You can apply now! If you do this before February 2022, you will be required to apply to one other school until we advance to precandidate accreditation status, pending approval from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) after our site visit this fall.

Please also visit our website for information about our $40k scholarships being awarded to 50% of the inaugural class enrolling for Fall 2022! Feel free to contact the admissions department at pharmacy@chsu.edu
Published Survey
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Contact Information

You can apply now! If you do this before February 2022, you will be required to apply to one other school until we advance to precandidate accreditation status, pending approval from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) after our site visit this fall.

Please also visit our website for information about our $40k scholarships being awarded to 50% of the inaugural class enrolling for Fall 2022! Feel free to contact the admissions department at pharmacy@chsu.edu
120 N Clovis Ave
Clovis
California
93612
United States
California
California Health Sciences University College of Pharmacy’s new 3-Year Doctor of Pharmacy has applied for Precandidate accreditation status, and the program has recently been authorized by the ACPE Board of Directors for a comprehensive evaluation to be scheduled during fall 2021 for consideration of Precandidate status. Authorization of a comprehensive evaluation for consideration of Precandidate status does not carry with it nor imply an accreditation status. The evaluation is authorized solely for purposes of gathering additional information in furtherance of an accreditation decision. The ACPE Board will consider precandidate status at the next regularly scheduled meeting, which occur in January and June of each year, following the comprehensive evaluation. Full details at: https://pharmacy.chsu.edu/aboutus/accreditation/
Yes

Program Application Deadline

May 2, 2022
CHSU College of Pharmacy will allow and accept letters of recommendation to be submitted up until June 1, 2022.
February 1, 2022
Yes

Program Information

No ACPE Status to Date
  • No Satellite Campuses
No
Private
No
Trimester with summer term
* 2 - 3
Not Required
No
Yes

Last Entering Class

0
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
No
Yes

Program Description

California Health Sciences University (CHSU) offers a three-year, accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program that prepares students to be highly trained, collaborative, and compassionate pharmacists. Every component of the program is designed to be student-centric, including the expanded offering of experiential education rotation sites. Led by Dr. Mark Okamoto, a successful and experienced Dean who has assisted in the development of 3 new PharmD programs, this rigorous new program is sharply focused on student success and quality. Examples include: balanced course sequencing, helping students to more effectively manage course content, progression milestones ensuring student comprehension through all phases of the curriculum and preparing students for on-time graduation The program also includes, focused, high-touch student support throughout, leading to first time passing of licensure exams.
The CHSU College of Pharmacy cultivates a collegial environment and home away from home while supporting the unique needs of each student. California’s Central Valley region is wonderfully diverse and provides students with affordable housing, high excellent quality- of- life within a few hours driving distance from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California deserts and the Pacific Ocean, and plentiful job opportunities post-graduation.
For more information about student life, campus tour, and special message from the Dean, visit https://pharmacy.chsu.edu
California Health Sciences University has applied for PreCandidate application status with ACPE and is pending WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) approval.

Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
2.5
These are preferred minimum GPA's. All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will be reviewed holistically.
72
30
108
45
Total completed credit hours are used to determine the level of financial aid eligibility
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General Chemistry with Laboratories 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry with Laboratories 8 12
Biology/Biological Science General Biology with Laboratories 8 12
Microbiology Microbiology 3 4
Physiology Physiology 3 4
Math Calculus 3 4
General Elective(s) General Education Humanities/Social Sciences. Examples include but are not limited to: psychology, communications, sociology, cultural anthropology, public speaking, or related equivalent course. 6 8
Economics Micro or macro will satisfy this requirement. 3 4
Other Additional Coursework. Any college level courses will fulfill this credit requirement. 30 48
Completion notification and grade information need to be sent to the admissions office via email while final transcripts are being prepared. Official transcripts need to be sent to the admissions office if different from what was submitted to PharmCAS. Ideally, pre-requisites should be completed before starting the program, however we understand that some students may be enrolled in their final prerequisties and may have an overlap. Please contact the Admissions Department for further details.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
All coursework must be taken from a regionally accredited college or university. Overall preferred grade point average (GPA) is 2.5 (4.0 scale), with no grade below a "C" in any prerequisite course. The applicant's prerequisite coursework must be completed by July 31, 2022. (*Subject to change with continuing developments).
Minimum number of credits is 72 semester credits and 108 quarter credits. Applicants have until the time of matriculation (class start date) to complete this number of credits and do not have to have this number completed at the time of application.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

No
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
Committee letters can count as one letter of recommendation. A second letter will still be required. It is preferred that one of the two required letters come from a faculty member.
No
Conditionally accepted
Composite letters can be counted as one letter of recommendation. It is preferred that one of the two required letters come from a faculty member.
No
Two letters of reference are required. It is preferred that one come from a faculty member from whom the applicant has taken a course, or from a Pharmacist, if the applicant has had the opportunity (but neither are required).
Yes

Residency

No
No
CHSU College of Pharmacy does not have state residency requirements. In addition, there is no difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition.
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Qualified candidates must either be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents. If candidate is a foreign citizen he/she must also be a U.S. Permanent Resident or have dual citizenship. If applicant has attended a college or university outside the United States, he or she must submit an official, detailed course-by-course evaluation prepared by World Education Service (WES) to PharmCAS.
Yes
The TOEFL is required only for non-US citizens who have studied at a non-English speaking institution. In that case, the applicant must take the TOEFL iBT and receive a score of at least 23 on the speaking section of the exam. If an applicant studied at an English-speaking institution, the TOEFL is not required.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer, Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
The purpose of the interview process is to assess the candidate's communication skills, dedication to the profession of pharmacy and to assess proficiency, motivations, and preparedness for the PharmD. program. The interview will consist of multiple parts, some of which will be evaluated and some of which is informational. Please contact the Office of Admissions for further information.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
The seat deposit is $250 and required after acceptance into the program. The deposit is non-refundable and is applied toward the cost of tuition.
  • Aug 01, 2022
Orientation dates, pre-matriculation programs, and other dates will be provided at a later time.
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
Yes
Yes