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Institution Name American University of Health Sciences
College or School Name School of Pharmacy
Short Name American U Hlth Sci
Banner Image: AUHS.png
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Street 1 1600 E Hill St.
Street 2
Street 3
City Signal Hill
State California
Zip 90755
Country United States
Program Location: California
Admissions Office Contact(s):
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
What is the application deadline for your program? June 1, 2021
Application Deadline Description: June 1, 2021 is the application deadline
Does your institution participate in Early Decision? Yes
Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below: Pre-Candidate
Satellite/Branch campuses:
  • N/A
Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Is your institution public or private? Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Academic Term Type: Quarter (4 terms per academic year)
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum? * 2 - 3
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Preferred
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available? No
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 25
Anticipated number of Total Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 60
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 0
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? No
Does your institution offer a concurrent, double, or second degree program, as defined above? No
Provide any additional information regarding dual, concurrent, double, or second degree programs:
Program Description AUHS School of Pharmacy offers a three (3) calendar-year accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy program. The curriculum fulfills recommendations provided by accreditation standards and professional guidelines including the ACPE Standards 2016, JCPP Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process, CAPE Educational Outcomes 2013, IPEC Core Competencies 2016 Update, and licensure examination content outlines. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the North American PharmacistLicensure Examination® (NAPLEX) to become a registered pharmacist (RPh). The P1 didactic curriculum consists of foundational biomedical and pharmaceutical science courses and fundamental courses in social and administrative science A substantive portion of the P2 didactic curriculum consists of the Integrated Pharmacotherapy course series. In P3, students complete 36 weeks of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs); six clerkships with each clerkship being six weeks. visit our website: Please review the Admissions Consultation Packet:
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Minimum Overall GPA: 2.5
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: 2.0
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants:
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 57
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 33
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 81
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants:
List of Course Prerequisites:
Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General Inorganic Chemistry with Laboratory 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry with Laboratory 8 12
Biology/Biological Science General Biology with Laboratory 8 12
Microbiology Microbiology with Laboratory 3 4
Anatomy Human Anatomy with Laboratory 3 4
Physiology Human Physiology with Laboratory 3 4
Statistics Statistics course can be taken in any department (math, psychology, sociology, etc) 3 4
Math Calculus 3 4
Economics Principles of Economics (Macro OR Micro) 3 4
Psychology Psychology or Sociology 3 4
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Public Speaking 3 4
English Composition / Writing English Composition 3 4
Other Other humanities and social/behavioral sciences such as (philosophy/history/anthropology/ethics/English literature/religion/political science) 6 8
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? Pre-requisite courses need to be completed prior to the start of the PharmD program
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: On a case by case basis substitute courses may be accepted in place of the pre-requisite required
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS? Yes
Link to Supplemental Instructions:
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee? No
Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements: Information for university purposes only
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy: Optional
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:
Additional PCAT information: PCAT is not required but highly recommended. PCAT scores should be directly submitted to PharmCAS and the test should have been taken within the last two years to be considered.
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements. No
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No
Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution? Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required? Three (3)
Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.
  • Clergy: ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: NOT ACCEPTED
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Conditionally accepted
If you've selected "Conditionally Accepted," please post the criteria you require and all necessary information for the applicants. Letter is evaluated on a case by case basis
Does it count as more than one evaluation? Varies
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Not Accepted
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations: One letter of reference must be from a college/university instructor who taught you a course and one from a health care provider. The third can be from a college instructor, health care provider, or employer. References from friends and family are not accepted.
Is preference given to state residents? Yes
Is preference given to residents of other states? Yes
Additional information about the program’s state residency requirements:
Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)? No
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission: US Citizens, US Permanent Residents
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
Other clarifying information, if necessary: Foreign transcripts should be evaluated by World Educations Services (WES):
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores? Yes
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: International applicants whose native language is not English will be required to have a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) composite Score of 80 (iBT) or 213 (CBT) unless they earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university in the United States or other countries in which the native language is English. TOEFL scores should be directly submitted to PharmCAS and should not be older than two years.
Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: Interviews can be scheduled on any of the weekdays. The interview consists of an interview with 2 faculty members as well as a writing assessment.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description:
Is a deposit required to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
Is the deposit refundable for any period of time? No
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies: $500 seat fee deposit is required and is applied to P1 tuition. The seat fee is not refundable if the applicant decides not to attend the program.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class:
  • June 29, 2020
  • June 28, 2021
Additional details for accepted applicants: Mandatory attendance at orientation week prior to start of P1 year
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation? No
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service? Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
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