Published Survey
Submission Number: 4172
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Contact Information

921 South 5th Avenue
Mail Stop 8288
United States

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2021

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • Pocatello, Idaho
  • Meridian, Idaho
  • Anchorage, Alaska
  • Our main campus is located in Pocatello, Idaho with additional campuses in Meridian, Idaho and Anchorage, Alaska. Details of each location are available:
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required

Last Entering Class


Upcoming Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Program Description

As Idaho’s College of Pharmacy we serve all citizens of the state and are a national leader in telepharmacy services and pharmacy practice transformation. The primary degree offered by the College is the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) that prepares students to become pharmacists. In addition, the college offers a Masters and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Pharm.D. degree is delivered synchronously in Pocatello and Meridian, Idaho and Anchorage, Alaska. We are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education through 2025. The ISU College of Pharmacy trains caring and collaborative pharmacists and scholars while valuing integrity, access, inclusiveness, collaboration, intellectual curiosity, and accountability. Our student outreach programs win national and regional awards and our NAPLEX pass rate remains highly competitive. See why Idaho State University College of Pharmacy should be your first choice for pharmacy education! Discover more about the College of Pharmacy and admission into our PharmD program at:

Connect with us:
Chat with a current PharmD student: Christian Atkinson
Facebook: @idahostateupharmacy
Instagram: @idahostateupharmacy
Twitter: @ISUPharmacy
YouTube: Idaho State University College of Pharmacy

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

Admission to the ISU PharmD program is competitive and past academic performance is considered. The minimum preferred overall GPA and prepharmacy GPA is 2.5.

All required prepharmacy courses must be completed with grades of C- or better.

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology I with lab 4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry I with lab 4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry II with lab 4 6
Statistics Intro to Statistics 3 4.5
Math Brief or Applied Calculus 3 4.5
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I with lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II with lab 4 6
Biochemistry Biochemistry 3 4.5
Physics General Physics I no lab required or Biophysics 3 4.5
Microbiology General Microbiology with lab 4 6
Economics Economics (Macro or Micro) 3 4.5
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy and Physiology I & II with labs OR Human Anatomy with Lab and Human Physiology with Lab 8 12
General Elective(s) ISU General Education and Elective Courses
25 38
All pre-pharmacy requirements should be completed by the end of the spring term of the year you apply, with the exception of biochemistry. Biochemistry may be completed in the early summer session prior to beginning the PharmD curriculum.
All required prepharmacy courses must be completed with grades of C- or better. The preferred minimum prepharmacy coursework GPA is 2.5.

In addition to the prepharmacy prerequisites, Idaho State Univeristy requires students who do not possess an Associate's or Bachelor's degree from an accredited US institution to complete a set of General Education Objectives. We encourage completion of an Associate of Arts or Science prior to matriculation. Beginning the PharmD at ISU without a previous degree may result in the need to complete deficient ISU General Education requirements during PharmD studies. ISU General Education requirements are:

Supplemental Materials


PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Two (2)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Not accepted
Not Accepted
Two letters of reference are required. It is preferred that one of the two be from a U.S. licensed pharmacist. Both letters must be from individuals who have supervised the applicant in a work or academic setting.


Preference is given to residents of Idaho and Alaska.

International Applicants

US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
If you have international coursework to be considered with your application, submit an official course-by-course evaluation report from an institution that is a member of the National Association of Credential Services Incorporated (NACSI). ISU recommends either:

Educational Credential Evaluators
PO Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
(414) 289-3400

World Education Services
Bowling Green Station
Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087
TOEFL or IELTS International applicants will be required to meet the admission requirements of Idaho State University for English proficiency. The details are available:


Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
If invited to interview, candidates are strongly encouraged to interview at ISU's Pocatello, Meridian or Anchorage campus. Applicants residing more than 500 miles from our campuses or with COVID 19 concerns may request a remote interview. Information can be found at:

Accepted Applicants

As an applicant accepts the offer of admission into ISU's PharmD program, a $200 nonrefundable seat-hold fee is required. This amount is then credited to the student's fall 2021 tuition.
  • June 28, 2021
  • August 23, 2021
Accepted students enroll in and complete an online 1 credit PharmD course (PHAR 9911 Intro to Pharmacy Practice) which begins June 28, 2021. Full-time enrollment in the PharmD program for fall 2021 begins August 23.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings