The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy - Excellence through leadership
Published Survey
Submission Number: 4184
Submission ID: 132
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Created: Sun, 08/25/2019 - 19:09
Completed: Tue, 06/16/2020 - 11:49
Changed: Mon, 08/03/2020 - 09:21

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Contact Information

The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy - Excellence through leadership
College of Pharmacy
7 Greenhouse Road
Rhode Island
United States
Rhode Island
  • Name: Denise Gorenski
    Title: Assistant Dean
    Office: Office of Student and Academic Affairs

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)
* 0 - 6/7
Not Required

Last Entering Class


Upcoming Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MS (Master of Science), PharmD/PA (Physician Assistant)

Program Description

The PharmD program at the University of Rhode Island is a 0/6 program. While most students come from high school, we sometimes accept a few transfer students into the P1 year. The curriculum stresses critical thinking, active learning and clinical experience to prepare you for practice in a variety of settings. Graduates of our program have a strong record of passing the national licensing examination (NAPLEX). Average scores over the past five years are above the 90 percentages for graduates taking the exam for the first time. Amongst graduates of the last five years, more than 92.5% reported pharmacy related employment by September following graduation on their AACP graduating student survey. For the class of 2019, 30% of graduates were accepted to either a residency or fellowship trainging program. Job responsibilities vary from staff pharmacists, manager, clinical specialist, consultant, executive, to professor. Ninety-two percent of graduates indicate that they would select the URI College of Pharmacy if they were starting their pharmacy programs over again. For more information, please visit our web page:

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria


Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Anatomy & Physiology Foundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Fourndmentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Foundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab I
Foundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab II
Biochemistry Introductory Biochemistry 3
Biology/Biological Science Prinicples of Biology I
Principles of Biology Lab I
Chemistry General Chemistry Lecture I and II
General Chemistry Lab I and Lab II
Organic Chemistry Lecture I and II
Organic Chemistry Lab
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Communication Fundamentals I 3
Economics Principles of Economics: Microeconomics 3
English Composition / Writing Introduction to Research Writing 3
Ethics Ethics 3
Math Calculus I 3
Microbiology Introductory Medical Microbiology 4
Statistics Introductory Biostatistics 4
By the end of the spring semester prior to the start of the Fall P1 year.
The college of pharmacy requires high school work as described in the following link:

Students who transfer to the program must meet the critera listed below. Transfers are only accepted on an "as space available" basis. Transfers may be limited to candidates attending URI.

The College requires students to complete the general education requirements of the University prior to graduation.

Supplemental Materials

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

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
The PCAT is not required for students entering the PharmD program as Freshman. Students wishing to transfer into the first professional year of the PharmD program must take the PCAT.

Observation Hours


Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Two (2)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: REQUIRED
  • Family Member: ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Teaching Assistant: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
No Answer
Not Accepted
For admission as a Freshman to the PharmD program, we require a minimum of two letters: one from a science or math teacher and one from a guidance counselor or a teacher from another subject area. These letters of recommendation should comment on your personal motivation, initiative and interpersonal skills.



International Applicants

US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
If you are an international transfer student, your transcripts of university studies must be formally evaluated by any NACES certified agency. Please visit for a list of approved credit evaluators. Please request a course-by-course evaluation and have an official report sent directly to URI. For International applicants, please visit the following website for more detailed information: .
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit one of the following: 1.TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), minimum paper-based 550, computer-based 213 or iBt score of 79 2.IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum of 6.5 3.Pearson Test of English minimum of 53 4.EIKEN Test of English Language Proficiency level Pre-1 5.Completion of the A.C.E. Language Institute program on URI campus through Level 6 for undergraduates


Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
For students admitted to the PharmD program as Freshman, students must complete a formal interview during the second semester of the sophomore year. The interview with faculty from the College of Pharmacy assesses the students' verbal and written communication skills, understanding of the pharmacy profession, and commitment to patient care. Transfer applicants must complete an interview.

Accepted Applicants

Enrollment and housing deposits are due by May 1st. Deposits aare fully refundable prior to May 1st, but not refundable after May 1st.
  • September 08, 2020

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

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