Published Survey
Submission Number: 4064
Submission ID: 12
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Created: Tue, 08/27/2019 - 23:14
Completed: Wed, 05/20/2020 - 12:55
Changed: Mon, 06/15/2020 - 12:16

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Language: English

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Contact Information
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Institution Address:
Street 1: 2500 California Plaza
Street 2: {Empty}
Street 3: {Empty}
City: Omaha
State: Nebraska
Zip: 68178
Country: United States

Program Location:: Nebraska
Admissions Office Contact(s)::
- Name: Shane Bumsted, MS
  Title: Interim Director of Admission 
  Office: Criss Health Science Room 151 
  Phone (Work): (402) 280-2662

Institutional Website::

Contact Information Video::

Program Application Deadline
Application Deadline:
What is the application deadline for your program?: June 1, 2021
Application Deadline Description::
Creighton reviews applications, interviews and extends offers of admission on a rolling basis. Complete applications are normally reviewed within 2 weeks of being verified by PharmCAS.

Does your institution participate in Early Decision?: No

Program Information
Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below:: Full Accreditation 
Satellite/Branch campuses::
- Campus Pathway, established in 1905, Omaha, NE
- Distance Pathway, established in 2001, United States
- Phoenix Pathway, starting 2021, Phoenix, AZ

Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines?: No
Is your institution public or private?: Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center?: Yes
Academic Term Type:: Semester (2 terms per academic year)
Program Structure:
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum?: * 2 - 4

Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions?: Not Required
Alternative Enrollment Options:
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available?: Yes
If Yes to alternate enrollment, check all that apply:: Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Distance pathway offered, Early assurance 

Last Entering Class
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class:: 141

Upcoming Entering Class
Anticipated number of Total Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class:: 145
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class:: 15

Dual and Concurrent Degrees
Dual Degree:
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? : Yes
If yes, check all that apply:: PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MS (Master of Science)

Does your institution offer a concurrent, double, or second degree program, as defined above?: No
Provide any additional information regarding dual, concurrent, double, or second degree programs: :
PharmD/MBA is available for all pathways and the PharmD/MS Pharmaceutical Sciences program is only available for the campus pathway. 

Program Description
Program Description:
Creighton University has a long-standing tradition of excellence in advancing health care professions through service, innovative technology, community outreach, professionalism, and clinical experience. Our Doctor of Pharmacy program has built upon this tradition since 1905. In 2001, we formed the nation's first Distance Pathway allowing students, who are unable to relocate, to complete the majority of  their pharmacy program online (labs are completed on-campus in Omaha, NE for a few weeks each summer and pharmacy practice clinical experiences can be completed closer to home). This fall 2021, we will enroll the first class of our Phoenix Pathway at our new 183,000-square-foot interprofessional Health Sciences Campus at Park Central in midtown Phoenix, AZ. Clinical settings for our PharmD students are diverse and numerous. We have over 1000 established relationships with clinical sites across the United States and internationally, with over 30 elective opportunities to choose from, including unique opportunities in Medication Therapy Management. Please visit our website for more details at

Program Description Video::

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria
Minimum Overall GPA:: N/A
Minimum Prerequisite GPA:: N/A
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants::

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 63
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 27
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 95
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 40.5
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants::

Course Prerequisites
List of Course Prerequisites::
Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: General Biology I & II with labs* 
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Quarter Hours (Min): 12
Course Subject: Anatomy
Course Title: Human Anatomy* 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: General Chemistry I & II with labs* 
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Quarter Hours (Min): 12
Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry I & II with labs* 
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Quarter Hours (Min): 12
Course Subject: Math
Course Title: Calculus* 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
Course Subject: English Composition / Writing
Course Title: English (including Composition) 
Semester Hours (Min): 6
Quarter Hours (Min): 9
Course Subject: Communication / Speech (Verbal)
Course Title: Speech (Must include public speaking.) 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
Course Subject: Psychology
Course Title: Psychology 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
Course Subject: Economics
Course Title: Economics 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
Course Subject: General Elective(s)
Course Title: Electives* 
Semester Hours (Min): 18
Quarter Hours (Min): 27.5

When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)?:
All prerequisite coursework must be completed by August 1st prior to program matriculation. International students (campus pathway only) planning to enroll under an F-1 visa are required to complete all prerequisite coursework by July 1st prior to program matriculation to ensure timely processing of Visa paper work.

Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites::
The biology chemistry courses must be a two-semester, eight-hour or equivalent course sequence. A course sequence is considered to be a correlated pair of courses offering in-depth coverage of a specific field and must be at a level such that the courses would be acceptable as prerequisites to advance towards a baccalaureate degree in that discipline. For chemistry and biology courses, survey courses, courses without associated laboratories, courses designed for non-science majors, or online science courses utilizing a laboratory kit are not acceptable as prerequisite science courses.

I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Supplemental Materials
Supplemental Requirements:
Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS?: No

Supplemental Application Fee:
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee?: No

Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements::

PCAT and Other Tests
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy:: Optional
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:: {Empty}
Additional PCAT information::
PCAT is not required for consideration for admission. 

Minimum composite PCAT score considered:: N/A
Other Admission Tests:
Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements.: No

Observation Hours
Observation Hours Required:
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours?: Recommended, but not required
Please note any additional relevant information::

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)
Evaluations Required:
Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution?: Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required?: Two (2)

Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.:
Employer: ACCEPTED
Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
Politician: ACCEPTED
Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
Supervisor: ACCEPTED
Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED

Committee Letters:
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? : No Answer

Composite Letters:
What is your college/school policy on composite letters?: No answer

Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations::
Creighton requires two letters of reference, but will accept up to four. Applicants are strongly encouraged to identify recommenders who can attest to their professionalism, maturity, aptitude for clinical doctoral coursework, and knowledge of the pharmacy profession.

Is preference given to state residents?: No
Is preference given to residents of other states?: No
Additional information about the program’s state residency requirements::

International Applicants
Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)?: Yes
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission:: 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)
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad):: 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. 
Other clarifying information, if necessary::
Due to F1 Visa requirements and timelines, we require international students to complete all admission prerequisites by July 1 prior to enrollment to ensure adequate time for processing. Students studying at Creighton who are on an international student visa are not eligible for the distance pathway due to federal regulations for distance study.

Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?: Yes
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: :
The TOEFL may be waived if an international student has completed 2+ years of full-time college coursework at a regionally accredited college or university within the United States

Interview Format:: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Briefly describe your institution's interview process::
Interviewees are required to be on campus for entire duration/agenda of the interview day.  Interview days consist of multiple information sessions, as well as a 25 minute interview.  Either a pair of two faculty members or a pair of one faculty member and one alumnus will conduct the interview. The interview is closed file. Should the University be closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, interviews will move to a virtual format. 

Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description::

Accepted Applicants
Is a deposit required to hold an acceptee's place in the class?: Yes
Is the deposit refundable for any period of time?: No
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies::
A $400 non-refundable deposit is required.

Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class::
- August 08, 2021

Additional details for accepted applicants::

Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation?: No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service?: Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service?: No