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Contact Information

Box 70414
Johnson City
Tennessee
37614
United States
Tennessee
  • Name: Joy Hurley
    Title: Associate Director
    Office: ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy Admissions Office
    Phone (Work): 423-439-6338
    Email: pharmacy@etsu.edu
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2023
November 1, 2022
Priority applicants who receive an offer of acceptance are guaranteed a scholarship!
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Yes
Public
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
Yes
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance
Yes

Last Entering Class

63
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), Other Dual Degrees
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Studies degree option for students entering without a prior bachelor's degree
No
Yes

Program Description

PHARMACISTS CHANGE LIVES. Earn your PharmD in the picturesque mountains of Northeast Tennessee at East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, and go where you want with our nationally recognized program.

TAILOR YOUR TRAINING
Our PharmD program prepares you to explore a variety of pharmacy career options and tailor your studies to your dream path with dual degree options in PharmD/MBA or PharmD/MPH, research track, residency prep track, and interprofessional education.

MAKE AN IMPACT
With over 100 opportunities for student leadership in our national award-winning organizations and professional fraternities, it’s easy to get involved and make a difference in local rural communities or across the world in our study abroad and global experience programs.

FIND A COMMUNITY
At other schools, you might call those around you classmates or faculty. Here, they are part of a tight-knit community. Situated in the mountains of Northeast Tennessee, Johnson City has a lot to offer, from a bustling downtown to nearby Smoky Mountains; Asheville, North Carolina; and a variety of world-class outdoor activities.

GET CAREER READY
Opportunity awaits! Pharmacy careers increased 18% in 2021, according to the "Pharmacy Demand Report" from the Pharmacy Workforce Center, Inc. Fewer grads are projected nationwide through 2025.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

N/A
N/A
We do not have a minimum GPA requirement, as our Admissions Committee considers your entire file. However, applicants are more likely to be competitive for admission with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or above and a science GPA of 2.7 or above.
61
32
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology and Lab (Course must count toward a science degree) 4
Microbiology Microbiology and Lab (Course must count toward a science degree) 4
Physiology Human Physiology (Two semesters of combined Anatomy/Physiology may be taken in lieu of Human Physiology) 4
Chemistry General Chemistry I and Lab
(Course must count toward a science degree)
4
Chemistry General Chemistry II and Lab
(Course must count toward a science degree)
4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I and Lab
(Course must count toward a science degree)
4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II and Lab
(Course must count toward a degree)
4
Science/Math Elective(s) Must be a science course
(Recommendations include biochemistry, genetics, immunology, physics)
3
Math Calculus
(Examples: Analytical Geometry and Differential Calculus, Calculus 1, Basic Calculus, etc.)
3
Statistics Statistics
(Examples: Probability and Statistics, Introduction to Statistics, etc.)
3
English Composition / Writing *Any writing-intensive course in the English area is acceptable. 3
English Composition / Writing *Any writing-intensive course in the English area is acceptable; may substitute an additional communication class 3
Communication / Speech (Verbal) *Oral Communication
(Examples: Speech, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communications, etc.)
3
Social/Behavioral Science *Consult website if interested in BS degree completion program 3
Social/Behavioral Science *Consult website if interested in BS degree completion program 3
Humanities *Consult website if interested in BS degree completion program 3
General Elective(s) *Consult website if interested in BS degree completion program, else science courses recommended 3
General Elective(s) *Consult website if interested in BS degree completion program, else science courses recommended 3
Fall semester typically starts early August so applicants are expected to have completed all math and science prerequisites by the end of the spring 2023 term. With permission, summer coursework may be allowed; however, all courses must be completed prior to August 2023.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
*Applicants who have or will earn a baccalaureate degree by the end of the spring 2023 term are considered to have met the general education requirements and only the math and science prerequisites are required.

All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade of C- or higher and prior to enrollment. Applicants who are in the process of completing prerequisites at the time of application should note these on their PharmCAS application as in progress or planned courses.

Prerequisite coursework must be completed at an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the equivalent authority in a foreign country.

Students entering without a bachelor's degree are encouraged to visit the college's website (www.etsu.edu/pharmacy/academic_programs/bs_in_pharmacy_studies.php) for information about the BS degree completion option.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • 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 (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Recommended but not required
No
Recommended but not required
Varies
Yes

Residency

No
No
Because ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy is a tuition-funded program and does not receive state funding, tuition is the same for all students regardless of residency.
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
Yes
International applicants whose native language is not English must submit one of the following to certify English language proficiency: (1) Proof of degree from an accredited US institution OR (2) TOEFL score of at least 79 on the internet-based examination or 550 on the paper-based examination; or IELTS score of at least 6.5; or PTE Academic score of 53 or higher; or successful completion of an ELS program at the highest level.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer
Yes
An interview is required and is by invitation only. The interview day typically consists of a half day of activities including two individual interviews with a member of the Admissions Committee.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Candidates accepted to the program are required to submit a $200 non-refundable class reservation deposit, which is credited to your first-semester tuition.
2023-07-31
The fall semester 2023 semester is expected to begin on July 31, 2022 but is subject to change.
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No
Yes