From Here to Anywhere
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Contact Information

From Here to Anywhere
1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville
Tennessee
37212
United States
Tennessee

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2021
Belmont University College of Pharmacy accepts students on a rolling basis throughout the year as seats are available. Early application is encouraged.
Yes

Program Information

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

Last Entering Class

90

Upcoming Entering Class

96
10

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.

Program Description

Belmont University College of Pharmacy is located in one of America's great cities - Nashville, Tennessee - known for its strong healthcare industry, superb recreational opportunities, exceptional quality of life, and talented musicians from all genres.

Belmont University offers a four-year graduate program leading to the PharmD that provides our students with the education to compassionately serve patients and effectively manage a variety of healthcare systems. Service to others is a hallmark of the Belmont experience for pharmacy students. Our faculty set the example with care and concern for each student in a rigorous academic setting.

Alongside the core curriculum, we offer innovative concentrations to enhance our graduates’ marketability and career options, including: Management, Health Care Informatics, Advanced Pharmacotherapy, Missions/Public Health, and a PharmD/MBA dual degree. Our location provides exceptional experiential and interprofessional opportunities in world-class medical centers, community pharmacies, healthcare companies and neighborhood clinics. And students can also take advantage of advanced practice sites across the country and through international mission trips.

The result of all this? Our graduates consistently achieve first-time pass rates on the NAPLEX and MPJE that are well above the national average for pharmacy schools. You can see the most recent results on our website.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
2.5
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

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, excluding all other prerequisites. 3 4
General Elective(s) *2nd Elective - A college level course, excluding all other prerequisites. 3 4
General Elective(s) *3rd Elective - A college level course, excluding all other prerequisites. 3 4
All prerequisite coursework must be completed by the first day of classes in the first fall term.
* 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 credited by receiving Advanced Placement (AP) high school credit.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No

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

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

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.

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
School only accepts evaluations from WES and English translation 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.

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer, Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
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 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.

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.
  • August 18, 2021
Student orientation begins one week prior to the first day of classes.
No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
Yes