Published Survey
Submission Number: 4093
Submission ID: 41
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Created: Mon, 09/09/2019 - 00:41
Completed: Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:38
Changed: Thu, 04/08/2021 - 10:16

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Contact Information

3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago
United States

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2021
RFU follows rolling admission and all candidates are encouraged to apply early. PharmCAS materials must be received no later than June 1, 2021. RFU does not require a supplemental application. You may apply with prerequisites planned or in-progress.

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Quarter (3 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4

Last Entering Class


Upcoming Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Program Description

The College of Pharmacy (COP) at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science uses a team-based educational model to prepare pharmacy students, along with their other health professional colleagues, to excel at providing patient-centered care. Our pharmacy students receive high-quality training through access to innovative technology both in the classroom setting and in our state-of-the-art pharmacy skills and simulation laboratories. The COP provides early clinical exposure to student pharmacists during their first year of study, and this commitment to progressive pharmacy practice continues throughout the curriculum at our vast array of experiential training sites. The College seeks students who display a strong commitment to the profession of pharmacy as well as the initiative and leadership qualities needed to thrive in Rosalind Franklin University’s team-based environment.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

A competitive applicant to the College of Pharmacy will have an overall GPA of at least 2.5 and a science GPA of at least 2.5.
Applicants must also have completed at least 65 semester credit hours (95 quarter hours) of accredited college or university credit (providing all other considerations are met). A grade of 'C-' or better is required in prerequisite coursework.

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Anatomy Anatomy (with lab) or Anatomy & Physiology (with lab) 4 6
Biology/Biological Science General Biology with lab (must include two unique course numbers with corresponding labs) 6 9
Chemistry General Chemistry with lab (must include two unique course numbers with corresponding labs) 6 9
Chemistry Organic Chemistry with lab (must include two unique course numbers with corresponding labs) 6 9
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Courses requiring oral presentations (seminar, public speaking, communications, etc) 3 4
English Composition / Writing Written Communication 6 9
General Elective(s) Electives (Spanish highly recommended) 3 4
Humanities For example, art, art history, history, language, literature, music, philosophy, religious studies, theater or performance studies 6 9
Math Calculus (integral and differential) 3 4
Microbiology Microbiology 3 4
Social/Behavioral Science For example, anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology or sociology 6 9
Statistics Statistics 3 4
Successful completion of the following courses are required for matriculation into the PharmD program. You may apply and gain admission with coursework in-progress.

Supplemental Materials


PCAT and Other Tests

Conditionally Required
Only scores from tests taken no more than 3 years prior to the enrollment year are accepted. Please note that if you are attending an institution with an articulation agreement you may contact the program to discuss the PCAT reaquirement.

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Applicants are encouraged to seek out experiences (paid or unpaid) that will help them confirm pharmacy as their career choice. Applicants are also encouraged to display leadership characteristics through academic or community service activities.

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Two (2)
  • Clergy: ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Recommended but not required
Recommended but not required
Pharmacist/Healthcare Provider references are strongly encouraged. Supervisor, Employer and Professor references are also acceptable. The submission of more than two references or a committee letter is acceptable.



International Applicants

US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, 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
RFUMS prefers to receive Educational Credential Evaluators ( Comprehensive Course-by-Course reports or World Education Services ( Course-by-Course reports. WES International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP) or ECE Subject Analysis versions are strongly encouraged. ECE is favored Transcripts are preferred, but both are acceptable.
For non-US citizens/permanent residents. May be waived at the Univeristy's discretion for full-time students in a US college or university for which at least two consecutive years or for those from countries in which English is the primary language.


Individual applicants with one interviewer
The interview day consists of an overview of the COP program and university, a one on one interview with a faculty member, a writing exercise, lunch and tour of the university, faculty panel discussion, and a wrap up with the Dean.

Accepted Applicants

$200 non-refundable deposit no later than 15 days from the date of your admission letter. A second deposit of $300 will be required to re-confirm your intent to enroll. Both deposits are non-refundable and will be applied toward your tuition upon matriculation.
  • August 17, 2021
Typically, the first day of classes immediately follow orientation.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings