Teaching innovative practices and developing entrepreneurial leaders in pharmacy! Personalized education, practical experience in a capitol city, and professional preparation. 6 dual degree options (HIA-Health Informatics & Analytics, MBA-Business Administration, MPA-Public Administration, MPH-Public Health, MSLD-Leadership Development, JD-Law). A concentration in Diabetes Care and a certificate in Evidence Based Healthcare. Scholarships up to $26,000 per year available for eligible applicants.
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Teaching innovative practices and developing entrepreneurial leaders in pharmacy! Personalized education, practical experience in a capitol city, and professional preparation. 6 dual degree options (HIA-Health Informatics & Analytics, MBA-Business Administration, MPA-Public Administration, MPH-Public Health, MSLD-Leadership Development, JD-Law). A concentration in Diabetes Care and a certificate in Evidence Based Healthcare. Scholarships up to $26,000 per year available for eligible applicants.
2507 University Ave.
Des Moines
Iowa
50311
United States
Iowa
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2023
January 4, 2023
If you apply by the priority deadline, you will have priority consideration for our most prestigious scholarships. Check out our pharmacy scholarships website at https://www.drake.edu/pharmacy/scholarships/ and see all the great opportunities that are available to you as an applicant! Our scholarships range from $10,000 - $20,000 per year and are awarded for up to 4 years. This year, 100% of our incoming P1s are receiving scholarships! Apply early to maximize your opportunities!
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
None
Yes
Private
No
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
Yes
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance
Yes

Last Entering Class

45
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/JD (Juris Doctor), PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPA (Public Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/MSHI or MHIIM (Health Informatics), PharmD/MSLD (Leadership Development)
No
Yes

Program Description

At Drake, we are teaching innovative practices for the future of pharmacy—in and out of the classroom through the following:

Practical Experiences
* Begin working with patients in your first semester
* Enhance your knowledge base through hands-on involvement
* Extensive local and national practitioner network
* Opportunities for international rotations

Value-Added Opportunities
* 6 dual-degree options
* Complete 2 degrees in less time than it would take to pursue each degree separately
* Opportunities for minors and concentrations to add to your PharmD
* >50% of graduates earn second degree, minor or concentration with PharmD

Personalized Education
* Individual attention from faculty and staff
* Curriculum rich with high impact teaching practices, including team-based learning
* Become a capable communicator, problem solver, and decision maker
* Focus on patient-centered care, health promotion, practice management, and advocacy

Connections in the Capital
* Only college of pharmacy located in Des Moines, Iowa’s capital city
* Opportunities for unique practice experiences
* Access to legislative activities through professional organizations
* Legislative internships at the State Capitol
* Benefits and networking through the Iowa Pharmacy Association

Professional Preparation
* Emphasis on entrepreneurial leadership and advancing the pharmacy profession
* Intentional professional development and leadership opportunities
* Nationally recognized co-curricular programs, student organizations, and professional fraternities

Excellence in Outcomes
* Graduates consistently achieve above the national average in outcomes
* >98% accomplishment rate
* In the top 5 programs nation-wide for ASHP residency match rate in the last 2 out of 3 years
* Consistently above national average in NAPLEX pass rate
* #1 program in the national Pharmacy Times-Parata Next Generation Future Pharmacists Award (7 finalists and 3 winners in 11 years)
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

N/A
N/A
No minimum GPA is required, although 3.0 (as calculated in PharmCAS) is considered competitive.
64
27
85
40
You must complete at least 2 years of undergraduate coursework (approximately 64 credit hours) prior to entering the PharmD program at Drake University.
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General (Inorganic) Chemistry: A complete year course sequence is required. Courses must fulfill the prerequisite requirements for organic chemistry. Labs are required. 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry: A complete year course sequence is required. Labs are required. 8 12
Biology/Biological Science Biological Sciences: A complete year course sequence is required. Must include topics in human anatomy. Additional courses may include ecology, evolution, anatomy/physiology, cell biology, and biological diversity/structure. Labs are required. 8 12
Microbiology Microbiology: A one-semester course in microbiology is required. A course intended for health care majors is recommended. A lab is not required. 3 4
Statistics Statistics: A one-semester course in general statistics is required. Business statistics, psychology statistics, or biological science statistics courses are accepted. 3 4
Math Calculus: A one-semester course in calculus is required. Business calculus, applied calculus, or calculus courses designed for the social sciences are accepted. 3 4
English Composition / Writing English Composition/Writing: A complete year course sequence is required. The sequence can be made up of a one-semester college-level composition course and a one-semester intensive writing course. 6 8
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Public Speaking: A one-semester course focused on public speaking is required. Students may submit non-public speaking courses for syllabus review if the course contains a robust classroom presentation component. Interpersonal communication courses will NOT be accepted. 3 4
General Elective(s) General Electives: 22 semester credit hours in general electives are required; Drake requires students to complete a minimum of 2 years of undergraduate coursework (at least 64 credit hours). 22 29
All required courses must be completed by the end of the summer term prior to entering the PharmD program.
  • 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
Students must earn a grade of C or higher in order to receive transfer credit and fulfill prerequisite courses. Please see Drake University's Transfer Credit Information page or contact the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at (515) 271-3018 for more information. Students who wish to fulfill prerequisites using Advanced Placement (AP) scores must earn a 4 or higher on the AP exam. Please contact the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for more information.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
None
No
Yes

Observation Hours

No
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

No
No Answer
No answer
Yes

Residency

No
No
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
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
International applications should review our requirements for admission for international students at https://www.drake.edu/pharmacy/doctorofpharmacy/pharmdadmission/international/admissionrequirementsforinternationalstudents/. Applicants with foreign transcripts must have original foreign transcripts sent directly to Drake University. Photocopies will NOT be accepted.

Send original foreign transcripts to Drake University's Registrar's Office. Electronic documents are preferred and can be emailed to registrar@drake.edu. Documents sent by U.S. Mail or ground service should be sent to

Drake University Registrar's Office
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
USA
Yes
U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, Canadian citizens and foreign citizens are all given equal consideration for PharmD admission. The TOEFL is waived for any non-native English speaker who has completed an educational program in the United States other than English as a Second Language (ESL). Drake University reserves the right to request TOEFL scores from non-native English speaking applicants.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers, Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers, Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Yes
Applicants with strong applications and academic credentials will be invited to complete a required virtual or on-campus admission interview. Students who are invited to complete the second phase of the admission process will be notified via email.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Admitted students who wish to enroll must submit a $350 non-refundable tuition deposit to confirm their place in the PharmD program. Instructions for how to submit this tuition deposit can be found in the student's official letter of admission.
2023-08-28
Classes begin in August. Admitted students will receive communication about the specific date and details for the first day of the fall semester in their letters of admission.
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes