The KU School of Pharmacy has been preparing pharmacists to be healthcare leaders for over 130 years. Apply now for the class of 2025!
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Contact Information

The KU School of Pharmacy has been preparing pharmacists to be healthcare leaders for over 130 years. Apply now for the class of 2025!
2010 Becker Drive
Lawrence
Kansas
660047
United States
Kansas

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2021
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • KU School of Pharmacy-Wichita
No
Public
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
No

Last Entering Class

132

Upcoming Entering Class

133
0

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MSCR (Clinical Research), PharmD/MSHI or MHIIM (Health Informatics)
No

Program Description

The University of Kansas (KU) School of Pharmacy is a world-class teaching and research institution founded in 1885. The KU School of Pharmacy ranks in the top 20% of schools of pharmacy according to US News and World Report and has consistently been a top 10 school in National Institutes of Health funding for over two decades. The graduating class of 2018 achieved a 99% first-time pass rate on the North American Pharmacists Licensure Exam (NAPLEX) and 99% on the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE) produces pharmacists to serve the people of Kansas and the country. We educate researchers who help solve the world’s most pressing issues in healthcare. Our rich tradition, combined with a collaborative relationship between our Pharm.D. and research programs, sets us apart from other schools. KU students learn from many of the 400+ faculty and clinical preceptors, representing a vast array of practice settings and clinical expertise; all while learning the basic science principles of drug therapy from world–renowned researchers in the classroom. Our students graduate with a broad understanding of pharmacy, from discovery and formulation to delivery. Students enter our professional program after completing two years of pre-pharmacy coursework. The KU School of Pharmacy is one school, with a presence on three campuses, Lawrence, KU Medical Center in Wichita and KU Medical Center in Kansas City. Approximately one half million dollars of scholarship money is awarded annually to pharmacy students. Reduced out-of-state tuition is available for qualified applicants. For more program information see our website: pharmacy.ku.edu.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
2.5
68
41

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General Chemistry 10 12
Math Calculus 3 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 10 12
Microbiology Microbiology 5 6
Anatomy Anatomy 3 4
Physiology Physiology 5 7
Biology/Biological Science Molecular/Cellular Biology 4 5
General Elective(s) Social Sciences & Humanities 12 16
English Composition / Writing English I and II 6 8
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Public Speaking 3 4
Statistics Statistics 3 4
Physics Physics 4 5
All prerequisites must be completed by the start of fall 2021 classes.
Prepharmacy courses completed at institutions other than KU that satisfy the KU School of Pharmacy prerequisite requirements commonly differ in credit hours. Transfer students are encouraged to contact the KU School of Pharmacy with questions about course equivalence. Additional information about our curriculum can be accessed at our website, pharmacy.ku.edu.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

Varies
Varies

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
N/A
No

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Clergy: ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Faculty Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Not accepted
Not Accepted
Each applicant must submit three letters of recommendation via PharmCAS. We recommend that your references be current and include a professor and present or former employer with whom you have interacted within the past 24 months. It is highly recommended that you have one recommendation from a pharmacist. If you do not know a pharmacist, you are encouraged to obtain an introduction to a pharmacist and discuss with him or her your aspirations for a career in pharmacy.

Residency

No
No

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 a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
Foreign Transcript Evaluations: Students with coursework completed at foreign institutions seeking admission to the KU School of Pharmacy are required to submit official and original transcripts to the University of Kansas Office of International Admissions. Transfer students are encouraged to initiate this process early in the fall semester as evaluations can take several weeks to complete.
No
Applicants who are admitted for whom English is a second language must take an English skills competency examintion through the University of Kansas Applied English Center.

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Qualified applicants are invited for an interview. All admitted applicants participate in the interview process. Interviews are scheduled beginning in August. Committee members look for students with good communication skills, emotional maturity, leadership, professionalism, understanding of the pharmacy profession, and an interest in service to community. Job shadowing or work experience in a pharmacy or a healthcare setting is encouraged.

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
A $100 non-refundable deposit is required once an applicant is accepted.
  • August 23, 2021
No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No