No PCAT Required. Interviews conducted Sept. -June. No Supplemental Application!
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Contact Information

No PCAT Required. Interviews conducted Sept. -June. No Supplemental Application!
1 University Park Dr.
Nashville
Tennessee
37204
United States
Tennessee
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2022
February 1, 2022
Applicants seeking in scholarships and exclusive opportunities for admitted students like the Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning (VPIL) are encouraged to apply by February 1.
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

64
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MM (Management), PharmD/MSHI or MHIIM (Health Informatics)
Yes
Dual degree curriculum outside of the PharmD courses is completed during the summer break periods in a hybrid format. Making these nice options for students that need to work during the summer, but would like to obtain an additional degree at a reduced cost that will be conferred at the same time as the PharmD degree. Students are eligible to begin dual degrees at the end of the P1 year.
Yes

Program Description

Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy embraces our mission to provide an educational environment characterized by academic excellence and Christian faith, where students are prepared to optimize patient medication outcomes in an ethical and compassionate practice. The College of Pharmacy is dedicated to educating student pharmacists who demonstrate values consistent with our mission through their compassion, care, trust and research. Through a combination of educational experiences ranging from basic science coursework to direct patient interactions, curricular experiences will prepare student pharmacists to: Optimize medication outcomes in an ethical and compassionate manner; Satisfy pre-licensure requirements of Boards of Pharmacy; Develop student pharmacists into effective practitioners with excellent patient care skills; Manage ethical, cultural, and socioeconomic challenges the student pharmacist will encounter throughout everyday practice.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

N/A
N/A
Preference for interviews is given for candidates with a cumulative 2.5 GPA or better. Lipscomb reserves the right to invite candidates whose recent coursework indicates the opportunity for success despite the overall PharmCAS calculation.
61
28
97
Substitutions may be offered for specific pre-requisites outside of the math and science core curriculum to those already having bachelors degrees through an appeal process. Achievement of a "C" or higher for each required pre-pharmacy course is mandatory. Candidates may apply with coursework planned or in progress provided all courses are completed prior to beginning the program. Online courses are accepted.
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General Chemistry I with lab 4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry II with lab 4 6
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Speech Communication 3 4.5
General Elective(s) Social Science and Humanities Electives (i.e. psychology, sociology, political science, geography, history, foreign language, literature, philosophy) 12 18
General Elective(s) General Electives: These courses may come from any discipline. Electives taken in Biology, Chemistry or Mathematics improve candidate competitiveness. 6 10
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I with lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II with lab 4 6
Microbiology Microbiology with Lab 4 6
Biology/Biological Science Biology with lab (i.e. cell and genetics, diversity and ecology, cell biology and/or immunology) 8 12
Statistics Statistics 3 4.5
Math College Algebra 3 4.5
English Composition / Writing English Composition I 3 4.5
English Composition / Writing English Composition II 3 4.5
All prerequisites should be completed prior to August 2022 enrollment.
  • 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
Students should opt for regular course letter grades whenever possible. Pass/Fail grades will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances like COVID-19. If your institution did not provide an option for receiving traditional grades, you will not be penalized.
All students must complete the math and science core curriculum. Students enrolling with a bachelors degree may be given special consideration for the substitution of courses toward requirements, which are outside the math and science core provided competency can be demonstrated through alternate coursework. Proof of the bachelors degree earned must be provided prior to enrollment. Required pre-pharmacy courses should be completed by the end of the summer semester prior to desired enrollment. Applicants must achieve a grade of "C" or higher for each required pre-pharmacy course. A cumulative academic grade point average (GPA) of not less than 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is preferred for all coursework. To learn more about the prerequisite requirements, please visit the Admissions Requirements tab of the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy website. https://www.lipscomb.edu/academics/programs/pharmacy
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
The PCAT is not required, but it can enhance your candidacy if your cumulative GPA is marginal compared to the preferred GPA of 2.5.
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

No
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
Recommended but not required
Yes
Recommended but not required
Yes
One letter of recommendation is preferred from your pre-health committee. If your school does not have a committee, two academic letters will be accepted as a substitution. All applicants will also need to submit one letter from a supervisor in a work or volunteer setting and one letter that serves as a character reference. All candidates should have at least one academic recommendation either from a committee or a math or science faculty member.
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
Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy only considers international students who have been enrolled at an accredited US college or university for the completion of the math and science core pre-requisites prior to the planned enrollment date. Credits from international pharmacy programs are not accepted toward the PharmD degree or toward the math and science core pre-requisites. The College accepts evaluations from WES or ECE. Applicants are urged to review additional details for international student admission at https://www.lipscomb.edu/academics/programs/pharmacy.
Yes
The TOEFL is required for all international students and is recommended for any student who has English as a second language regardless of residency status.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
Qualified applicants are invited to campus to interview with two members of the Admissions Committee. Interviewers will seek to get to know you as an individual and learn the motivations, goals and expectations influencing your career choice. Interviews generally from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Expect to participate in the interview, group activity & a campus tour. Additional activities will be included to allow you to meet student pharmacists and experience Lipscomb's unique culture.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Lipscomb requires a $200 deposit to confirm your seat in the class. Candidates are given ample time to consider Lipscomb's acceptance and scholarships prior to an acceptance deadline. Seats are filled on a rolling admissions basis.
  • 2021-08-11
Lipscomb will hold an optional summer orientation program for accepted students in mid-May.
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No
Yes