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Submission Number: 4186
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Contact Information

1 Drexel Drive
New Orleans
United States

Program Application Deadline

May 3, 2021

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required

Last Entering Class


Upcoming Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees


Program Description

The mission of the Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy is to prepare pharmacists to impact the medically underserved communities, particularly African Americans, in an effort to eliminate health disparities through patient-centered care, community service, and scholarly work.

The clinical component is designed to develop graduates skilled in monitoring and evaluating drug therapy, providing drug distribution, providing drug information to other members of the health care team and to the public and effectively relating to patients and to other health care professionals.

The college provides an opportunity to engage in meaningful scientific research as preparation for further study in the pharmaceutical and clinical sciences.

To be eligible for the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree, a student must have pursued college level work for six years (four of these in the College of Pharmacy) and have completed a minimum of 57 semester hours of pre-pharmacy course work. The student must have a 2.00 grade point average for courses attempted in the four-year professional curriculum.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria


Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology I 3
Biology/Biological Science General Biology I Lab 1
Biology/Biological Science General Biology II 3
Biology/Biological Science General Biology II Lab 1
Microbiology General Microbiology 3
Microbiology General Microbiology Lab 1
Chemistry General Chemistry I 3
Chemistry General Chemistry I Lab 1
Chemistry General Chemistry II 3
Chemistry General Chemistry II Lab 1
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I 3
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II 3
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
Physics General Physics 3
Physics General Physics Lab 1
Math Calculus 4
Statistics Biostatistics 3
English Composition / Writing Comp & Rhet (English) 3
English Composition / Writing Comp & Literature 3
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Fund of Public Speaking 3
Ethics Health Ethics 3
Social/Behavioral Science Introduction to Psychology or Sociology 3
Humanities Theology 3
All prerequisites coursework must be completed by August 6, 2021.
**General ethics courses will not be considered in fulfillment of the health ethics requirement at Xavier University of Louisiana. Transfer credit for PHIL 2400 Health Ethics must be a comparable course in either bioethics, medical ethics or health ethics; through a philosophy department.

***The required Theology course must have been offered through a Theology or Religion department. Courses offered through other departments such as History, English, Philosophy, or Humanities will have to be approved by Xavier's Theology Department before it is accepted.

Biology, Chemistry, and Physics courses for non-science majors will not be accepted by the College of Pharmacy.

The College of Pharmacy will not accept any independent study courses.

Grade of "C-" is not acceptable. Applicant must repeat the course if they receive a "C-".

Not all Statistics courses are equivalent to Biostatistics. Applicant must submit the "Course Substitution Form found on XUCOP website.

Supplemental Materials

Once the PharmCAS application is complete, the College of Pharmacy will invite qualified applicants to submit a supplemental application to Xavier University College of Pharmacy.

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered

Observation Hours

In addition to graduating from an accredited school of pharmacy, an applicant for examination and licensure in Louisiana must be a United States citizen or permanent resident status. All candidates for licensure must have 500 hours of internship acquired throughout their colleges introductory and advanced practice experiences per guidelines established by the Louisiana State Board of Pharmacy. Graduates are eligible to pursue licensure in states of their choice provided they meet requirements

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Three (3)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: REQUIRED
  • Faculty Advisor: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: REQUIRED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): NOT ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): REQUIRED
  • Teaching Assistant: NOT ACCEPTED
Not accepted
Not Accepted
The College of Pharmacy requires each applicant to submit three recommendation forms. The applicant should select three faculty members or two faculty members and an employer to complete the forms. All recommendations are due no later than March 1, 2021.

The faculty recommendations must come from physical/life science or math instructors who have taught the applicant at the college level. The employer recommendation must come from someone who has served as an immediate supervisor to the applicant.

Please note the following regarding the recommendation forms:
- The College of Pharmacy will not accept letters of recommendation in place of the approved form.
- The College of Pharmacy will not accept recommendations from relatives.



International Applicants

US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school


Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Students who satisfy the following minimum requirements will be considered for an interview:
- Completion of the on-line application and required documents by the stated deadline
- Pre-pharmacy grade point average of 2.75
- Math-Science grade point average of 2.75

All interviews will occur during the Fall and Spring semesters. Interview will be schedule by telephone.

Accepted Applicants

The required $500.00 acceptance deposit is nonrefundable.
  • August 17, 2021

Background Checks and Drug Screenings