Manchester University has submitted a proposal to ACPE for a predominantly distance pathway for the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. The ACPE Board will discuss the proposal at its January 2022 meeting to determine whether the pathway is on pace to launch, with a final decision coming in June 2022. Manchester University will update prospective students interested. Please keep in mind that the pathway may not be approved; however, admitted students would be invited into the traditional.
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Manchester University has submitted a proposal to ACPE for a predominantly distance pathway for the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. The ACPE Board will discuss the proposal at its January 2022 meeting to determine whether the pathway is on pace to launch, with a final decision coming in June 2022. Manchester University will update prospective students interested. Please keep in mind that the pathway may not be approved; however, admitted students would be invited into the traditional.
10627 Diebold Road
Fort Wayne
Indiana
46845
United States
Distance Pathway/Online
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2022
October 1, 2021
Priority applicants will enjoy the following benefits:

1. $300 seat deposit is waived
2. Coupon codes to discount the PharmCAS application cost
3. 72 hour turnaround time after interview for an admission decision to be communicated
4. Receive an MU "swag bag"

For more information and benefits about the priority application process, visit:
https://www.manchester.edu/academics/colleges/college-of-pharmacy-natural-health-sciences/academic-programs/pharmacy/admissions/application-process
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), Early assurance
Yes

Last Entering Class

69
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

Manchester University has submitted a proposal to ACPE for a predominantly distance pathway for the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. The ACPE Board will discuss the proposal at its January 2022 meeting to determine whether the pathway is on pace to launch, with a final decision coming in June 2022. Manchester University will update prospective students interested in the distance pathway at each step of the process. Please keep in mind that the pathway may not be approved; however, admitted students would be invited into the traditional, on campus Doctor of Pharmacy program in Fall 2022 if approval is not granted.

A distance pathway allows Manchester to reach a broader audience and expand the mission and vision of the PharmD 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. To find out more info please visit our website:

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; anatomy and physiology (or combined course) preferred 3 4
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy or Physiology, or a combined course will be counted. 3 4
Microbiology Microbiology w/Lab 3 4
Physics Physics 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 Economics (can be general, micro-, or macroeconomics 3 4
Humanities Humanities (Literature, arts, language, philosophy, communication, etc.) 6 9
Social/Behavioral Science Social Science (Psychology, sociology, history, political science, etc.) 3 4
General Elective(s) 12 16
August 15, 2022
  • 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
All science courses (except Physics) require a laboratory component. Applicants must complete all prerequisite coursework preferably by August 15, 2022. 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 (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

Varies
  • Aug 23, 2022
Some admitted students will be asked to participate in a Pharmacy Transition Program on the Fort Wayne campus starting in early August 2022. 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