Published Survey
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Created: Fri, 08/30/2019 - 12:17
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Contact Information

2316 Walker Building
Auburn University
Alabama
36849
United States
Alabama

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2021
Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy uses a rolling admissions process. Preference is given to applications submitted earlier in the application cycle.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy - Mobile
Yes
Public
No
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 3 - 4
Not Required
Yes
Early assurance

Last Entering Class

148

Upcoming Entering Class

121
28

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
No
The PharmD/MPH program is conducted in a partnership with the University of Alabama-Birmingham's School of Public Health. Students may count 12 hours of their PharmD coursework toward the 42 required hours for the MPH degree. MPH coursework is delivered online.

Program Description

Harrison School of Pharmacy (HSOP) has been a part of Auburn University’s rich family history and tradition since 1885. Our program is built on the foundation of patient care as we aspire to educate tomorrow’s pharmacists. Aspiring students enter a professional program in which faculty/student relationships are built on mutual respect and trust. HSOP's trend-setting curriculum is fully integrated and prepares graduates who are ready to enter practice with personal character, confidence, and competence to assume leadership positions. HSOP is located in the Walker Building on the Auburn University campus. Students’ learning is positively affected by small group meeting rooms, high-tech lecture halls, a multipurpose skills lab, a pharmaceutical care center, and a pharmacy dispensary. The Mobile Satellite Campus is located on the campus of the University of South Alabama. The facilities are similar to those on the Auburn Campus and the extensive use of information technology facilitates the replication of Auburn's quality Pharm.D. program for Mobile Campus students.

The following video provides a glimpse inside the Harrison School of Pharmacy:
https://youtu.be/L72-Z2T23AI

Additional videoclips that show how we are transforming pharmacy education are available at: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/pharmacy/apply/innovatingpharmacy.html

Auburn is a community dedicated to the University and its 31,000 students. The campus environment affords access to amenities that are typical for a major university, including a new performing arts center and SEC athletics.

Mobile is part of a metropolitan area of approximately 600,000 people and is near the lovely Alabama Gulf Coast. It is a city known for its rich history, including the celebration of Mardi Gras. The location of the Mobile satellite on the campus of the University of South Alabama provides students with the opportunity to experience campus life while completing their professional degree.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
2.5
87
38

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
English Composition / Writing English Composition I and II 6
Chemistry Fundamentals of Chemistry I and II with Lab 8
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I and II with Lab 8
Biochemistry Biochemistry 3
Microbiology Microbiology with Lab 4
Math Calculus 4
Statistics Statistics (general, biostatistics, or social science emphasis). Not business statistics. 3
Biology/Biological Science Principles of Biology 4
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II or Upper Division Physiology (Human, Mammalian, Vertebrate or Animal) 4
Social/Behavioral Science Social Sciences (e.g., Anthropology, Geography, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Political Science) 6
Humanities Additional Humanities/Social Sciences 18
Other Additional courses 19
All prerequisite coursework must be completed prior to the start of Fall Semester (August) 2021.
The HSOP's Associate Dean for Academic Programs may waive certain prerequisite courses for applicants that will be entering with a Bachelor's Degree.

Physiology - Applicants must complete an 8-hour anatomy and physiology course sequence or a 4-hour upper division course in physiology (human, medical, mammalian, animal, vertebrate)

Additional Humanities/Social Sciences include courses in History, Literature, Fine Arts, Philosophy, Religion, Foreign Languages, Ethics, Speech, Communications and various social sciences.

Additional Courses may include both science and non-science coursework.

Successful completion of additional science coursework will be favorably considered as part of the HSOP's holistic admissions process. Particularly relevant courses include:
Physics
Biological Sciences - additional upper division coursework (e.g., Genetics/Genomic Biology, Immunology, Physiology, Cell Biology, Histology, Advanced Microbiology, Comparative Anatomy)
Chemistry (e.g., Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Enzymology)
Math beyond Calculus I
Additional information is available at http://www.auburn.edu/academic/pharmacy/apply/index.html
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
Completing the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) is an optional component of the Harrison School of Pharmacy’s application process. Applicants who wish to bolster their other academic credentials with PCAT scores should request that their PCAT scores be submitted to PharmCAS (school code 104).

Applicants may also submit their scores for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), Dental Aptitude Test (DAT), Optometry Admissions Test (OAT), or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for consideration to the HSOP’s Office of Academic Programs. Such tests should have been taken within five (5) years of the date of application to the Pharm.D. program.
N/A
Yes
DAT, GRE, MCAT, OAT

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Applicants are not required to have previous work experience or observation hours in a pharmacy practice setting. However, we expect that applicants should have acquired sufficient knowledge to be able to answer questions about the profession of pharmacy during the interview process.

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Recommended but not required
Yes
Recommended but not required
Yes
We require 2 letters. One one reference must be from professor who has taught you in a college math or science course and one reference must be from someone who can attest to your personal character (e.g., advisor, employer, pastor, coach, another instructor, etc.). A composite evaluation prepared by a committee from your undergraduate college or university may be substituted in place of the two references.

Residency

No
No
Auburn University's Office of the Registrar makes decisions on residency status based on the policies that are available at residency.auburn.edu.

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
No
Applicants who do not have English as their first language are encouraged to take the TOEFL and TOESL, and include these results in their applications. Proficiency in spoken English will also be assessed during the interview process. Proficiency in English (both spoken and written) is essential for success in our Pharm.D. Program.

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer
Due to COVID-19, our current plans for the 2020-2021 application cycle are to hold virtual interviews using Zoom. The interview process will begin shortly before noon (Central Time) and will conclude around 3 PM. More specific details will be provided after applicants accept offers to be interviewed.

If the COVID-19 situation improves, we will also be offering in-person interviews.

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Applicants admitted through the regular admissions process must provide a $200 deposit within 3 weeks of receiving their notice of admission, with an additional $200 due by March 1, 2021. Applicants admitted after March 1, 2021 must provide a $500 deposit within 3 weeks of receiving an admission offer.

Early Decision applicants are not required to pay a deposit.
  • August 16, 2021
Orientation for entering students begins on August 9, 2021 with the White Coat Ceremony scheduled for August 13, 2021.
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No