A total of 140 candidates will be admitted to the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. 70 students will be in Tucson and 70 will be in Phoenix. Candidates admitted through the Non-U.S. Pharmacists application are only admitted to the Tucson Campus.
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Contact Information

A total of 140 candidates will be admitted to the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. 70 students will be in Tucson and 70 will be in Phoenix. Candidates admitted through the Non-U.S. Pharmacists application are only admitted to the Tucson Campus.
1295 N. Martin Ave. B107
P.O. Box 210202
Tucson
Arizona
85721
United States
Arizona

Program Application Deadline

December 1, 2020
The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy does not have a supplemental application.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • We have a cohort of 70 students at our Phoenix campus for each class year and a cohort of 70 students at our Tucson Campus for each class year.
Yes
Public
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Not Required
Yes
Early assurance

Last Entering Class

116

Upcoming Entering Class

140
0

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/JD (Juris Doctor), PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/MS (Master of Science), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), Other Dual Degrees
Additionally, we offer:
Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Legal Studies (PharmD/MLS)
Doctor of Pharmacy/Masters of Science in Nursing with Family Nurse Practitioner Cert. (PharmD/MSN/FNP Cert)
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 University of Arizona - College of Pharmacy is home to a range of innovative programs and training for pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists in Arizona and around the world.


Program Description

The College of Pharmacy at The University of Arizona currently admits classes of 140 student pharmacists each fall semester in Tucson and Phoenix. Students are eligible to apply if they meet all admission requirements. Admitted students pursue a four-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree.

The College offers Early Decision through PharmCAS. The PharmCAS application will open 7/14/20. The Early Decision deadline is 9/8/20. Qualified applicants will be interviewed in September and October with decisions made by 10/23/20 for Early Decision. Rolling admissions will continue with interviews in November through March. Admission decisions will be announced within two weeks after each interview day. The application deadline for non-Early Decision candidates is 12/1/20.

PharmD applicants, visit: https://www.pharmacy.arizona.edu/academics/pharmd/admissions/pharmD for more information.

PharmD for Non-U.S. Pharmacists applicants, visit: https://www.pharmacy.arizona.edu/academics/pharmd/admissions/pharmd-international for more information on the College's PharmD for Non-U.S. 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) has almost always exceeded the state and national average passing rate.

The College is currently ranked 8th 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).

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
2.5
59
35
PharmD Applicants must complete 90 units/credits by June 1 to be eligible for full Federal Financial Aid once admitted to the College. This can include AP, CLEP or IB credits. Visit: https://www.pharmacy.arizona.edu/academics/pharmd/admissions/pharmd-international for more details on our PharmD for Non-U.S. Pharmacists program.

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 Brief Calculus/Calculus 3
Humanities Fine Art or Literature (Music, Art, Dance, Theater, Photography, or the study of any literary form). 3
Humanities TRAD - Traditions & Cultures: (Anthropology,History, Humanities, Philosophy, or Religious Studies) 3
Social/Behavioral Science INDV - Individuals & Societies: (Communications, Gender /Ethnic Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology) 6
Humanities Diversity - may be double-dipped with TRAD/INDV/ART/LIT (includes Gender/Race/Class/Ethnicity/Non-Western Studies) 3
Statistics Statistics 3
Chemistry General Chemistry I 4
Chemistry General Chemistry II 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I 4
Chemistry Organic Chem II 4
Biology/Biological Science Biology I 4
Microbiology Microbiology 4
Physics Physics I 3
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy & Physiology I 4
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy & Physiology II 4
Applicants need to complete all course prerequisites by June 2021 prior to fall 2021 enrollment.
PharmD Applicants must complete 90 units/credits by June 1 to be eligible for full Federal Financial Aid once admitted to the College. This can include AP, CLEP or IB credits. Visit: https://www.pharmacy.arizona.edu/academics/pharmd/admissions/pharmd-international for more details on our PharmD for Non-U.S. Pharmacists program.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
There is a $200 seat deposit due approximately two weeks after acceptance notification is sent. A separate $300 Orientation fee is due on or after March 1st.

PCAT and Other Tests

Required
Students must take the PCAT no later than September 10, 2020 to be eligible to apply for Early Decision. Early Decision applicants will receive an admission decision by October 23, 2020 and will have priority in selecting their choice of Tucson or Phoenix campus.
All other applicants must take the PCAT no later than January 6-7, 2021 (if needed, you may use preliminary scores) for fall 2021 admission. A PCAT test score used for admission may not be more than three years old. If you take the PCAT more than once, the admissions committee will evaluate your highest scores. For details on the PCAT tests dates, please visit: https://www.pcatweb.info/.
n/a
No

Observation Hours

Yes
80
*FOR 2020-2021 PHARMCAS APPLICANTS: We will be waiving the requirement for health-care experience and community service hours for 2020-21 PharmCAS applicants. See also https://www.pharmacy.arizona.edu/academics/pharmd/admissions/pharmD

PharmD applicants are required to have 40 Community Service hours AND 40 Work Experience. Both can be completed from a Pharmacy and/or Health Care setting.
Early Assurance students only need 20 hours of healthcare experience and 20 hours of community service.

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: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
No Answer
No answer
Two PharmCAS evaluations are required (submitting a third is optional). Recommenders enter their evaluations online after the application is submitted. Instructions for evaluations can be found on the PharmCAS application.

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, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Do not send any foreign transcript documentation. School only considers U.S. credentials. If you have completed your course prerequisites at a foreign institution, you may be ineligible for admission to these particular pharmacy programs.
If you are an applicant who has already earned a degree in a country outside of the United States that prepares you to practice pharmacy in that country, you may apply to The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy's PharmD program through the PharmD for Non-U.S. Pharmacists application. Students admitted through the PharmD program for Non-U.S. Pharmacists application will take all of their coursework in Tucson, Arizona. Required courses for admission to the College must be from accredited schools in the U.S. Submit your official transcripts for evaluation to WES (World Education Services) https://www.wes.org/

For further details, visit: https://www.pharmacy.arizona.edu/academics/pharmd/admissions/pharmd-international
No
The TOEFFEL is required from applicants using the Non-U.S. Pharmacist application.

Interviews

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI), Other interview format
There is a short orientation before 4 Multi Mini Interviews (MMI), essay, tour, and student panel. Students interview with 4 separate pharmacy faculty/practitioners. The MMI lasts 25-30 minutes. Candidates are asked to write an impromptu essay in a blue book and are given 25 minutes to complete the essay. Virtual Interviews are conducted via Zoom or Skype for non-US pharmacist candidates and/or due to COVID19.

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
A $200 deposit is due two weeks after the student is notified of acceptance to the PharmD program. An additional $300 Orientation Fee is due on or after March 1, 2020.
  • August 25, 2021
Refer to the UA Academic Calendar for the 2021-2022 dates: https://catalog.arizona.edu/calendar/2021-2022-academic-calendar
No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No