The University of Saint Joseph Doctor of Pharmacy program deadline to apply is June 1, 2023. Please note that the PCAT is optional. Please contact the Office of Pharmacy 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, 2023. Please note that the PCAT is optional. Please contact the Office of Pharmacy Admissions at 860.231.5858 or graduate@usj.edu for additional information.
University of Saint Joseph
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford
Connecticut
06117
United States
Connecticut
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2023
October 3, 2022
Yes

Program Information

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

Last Entering Class

30
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MPH (Public Health)
No
National accrediting bodies and organizations in pharmacy education have emphasized the importance of pharmacists being trained in public health. In response to the growing demand, the Department of Nutrition and Public Health and the School of Pharmacy have created a new dual-degree program in Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health (PharmD/MPH). The pharmacy program is in-person and Master of Public Health (MPH) is fully online in conjunction with the MPH curriculum.
Yes

Program Description

The University of Saint Joseph’s Doctor of Pharmacy program enables you to earn a Pharm.D. degree in just three years. The program promotes the emergence of competent and compassionate pharmacists who can advance pharmacy practice models, engage in community service, and foster the advancement of research and scholarship.

USJ’s Pharm.D. program takes an experiential education approach. During the program of study, you can dive head-first into clinical practice in a community or institutional pharmacy to obtain hands-on experience. You can apply theoretical knowledge to a real-world setting and receive guidance from professional supervisors. Emphasizing real-world application, our program prepares you to sit for the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination® (NAPLEX) exam and pursue careers in clinical research, medical sales, pharmacology, product/process development, and beyond.

The Doctor of Pharmacy program maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio to ensure students have the attention that they deserve. As a Pharm.D. student, you have the opportunity to build mentoring relationships with USJ’s faculty and receive personal guidance from them. With an engaging learning environment, you can also collaborate with your peers and expand your professional network. USJ students are encouraged to serve the community and each Pharm.D. student completes at least 20 hours of health-related community service annually.

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.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.8
2.8
120
44
102
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
English Composition / Writing English (one course in Composition) 3 10
Chemistry General Chemistry I & II (Lecture and Laboratory) 8 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
All outstanding required course prerequisites must be completed prior to the fall start date.
  • 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
Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physics courses MUST include a laboratory session.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
If you plan to enroll for fall 2023, the latest PCAT we will consider is July 2023.
N/A
Yes
DAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, OAT
Yes

Observation Hours

No
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: CONDITIONALLY 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 (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • 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.
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, Foreign (non-US) Citizens, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
USJ accepts evaluations from World Education Services (WES) only. Evaluations must be for grade and degree equivalency, if applicable. Please order the WES ICAP service to ensure that copies of your transcripts will be included with the evaluation report.
Yes
English language testing is required for all applicants who are non-native English speakers who reside in a country where English is not the primary language, unless the applicant has earned or is degree pending (will have earned by anticipated matriculation date) a bachelor's degree or graduate degree following three or more years of campus-based post-secondary instruction in the United States.

PharmD applicants can use any of the following standardized tests to meet our English language requirement:
TOEFL - 79 IBT
IELTS - 6.5 Academic
Duolingo – 105
PTE-53
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes
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.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
All deposits are applied toward tuition and are non-refundable.
2023-08-14
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
Yes
Yes