Published Survey
Submission Number: 4098
Submission ID: 46
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Created: Thu, 08/29/2019 - 20:06
Completed: Mon, 06/14/2021 - 12:56
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Contact Information

709 Mall Blvd
Savannah
Georgia
31406
United States
Georgia
Yes

Program Application Deadline

May 2, 2022
Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
November 1, 2021
Priority consideration given to applicants who apply by the November 1 deadline. Contact the Office of Admissions for further details related to student grants and possible application fee assistance.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
No
Private
No
Quarter (4 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 3
Not Required
No
Yes

Last Entering Class

81
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration)
Yes
A collaboration between South University School of Pharmacy and South University's College of Business, the Pharm.D./MBA is a dual-degree program where eligible students can obtain the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees concurrently.
Yes

Program Description

The South University School of Pharmacy is located on the Savannah, GA campus and offers an innovative and accelerated program of study that allows students to obtain the Doctor of Pharmacy degree in three calendar years. This three-year program allows students to launch their careers earlier than students attending a traditional four-year program.

South University is a private, non-profit academic institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social, and professional development of a diverse student population
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
N/A
60
36
90
54
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
English Composition / Writing Composition 3 4.5
General Elective(s) Non-Science/Math Electives (a) 12 18
Biology/Biological Science Biology I and Lab (b) 4 6
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy and Physiology I and II (c) 6 9
Chemistry Chemistry I and II with Labs (d) 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I and II with Labs 8 12
Math College Algebra I or Higher (e) 3 4.5
Science/Math Elective(s) Science/Math Electives (f) 16 24
May 31st of the current application cycle.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Any online coursework must be completed at a regionally accredited college/university. For questions on labs or hybrid-delivery, please contact the Office of Admissions.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
A passing grade must be a "C" (2.0) or better. For questions regarding acceptability of classes taken Pass/Fail, please contact Office of Admissions.
(a) Non Science/Math electives must fall in the Humanities, Arts or Behavioral/Social Sciences.
(b) Biology II, Botany, Zoology or similar health-foundational biology courses are accepted. Undergraduate degrees in Biology will exempt this requirement.
(c) Labs are not required. A separate course of Anatomy and a separate course of Physiology will meet this requirement.
(d) Undergraduate degrees in Chemistry will exempt this requirement.
(e) Calculus is preferred but not required.
(f) Preferred Science/Math electives include Microbiology, Molecular or Cellular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Physics or Statistics. Other courses may be used at the discretion of the Office of Admissions.

*For students interested in having a prerequisite evaluation done, please email pharmd@southuniversity.edu.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

Yes
No
A digital application to South University is required in addition to a PharmCAS application, and is required prior to acceptance. The South University School of Pharmacy is ONLY located on the South University - Savannah campus.
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Faculty Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Math): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Teaching Assistant: NOT ACCEPTED
Recommended but not required
No
Recommended but not required
No
The program prefers three letters of recommendation; however, two will be accepted.
Yes

Residency

No
No
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
International students with a current F-1 visa are eligible to apply for admission. It is preferred for the applicant to have completed 30 semester hours at a regionally accredited college/university in the United States.

Required prerequisite Coursework completed at international (non-US) institutions is accepted if it meets the admission requirements. Applicants who have attended international institutions must order a foreign transcript evaluation report through the PharmCAS application. The evaluation report must include institution information, course title, credit hours, grades and a course-by-course description. Credit will be given only for applicable courses that can be used to fulfill prerequisites, and applicants may be required to complete additional courses prior to enrollment in order to fulfill any remaining prerequisites.
Yes
Applicants for whom English is a second language must submit to PharmCAS a minimum paper-based TOEFL score of 550, or the electronic-based score of 79-80, to be considered for the program, or have completed (with passing grades in all courses) a minimum of two (2) academic terms at a regionally or nationally accredited U.S. post-secondary institution, in which instruction is delivered primarily in English.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
Currently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, interviews are being conducted in a virtual format. We will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments accordingly.

Traditonally, the interview process begins with an in-depth presentation about the program and a timed writing assessment. Applicants are then split into groups; the groups rotate between a tour of the School of Pharmacy, and an interview with faculty members. Each candidate is interviewed individually by two faculty members. The day culminates in lunch and a Question and Answer session with current student pharmacists. A typical interview day will run from 9am-1pm.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Deposit is $500 and is non-refundable, but is applied to the first quarter tuition if the student matriculates.
  • 2022-06-13
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes