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Institution Name Lipscomb University
College or School Name College of Pharmacy
Short Name Lipscomb U
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Street 1 1 University Park Dr.
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City Nashville
State Tennessee
Zip 37204
Country United States
Program Location: Tennessee
Admissions Office Contact(s):
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program? June 1, 2022
Final Application Deadline Description:
What is the priority application deadline for your program? February 1, 2022
Describe any requirements or incentives for applicants who apply by the priority deadline. 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.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below: Full Accreditation
Satellite/Branch campuses:
Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Is your institution public or private? Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Academic Term Type: Semester (2 terms per academic year)
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum? * 2 - 4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available? Yes
If Yes to alternate enrollment, check all that apply: Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 64
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Target number of Pharm.D. seats for the upcoming P1 entering class: 48
Maximum number of Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 75
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 0
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? Yes
If yes, check all that apply: PharmD/MM (Management), PharmD/MSHI or MHIIM (Health Informatics)
Does your institution offer a concurrent, double, or second degree program, as defined above? Yes
Provide any additional information regarding dual, concurrent, double, or second degree programs: 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.
I would like to mark this section as done. 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.
Program Description Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Minimum Overall GPA: N/A
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: N/A
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants: 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.
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 61
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 28
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 97
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants: 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.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
List of 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
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? All prerequisites should be completed prior to August 2022 enrollment.
Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Enter any additional information regarding online course prerequisites:
Can applicants use pass/fail classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Enter any additional information regarding pass/fail course prerequisites: 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.
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: 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
Link to additional course prerequisites information: https://www.lipscomb.edu/academics/programs/pharmacy
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS? No
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee? No
Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy: Optional
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:
Additional PCAT information: 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.
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements. No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution? Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required? Three (3)
Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.
  • 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
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Recommended but not required
Does it count as more than one evaluation? Yes
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Recommended but not required
Does it count as more than one evaluation? Yes
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations: 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.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is preference given to state residents? No
Is preference given to residents of other states? No
Additional information about the program’s state residency requirements:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)? Yes
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission: 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)
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Other clarifying information, if necessary: 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.
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores? Yes
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: 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.
Does the institution offer a post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists in the U.S. or abroad? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Does the institution offer an online interview option? Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: 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.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is a deposit required to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
Is the deposit refundable for any period of time? No
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies: 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.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class:
  • 2021-08-11
Additional details for accepted applicants: Lipscomb will hold an optional summer orientation program for accepted students in mid-May.
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service? No
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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