Published Survey
Submission Number: 4081
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Created: Sun, 09/15/2019 - 02:27
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Institution Name Midwestern University - Downers Grove Campus
College or School Name College of Pharmacy
Short Name Midwestern U - IL
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Street 1 555 31st Street
Street 2
Street 3
City Downers Grove
State Illinois
Zip 60515
Country United States
Program Location: Illinois
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? May 1, 2025
Final Application Deadline Description: The PharmCAS application must be submitted by May 1st, 2025. Applicants are encouraged to submit official transcripts and letters of recommendation as soon as possible to ensure timely consideration of their application.
What is the priority application deadline for your program? None
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: Midwestern University, Glendale Campus (Arizona)
Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
Is your institution public or private? Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center? Yes
Select the appropriate academic term type for your program. Quarter (4 terms per academic year)
What is the minimum requirement of pre-pharmacy coursework for matriculation into your professional Doctor of Pharmacy program?  2 years
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
What is the structure (e.g., length) of your Pharm.D. program curriculum? 3 years
Does your program offer an Early Assurance program for admissions?  No
Does your program have affiliation or articulation agreements with undergraduate institutions for admissions? Contact the program directly for additional details.  Yes
Does your program offer a student the ability to complete their bachelor’s degree while enrolled in the Pharm.D. program? No
Does your program offer alternative pathways to Pharm.D. degree completion?  No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 102
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Target number of Pharm.D. seats for the upcoming P1 entering class: 99
Maximum number of Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 99
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/MPH (Public Health), Other Dual Degrees
If other dual degrees, as defined above, please list: Certificate in Precision Medicine
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: MPH and Precision Medicine degree/certificate programs now offered.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Program Description The Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove Campus (CPDG) was founded in 1991 as the Chicago College of Pharmacy and is located 25 miles west of Chicago. The area provides exceptional living and learning opportunities including:
*A Dynamic Curriculum - Our Three-year, year-round program offers an intensive program that prepares student to begin their pharmacy careers as quickly as possible while still benefiting from a well-rounded education focused on excellent patient care.
*Interprofessional Education - At Midwestern University, healthcare education is all we do. Our pharmacy students work with other healthcare profession students to practice communication across disciplines, as well as collaboration.
*Premier Clinical Partners - the College partners with the best medical centers, clinics, and community pharmacies in the Chicago area to provide rotation sites for students. International and out-of-state rotations are also available.
*Accessible Faculty - Our dedicated faculty mentor students in clinical service, research projects, community outreach, and leadership.
*Community Outreach - More than 20 pharmacy-related student organizations in which students develop leadership skills, serve the community, and work with professional pharmacy organizations.
*Supportive Alumni - CPDG has nearly 4,000 alumni who practice in all areas of pharmacy across the country.
*Career Support - CPDG offers valuable resources to students to help ensure their success in beginning professional career.

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: Preferred minimum cumulative GPA and science GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale. The Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) calculates the cumulative and science GPA. Grades from all non-remedial courses completed post-high school are used to calculate the GPA.
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 60
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 30
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 84
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 44
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
List of Course Prerequisites:
Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science Biology with lab 8 12
Anatomy Human or vertebrate anatomy 3 4
Social/Behavioral Science Social and Behavioral Sciences: Any 3 courses within the areas of economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, or political science. Economics recommended. 9 12
General Elective(s) General Education Electives 6 8
Chemistry General Chemistry with labs 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry with labs 8 12
Other Any course in the areas of physical, chemical or biological sciences (courses may not be used to satisfy multiple prerequisites). Physics recommended. 3 4
Math Any course in the areas of algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, or other advanced mathematics courses. Calculus recommended. 3 4
English Composition / Writing English Composition 6 9
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Speech/Public Speaking 3 4
Statistics 3 4
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? Matriculation occurs in early June each year. All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a "C" or higher prior to matriculation into the program.
Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • 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, but only if no letter grade option available
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
Enter any additional information regarding pass/fail course prerequisites:
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: Social and Behavioral Science Electives: Includes courses within the areas of psychology, sociology, political science, economics, and anthropology. Economics recommended.

General Education Electives* Any course not related to science, math, physical education or healthcare. Recommended course include arts and humanities, additional social and behavioral sciences, foreign language, business and computer courses.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Please refer to the following link for specifics regarding Admission Requirements for International Students.
https://catalog.il.midwestern.edu/admission-requirements
Link to additional course prerequisites information:
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
Do you accept or consider any standardized tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements. Yes
If yes, select which standardized tests you accept or consider: DAT, GRE, MCAT, OAT
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? Two (2)
Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.
  • Clergy: ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Accepted
Does it count as more than one evaluation? No
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Accepted
Does it count as more than one evaluation? Yes
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations: Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from two professionals directly to PharmCAS. MWU will only accept letters received directly from PharmCAS. It is preferred that one letter be written by a college professor who has actually taught the applicant or a pre-health advisory committee, science professor, or a health professional who knows the applicant well. Please refer to the PharmCAS application instructions for specific guidelines and requirements for submitting letters of recommendation.
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: If you are seeking prerequisite credit for foreign coursework, please also send an original copy of your foreign transcript evaluation to the MWU Admissions Office. MWU only accepts detailed course-by course evaluations from; WES, ECE or Josef Silny & Associates International Education Consultants. More information about International Student Admission can be found at: https://catalog.il.midwestern.edu/admissions#international-applicants-623
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores? No
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below:
Does the institution offer a post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists who are already licensed in the U.S.? No
Does the institution consider foreign-educated pharmacists WITHOUT a U.S. license for admission to the entry-level Pharm.D. program? Yes
Enter any additional information for foreign-educated pharmacists without a U.S. license who are interested in the entry-level Pharm.D. program. If you are seeking prerequisite credit for foreign coursework, please also send an original copy of your foreign transcript evaluation to the MWU Admissions Office. MWU only accepts detailed course-by course evaluations from; WES, ECE or Josef Silny & Associates International Education Consultants. More information about International Student Admission can be found at: https://catalog.il.midwestern.edu/admissions#international-applicants-623
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
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: Upon receipt from PharmCAS, the Admissions Committee (or their designee) review the application to determine the applicant's interview eligibility. Interviews are conducted Sept-May. Candidates participate in an individual interview with faculty, students, and alumni or preceptors. The interview is used to evaluate verbal communication skills, understanding of pharmacy's role in healthcare, commitment to patient care, and other elements as determined by faculty. The interview day also provides candidates with the opportunity to tour the MWU campus and learn more about our program, financial aid, student services, and facilities. Decisions are typically rendered within two weeks of interview.
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? Yes
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies: A $200 deposit is required. $100 of the $200 is refundable as long as the applicant submits a written withdrawal and request for refund 30 days prior to Orientation.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class: 2025-06-09
Additional details for accepted applicants: PS-1 MANDATORY Orientation will be held from June 4th-6th, 2025. Classes start on Monday, June 9, 2025.
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? Yes
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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