Published Survey
Submission Number: 4192
Submission ID: 140
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Created: Sat, 08/24/2019 - 04:30
Completed: Thu, 06/10/2021 - 19:06
Changed: Mon, 06/14/2021 - 16:47

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Contact Information

9401 Jeronimo Rd.
Irvine
California
92618
United States
California
Yes

Program Application Deadline

March 1, 2022
Please contact pharmacyadmissions@chapman.edu for any deadline-related questions.
October 1, 2021
We encourage candidates to submit their applications by October 1, 2021 to guarantee their spot in our program. We admit students on a rolling basis, which means we will move to a waitlist if our class reaches capacity.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
No
Private
No
Trimester
* 2 - 3
Not Required
Yes
Early assurance
Yes

Last Entering Class

84
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
No
Yes

Program Description

The Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP) offers an accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Program that can be completed in less than 3 years (33-months). The year-round program consists of eight trimesters with breaks between each term.

Ideally situated in Irvine, CUSP is located at the Rinker Health & Sciences Campus in the heart of Orange County, California. The campus features high-tech classrooms and research labs that allow our highly accomplished faculty to implement a flipped classroom and team-based teaching model while providing world-class discovery experiences for every student. CUSP offers a highly effective personalized educational experience that instills deep scientific foundations of therapeutics and prepares students for flawless care emphasizing patient safety.

Our diverse student body and faculty combined with our small class sizes make it possible for students to meaningfully connect with the entire CUSP community. Our student-centered culture has established a familial environment where students feel valued and supported. Administration, faculty, and staff care deeply about our students and their success, both during the program and after they graduate.

CUSP's Pharm.D. Program has received full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. We encourage you to learn more at http://www.Chapman.edu/pharmacy.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

N/A
N/A
While we do not require a minimum GPA, qualified candidates generally have cumulative, prerequisite, and Science GPA's above 3.0.
62
38
88
56
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology 1A w/lab 4 6
Biology/Biological Science General Biology 1B or Biology alternative (Biochemistry, Human Genetics, or Molecular Biology preferred) 3 4
Anatomy Human Anatomy w/lab 4 6
Physiology Human Physiology w/lab 4 6
Microbiology Microbiology 3 4
Chemistry General Chemistry w/lab 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry w/lab 8 12
Physics Physics w/lab 4 6
Math Calculus 3 4
Statistics Statistics 3 4
Social/Behavioral Science Psychology or Sociology 3 4
Economics Economics (Micro or Macro) 3 4
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Speech 3 4
English Composition / Writing English Composition 3 4
General Elective(s) Electives (History, Political Science, Sociology, or Psychology preferred) 6 8
All prerequisites should be completed no later than July 1, 2022.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are able to accept online Science prerequisite courses with labs from Spring 2020 to Summer 2021. If remote learning continues in the 2021-22 academic year, we will consider all online Science courses with labs. Please contact the Pharmacy Admissions team to verify eligibility.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
We generally do not accept Pass/Fail courses. However, we can consider courses taken for Pass/Fail in Spring and Summer 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact the Pharmacy Admissions team to verify eligibility.
- Speech cannot be taken online and must include public speaking component.*
- A course must have a grade of C or better to meet a prerequisite requirement (C- or lower not accepted).*
- Online lab courses are not accepted.*
*Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we will temporarily consider online courses and Pass/No Pass grades in the terms impacted by the pandemic. Please contact us to verify eligibility.

- AP Credit accepted for Biology with AP or IB Exam score of 5.
- AP Credit accepted for Calculus (AB), English Composition, Economics, and Statistics with AP or IB Exam score of 4.
- AP Credit accepted for Calculus (BC), Psychology with AP or IB Exam score of 3.
- If you are taking courses at an institution on the quarter system, please ensure courses meet minimum unit requirements.
- For Anatomy and Physiology, you cannot mix A&P courses with stand-alone Anatomy and/or Physiology courses.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Recommended
The PCAT is optional for applicants. While it is not required, we encourage applicants to consider completing it. A high composite PCAT score can bolster applications of those with lower GPA's. Applicants are advised to take the PCAT in July, September, October, or November. We will consider all PCAT scores from January 2019 to March 2022.
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

No
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): NOT ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: NOT ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
For select pre-pharmacy programs, we may accept a faculty committee letter to count as one recommendation.
No
Not Accepted
Two letters of recommendation are required. We would like to see one from a math or science professor and another from health care provider (pharmacist, doctor, etc) who can speak to your interest in and readiness for the pharmacy profession. If you cannot obtain one of each, we will accept any combination of these two types of letters.
Yes

Residency

No
No
Yes

International Applicants

No
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Canadian Citizens
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Chapman requires evaluation of foreign transcripts be conducted by World Educations Services (www.wes.org).
No
The TOEFL may be required for Canadian citizens from non-English speaking provinces. Please contact the Pharmacy Admissions team to determine your status.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer, Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
Not sure at this time
Interview day typically occurs on Fridays from 8:00 AM to 12:00 pm. There will also be two Saturday interview days available. Interview days start with an information session, a short welcome from school leadership, and a tour of the Rinker Health Sciences Campus. After the tour, applicants are placed into two groups. One group completes individual interviews with faculty, while the other group participates in the Group Session. After completing these tasks, the two groups will switch. Interviews may be conducted online if the ongoing COVID-19 crisis continues.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
A non-refundable $300 deposit will be due within 14 days of receiving admission letter to reserve a spot in the class.
  • 2022-08-29
The Office of Student Affairs will provide details on all requirements prior to the start of classes. The office frequently communicates with deposited students to ensure they are fully aware of all requirements such as immunizations, background check, drug screening, intern license application, and transcript submissions.
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
Yes
Yes