Published Survey
Submission Number: 4075
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Created: Thu, 08/29/2019 - 17:52
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Contact Information

Admissions Office, Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy
Shryock Hall, Room 106
24745 Stewart Street
Loma Linda
California
92350
United States
California
Yes

Program Application Deadline

May 1, 2023
None
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
No
Private
Yes
Block
* 4
Preferred
No
Yes

Last Entering Class

44
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MS (Master of Science), PharmD/MSHI or MHIIM (Health Informatics), Other Dual Degrees
Pharm.D./M.A. in Bioethics
Pharm.D./M.A. in Geo-Informatics
Pharm. D./M.A. in Health Administration
Yes
Yes

Program Description

Loma Linda University, School of Pharmacy (LLUSP) offers an academically rigorous four-year program leading to a PharmD degree. Our student body as well as faculty and staff are diverse both in ethnicity and religious background. LLUSP is one of eight schools that comprise Loma Linda University and is owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. LLU seeks to admit students who desire a faith-based education and demonstrate a commitment to Christian principles. The Admissions Committee evaluates applicants based on a variety of criteria such as academic achievement, communication skills, pharmacy experience, involvement in extracurricular activities, and faith affiliation. We value experiences that demonstrate leadership and community service. While a strong aptitude in the biological and physical sciences is important; we also encourage a well-balanced academic background in humanities and social sciences. The mission of the School of Pharmacy is to educate pharmacists within a Christian environment to become caring and competent health care professionals. A Loma Linda University pharmacist is someone for whom the pursuit of excellence is a way of life.

Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.75
2.75
It is preferable that an applicant have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a cumulative science/math GPA of 2.75 at the time of application
61
31
85
44
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology: One year of General Biology lectures and labs designed for science majors. Courses in Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Botany, Microbiology, and Biochemistry are not acceptable. 8 12
Chemistry General Chemistry: One year of General Chemistry lectures with labs. Courses should be a course sequence designed for science majors. 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry: One year of Organic Chemistry lectures with labs. Courses should be a sequence designed for science majors. 8 12
Physics General Physics I (Mechanics, Newtownian Physics): One course of General Physics lecture with lab. (Survey Courses Okay) 4 4
Biology/Biological Science RECOMMENDED: Molecular Biology, or Cell Biology: One course of Molecular Biology or Cell Biology designed for science majors is recommended. 0 0
English Composition / Writing English Composition: Students Not Planning to Receive a Bachelor's Degree should complete the freshman composition sequence. Remedial English & ESL courses are not acceptable. 6 9
Humanities Humanities/Fine Arts: Students Not Planning to Receive a Bachelor's Degree must complete courses in history, literature, philosophy, religion, fine art appreciation/history, classics and ethics 12 16
Social/Behavioral Science Social and Behavioral Sciences: Students Not Planning to Receive a Bachelor's Degree must complete courses anthropology, political science, psychology, psychobiology, economics, geography, & sociology. 12 16
Two weeks prior to matriculating into the program on August 7, 2023.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
Science Course Prerequisites with and without labs will be accepted as online courses within the years 2020 and 2021.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
Science Course Prerequisites with and without labs will be accepted as Pass/ Fail courses within the year 2020.
• Prerequisites must be taken in a traditional format at an accredited, two-year or four-year U.S. institution. No hybrid classes will be accepted as prerequisites.
• Prerequisites must be completed with letter grade of ‘C’ or better.
• Pass/No Pass courses will not be accepted to fulfill prerequisites.
• For a course to be acceptable in fulfilling the prerequisites, it must be at the level of those required for a major in the field. Introductory courses in the sciences are not accepted. The science sequences must be completed with the full sequence of courses offered at your institution. Final determination of acceptability of course as prerequisites resides with the School of Pharmacy Admissions Committee in conjunction with the Loma Linda University Registrar.
• Applicants who have completed academic work in countries outside the U.S. must have all prerequisites completed at a two or four-year regionally accredited U.S. institution.
• The approved academic record evaluation for foreign transcripts will still be required as supplemental material for evaluating the potential for success of that student.

Please visit http://www.llu.edu/pharmacy for more information.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
If an applicant is currently attending a Seventh-day Adventist school a recommendation letter from the pre-professional committee is preferred, and this letter will fulfill all requirements for letters of recommendation.
Yes
Conditionally accepted
If an applicant is currently attending a Seventh-day Adventist school a recommendation letter from the pre-professional committee is preferred, and this letter will fulfill all requirements for letters of recommendation.
Yes
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 AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
Foreign transcripts must be reviewed by World Education Services (WES) prior to applying and submitted to PharmCAS by April 3, 2023. Evaluations by different companies are not accepted.

Students must also submit a WES International Credential Advantage Package (WES ICAP: Course-by-course) directly to Admissions Processing Loma Linda University, 11139 Anderson St., Loma Linda, CA 92350

International applicants who have done academic work in countries outside of the U.S. must have all prerequisites completed at a regionally accredited U.S. two-year or four-year institution. In addition, the international student must complete 9 quarter or 6-semester units of English Composition. This should be the freshman composition sequence (equivalent to ENGL 1A and 1B). Remedial English and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are not accepted.

For the most up-to-date info visit: https://pharmacy.llu.edu/admissions/requirements
Yes
The TOEFL may be required if a student has completed the majority of their undergraduate work in a non-English speaking environment or if they are an international student whose native language is not English.

Select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer
Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
Applicants selected for an interview are contacted by phone to schedule an interview date and time. Interviews are conducted Monday – Thursday.

Interview appointments consist of the following: writing sample, information verification, faculty interviews, video about Loma Linda University, Q&A session and facility tour with admissions personnel.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Accepted students have 30 days from the date the acceptance e-mail is sent to respond with their deposit. The non-refundable deposit amount is $500. The deposit will be applied to the first year's tuition.
2023-08-14
Orientation is August 7, 2023, through August 11, 2023
Yes
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No
Yes