We now have two entry points for you to choose from: January (Spring) 2022 and August (Fall) 2022. 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) 2022 and August (Fall) 2022. 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
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2022
Final application deadline for January 2022 enrollment is November 1, 2021. Final application deadline for August 2022 enrollment is June 1, 2022. Applicants are encouraged to apply early and to ensure all required materials (official transcripts, letters of reference/evaluations) are submitted well before the deadline.
February 1, 2022
Priority scholarship consideration will be given to applicants who apply before the priority deadline (October 1, 2021 for January 2022 enrollment; February 1, 2022 for August 2022 enrollment).
Yes

Program Information

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

Last Entering Class

139
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/MS (Master of Science), PharmD/MSHI or MHIIM (Health Informatics), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
No
Two new combined degree programs capitalize on growing job market areas in pharmacy: the PharmD/MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences and the PharmD/MS in Health Outcomes. Read more about these and other options at https://pharmacy.mercer.edu/academic-programs/combined-degrees/. Let us connect you with a current student in a combined degree program or tell you more about the admission process by emailing pharmd@mercer.edu.
Yes

Program Description

Located in the vibrant Atlanta metropolitan area, Mercer University College of Pharmacy is one of the most diverse pharmacy schools in the nation. We offer students a robust educational experience in the classroom with our pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical research faculty and out on rotation through an expansive network of healthcare providers throughout the state of Georgia. We prepare our students to lead the profession and to explore traditional and non-traditional career paths. Our encouraging and supportive faculty will help you chart the career that you want to pursue.

Within the PharmD Program, we offer a number of unique programs to make you more competitive in the future job market: 6 combined degree programs, internships exclusively for Mercer student pharmacists, an Entrepreneurship Track, an Advanced Clinical Track for those who wish to pursue a hospital residency after graduation, the International Pharmacy Program, Global Medical Missions and an Indian Health Service experience.

Learn more about Mercer University College of Pharmacy at https://pharmacy.mercer.edu

View the video below to see how one Mercer Pharmacist is improving healthcare access in her community.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

N/A
N/A
A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred. The average GPA range of recently accepted students is 3.2 - 3.3.
66
36
99
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy and Physiology I & II (labs optional) 6 8
Biology/Biological Science Biology I & II with labs 8 10
Microbiology Microbiology (lab optional) 3 4
Chemistry General (Inorganic) Chemistry I & II with labs 8 10
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I & II with labs 8 10
Biochemistry Biochemistry (lab optional) 3 4
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
Applicants are required to successfully complete all prerequisites with grades of C or better before enrollment in the PharmD Program (December for Spring enrollment; early August for Fall 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
Letter grades are preferred for Science and Math prerequisites. Pass grades must be considered equivalent to C or better letter grades from issuing college/university in order to be acceptable towards prerequisites.
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 students.

3. Biology I and II prerequisites can be fulfilled by 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
Yes

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
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
We encourage applicants to seek opportunities to shadow/observe or work in a pharmacy setting (typically as a pharmacy technician). If an applicant has also completed shadowing/observation and/or work experience in other areas of healthcare, that experience should be included in in the section titled "Healthcare Experience".
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • 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 (Math): ACCEPTED
  • 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. Please note committee letters are counted as one (1) letter of reference/evaluation.
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. Please note that composite letters can be considered as more than one (1) letter of reference/evaluation as long as more than one letter is included in the composite.
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.
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
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 or IELTS 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.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer, Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI), Other interview format
Not sure at this time
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.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Applicants accepted for January (Spring) 2022 enrollment are required to secure their seat by submitting a non-refundable $500 tuition deposit within two weeks of acceptance.

Applicants accepted for August (Fall) 2022 enrollment are required to secure their seat by submitting a non-refundable $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, 2022. Applicants admitted after February 15, 2022 must submit a $500 seat deposit within 2 weeks of notification of acceptance.
  • 2022-01-03
  • 2022-08-15
Accepted applicants are required to attend New PharmD Student Orientation and White Coat Ceremony events that are held the week before classes begin: January 3 - 7, 2022 for Spring 2022 enrollment; August 15 - 19, 2022 for Fall 2022 enrollment.
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
Yes
Yes