Drake's PharmD program focuses on professional development resulting in high job and residency placement (In the top 5 programs nation-wide for ASHP residency match rate in the last 2 out of 3 years).
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Institution Name Drake University
College or School Name College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Short Name Drake U
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If you need to post a notification below your institution name, please enter it here: Drake's PharmD program focuses on professional development resulting in high job and residency placement (In the top 5 programs nation-wide for ASHP residency match rate in the last 2 out of 3 years).
Street 1 2507 University Ave.
Street 2
Street 3
City Des Moines
State Iowa
Zip 50311
Country United States
Program Location: Iowa
Admissions Office Contact(s):
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program? June 1, 2022
Final Application Deadline Description:
What is the priority application deadline for your program? January 4, 2022
Describe any requirements or incentives for applicants who apply by the priority deadline. 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!
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below: Full Accreditation
Satellite/Branch campuses:
  • None
Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
Is your institution public or private? Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Academic Term Type: Semester (2 terms per academic year)
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum? * 2 - 4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
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)
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 66
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Target number of Pharm.D. seats for the upcoming P1 entering class: 70
Maximum number of Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 110
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 0
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? Yes
If yes, check all that apply: 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)
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:
I would like to mark this section as done. 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)
Program Description Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Minimum Overall GPA: 3.0
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: 82
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 35
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
List of 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. 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. 3 4
General Elective(s) General Electives: 18 semester credit hours in general electives are required; Drake requires students to complete a minimum of 2 years of undergraduate coursework (at least 60 credit hours). 18 24
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? All required math and science prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the spring semester prior to entering the PharmD program. English composition and public speaking may be completed by the end of the summer term prior to entering the PharmD program.
Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Enter any additional information regarding online course prerequisites:
Can applicants use pass/fail classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: No
Enter any additional information regarding pass/fail course prerequisites:
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: Students must earn a grade of C or higher in order to receive transfer credit and fulfill prerequisite courses. Students who wish to fulfill prerequisites using Advanced Placement (AP) scores must earn a 4 or higher on the AP exam. Please see Drake University's AP, IB and CLEP credit policy at www.drake.edu or contact the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at (515) 271-3018 for more information.
Link to additional course prerequisites information:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS? No
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee? No
Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy: Optional
Link to PCAT information on institutional website: https://www.drake.edu/pharmacy/doctorofpharmacy/pharmdadmission/
Additional PCAT information: Applicants who are taking the PCAT for the first time are encouraged to take it in the summer or fall. Drake will accept scores from all test offerings in 2021/2022 for the fall 2022 admission cycle, however we recommend that students use the spring and summer 2022 test dates to retake the test if they wish to do so.
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: None
Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements. Yes
If yes, select which other admission tests you accept or require: CASPer, DAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, OAT, Situational Judgement Test, Other
If Other, please briefly describe: Applicants are required to take a graduate-level standardized admission test. This includes the PCAT​, GRE, MCAT, DAT, or any other graduate-level test.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution? No
Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? No Answer
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? No answer
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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): Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
Other clarifying information, if necessary: 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 Registrar's Office 2507 University Ave. Des Moines, IA 50311 USA
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: 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.
Does the institution offer a post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists in the U.S. or abroad? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers, Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers, Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Does the institution offer an online interview option? Yes
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: Applicants with strong applications and academic credentials will be invited to complete a scored interview. Students who are invited to complete the second phase of the admission process will be notified via email.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description: https://www.drake.edu/pharmacy/doctorofpharmacy/pharmdadmission/
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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: 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.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class:
  • Aug 29, 2022
Additional details for accepted applicants: 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.
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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