A total of 140 applicants will be admitted to the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy: 70 students at the Tucson Campus and 70 at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. Applicants 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 applicants will be admitted to the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy: 70 students at the Tucson Campus and 70 at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. Applicants admitted through the Non-U.S. Pharmacists Application are only admitted to the Tucson Campus.
1295 N. Martin Ave. B107
P.O. Box 210202
United States

Program Application Deadline

March 1, 2022
December 1, 2021
1. Applicants who apply by December 1 will receive priority consideration for the Coit Admissions Scholarship, worth up to $20,000.
2. Applicants who apply by December 1 are more likely to receive an offer of admission from their desired campus location, Phoenix or Tucson (Phoenix Campus is not an option for those admitted through the international pharmacist pathway).

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.
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Not Required
Early assurance , Other
International pharmacist pathway for those who are licensed to practice pharmacy outside the US.

Last Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

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
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 admits a cohort of 140 students each fall semester: 70 students to the Tucson Campus and 70 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/pharmd/admissions/pharmD.

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/academics/pharmd/admissions/pharmd-international

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

Minimum Science GPA of 2.5 preferred
Minimum Overall GPA of 2.5 preferred
PharmD students must have earned 90 units of credit by June 1, 2022 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, 2022 are eligible for partial Federal Financial Aid. Visit https://financialaid.arizona.edu/types-of-aid/loans/federal-limits and select the Health Profession Students drop-down menu for more information.

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 1, 2022 prior to fall 2022 enrollment.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • 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
Pass/fail credits may be considered for coursework taken in spring 2020 to accommodate those whose learning was disrupted by the pandemic.

Supplemental Materials

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 of the admission year.

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
The PCAT is waived for the 21-22 admissions cycle. Submitted PCAT scores will neither be reviewed nor considered.

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

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
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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 within the PharmCAS application.



International Applicants

US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Foreign (non-US) Citizens
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 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 must study on the Tucson Campus. Submit your official transcripts for evaluation to WES (World Education Services) https://www.wes.org/
For additional information visit: https://www.pharmacy.arizona.edu/academics/pharmd/admissions/pharmd-international

All other applicants - regardless of nationality - must take prerequisite courses from accredited US colleges and universities.

The TOEFL is required only for applicants using the Non-U.S. Pharmacist application pathway.


Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI), Other interview format
Applicants who meet admission requirements 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 fourteen days to complete the asynchronous MMI via Kira Talent. Failure to complete the MMI in the given timeframe will result in denial of admission.

Accepted Applicants

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 of the admission year.
  • Aug 22, 2022
Refer to the UArizona Academic Calendar for more information: https://catalog.arizona.edu/2022-2023-academic-calendar

Background Checks and Drug Screenings