Our online pathway is pending University and accreditor approval. For further information, please reach out to pharmd@su.edu.
Published Survey
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Contact Information

Our online pathway is pending University and accreditor approval. For further information, please reach out to pharmd@su.edu.
1775 N Sector Court
Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy
Winchester
Virginia
22601
United States
Distance Pathway/Online
  • Name: Katelyn Sanders
    Title: Director of Admissions
    Office: 1775 N Sector Ct. Winchester, VA 22601
    Phone (Work): 540-678-4377
    Email: ksanders@su.edu
  • Name: Debbie Lynn
    Title: Admissions Coordinator
    Office: 8095 Innovation Park Drive, Suite 301 Fairfax, VA 22031
    Phone (Work): 540-542-6235
    Email: dlynn@su.edu
  • Name: Tamara Harris
    Title: Admissions Counselor
    Office: 1775 N Sector Ct. Winchester, VA 22601
    Phone (Work): 540-678-4496
    Email: tharris@su.edu
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2023
The June 1, 2023 deadline applies to our on-campus program only. Our online program is pending University and accreditor approval. Please reach out to pharmd@su.edu for additional application information.
None
Yes

Program Information

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

Last Entering Class

60
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), Other Dual Degrees
PharmD/MS Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine
No
Yes

Program Description

THE BERNARD J. DUNN SCHOOL OF PHARMACY - Online
The Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy was founded in 1996 to respond to the growing need for pharmacists. Combining new ideas in pharmacy education with the use of information technology, Shenandoah University created a unique educational model that is even more relevant today. The School has been offering an online Doctor of Pharmacy degree as a way for pharmacists with a BS in Pharmacy to advance their degree and careers for over 20 years. We are proud to expand our PharmD program to include an entry level online pathway that offers flexible engagement options and “on demand” learning for students. This online pathway will allow students to engage in much of the didactic curriculum asynchronously (on your own time), with some synchronous (live) online sessions and two on-campus visits per semester. On-campus and online options will maintain the same high educational standards to allow all students to achieve identical educational outcomes with added flexibility in how they interact with the curriculum, faculty, and their peers.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
2.5
59
35
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
English Composition / Writing English 101 & 102 6 8
Biology/Biological Science General Biology I & II w/ lab 8 12
Chemistry General Chemistry I & II w/ lab 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I w/ lab 4 6
Physics Physics (calculus or non-calculus based will be accepted) 3 6
Statistics Statistics 3 4
Math College algebra level or higher 3 4
Biology/Biological Science Advanced Biology/ Chemistry Electives (cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular are preferred) 6 8
Economics Economics (introduction to, micro or macro will be accepted) 3 4
Microbiology Microbiology 3 6
Humanities Humanities (history, art, music, language, theater, etc) 3 4
Social/Behavioral Science Social/ Behavioral Science (accounting, anthropology, business, computers, geography, health, management, political science, psychology, sociology, etc) 3 4
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy and Physiology 6 12
All prerequisites must be completed prior to matriculation into the PharmD program
  • 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
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
The Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy is committed to recruiting a diverse student body and improving the diversity of the profession of pharmacy. In light of this commitment, prospective students who identify as a member of an underrepresented minority of the pharmacy profession may apply for a fee waiver that will waive the PharmCAS application fee to the BJD School of Pharmacy.

If you believe you may qualify, please visit https://form.jotform.com/203565464776971 for more information and to complete the application. (Fund are available on a limited basis)
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
The PCAT will remain OPTIONAL, not required for the 2022-23 admissions cycle. If you believe the PCAT provides evidence of your academic preparedness for the PharmD program, you are encouraged to submit your PCAT scores.
n/a
No
Yes

Observation Hours

No
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Faculty Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Any Subject Area): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Math): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Teaching Assistant: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
No Answer
No answer
The letters of reference can be from professors, pharmacist/health care providers (who are familiar with the student's professional commitment), or other professionals with whom the student has interacted. You may have any combination of the allowed references.
Yes

Residency

No
No
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Foreign (non-US) Citizens, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
All foreign transcripts must first be evaluated by an accredited service before they can be reviewed by SU. We prefer organizations who are members of NACES.
Yes
If a student has completed two years of undergraduate work in an accredited college or university in the United States, he/she does not have to take the TOEFL, but may choose to do so to demonstrate greater proficiency.
Yes
U.S. Pharmacy School Graduates , Foreign Pharmacy School Graduates
Applicants must be US licensed pharmacists.
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer, Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes
Interviews will be offered on a rolling basis throughout the admissions cycle. A typical interview day will consist of a 30 minute interview with a faculty member and student (if possible), writing sample, and programmatic overview/tour of facilities.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
$500
2023-08-21
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes