Graduates of our Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program are leaders, entrepreneurs and patient care problem solvers! With 4,000+ alumni worldwide and 1,100+ preceptors at more than 600 clinical sites, our students connect with working pharmacy professionals from day one. Whether you're a student at our Tucson Campus or our Phoenix Campus, you'll learn alongside each other and from our renowned faculty in the classroom, the lab, and practice sites. Curious to learn more? Read on or visit us online.
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Graduates of our Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program are leaders, entrepreneurs and patient care problem solvers! With 4,000+ alumni worldwide and 1,100+ preceptors at more than 600 clinical sites, our students connect with working pharmacy professionals from day one. Whether you're a student at our Tucson Campus or our Phoenix Campus, you'll learn alongside each other and from our renowned faculty in the classroom, the lab, and practice sites. Curious to learn more? Read on or visit us online.
1295 N. Martin Ave. B107
P.O. Box 210202
Tucson
Arizona
85721
United States
Arizona
Yes

Program Application Deadline

March 1, 2024
November 1, 2023
Benefits of meeting the priority deadline include:

Improved chances of receiving an offer of admission through our rolling admission process.
Improved chances of receiving an offer of admission to your preferred campus, Phoenix or Tucson.
Improved chances of receiving a prestigious merit award, the Coit Admissions Scholarship, up to $10,000. Coit Admissions Scholarships are awarded to top applicants on a rolling basis beginning in January 2024.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
We admit a cohort of up to 80 students at our Phoenix Campus each year and a cohort of up to 80+ students at our Tucson Campus each year.
Yes
Public
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Not Required
Yes
Early assurance , Other
International pharmacist pathway for those who are licensed to practice pharmacy outside the US.
Yes

Last Entering Class

143
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/JD (Juris Doctor), PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), Other Dual Degrees
Additionally, we offer:
Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Legal Studies (PharmD/MLS)
Master of Science in Nursing/Doctor of Pharmacy/Doctor of Nursing Practice-FNP Specialty (MSN/PharmD/DNP-FNP)
PhD in the following areas: Drug Discovery and Development, Pharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, Health and Pharmaceutical Outcomes, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Yes
PharmD dual degrees and certificates for PharmD students and practicing professionals are part of the PharmD Forward program. Dual-degrees and certificates for PharmD students and health professionals produce diversified leaders prepared to lead in pharmacy and health care. The R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy is home to a range of innovative programs and training for pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists in Arizona and around the world.


Yes

Program Description

The R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy at The University of Arizona admits a cohort of 160+ students each fall semester: up to 80+ students to the Tucson Campus and up to 80 students to the Phoenix Campus. Admitted students pursue a four-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree.

For additional information concerning application requirements, visit:
https://www.pharmacy.arizona.edu/academics/academic-degrees/pharmd/admissions

If you earned a bachelor’s degree in another country and if that degree allows you to be a licensed pharmacist in the country where you obtained the degree, please visit our PharmD for Non-U.S. Licensed Pharmacists page:
https://www.pharmacy.arizona.edu/pharmd-non-us-pharmacists

During the past five years, on average 95 percent or more of the students who entered the UA College of Pharmacy graduated. The passing rates for new UA graduates who are first-time candidates for the North American Pharmacist Licensure Exam (NAPLEX) exceeds the state and national average passing rate.

