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Contact Information

10627 Diebold Road
Fort Wayne
Indiana
46845
United States
Distance Pathway/Online
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2023
November 1, 2022
Incentives for applying by the priority deadline include:

Enrollment fee waived

Meeting with Dean Smith, Professor and Dean of Pharmacy and Graduate Life Sciences, Dr. Sara Trovinger, Director of Distance Pathway Program, or Dr. Tom Smith, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacogenomics & Assistant Dean of Admissions and Alumni Engagement

Shadow a pharmacy faculty member

Invitation to attend Scholarship Day
Yes

Program Information

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

Last Entering Class

48
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MS (Master of Science), Other Dual Degrees
Master of Science degree in Pharmacogenomics (MS in PGx)

Note: The PharmD/MBA program is a partnership with Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Yes
PharmD/MS in Pharmacogenomics (PGx): https://www.manchester.edu/academics/colleges/college-of-pharmacy-natural-health-sciences/academic-programs/pharmacy/pharmacy-pharmacogenomics-dual-degree-program

PharmD/MBA in Professional Studies: https://www.manchester.edu/academics/colleges/college-of-pharmacy-natural-health-sciences/academic-programs/pharmacy/pharm.d.-mba-dual-degree
Yes

Program Description

A distance pathway allows Manchester to reach a broader audience and expand the mission and vision of the Pharm.D. Program into communities in and outside of Indiana. The distance pathway option removes the barrier of relocation costs for students who otherwise would not be able to pursue Manchester‘s program.

Students in the distance pathway would be required to complete some requirements on or near the Fort Wayne campus, totaling around 15 weeks over the four years of the program. These on-campus requirements include Orientation, summer lab and clinical examinations, and fourth year clinical experiences with Manchester University faculty.

https://www.manchester.edu/academics/colleges/college-of-pharmacy-natural-health-sciences/academic-programs/pharmacy/admissions/distance-pathway

Student Handbook: https://www.manchester.edu/academics/colleges/college-of-pharmacy-natural-health-sciences/academic-programs/pharmacy/about-pharmacy
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
2.5
Applicants should achieve a preferred minimum 2.5 GPA in both cumulative and prerequisite GPAs; a minimum 2.25 science and math GPA is also preferred for consideration.
60
24
90
36
Note: To qualify for maximum financial aid eligibility, pharmacy students must have 72 credit hours completed in order to qualify for professional student federal aid.
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General Chemistry I and II w/Labs 6 9
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I and II w/Labs 6 9
Biology/Biological Science Biology w/Lab - various topics accepted 3 4
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy or Physiology, or a combined course accepted (physiology preferred) 3 4
Microbiology Microbiology w/Lab 3 4
Statistics Statistics 3 4
Math Calculus 3 4
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Communications/Speech (must be speaking-oriented) 3 4
English Composition / Writing English Composition 3 4
Economics Financial literacy, economics (can be general, micro-, or macroeconomics), or management, accounting. 3 4
General Elective(s) Humanities (literature, arts, language, philosophy, communication, etc.), social science (psychology, sociology, history, political science, etc.), various options considered 9 12
Other 12 16
By orientation (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
General Chemistry I & II, Organic Chemistry I & II, and Microbiology must have labs. One additional lab in anatomy or physiology or any biology course is required. Applicants must complete all prerequisite coursework by orientation (preferably by July 1). If additional time to complete coursework is needed, requests will be considered on a case by case basis. No grade below a “C-” will count toward prerequisite coursework. Please note: all prerequisites must be completed at an accredited institution.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
Manchester University's Doctor of Pharmacy Program does not require the PCAT for admission. However, based on your application materials, the admissions committee may request PCAT scores as an additional metric for consideration.
50
Yes
Situational Judgement Test
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: 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 (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
Manchester requires that clear language appears as part of the document that explains multiple individuals had a role in writing the letter; it can count as more than one evaluation as long as it's clear more than one individual was involved in the reference.
Yes
Conditionally accepted
Manchester requires that clear language appears as part of the document that explains multiple individuals had a role in writing the letter or collection of letters; it can count as more than one evaluation as long as it's clear more than one individual was involved in the reference.
Yes
Yes

Residency

No
No
Manchester University is a private institution, and therefore tuition and fee charges are the same for all domestic and international students, regardless of residency.
Yes

International Applicants

No
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
At this time, only US-based citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for the Distance Pathway program.
Yes
The TOEFL or IELTS exam is not required for U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The TOEFL or IELTS exam is required of all students whose language of instruction is not English. However, students who were instructed in English may still be asked to submit an English proficiency exam score as requested. Please contact the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Management at (260) 470-2703 or at healthsciences@manchester.edu for more details.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes
For more information about the interview process, please refer to the admissions page on the website: http://www.manchester.edu/academics/colleges/college-of-pharmacy-natural-health-sciences/pharmacy/admissions
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Non-refundable enrollment fee $250

Secures seat in the program

Covers white coat/activities during orientation
2023-08-28
Some admitted students will be asked to participate in a Pharmacy Transition Program on the Fort Wayne campus starting in early August 2023. Those students who fall below specific GPA or other admission metrics will be required to participate. This experience provides skills practice in communication, calculations, problem solving, and other relevant topics that will get students on the right track before starting in the Fall.
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
Yes
Yes