The MUSC College of Pharmacy no longer requires the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) for admission. For more information on our admission criteria, please visit https://pharmacy.musc.edu/students-and-admissions/prospective-students/admission-criteria
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The MUSC College of Pharmacy no longer requires the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) for admission. For more information on our admission criteria, please visit https://pharmacy.musc.edu/students-and-admissions/prospective-students/admission-criteria
280 Calhoun Street
MSC 141
Charleston
South Carolina
29425
United States
South Carolina

Program Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
The PharmCAS and MUSC College of Pharmacy supplemental applications are due by April 1, 2021 for fall 2021 admission consideration. There is no fee for the MUSC College of Pharmacy supplemental application.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
No
Public
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
Yes
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance

Last Entering Class

67

Upcoming Entering Class

80
0

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MSHI or MHIIM (Health Informatics), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
No
More information about the MUSC College of Pharmacy's concurrent degree options can be found by visiting https://pharmacy.musc.edu/academic-programs/concurrent-degree-programs

Program Description

The Medical University of South Carolina has been producing high-quality pharmacy practitioners since 1882. MUSC provides a premier pharmacy education featuring innovative, interprofessional learning opportunities at South Carolina’s only full-range comprehensive academic health system. MUSC pharmacy students enjoy robust student life and typically far exceed the national average in student satisfaction, NAPLEX and MPJE scores, post-graduation employment, and residency placement (in 2018, the College ranked first in the nation with a 91% residency match rate). The College maintains three research centers, the S.C. Drug Discovery Core, and offers cutting-edge instruction in the pharmaceutical sciences with research opportunities in active laboratories. Nationally-recognized clinical pharmacists use the unique learning opportunities, practice experience, and active learning made possible by an academic medical system. Beautiful and historic Charleston, S.C. has been designated as one of America’s most livable cities and is an expanding mecca for high-tech industry.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
3.0
To be considered for an interview, a candidate must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 OR a minimum prerequisite GPA of 3.0 (undergraduate and graduate GPAs will be combined). If you are unsure if you meet this requirement, please contact us to complete a transcript analysis.
66
36
99
54
66 hours of prerequisites are required for admission into the MUSC College of Pharmacy. Applicants are not required to have these hours complete at the time of applying, however, a plan must be in place to successfully complete the remaining hours prior to enrollment into our program. An offer of admission is contingent upon successful completion of all remaining prerequisites.

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General Chemistry 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 8 12
Physics Physics 3 4.5
Math Calculus 3 4.5
Statistics Statistics 3 4.5
Biology/Biological Science Biology 8 12
English Composition / Writing English Composition 3 4.5
English Composition / Writing English Literature/Composition 3 4.5
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Speech/Verbal Skills/Public Speaking 3 4.5
Economics Economics 3 4.5
Psychology Psychology 3 4.5
Anatomy Human Anatomy 3 4.5
Physiology Human Physiology 3 4.5
General Elective(s) Liberal Arts Electives 9 13.5
Microbiology Microbiology 3 4.5
Applicants must complete all course prerequisites by summer 2021 term, prior to enrollment in fall 2021.
Please review our Frequently Accepted Prerequisite Course Guide: https://education.musc.edu/admissions/future-applicants/required-prerequisites/frequently-approved-prerequisites Biology and chemistry must be for majors and include a laboratory component. We will accept genetics and cell biology as a biology prerequisite. We will not accept microbiology as a biology prerequisite. We do not require a physics laboratory. We prefer microeconomic courses for our economics prerequisite requirement. We will accept comparative anatomy and physiology courses. Liberal Art electives accepted include humanities and social science courses. Examples of commonly accepted humanities courses include art, business, ethics, creative writing, fine arts, languages, music, religion, and theatre. Examples of social sciences include anthropology, additional economic courses, child development, geography, history, management, political science, social work, sociology, and women studies.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

Yes
No
Please review the application checklist https://education.musc.edu/admissions/supplemental/doctor-of-pharmacy

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
The PCAT is an optional component of the MUSC College of Pharmacy admission process. Candidates with a cumulative GPA below 3.2 should consider taking the PCAT to strengthen their application. More information on PCAT test dates can be found by visiting https://www.pearsonassessments.com/graduate-admissions/pcat/about.html
N/A
No

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Working in a pharmacy setting is valuable experience but we understand shadowing in a pharmacy can be difficult for those that are not pharmacy technicians. Interviewing a pharmacist(s) can be counted as pharmacy experience in our additional consideration categories. Applicants should list all pharmacy related experience under the appropriate category on the PharmCAS application.

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Faculty Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
No Answer
No answer
Three reference forms are required and accessed through the PharmCAS application. An optional fourth letter of reference may be provided. We recommend that an applicant request these from individuals that can best speak on behalf of the candidate's work ethic, academic ability, and accomplishments.

Residency

Yes
No
The MUSC College of Pharmacy admits approximately 60% in-state (SC residents) and 40% out-of-state for each incoming class. The number of out-of-state candidates that enroll varies from approximately 25-40% each year. Out-of-state (non-resident) candidates may be eligible for a scholarship that reduces their tuition rate to the in-state/resident rate. If selected, a candidate will receive the scholarship at the time of an admission offer.

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent 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
A foreign transcript evaluation from World Education Service (WES) must be submitted through the PharmCAS application. www.WES.org
Yes
Proficiency is measured through the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A score of at least 77 on the internet based TOEFL is required.

Interviews

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interviews are by invitation only. Our on-site interviews include an overview presentation by the Associate Dean for Admissions & Student Affairs, a campus tour and student life presentation by student ambassadors, and multiple mini-interviews. Early decision interviews are held first and are usually conducted in September and early October.

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Accepted students receive their acceptance packet via email and have 2 weeks from the date of their offer to respond and pay the seat fee to secure their spot. The seat fee deposit is $485 and is non-refundable if an applicant chooses to withdraw at a later date.
  • August 17, 2020
  • August 16, 2021
  • August 15, 2022
Academic calendar
https://pharmacy.musc.edu/resources/calendar
No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No