Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers a unique, year-round, 3-year accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy program. The program places students on the fast track to their degree, licensure, and pharmacy practice. Located in Louisville, KY, our faculty and staff promote a culture of family, and our low student-to-faculty ration (6:1) are conducive to personal instruction and advising. Our start date for the incoming class is July 3, 2023.
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Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers a unique, year-round, 3-year accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy program. The program places students on the fast track to their degree, licensure, and pharmacy practice. Located in Louisville, KY, our faculty and staff promote a culture of family, and our low student-to-faculty ration (6:1) are conducive to personal instruction and advising. Our start date for the incoming class is July 3, 2023.
2100 Gardiner Lane
Louisville
Kentucky
40205
United States
Kentucky
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2023
We recommend students apply as early as possible during the application cycle. Please work with a Sullivan University Admissions Advisor to determine the best time for you to submit your application. Applicants who submit earlier in the cycle have a greater chance of receiving internal scholarships. There are a limited number of internal scholarships available and they are awarded to students who meet eligibility criteria on a first-come, first-served basis.
December 1, 2022
Applicants who submit by the priority deadline have a greater chance of receiving an internal scholarship. There are a limited number of internal scholarships available, and they are awarded to students who meet eligibility criteria on a first-come, first-served basis.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Yes
Private
No
Quarter (4 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 3
Not Required
Yes
Accelerated progression (year-round classes), Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance
Yes

Last Entering Class

37
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration)
No
Students may concurrently complete a Master of Business Administration degree while completing the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program. This opportunity is available to students who have been accepted into the PharmD program. While students typically begin MBA coursework after at least one academic quarter in the PharmD program, the MBA program may be started prior to a student’s matriculation into the PharmD program (any quarter start date after acceptance to the PharmD program).
Yes

Program Description

3-YEAR ACCELERATED PROGRAM
Our PharmD program is a unique, year-round, three-year accelerated program that allows students to finish their education and earn a pharmacist’s salary a year sooner than about 90% of other U.S. colleges and schools of pharmacy. The program puts students on the fast track to their degree, licensure, and pharmacy practice. Students attend school year-round in the first and second years to complete the didactic portion of the curriculum. The didactic years follow a quarter system, with 11-week quarters and a two-week break between quarters. The third-year is the experiential portion of the program, wherein students work in a variety of practice settings to hone clinical and communication skills.

SMALL PROGRAM FEEL IN KENTUCKY'S LARGEST CITY
We embrace a "Pharmily" philosophy, offering a student-centered program that is a welcoming, inclusive environment where all are valued. Our small class sizes and low student-to-faculty ratio allow faculty to give individualized attention to each student, and also allow for all students to have professional development and leadership opportunities. Additionally, our faculty are teaching-focused. While our faculty engage in research, fostering exceptional learning experiences and student success are top priorities for the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

We are located in Louisville, KY, home to rich cultural events and attractions, a burgeoning restaurant scene, amazing parks and outdoor activities, and, of course, the Kentucky Derby. Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville is consistently named one of the Best Places to Live, and one of the Most Affordable Cities for Solo Renters. Louisville is home to a large concentration of hospitals and health systems, allowing for diverse experiential learning opportunities.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

N/A
N/A
Admissions preference is given to applicants with a 3.0 pre-pharmacy GPA or higher.
62
27
93
40.5
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
English Composition / Writing English Composition I 3 4.5
English Composition / Writing English Composition II 3 4.5
Chemistry General Chemistry I with Lab 4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry II with Lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I with Lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II with Lab 4 6
Math Elementary Calculus 3 4.5
Biology/Biological Science General Biology with Lab 4 6
Microbiology General Microbiology with Lab 4 6
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy and Physiology 3 4.5
Statistics Elementary Statistics 3 4.5
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Public Speaking or Communications course 2 3
General Elective(s) General Education Topics/ Electives (3 or 4 credit hour courses) 21 31.5
All pre-pharmacy courses must be completed by June 15, 2023.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
Pass/fail coursework is considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact your Admissions Advisor if you have any questions.
Biology, chemistry, and microbiology courses must include a laboratory component. A lab is optional for human anatomy and physiology. Please refer to our website at: https://www.sullivan.edu/college-of-pharmacy-and-health-sciences/admissions.

Value-Added Courses: If an applicant has completed the minimal pre-requisite courses listed above and is searching for electives, successful performance in Medical Terminology, Economics, and additional science coursework would strengthen an application.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

Yes
No
Applicants invited to interview will be sent a link to complete the required SU COPHS Doctor of Pharmacy program Supplemental Application.
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
Optional standardized test scores may be submitted for the Admissions Committee to consider while evaluating your application (PCAT preferred, GRE, MCAT, DAT, etc. test scores may be considered). The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a test score from any applicant in order to make a more informed admissions decision. We encourage you to speak with an Admissions Advisor about whether a test score might strengthen your application. Scores must not be more than 2 years old at the start of each application cycle.
N/A
Yes
DAT, GRE, MCAT, Other
PCAT preferred, GRE, MCAT, DAT, and other health professions entrance exam scores may be considered.
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Pharmacy and/or healthcare experience is highly encouraged for all applicants (work or shadowing).
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
Accepted
No
Accepted
No
We recommend at least one professional reference and one academic evaluation.
Yes

Residency

No
No
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS
Records in any language other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation and statement of equivalency to U.S. credits, diplomas, or degrees by World Education Services (WES). The student is responsible for any fees or other charges related to obtaining these documents.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (please see https://www.sullivan.edu/programs/doctor-of-pharmacy-international?utm_medium=top_nav)
Non-US citizens do not qualify for financial aid. Financial ability must be demonstrated by providing a valid bank statement or other financial document which demonstrates possession of the equivalent of one academic year’s tuition and living expenses in addition to an official financial certificate including signatures of the sponsor and bank official and/or notarized affidavit of support signed by the applicant and sponsor, specifying amount pledged in support that is accompanied by official bank documents such as an issued monthly statement.
Yes
If English is a second language, an 80 TOEFL score is required. It is the applicant’s responsibility to obtain necessary information and application forms, and to schedule and take the test by a date that will assure delivery of results to the university by required deadlines. TOEFL scores are only valid for two years after the test date.
No
Yes

Interviews

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI), Other interview format
Yes
Admissions interviews will be conducted October through June of the application year. We offer in-person and virtual interview options. While our precise schedule varies, the interview day consists of three evaluative components in which applicants will demonstrate their strengths for admission: Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs), Team Activity, and Writing Assignment. The interview day is also an opportunity for applicants to learn more about out Sullivan’s PharmD program. We want your interview experience to be exciting, informative, and memorable! Candidates will attend informational sessions, tour the college, and interact with program faculty and students.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
We follow the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Cooperative Admissions Guidelines. The admissions deposit is applied to a matriculating student's first quarter of tuition.
2023-07-03
Note that any outstanding requirements must be satisfactorily completed and official transcripts must be received by June 15, 2023. Proof of all required immunizations must be submitted to the program prior to the first day of class. Students without completed immunization records on file will not be permitted to sit for class. Orientation will occur within two (2) weeks prior to the first day of classes and is MANDATORY for all matriculating students.
Yes
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes