1) EARLY DECISION SCHOLARSHIP - The first 25 applicants who complete their PharmCAS application and are admitted to McWhorter School of Pharmacy will receive a one-time $5,500 scholarship. Additional scholarships can be made available to those who qualify.

2) PCAT NOT REQUIRED
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1) EARLY DECISION SCHOLARSHIP - The first 25 applicants who complete their PharmCAS application and are admitted to McWhorter School of Pharmacy will receive a one-time $5,500 scholarship. Additional scholarships can be made available to those who qualify.

2) PCAT NOT REQUIRED
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham
Alabama
35229
United States
Alabama

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2021
The official ADMISSION APPLICATION deadline is June 1, 2021. The priority deadline for our SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION is March 1, 2021. For scholarship consideration, we recommend you submit your application no later than February 1st, 2021.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Yes
Private
No
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
Yes
Early assurance

Last Entering Class

127

Upcoming Entering Class

120
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Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/MSHI or MHIIM (Health Informatics), Other Dual Degrees
Pharm.D./Master of Studies in Law with a Concentration in Health Law and Policy
Pharm.D. with a Graduate Business Minor
No
samford.edu/pharmacy/dual-degrees

https://www.youtube.com/embed/n0x80_9Ihv0

Program Description

Where You Get Your Pharm.D. Matters

With innovative programs and courses, you can personalize your degree to achieve your specific career goals. Students pursue a variety of special interests, including missions, research and community pharmacy, with clinical sites in 12 states and 12 countries. Our graduates are prepared for success: https://www.samford.edu/pharmacy/by-the-numbers

We believe relationships matter. With student-led events and 13 pharmacy-specific student organizations, there are opportunities for you to get to know your classmates, faculty, staff and administration. With a history that spans more than 90 years, we have over 5000 alumni in 46 states, who believe in supporting our students. As part of Samford’s College of Health Sciences, students experience remarkable interprofessional opportunities that allow them to practice alongside students and professionals from a variety of health professions. Our state-of-the-art College of Health Sciences facilities providing a unique learning environment that is designed to foster interprofessional collaboration.

Learn more at samford.edu/pharmacy/

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.75
2.75
With the understanding that an applicant must have a GPA of at least 2.0 overall and in the Math/Science prerequisites to be considered, the applicant can be invited for an interview if any one of the following four criteria is met:

1 - Overall GPA greater than or equal to 2.75
2 - General education prerequisite GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 and McWhorter School of Pharmacy Math/Science prerequisite GPA greater than or equal to 2.75.
3 - GPA of most recent 30 credit hours (must include at least 6 credits of math or science) greater than or equal to 3.20.
4 - Those with a career or history of service to one’s country or community:
For Details, please see website.
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Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Math Calculus I 4
Statistics Elementary Statistics 3
Other Physical Education Activity or Lifetime Health and Wellness/Fitness 2
Social/Behavioral Science Psychology or Sociology 3
General Elective(s) Additional Liberal Arts 9
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy & Physiology 8
Microbiology Microbiology 4
Chemistry General Chemistry 8
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 8
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Public Speaking 3
English Composition / Writing English Composition 6
Humanities Literature 3
Humanities World History/Western Civilization (3) OR US/American History (6) 3
A grade for Organic Chemistry must be available by the end of the Spring semester of the application cycle. All other courses may be completed by end of the Summer semester of the application cycle.
Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy can only accept courses from REGIONALLY ACCREDITED colleges and/or universities. Math and Science pre-requisite coursework should be completed within the past 5 years. For an applicant holding a bachelor's degree, all Math and Science pre-requisite coursework can be accepted within 5 years of date of degree. Petition for appeal will be considered on a case by case basis. One semester of Organic Chemistry must be completed by the end of the Spring term of the application cycle to be eligible for admission consideration. Literature course must be 200/2000/Sophomore level or above. For more information, go to www.samford.edu/pharmacy/prerequisite-course-guides
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Supplemental information questions and material requests will be included in the program materials area within the PharmCAS application.

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
As of August 2018, the PCAT is no longer required.
N/A
Yes
ACT, SAT

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Employer: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: REQUIRED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): NOT ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: NOT ACCEPTED
Recommended but not required
Yes
Conditionally accepted
Must include at least one Math or Science instructor who taught you in class. Must include a Pharmacist or, if no pharmacy work experience, someone who has supervised you in a work setting.
Yes
One (1) academic letter of recommendation is required and must be completed by a college level Math or Science professor who has taught you in class. If your college pre-health committee prepares a composite/collective reference, you must submit that reference along with the PharmCAS printable academic form to PharmCAS. One (1) non-academic letter of recommendation is also required. It is preferred that this letter be completed by a pharmacist who has supervised you in a work setting. If you do not have pharmacy experience, then the non-academic letter of recommendation may be completed by anyone who has recently supervised you in a work setting. For more information go to samford.edu/pharmacy.

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
World Education Services (WES) preferred. All accepted applicants, including those who are not a US citizen or US Permanent Resident, MUST have a valid US Social Security number by the first day of the first Fall semester courses. A valid US Social Security number is required to be eligible for placement into Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE).
Yes
The TOEFL is only required if English is not the applicant's primary language or the applicant did not attend high school in the US or a US territory. (ie, if either statement is true, the applicant does not need to submit a TOEFL score).

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
For full details on interview eligibility, please visit samford.edu/pharmacy/doctor-of-pharmacy-admission

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
The full deposit is $500.00. We participate in the cooperative agreement guidelines and therefore until March 1st of the application cycle, only $200.00 is due within two (2) weeks of the notice of acceptance. The $300.00 balance is then due within one week of March 1st (specific dates are given to applicants prior to this time).
For applicants admitted after March 1st, the full $500.00 is due within two (2) weeks of the notice of acceptance.
  • August 24, 2020
  • August 23, 2021
samford.edu/pharmacy/student-services
No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No