The KU School of Pharmacy has been preparing pharmacists to be healthcare leaders for over 130 years. Apply now for the class of 2026!
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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 2026!
2010 Becker Drive
Lawrence
Kansas
660047
United States
Kansas
  • Name: Joe Heidrick
    Title: Associate Dean
    Office: School of Pharmacy
    Phone (Work): 7858645563
    Email: jheidric@ku.edu
  • Name: Chris Claussen
    Title: Recruitment Coordinator & Pre-Pharmacy Advisor
    Office: School of Pharmacy
    Phone (Work): 7858640098
    Email: Claussen@KU.edu
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2022
The KU School of Pharmacy will accept applications past the deadline upon request.
January 4, 2022
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • KU School of Pharmacy-Wichita
  • 1010 N. Kansas St., Wichita, KS 67214
No
Public
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
No
Yes

Last Entering Class

133
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MSCR (Clinical Research), PharmD/MSHI or MHIIM (Health Informatics)
No
Please contact associate dean Janelle Ruisinger for more information.
Yes

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.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
2.5
67
40
While KU science lectures+labs may be of X credit hours, many other institutions' equivalent offerings vary in terms of credit hour value (=X-Y). For more information, please contact KU School of Pharmacy pre-pharmacy advisor Chris Claussen (Claussen@KU.edu).
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General Chemistry 1 & 2 (with labs) 8 11
Math Calculus 3 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 1 & 2 (with labs) 8 11
Microbiology Microbiology (with lab) 4 6
Anatomy Anatomy (lab not required) 3 4
Physiology Physiology (with lab) 4 6
Biology/Biological Science Molecular & Cellular Biology (lab not required) 3 4
Other KU Core (general education) Goal 3H: Arts & Humanities, code GE3H. See https://kucore.ku.edu/courses for applicable options. 3 4
English Composition / Writing English Composition 1 & 2 6 8
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Public Speaking 3 4
Statistics Statistics 3 4
Physics Physics (with lab) 4 6
Other KU Core (general education) Goal 3S: Social Science, code GE3S. See https://kucore.ku.edu/courses for applicable options. 3 4
Other KU Core (general education) Goal 4.1: Diversity in the U.S., code AE41. See https://kucore.ku.edu/courses for applicable options. 3 4
Other KU Core (general education) Goal 4.2: Global Perspective, code AE42. See https://kucore.ku.edu/courses for applicable options. 3 4
All prerequisites must be complete by the start of fall 2022 classes (August 2022).
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Please contact us regarding pandemic related exceptions.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
Please contact us regarding pandemic related exceptions to pass/fail grading.
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

Yes
Yes
$40
In addition to PharmCAS, the KU School of Pharmacy requires a supplemental application: the KU (undergraduate) transfer admission application. Please visit https://admissions.ku.edu/apply to complete this supplemental application in addition to PharmCAS.
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
The KU School of Pharmacy does not require the PCAT.
For those who opt to take the PCAT, we would like to receive the score report.
While the PCAT may help a student gain admission to the KU School of Pharmacy, a PCAT score will not exclude an applicant from the KU School of Pharmacy.
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Clergy: ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • 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: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
No Answer
No answer
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.
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 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.
International applicants are also required to submit the KU International Admission application as their supplemental application. Please see https://world.ku.edu for more information.
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. For more information, please see https://world.ku.edu and/or contact World@KU.edu.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
Qualified applicants are invited for an interview. All admitted applicants participate in the interview process. Interviews are scheduled beginning in August, and held on a rolling basis throughout the academic year. 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.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
A $100 non-refundable deposit is required once an applicant is accepted.
  • 2022-08-19
  • 2022-08-22
Again, the supplemental (KU admission) application must be complete in order to to enter the KU School of Pharmacy and/or enroll in University of Kansas classes.
The KU School of Pharmacy holds P1 Orientation on the last Thursday & Friday of the week before fall semester classes start (Thursday-Wichita, Friday-Lawrence/all).
Questions? Please contact us at RxAdmissions@KU.edu
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No
Yes