We now have two entry points for you to choose from: January (Spring) 2021 and August (Fall) 2021. Connect with us to find out more: https://pharmacy.mercer.edu/admissions/connect-with-us/.
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Contact Information

We now have two entry points for you to choose from: January (Spring) 2021 and August (Fall) 2021. Connect with us to find out more: https://pharmacy.mercer.edu/admissions/connect-with-us/.
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta
Georgia
30341
United States
Georgia

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2021
Beginning in 2021, applicants will have two entry points to consider for enrollment with the following application deadlines:

January 2021 (Spring) enrollment PharmCAS application deadline is November 2, 2020.
August 2021 (Fall) enrollment PharmCAS application deadline is June 1, 2021.

The Early Decision option is available for both entry points with a deadline of September 8, 2020.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Yes
Private
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
Yes
Early assurance

Last Entering Class

122

Upcoming Entering Class

120
12

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/MSHI or MHIIM (Health Informatics), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
No
Please use this link to review additional details regarding our combined degree options: https://pharmacy.mercer.edu/academic-programs/combined-degrees/. Please let us know if you would like to be connected with a current student who is pursuing a combined degree program at Mercer.

Program Description

Located in the vibrant Atlanta metropolitan area, Mercer University's College of Pharmacy is one of the most diverse pharmacy schools in the nation. We offer students a robust educational experience through an expansive network of healthcare providers. With a legacy of caring for more than a century, we prepare our students to lead the pharmacy profession and face the future challenges of a dynamic healthcare environment. Caring and responsive faculty and administrators provide an environment that fosters innovation, creativity, the pursuit of intellectual curiosity, and a commitment to lifelong learning.

In addition to the PharmD Program, the College also offers a PhD degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and 4 combined degree programs: PharmD/MPH, PharmD/MBA, PharmD/MSHI, and PharmD/PhD. A variety of research and networking opportunities are provided to all students and unique programs include an Entrepreneurship Track, an International Pharmacy Program, Global Medical Missions, an Advanced Clinical Track, and an Indian Health Service experience.

Learn more about Mercer University's College of Pharmacy through our website: http://pharmacy.mercer.edu.

View the video below for an example of how Mercer Pharmacists are providing and improving healthcare access in their communities.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
N/A
66
36
99

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy and Physiology I & II (labs optional) 6 10
Biology/Biological Science Biology I & II with labs 8 10
Microbiology Microbiology (lab optional) 3 5
Chemistry General (Inorganic) Chemistry I & II with labs 8 10
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I & II with labs 8 10
Biochemistry Biochemistry (lab optional) 3 5
Math Calculus 3 4
Statistics Statistics 3 4
English Composition / Writing English Composition I & II / Writing Intensive courses 6 8
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Speech 3 4
Economics Economics 3 4
Humanities Humanities electives (2 courses) 6 8
Social/Behavioral Science Social / Behavioral Science electives (2 courses) 6 8
1. Only grades of C or better are acceptable towards prerequisites.

2. All science prerequisites must be fulfilled by courses intended for science majors or pre-health/pre-pharmacy program students.

3. Biology I and II prerequisites can be fulfilled with courses with labs in genetics, cellular biology, molecular biology, developmental biology, botany, or zoology.

4. Humanities electives may be chosen from one or more of these areas: art, foreign language, history, literature, music, philosophy, religion or theatre.

5. Social / Behavioral Science electives may be chosen from one or more of the following areas: anthropology, geography, history, management, political science, psychology and sociology.

6. At least one elective course must focus on cultural diversity. Examples of courses that fulfill this prerequisite are: sociology, cultural anthropology, cultural geography, world literature, world religions, gender studies or cultural studies in specific languages other than the student's native language.

7. If you would like to verify if a certain course(s) will fulfill a prerequisite(s), please email us your request at pharmd@mercer.edu so we can assist you.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
The Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) is not required; however, applicants who want to provide further support of their academic preparedness can opt to submit their PCAT scores as part of their PharmCAS application.
No

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Faculty Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Conditionally accepted
If your college's pre-health committee prepares a single letter from the committee for you, it must be submitted directly from the college to PharmCAS along with the PharmCAS evaluation form.
No
Conditionally accepted
If your college's pre-health committee prepares a composite reference (set of letters) for you, the composite reference letters must be submitted directly from the college to PharmCAS along with the PharmCAS evaluation form.
Yes
Two (2) letters of reference are required, with preference for letters that attest to the applicant's academic and professional attributes. College-level Science professors, pre-health professions/pre-pharmacy academic advisors, pharmacists, and/or supervisors are preferred. Please note that applicants are encouraged to e-submit their PharmCAS application before their letters of reference have been received by PharmCAS.

Residency

No
No

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
All students with academic credentials from outside the U.S. must have their credentials evaluated by World Educational Services (WES). The evaluation report must include institution information, course title, credit hours, and grades. International students need to understand that credit will be given only for applicable courses that can be used to fulfill prerequisites and they may be required to complete additional courses prior to enrollment in order to fulfill any remaining prerequisites. All applicants are required to complete all prerequisites regardless of previous coursework and/or degrees completed.

Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must be able to meet the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy's requirements for intern licensure, and should verify that is the case with the Board prior to submitting an application to the PharmD Program (Board website: https://gbp.georgia.gov/).
Yes
Applicants whose native language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency by submitting TOEFL scores to PharmCAS as part of their application. Non-native English speakers can also provide proof of English language proficiency through successful completion of English Composition / Writing Intensive and Public Speaking courses at a regionally-accredited college/university in the U.S. Communication skills are also assessed through the interview process.

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer, Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI), Other interview format
Qualified applicants are invited to interview on a rolling basis until the cohort is filled for each entry point (Spring and Fall). During the interview process, applicants will be interacting with Mercer Pharmacy faculty, staff, and students one-on-one and in groups. We also currently use a Multiple Mini Interview format as part of the interview.

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Applicants admitted during the regular admission process for January (Spring) 2021 enrollment are required to submit a $500 tuition deposit within two weeks of acceptance.

Applicants admitted during the regular admission process for August (Fall) 2021 enrollment are required to submit a $500 seat deposit that can be split into two payments: $200 due within 2 weeks of notification of acceptance and a second payment of $300 due by March 1, 2021. Applicants admitted after February 15, 2021 must submit a $500 seat deposit within 2 weeks of notification of acceptance.

The full tuition deposit is waived for applicants who apply and are accepted through the Early Decision process.
  • January 11, 2021
  • August 23, 2021
Accepted applicants are required to attend New PharmD Student Orientation and White Coat Ceremony events that are held the week before classes begin: January 4 - 8, 2021 for Spring 2021 enrollment; August 16 - 20, 2021 for Fall 2021 enrollment.
No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
Yes