The College is currently ranked 13th in the nation by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). This ranking is based on total funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
2.5
Minimum Overall GPA of 2.5 required, 2.75 or better strongly preferred
Minimum Prerequisite GPA of 2.5 required, 2.75 or better strongly preferred
Minimum Science GPA of 2.5 required, 2.75 or better strongly preferred
Minimum Non-science GPA of 2.5 required, 2.75 or better strongly preferred
62
35
A maximum of 3 prerequisite courses may be taken in spring 2024 (UA-BSPS students exempt). PharmD students must earn 90 units of credit by June 1, 2024 to be eligible for full Federal Financial Aid. This can include AP, CLEP or IB credits. Applicants who have earned fewer than 90 credits by June 1, 2024 are eligible for partial Federal Financial Aid. Visit https://financialaid.arizona.edu/types-of-aid/loans/federal-limits and select Health Profession Students drop-down menu for more information.
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
English Composition / Writing English Composition 101 3
English Composition / Writing English Composition 102 3
Math Math 113 (or 11A & B, 125) Brief Calculus/Calculus 3
Humanities Fine Art or Literature (Music, Art, Dance, Theater, Photography, or the study of any literary form). 3
Humanities Traditions & Cultures: (Anthropology, History, Humanities, Philosophy, or Religious Studies) 3
Social/Behavioral Science Individuals & Societies: (Communications, Gender/Ethnic Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Education) 6
Humanities Diversity - Includes Gender/Race/Class/Ethnicity/Non-Western Studies. (May be double-dipped with Humanities or Social/Behavioral Science) 3
Statistics Statistics (Basic Statistics MATH 163, 263, PSY 230, or BIOS 376) 3
Chemistry General Chemistry I (Lecture and Lab) 4
Chemistry General Chemistry II (Lecture and Lab) 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I (Lecture and Lab) 4
Chemistry Organic Chem II (Lecture and Lab) 4
Biology/Biological Science Biology I (Lecture and Lab) 4
Microbiology Microbiology (Lecture and Lab) 4
Physics Physics I (Lecture) 3
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy & Physiology I (Lab included) 4
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy & Physiology II (Lab included) 4
Applicants need to complete all course prerequisites by June 1, 2024 prior to fall 2024 enrollment. Exceptions can be made for students on the quarter system.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: No
Pass/fail credits may be considered for coursework taken in spring 2020 to accommodate those whose learning was disrupted by the pandemic.
Contact Karen Weaver with questions concerning prerequisites: karenw@arizona.edu
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
There is a $200 seat deposit due within two weeks after acceptance notification is sent. A separate $300 Orientation fee is due by May 1, 2024.
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
n/a
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
While we do not require observation hours, you may include these hours on your resume/CV and/or communicate by other means your experiences in healthcare with us, to strengthen your application. It is critical that applicants demonstrate solid reasoning for pursuing the Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Accepted
No
No answer
Two PharmCAS evaluations/LORs are required, while submitting a third is optional. Recommenders enter their evaluations online. Instructions for evaluations can be found within the PharmCAS application. All evaluations/LORs must be submitted through PharmCAS.
Yes

Residency

No
No
The R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy follows University and Arizona Board of Regents policy concerning residency. Visit the UArizona Office of the Registrar for more information: https://registrar.arizona.edu/support-services/residency-classification-tuition-purposes/residency-guidelines
Yes

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
1. If you are an applicant who has already earned a degree in a country outside the United States that prepares you to practice pharmacy in that country, you may apply to The University of Arizona PharmD program through the PharmD for Non-U.S. Pharmacists Application pathway.

* Students admitted through the PharmD program for Non-U.S. Pharmacists Application pathway typically study on the Tucson Campus.
* You must submit your official transcripts for evaluation to World Education Services (WES). https://www.wes.org/
* All other applicants, regardless of nationality, must take prerequisite courses from accredited US colleges and universities.

2. All students are required to submit a Pharmacy Intern license application to the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy. The application requires a Social Security Number (SSN). F-1 students are eligible to receive an SSN.

For additional information visit: https://www.pharmacy.arizona.edu/pharmd-non-us-pharmacists
Yes
The TOEFL is required only for applicants using the Non-U.S. Pharmacist application pathway.
No
Details on Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs
Yes
Yes

Interviews

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI), Other interview format
Yes
Selected applicants will be invited to participate in a virtual, asynchronous MMI through Kira Talent. Upon receipt of the invitation to participate in the Kira Talent process, applicants will have one week to complete the asynchronous MMI via Kira Talent. Failure to complete the MMI in the given timeframe will result in denial of admission. Select applicants may be offered a synchronous interview, typically conducted via Zoom, in addition to the Kira Talent MMI.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
A $200 deposit is due within two weeks after the student is notified of acceptance to the PharmD program. An additional $300 Orientation Fee is due by May 1, 2024.
2024-08-26
UArizona Academic Calendar https://catalog.arizona.edu/2024-2025-academic-calendar
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No
Yes