Beginning October 16, 2020, the University of Georgia Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program will waive the requirement that applicants must take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle. For the 2020-2021 application cycle, the PCAT exam is RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. Applicants who may wish to strengthen their application should consider taking the PCAT exam.
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Beginning October 16, 2020, the University of Georgia Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program will waive the requirement that applicants must take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle. For the 2020-2021 application cycle, the PCAT exam is RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. Applicants who may wish to strengthen their application should consider taking the PCAT exam.
250 W Green St
Athens
Georgia
30602
United States
Georgia

Program Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
For Regular Decision applicants, the preferred application deadline for scholarship consideration is February 1, 2021 and the final application deadline is April 1, 2021.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • Augusta Campus - Augusta, Georgia
  • Southwest Georgia Campus - Albany, Georgia
  • Southeast Georgia Campus - Savannah, Georgia
No
Public
No
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
No

Last Entering Class

146

Upcoming Entering Class

145
0

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health)
No

Program Description

As the largest and only public College of Pharmacy in the state of Georgia, we provide a top-quality education for an affordable price. We have developed a four-year, comprehensive and diverse PharmD curriculum designed to train pharmacists who wish to practice at the top of their profession. The College is committed to assuring that its graduates are ready to practice as effective members of interdisciplinary health care teams.

Several factors set our program apart from others:

* PharmD/MBA or PharmD/MPH dual degree programs
* Certificate programs in Pharmacy Entrepreneurship and Regulatory Sciences
* 93.8% first-time pass rate for the NAPLEX licensing exam
* 72% match rate for PGY1 residencies
* More than $240,000 in scholarships
* Numerous research opportunities
* More than 18 pharmacy student organizations, which provide students with leadership opportunities and professional development
* Access to support services, including academic support and student success; career development; and health, wellness, and counseling

Complete information on the Pharm.D. program, as well as graduate and residency programs within the College of Pharmacy, can be found at https://rx.uga.edu/

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

N/A
N/A
We are seeking candidates with a preferred prerequisite GPA of 2.5 or higher. When all prerequisite courses are completed, applicants must have a minimum prerequisite GPA of 2.0 to be admitted. For Fall 2020, students admitted into the Pharm.D. program had an average GPA for the prerequisite courses of approximately 3.46.
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36
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Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
English Composition / Writing English Composition I 3
English Composition / Writing English Composition II 3
Math Calculus 3
Statistics Introductory Statistics 3
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Introduction to Public Speaking or Introduction to Interpersonal Communication 3
Economics Principles of Macroeconomics or Principles of Microeconomics 3
Social/Behavioral Science Social Sciences 6
Other World Languages and Culture - a total of 9 hours (three 3-credit courses) are required; accepted courses can be found at http://www.bulletin.uga.edu/GenEdCoreBulletin.aspx 9
Chemistry General Chemistry I with Lab 4
Chemistry General Chemistry II with Lab 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I with Lab 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II with Lab 4
Biology/Biological Science Priniciples of Biology I with Lab 4
Biology/Biological Science Principles of Biology II with Lab 4
Microbiology Microbiology (lab optional) 3
Biochemistry Biochemistry (lab optional) 3
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy and Physiology (labs optional) 6
Only two prerequisite courses may be taken after the spring semester (e.g., in Maymester or summer semester), and only one of those courses can be a math or science course (i.e., calculus, statistics, chemistry, biology, microbiology, biochemistry, anatomy or physiology). Applicants needing to complete more than one math or science course, or more than two courses of any type, after the spring semester will not be offered admission.
A grade of C- or higher must be earned in all prerequisite courses. If an applicant receives an offer of admission prior to completing all of the prerequisite courses, a grade of C- or higher must be earned in any outstanding pre-pharmacy courses

We are seeking candidates with a preferred prerequisite GPA of 2.5 or higher. For Fall 2020, the average prerequisite GPA was 3.46.

For specific prerequisite information, visit https://rx.uga.edu/students/prospective-pharmd-students/.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

Yes
Yes
$55.00
The online University of Georgia College of Pharmacy supplemental application will be available beginning July 14, 2020. Applicants must have started the PharmCAS application before going online to complete the supplemental application. The supplemental application is not sent to applicants; they must go online to complete the application. For Early Decision applicants, the deadline to submit the supplemental application and pay the fee is September 8, 2020. For Regular Decision applicants, the preferred application deadline for scholarship consideration is February 1, 2021 and the final application deadline is April 1, 2021.

PCAT and Other Tests

Recommended
Beginning October 16, 2020, the University of Georgia Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program will waive the requirement that applicants must take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle. For the 2020-2021 application cycle, the PCAT exam is RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. Applicants who may wish to strengthen their application should consider taking the PCAT exam.
N/A
No

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Employer: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
N/A
No
Conditionally accepted
N/A
No
Two letters of recommendation are required and a maximum of four letters may be submitted. It is highly preferred that one recommender be someone very familiar with the applicant's academic background as a result of teaching the applicant at the college level. The second recommendation should be from a health professional, preferably a pharmacist mentor/supervisor, familiar with the applicant's interest in and suitability for a career in pharmacy. However, letters of recommendation from other sources are accepted. Letters must be sent directly to PharmCAS; letters sent to the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy will not be accepted.

Residency

No
No

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Foreign (non-US) Citizens
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Credit can be given for courses completed at foreign institutions, but no letter grades for those courses will be transferred. Such courses do not have to be repeated, but the pre-pharmacy GPA can be calculated only from courses taken at accredited institutions in the United States.
Therefore, it is required that all international applicants take a minimum of 50 percent of the pre-pharmacy core curriculum hours (including both English courses) at an accredited US institution in order to establish a GPA. All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the application evaluation service required for use by PharmCAS.
All admitted students must verify their lawful presence in accordance with the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia policies. Information about the VLP policies can be found on the website https://www.admissions.uga.edu/apply/vlp/.
No

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Qualified applicants will be invited to campus for interview on a rolling basis until the class is filled. Candidates invited for interviews will meet with members of the Admissions Committee, faculty, staff and currently enrolled Pharm.D. students. During the interview, students may be asked to discuss their academic background, reasons for selecting pharmacy as a profession, plans upon graduation, work experience, leadership experience, and extracurricular activities. Verbal and written communication skills also will be evaluated.

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
The seat deposit amount is $500.00 and is non-refundable. The seat deposit is applied to Fall 2021 tuition.
  • August 18, 2021
New Student Orientation and White Coat Ceremony will be in August 2021. Detailed information will be available in October at https://rx.uga.edu/students/recently-admitted-pharmd-students/.
No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No