 2022

Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?:
Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes

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Can applicants use pass/fail classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?:
Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes, but only if no letter grade option available

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Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites::
All science courses (except Physics) require a laboratory component. Applicants must complete all prerequisite coursework preferably by August 15, 2022.  If additional time to complete coursework is needed, requests will be considered on a case by case basis.  No grade below a “C-” will count toward prerequisite coursework.
Please note: all prerequisites must be completed at an accredited institution.   

Link to additional course prerequisites information:: https://www.manchester.edu/academics/colleges/college-of-pharmacy-natural-health-sciences/academic-programs/pharmacy/admissions/admission-requirements/prerequisite-coursework
I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Supplemental Materials
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Supplemental Requirements:
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Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS?: No

Supplemental Application Fee:
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Will your institution require a supplemental application fee?: No

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

PCAT and Other Tests
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Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy:: Optional
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Additional PCAT information::
Manchester University's Doctor of Pharmacy Program does not require the PCAT for admission. However, based on your application materials, the admissions committee may request PCAT scores as an additional metric for consideration. 

Minimum composite PCAT score considered:: 50
Other Admission Tests:
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Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements.: Yes
If yes, select which other admission tests you accept or require:: Situational Judgement Test

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

Observation Hours
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Observation Hours Required:
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Does your program require pharmacy observation hours?: Recommended, but not required
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I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)
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Evaluations Required:
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Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution?: Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required?: Two (2)

Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.:
Clergy: ACCEPTED
Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
Employer: ACCEPTED
Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
Friend: 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
Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED

Committee Letters:
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What is your college/school policy on committee letters? : Conditionally accepted
If you've selected "Conditionally Accepted," please post the criteria you require and all necessary information for the applicants.:
Manchester requires that clear language appears as part of the document that explains multiple individuals had a role in writing the letter; it can count as more than one evaluation as long as it's clear more than one individual was involved in the reference.

Does it count as more than one evaluation?: Yes

Composite Letters:
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What is your college/school policy on composite letters?: Conditionally accepted
If you've selected "Conditionally Accepted," please post the criteria you require and all necessary information for the applicants.:
Manchester requires that clear language appears as part of the document that explains multiple individuals had a role in writing the letter or collection of letters; it can count as more than one evaluation as long as it's clear more than one individual was involved in the reference.

Does it count as more than one evaluation?: Yes

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

Residency
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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::
Manchester University is a private institution, and therefore tuition and fee charges are the same for all domestic and international students, regardless of residency.

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

International Applicants
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Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)?: Yes
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission:: US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary 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 
Other clarifying information, if necessary::
For additional information, please visit this website: https://www.manchester.edu/academics/colleges/college-of-pharmacy-natural-health-sciences/academic-programs/pharmacy/admissions/admission-requirements/international-admissions

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: :
The TOEFL or IELTS exam is not required for U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The TOEFL or IELTS exam is required of all students whose language of instruction is not English.  However, students who were instructed in English may still be asked to submit an English proficiency exam score as requested.  Please contact the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Management at (260) 470-2703 or at healthsciences@manchester.edu for more details. 

Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs for Current Pharmacists
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Does the institution offer a post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists in the U.S. or abroad? : No

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

Interviews
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Interview Format:: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Does the institution offer an online interview option?: Yes
Briefly describe your institution's interview process::
For more information about the interview process, please refer to the admissions page on the website: http://www.manchester.edu/academics/colleges/college-of-pharmacy-natural-health-sciences/pharmacy/admissions

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

Accepted Applicants
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Deposits:
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Is a deposit required to hold an acceptee's place in the class?: Varies

Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class::
- 2022-08-23

Additional details for accepted applicants::
Some admitted students will be asked to participate in a Pharmacy Transition Program on the Fort Wayne campus starting in early August 2022.  Those students who fall below specific GPA or other admission metrics will be required to participate.  This experience provides skills practice in communication, calculations, problem solving, and other relevant topics that will get students on the right track before starting in the Fall.

Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation?: No
I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings
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Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service?: Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service?: Yes
I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes