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Apply before November 1st for Merit Scholarship PRIORITY CONSIDERATION

OVER 1 MILLION DOLLARS IN MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE AWARDED FOR THE 2023-2024 ACADEMIC YEAR


PCAT NOT REQUIRED
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham
Alabama
35229
United States
Alabama
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2023
November 1, 2022
Yes

Program Information

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

Last Entering Class

91
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MHA (Healthcare 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./Master of Science in Nutrition
No
https://www.samford.edu/pharmacy/joint-degrees
Yes

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 15 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 95 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/
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

**
**
With the understanding that an applicant must have a GPA >/= 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 criteria is met:

1 - Overall GPA >/= to 2.75.
2 - General education prerequisite GPA >/= 3.0 and McWhorter School of Pharmacy Math/Science prerequisite GPA >/= 2.75.
3 - GPA of most recent 30 credit hours (must include at least 6 credits of math or science) >/= 3.20.
4 - Those with a career or history of service to one’s country or community.
5 - Grads of or applicants in the last semester of the Univ of AL at Birmingham MS Program in Multidisciplinary Biomedical Science with a GPA >/= 3.0.
For Details, please see website.
64
28
At least 16 credits of Math/Science pre-requisites must be completed prior to consideration for an interview invitation.
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Math Calculus I 4
Statistics Elementary Statistics 3
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
Social/Behavioral Science Psychology or Sociology 3
Other Physical Education Activity or Lifetime Health and Wellness/Fitness 2
General Elective(s) Additional Liberal Arts 9
Math and Science Pre-requisites must be completed with a grade of C or higher. If labs receive a separate grade from lectures, both lecture and lab must have a grade of C or higher. General Education courses may be completed with a grade of C- or higher.
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.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Courses must be completed from a fully accredited two year or four year institution.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
Pass/Fail grades are acceptable for courses completed in Spring 2020. All other terms must have a letter grade. Contact the Admission Office if you have questions.
Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy can only accept courses from FULLY 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.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

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

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
As of August 2018, the PCAT is no longer required. Applicants may submit a PCAT score for secondary consideration if desired.
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Yes

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: CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Any Subject Area): CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): NOT ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): CONDITIONALLY 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.
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
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).
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
For full details on interview eligibility, please visit samford.edu/pharmacy/doctor-of-pharmacy-admission
We offer interviews regularly throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. Applicants generally have follow-up on interview eligibility within 24 hours of application verification. For details, please contact pharmacyadmit@samford.edu.
Yes

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.
2023-08-28
samford.edu/pharmacy/student-services
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes