Why Belmont?
Personal attention & care from faculty. . . Great Nashville location with unique practice options. . . Focus on service. . . 4 pharmacy concentrations & a PharmD/MBA. . . Impressive licensure pass rates, residency matches & post graduate employment. . . Interprofessional healthcare training. . . and more.
Apply now. . . No PCAT required. . . $5000 first-year scholarship for all Early Decision admits. . . 4-year academic scholarships up to $25,000 per year for eligible candidates.
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Why Belmont?
Personal attention & care from faculty. . . Great Nashville location with unique practice options. . . Focus on service. . . 4 pharmacy concentrations & a PharmD/MBA. . . Impressive licensure pass rates, residency matches & post graduate employment. . . Interprofessional healthcare training. . . and more.
Apply now. . . No PCAT required. . . $5000 first-year scholarship for all Early Decision admits. . . 4-year academic scholarships up to $25,000 per year for eligible candidates.
1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville
Tennessee
37212
United States
Tennessee
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2022
Belmont University admits PharmD applicants on a rolling basis beginning in September until all seats in the incoming class have been filled. Early Decision candidates, who apply by October 1, are given priority for admission. Once the class is filled, additional qualified candidates will be placed on a wait list for the opportunity to fill open seats that may become available. In the most recent two years, a few seats have been available through the final application deadline.
October 1, 2021
Applicants who apply by the October 1 priority deadline and are admitted will be awarded a $5,000 early application grant upon enrollment, in addition to any other scholarship awarded for academic merit or achievement. Applicants who meet the priority deadline will be required to interview by November 1 and, if admitted, submit a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $500 by December 1 that will be applied to their first semester tuition.
Yes

Program Information

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

Last Entering Class

68
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration)
No
Applicants to the PharmD/MBA are required to have a bachelor's degree for entry into the MBA program.
Yes

Program Description

Personal Attention
With a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio, aspiring pharmacists at Belmont will encounter exceptional faculty who are committed to helping students achieve the next steps on their pharmacy path. As a Christ-centered, student-focused program, Belmont offers individual attention, a family feel and a strong emphasis on service. In addition, the College uniquely provides four specialized concentrations: pharmacotherapy, healthcare informatics, management, and public health, as well as a PharmD/MBA joint degree program.

Great Value
A $1 million scholarship pool for qualified applicants (3.0 GPA or greater) keeps the four-year doctoral degree affordable. Plus, the fourth year of the program requires a summer term—at Belmont, that extra session comes at no extra cost, eliminating the tuition increase found in the final year of most programs.

Location
Belmont Pharmacy’s location in Nashville serves as an enormous asset as health care is the city’s largest and fastest-growing employer with more than 500 companies that generate 570,000 jobs. This hometown advantage translates into exceptional clinical opportunities for our pharmacy students.

Interdisciplinary Opportunities
Students also benefit from interprofessional learning opportunities with students from other health science programs on campus, including nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and public health with the University also recently announcing plans for a new College of Medicine. All of these programs enjoy state-of-the-art facilities, including high-tech and high-touch simulation spaces, research labs, a drug information center and an on-campus retail pharmacy, giving students a working model for learning the pharmacy business.

Successful Outcomes
Our graduates consistently achieve first-time pass rates on the NAPLEX and MPJE that are well above the national average with 92 percent of Belmont PharmD graduates employed in positions directly related to their degree.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
2.7
Generally, applicant GPAs are not recalculated to meet minimum standards - all courses are included in the GPA calculation, even courses that have since been repeated. However, the Admissions Committee may, on occasion, consider recalculating GPAs to meet minimum standards if all other parts of the application file are exemplary and demonstrate potential.
63
27
94
41
All prerequisites must be completed and documented by the first day of classes in August. Admission for candidates who have not successfully completed all prerequisite requirements by that date will be rescinded.
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science 1st Biology - A course in biology such as general biology, microbiology, botany, zoology, genetics, and A&P. Must include a lab. 4 6
Biology/Biological Science 2nd Biology - A second course in biology such as general biology, microbiology, botany, zoology, genetics, and A&P. Must include a lab. 4 6
Chemistry General (Inorganic) Chemistry I - The first course in a two-course general chemistry sequence. Must include a lab. 4 6
Chemistry General (Inorganic) Chemistry II - The second course in a two-course general chemistry sequence. Must include a lab. (At quarter-based institutions, the sequence must also include a third course) 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I - The first course in a two-course organic chemistry sequence. Must include a lab, which can be part of a 2-credit lab for both organic chemistry courses. 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II - The second course in a two-course organic chemistry sequence. Must include a lab, which can be part of a 2-credit lab for both organic chemistry courses. 4 6
Physics Physics - An algebra-based or calculus-based physics course. Does not require a lab. 3 5
Math Calculus - A calculus course providing an introduction to analytical geometry, limits, integration, and differentiation. 3 5
Statistics Statistics - A course in probability and statistics. Topics include descriptive measures, elementary probability distributions, sampling distributions, one and two sample inferences on means and proportions, simple linear regression, and correlation. 3 5
English Composition / Writing *1st Writing - A course designed to improve writing skills which may include a course designated by the institution as writing intensive. English Composition I is recommended. 3 4
English Composition / Writing *2nd Writing - A second course designed to improve writing skills which may include a course designated by the institution as writing intensive. English Composition II is recommended. 3 4
Communication / Speech (Verbal) *Oral Communication Skills - A course designed to improve oral communication skills, such as public speaking (recommended), interpersonal communication or professional communication. 3 4
Communication / Speech (Verbal) *2nd Communication Skills - A second course designed to improve communication skills. May include a third writing course or a foreign language speaking course. 3 4
Social/Behavioral Science *1st Behavioral or Social Science - A course from one of the following areas: psychology (recommended), economics (recommended), anthropology, sociology, history, political science, communication theory, minority studies or global issues. 3 4
Social/Behavioral Science *2nd Behavioral or Social Science - A second course from one of the following areas: psychology (recommended), economics (recommended), anthropology, sociology, history, political science, communication theory, minority studies or global issues. 3 4
Humanities *Humanities - A content-based course (rather than skill-based) from one of the following areas: literature, fine arts, philosophy, ethics, foreign culture or religion. 3 4
General Elective(s) *1st Elective - A college level course or credits, excluding all other prerequisite credits. 3 4
General Elective(s) *2nd Elective - A college level course or credits, excluding all other prerequisite credits. 3 4
General Elective(s) *3rd Elective - A college level course or credits, excluding all other prerequisite credits. 3 4
All prerequisite coursework must be completed by the first day of classes in the first fall term. Admission for candidates who do not successfully complete all prerequisite requirements will be rescinded.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • 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
* Prerequisite courses designated with an asterisk are not required of applicants who will complete a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution before enrolling in the PharmD program. However, these prerequisites will be required up until the time that the degree is completed and verified on a submitted official transcript. Pre-pharmacy requirements may be taken at any regionally-accredited college or university and must be completed prior to matriculation into Belmont University College of Pharmacy. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better or by receiving Advanced Placement (AP) high school credit at a regionally accredited undergraduate college or university .
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
Belmont does not require the PCAT, but candidates may strengthen their application with competitive scores.
n/a
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Belmont University College of Pharmacy highly recommends that prospective students consider the breadth of pharmacy practice when investigating observation opportunities, including hospitals, non-profit clinics serving the community, specialized settings within industry or government, and locally owned community pharmacies. Feel free to contact us for suggestions in your local area.
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: NOT ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
Prefer individual references, but a committee letter will be accepted for one of the two references required.
No
Conditionally accepted
Prefer individual references, but a composite letter will be accepted for one of the two references required.
No
At least one letter of reference from a pharmacist is preferred, although not required.
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
Our program only accepts evaluations from WES and English translation is required.
Yes
International applicants whose native language is not English must take the exam. The TOEFL requirement may be waived for students who hold a bachelors degree from a regionally accredited institution in the US.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer, Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Not sure at this time
Qualified applicants are invited to attend an upcoming Interview Day. Interview days are held weekly during many weeks of the year and each one is limited in size. Each applicant will meet individually with three different faculty interviewers. In addition to an interview appointment, Interview Days often include a program presentation, a campus and facility tour, opportunity to talk with current students, and an onsite writing sample.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
A $500 non-refundable enrollment deposit is required to hold a place in the entering class. The enrollment deposit is generally required within a month after admission with the time frame shortened later in the spring and early summer as space is available.
  • 2022-08-24
Student orientation begins one week prior to the first day of classes.
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
Yes
Yes