Published Survey
Submission Number: 4202
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Created: Sat, 09/07/2019 - 08:17
Completed: Fri, 05/21/2021 - 11:35
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Contact Information

William Carey University School of Pharmacy
Office of Pharmacy Admissions
19640 Highway 67
Biloxi
Mississippi
39532
United States
Mississippi
Yes

Program Application Deadline

May 2, 2022
October 1, 2021
- Have your $500 tuition deposit waived
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • Tradition Campus (Biloxi, Mississippi)
No
Private
Yes
Trimester with summer term
* 2 - 3
Preferred
No
Yes

Last Entering Class

52
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
No
Yes

Program Description

Thank you for your interest in William Carey University School of Pharmacy located on the Tradition Campus in Biloxi, MS. We offer a 2-year and 10-month accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy program with an innovative curriculum that provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel as an entry-level practitioner. Taught by engaged faculty, this dynamic program offers a collaborative, student-centered learning environment, enabling students to apply their knowledge and skills in clinical settings. The clinical experiences allow students to gain exposure to a variety of practice models and to explore the countless opportunities available to pharmacy graduates today. The accelerated program model allows students to complete the PharmD degree faster and start their pharmacy career sooner. For more information on our Program, please visit: https://www.wmcarey.edu/pharmacy.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

3.0
N/A
Preferred overall GPA ≥ 3.0 and preferred science and math GPA ≥ 2.5.
68
35
98
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
English Composition / Writing English Composition I and II 6 9
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Public Speaking / Speech 3 4
Economics Economics (General, Microeconomics, or Macroeconomics) 3 4
General Elective(s) General Education (Literature, Humanities, Business, Computer Science, Fine Arts or Foreign Language) 9 12
Social/Behavioral Science Social Sciences (Psychology, Sociology, Political Sciences, Ethics, Bioethics or Anthropology) 6 9
Chemistry General Chemistry I and II with Lab (For science majors) 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I and II with Lab (For science majors) 8 12
Biology/Biological Science Principles of Biology I and II with Lab (Microbiology with Lab can be substituted for Biology II or any 200/0 level Biology with a Lab such as Cell Biology and Molecular Biology) 8 12
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II with Lab 8 12
Math Calculus I 3 4
Statistics General Statistics 3 4
Physics General Physics I (Algebra-based Physics course fulfills requirements) 3 4
All prerequisite coursework must be completed by the end of the Spring term or by June 1st of each year.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Any online labs taken pre-COVID would need to be re-taken, even if they are only offered online.

Those labs taken during COVID and pre-submission would be acceptable. For future term enrollment, the applicant would need to provide proof that an online course was the only viable option available at their institution (as opposed to taking a local class in-person).
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
William Carey University School of Pharmacy will review Pass/Fail course grades once a student’s final grade has been submitted. A failing grade will not be accepted or given credit. If a student received a Passing grade and has been awarded a ‘P’ grade, then the student must provide an official letter from the professor who provided the ‘P’ grade stating the overall course percentage or percentage quartile (10% = A, 20% = B, 30% = C) that the student received.
• All prerequisites must be coursework from regionally-accredited U.S. colleges/universities or English-speaking Canadian colleges/universities. In addition, no science lab courses will be accepted utilizing an online classroom format.
• A student must earn a grade of C- or higher in any course to fulfill any prerequisite.
• Highly competitive applicants should have science and math prerequisites completed within 7 years of the relevant application cycle. The admissions committee reserves the right to extend the period beyond 7 years on a case-by-case basis.
• All prerequisites must be completed by end of the spring term immediately preceding matriculation into the School of Pharmacy, unless informed otherwise by the admissions office. Dual enrollment precludes admission into the School of Pharmacy; all coursework must be completed prior to the first day of class.
• Preferred overall GPA ≥ 3.0, and preferred science and math GPA ≥ 2.5.
• All applicants must apply directly to the school at www.pharmcas.org. Any applicant who is chosen to be part of a school of pharmacy must be part of an interview process.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
Note: Select PharmCAS code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Co-Worker: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Employer: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Faculty Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Family Member: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Friend: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Math): CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Recommended but not required
No
Recommended but not required
No
The William Carey University School of Pharmacy requires two (2) letters of recommendation. One letter must be from a faculty member who has taught the applicant in a college level science course. The source of the other letter is the choice of the applicant and may be from someone who can attest to the character of the applicant and the motivation, drive and determination to successfully complete a rigorous pharmacy program. In addition to the checklist evaluation provided by PharmCAS, both letters of recommendation must provide a written reference by the evaluator attesting to the character and motivation of the student and uploaded to the PharmCAS site.
Yes

Residency

Yes
No
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
Non-U.S. coursework will only be accepted from accredited, English-speaking, Canadian colleges/universities.
No
Proficiency in spoken English will also be assessed during the interview process. Proficiency in English (both spoken and written) is essential for success in our PharmD Program.

Select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers, Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
Yes, but only if the campus is closed to visitors
Interviews are held at William Carey University in Biloxi, MS. *Applicants attend Interview Day from 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. While a major focus of the interview is to assess communication skills, the interview format also allows us to assess attributes related to critical thinking, problem solving, calculations, empathy, and goal setting. The day consists of informational sessions, a luncheon with current students, oral and group interviews with faculty, a calculations quiz, and a writing assessment. Applicants interact with faculty and current students, learn about the Program, review transcripts for completeness, and ask questions.

*Interview Days may be held remotely using Webex video calls during unforeseen circumstances as COVID-19.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
The deposit is due within three (3) weeks of receiving an admission notification (waived for Priority Decision applicants.
Mandatory Orientation: June 30 - July 1, 2022
Projected first day of class: July 5, 2022

Refer to our Academic Calendar at: https://wmcarey.edu/page/pharmacy-academic-calendar
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes