The University of Saint Joseph Doctor of Pharmacy program deadline to apply is June 1, 2021! Please note that the PCAT is now optional. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 860.231.5858 or graduate@usj.edu for additional information.
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Contact Information

The University of Saint Joseph Doctor of Pharmacy program deadline to apply is June 1, 2021! Please note that the PCAT is now optional. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 860.231.5858 or graduate@usj.edu for additional information.
University of Saint Joseph
School of Pharmacy
229 Trumbull Street
Hartford
Connecticut
06103
United States
Connecticut
  • Name: Dr. Angela D. Skyers, MBA, Ed.D.
    Title: Assistant Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs
    Office: Admissions & Student Affairs
    Phone (Work): 860.231.5858
    Email: graduate@usj.edu

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2021
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • Located at Downtown Hartford Campus
No
Private
No
Trimester with summer term
* Other
Accelerated modified 3-year program.
Required
Yes
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s)

Last Entering Class

60

Upcoming Entering Class

70
0

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
No
The University of Saint Joseph's pharmacy program offers a 3+3 accelerated program in collaboration with select colleges and universities. Please inquire with an admissions counselor at the school of pharmacy for more information.

Program Description

Please visit our Website for additional applicant information at http://www.usj.edu/pharmacy. At the University of Saint Joseph, Hartford, CT, students explore and expand their potential through personal attention in a welcoming community that offers an academically challenging program to individuals who want to succeed in the profession of pharmacy and make a difference in society. The University is a community that promotes the growth of the whole person in a caring environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society. We provide exemplary pharmacy education to diverse and qualified students possessing high leadership potential who are dedicated to impacting the health care needs of the people of the US and the global community. The program relies on a firm foundation that results in pharmacy practitioners committed to providing quality patient care and advancing the profession of pharmacy. The University is committed to and promotes the emergence of, competent and compassionate pharmacists who will engage in community service and foster the advancement of research and scholarship. The 3-calendar year Pharm.D. program is designed with two interwoven and complementary components: didactic and experiential, with the experiential learning component occurring throughout the entire curriculum. Students progress through the program in cohorts, using a modified block schedule (studying one course at a time) and mastering the subject material before moving to the next course. This approach has a proven record of increasing students’ ability to master the didactic material and provides students with a rich experiential education.

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GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.8
2.8
120
44
102

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
English Composition / Writing English (one course in Composition) 6 10
Chemistry General Chemistry I & II (Lecture and Laboratory) 8 12
Humanities Humanities: e.g. Art, Drama, Theatre, Literature, Religion, Music, Foreign Languages, Philosophy 6 10
Social/Behavioral Science Social Sciences: e.g. Psychology, Sociology, Political Sciences, Economics, History, Anthropology, Government, Ethnic Studies 6 10
Science/Math Elective(s) Heath-Related Science and Mathematics: e.g. Computer Fundamentals/Basics, Medical Terminology, Informatics, Genetics, Mathematics above Calculus I, Biochemistry, Immunology, Cell Biology 6 12
Microbiology Microbiology (with Laboratory) 4 6
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy & Physiology (with Laboratory) 8 12
Math Calculus (non-business) 3 4.5
Statistics Statistics or Biostatistics 3 4.5
Economics Economics 3 4.5
Physics Physics (Lecture and Laboratory) 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I & II (Lecture and Laboratory) 8 12
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Oral Communication 3 4.5
All outstanding required course prerequisites must be completed prior to the start of the fall start date.
Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physics courses MUST include a laboratory session. http://www.usj.edu/academics/schools/school-of-pharmacy/pharmd_prereq.html
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
If you plan to enroll for fall 2021, the latest PCAT we will consider is July 2021.
N/A
Yes
DAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, OAT

Observation Hours

No

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Employer: REQUIRED
  • 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): REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Recommended but not required
Varies
Conditionally accepted
Composite letters may count as one reference letter.
Varies
We do not accept letters of reference from family members or friends. A minimum of two references are required. We require one academic letter (Professor, Advisor, or Dean). The second letter should be from an employer, another Professor, or an Academic Advisor.

Residency

No
No

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 AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
Applicants must have completed the prerequisite coursework in the United States. We do not accept prerequisite coursework completed outside the United States, nor do we accept the ECE or WES evaluations. We do accept a foreign bachelor’s degree, but not the 68 credits of prerequisite coursework. For a list of prerequisite courses please visit: http://www.usj.edu/index.php/academics/schools/school-of-pharmacy/about-pharmacy-usj/pharmd-prerequisites
No

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
The applicant participates in a 45-minute interview with two faculty members followed by a math and essay exam. The interview concludes with a tour of the school which is conducted by a currently enrolled student.

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
All deposits are applied toward tuition and are non-refundable.
Orientation begins within the first week of August. Classes follow on the first Monday after Orientation. Dates to be published.
No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
Yes