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Contact Information

SDSU College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions
Box 2202C
South Dakota
United States
South Dakota

Program Application Deadline

We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
February 01, 2021
We are not a participating PharmCAS institution

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
Early assurance

Last Entering Class


Upcoming Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Program Description

The South Dakota State University Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program is nationally recognized for excellence in preparing students to provide high quality patient-centered care. The Pharm.D. program curriculum is designed to prepare pharmacy graduates for interprofessional collaborative practice. Medication therapy management, patient counseling on proper medication use, and drug therapy outcome monitoring are areas of focus throughout the program. In addition, development of lifelong learning and leadership skills are emphasized. The College also offers a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate program, which provides a valuable background of preparation for an academic or pharmaceutical industry career. In the area of research, the College has great momentum. Research teams led by faculty are making progress on projects that can enhance the health and wellbeing of people around the world. The College’s growing research portfolio includes oncology, pharmacogentics, unique drug delivery systems, addiction to drugs and alcohol, cardiovascular health, dementia, ophthalmic medicine, and new models of pharmacy care. The "home" for the College as it conducts this important, problem-solving research and teaches pharmacy care of today and tomorrow is the recently constructed Avera Health and Science Center. This state-of-the art facility features 97,000 square-feet of teaching laboratory, classroom, and office space, as well as 48,600 square-feet of research laboratory space. If you are interested in visiting, please contact us. We would be happy to show you around and tell you more about our programs.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria


Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General Chemistry with Lab 8
Chemistry Organic Chemistry with Lab 8
Biology/Biological Science General Biology with Lab 3
Math Calculus 5
Microbiology Microbiology with Lab 4
Anatomy Human Anatomy with Lab 4
Physiology Human Physiology with Lab 4
Economics Economics 3
English Composition / Writing English Composition 6
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Speech 3
Statistics General Statistics 3
All pre-requisites must be completed prior to starting your P1 year

Supplemental Materials

We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
We are not a participating PharmCAS institution

PCAT and Other Tests

SDSU requires one standardized test; either the ACT, SAT, or PCAT.

Observation Hours


Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): NOT ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): NOT ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): NOT ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: NOT ACCEPTED
Not accepted
Not Accepted
Students are asked to list two references on their application for admission; we do not ask for letters of reference.



International Applicants

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)
Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school


Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Students are asked to complete a 30-minute interview as part of the admissions process. The candidate will be interviewed by two people and be asked a variety of questions.

Accepted Applicants

We require a $600 deposit at the time of admission
  • August 23, 2021

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
We are not a participating PharmCAS institution