The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy is pleased to offer an online pathway towards the Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.) in Fall 2024, with full accreditation by Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE). We are accepting applications through June 2, 2025.

Findlay graduates have performed at or above the national average on the first attempt of the NAPLEX for the past five years and have exceeded the national average on the MPJE.
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The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy is pleased to offer an online pathway towards the Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.) in Fall 2024, with full accreditation by Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE). We are accepting applications through June 2, 2025.

Findlay graduates have performed at or above the national average on the first attempt of the NAPLEX for the past five years and have exceeded the national average on the MPJE.
1000 N. Main Street
Findlay
Ohio
45840
United States
Distance Pathway/Online
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 2, 2025
None
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Yes
Private
No
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
2 years
Not Required
4 years
No
No
No
Yes
Online or distance-learning-based programs 
Yes

Last Entering Class

19
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MSHI or MHIIM (Health Informatics)
Yes
​At the University of Findlay, we offer our students outstanding opportunities to get the most out of their time at UF by simultaneously pursuing a second degree in either a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI). ​​Please visit the following websites to learn more about each of our dual degree opportunities.
https://www.findlay.edu/pharmacy/pharm-d-mba
https://www.findlay.edu/pharmacy/pharm-d-health-informatics
Yes

Program Description

The University of Findlay’s Distance Doctor of Pharmacy (Distance PharmD) provides a unique opportunity to achieve your doctoral degree in a distance format in just four years. This innovatively designed program blends the convenience of online didactic coursework (synchronous and asynchronous) with three week-long campus immersions and experiential learning in your community. Students from all states except CO and Puerto Rico are welcome to apply to Findlay’s Distance PharmD program

Experiential Learning
During the program's first three years, you will complete 300 hours (100 each year) of supervised and structured training in a clinical setting with a licensed pharmacist. These guided experiences follow standard U.S. practice models and help you gain confidence while building practical pharmaceutical and patient-focused communication skills.

You will complete at least 1,440 hours of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) in the program's final year. An assigned preceptor directs these experiences at a designated site near you. A minimum of 160 hours must be completed in each of the required APPE areas, including community practice, ambulatory patient care, hospital/health system pharmacy, and inpatient general medicine. The remaining hours include specialty and elective areas.

Integrated Support Services
We support our distance students from enrollment through graduation, including assistance in securing experiential learning sites and preceptors near you.

Notable Academic Quality
The University of Findlay and the College of Pharmacy are nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report and other esteemed organizations (https://newsroom.findlay.edu/findlay-ranked-in-u-s-news-best-national-universities-for-16th-year/). (https://www.findlay.edu/pharmacy/Shared%20Documents/Quality%20Indicators%20Aug%2022.pdf).
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

3.0
N/A
The minimum recommended cumulative GPA from all institutions of higher education attended is 3.0, however, applicants with less than 3.0 may still be considered for acceptance into the program following a holistic admissions review process.
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39
0
0
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science Cell & Molecular Biology with Lab 4
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II with Labs 8
Chemistry General Chemistry I & II with Labs 8
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I & II with Labs 8
English Composition / Writing College Writing 3
Math Calculus I 4
Statistics Statistics 3
Physics Physics 4
General Elective(s) General Education (CORE+) Courses*
(6 courses at 3 semester hours each)
*Only necessary if applicant does not hold a Bachelor's degree.
18
Course requirements must be completed prior to August 15, 2025 unless an exception is made by the College of Pharmacy.
*Applicants who have earned a bachelor’s degree will not be required to complete the University of Findlay’s general education (CORE+) coursework.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
Consideration will be given for courses listed as pass/fail, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applicants must have a "C" or better in each required prerequisite course for which a grade was awarded.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

Standardized Tests

No
Yes

Observation Hours

No
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

No
Conditionally required
No
No answer
Though not required, letters of recommendation that are submitted may be utilized in a holistic admissions decision-making process.
Yes

Residency

No
No
Students from all states except Colorado and Puerto Rico are welcome to apply to Findlay’s Distance PharmD program
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 AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
The University of Findlay only accepts evaluations from WES and English translation is required.
Yes
Students, whose native language is not English and who have not graduated from a University of Findlay approved English speaking university, must meet all other admissions criteria and must also have a verified: IELTS of 7.5 composite score with all bands at 7 or above, or an equivalent score as indicated on the University of Findlay’s English Exam Admission Standards.
No
Details on Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs
Yes
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer
Yes
Offers to interview are based on completed applications, transcripts & test scores. Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis. Students will interview one-on-one, with a member of College of Pharmacy staff and be asked to write a short essay. Each interview will be approximately 60 minutes in length and is an important part of the admission decision. The essay consists of a response to a prompt provided during the interview and is to be completed electronically. A photo ID may be required.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Contact your advisor for more information on your deposit.
2025-08-18
The Academic Calendar can be found at the following address:
https://findlay.smartcatalogiq.com/en/current/undergraduate-catalog/academic-calendar/
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No
Yes