95.8% of Temple students felt the curriculum prepared them for APPEs
100% of Temple students felt prepared to enter pharmacy practice
Published Survey
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Contact Information

95.8% of Temple students felt the curriculum prepared them for APPEs
100% of Temple students felt prepared to enter pharmacy practice
3307 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
19140
United States
Pennsylvania
Yes

Program Application Deadline

March 3, 2025
None
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
No
Public
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
2 years
Not Required
4 years
No
Yes
Yes
Students enrolled in Temple University's College of Science and Technology can earn a bachelor's degree and PharmD in 7-years. Students should be enrolled as a Pharmaceutical Sciences major OR enrolled in one of the accelerated programs in biology or chemistry.
https://www.temple.edu/academics/degree-programs/pre-pharmacy-st-prph-bs
https://cst.temple.edu/academics/degree-programs/accelerated-programs
No
Yes

Last Entering Class

122
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MS (Master of Science)
No
Yes

Program Description

Temple's innovative four-year Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum prepares students for a broad array of careers in pharmacy. Students are admitted to the Pharm.D. program after completing a minimum of 59 semester hours (i.e., 2 years) of pre-professional collegiate study at an accredited college or university. Pharmacy core courses include the basic pharmaceutical sciences (i.e., infectious disease, immunology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutics), followed by courses in clinical pharmacy practice (i.e., pathophysiology/therapeutics, drug information/literature evaluation, and pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics), pharmacy administration (i.e., pharmaceutical economics, health care delivery) and pharmacy law. The experiential program at Temple University School of Pharmacy (TUSP) is designed to ensure that graduates are well-prepared for the diverse challenges of the pharmacy profession. During the first three years, students engage in Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs) to gain early exposure to pharmacy practice. These experiences are designed to introduce students to various aspects of the profession and to apply their classroom learning in real-world settings. In the final year of the PharmD program, students undertake Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs), which are completed in a variety of pharmacy practice settings with elective rotations to customize to student interests and professional goals. Temple offers over 500 pharmacy practice sites for experiential education in such areas as clinical pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical industry, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Indian Health Service in Alaska, pharmacogenomics, and pharmaceutical advertising. Many areas of the didactic and experiential curriculum can be customized based on student interest.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.7
2.7
Students must successfully complete prerequisite courses and earn a C- or above.
59
34
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Bio I 3
Biology/Biological Science General Bio I LAB 1
Biology/Biological Science General Bio II 3
Biology/Biological Science General Bio II LAB 1
Physics Physics I (algebra or calculus based) 3
Physics Physics I LAB 1
Math Calculus I 4
English Composition / Writing Analytical Reading/Writing English Composition 3
Chemistry General Chemistry I 3
Chemistry General Chemistry I LAB 1
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I 3
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I LAB 1
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II 3
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II LAB 1
Chemistry General Chemistry II 3
Chemistry General Chemistry II LAB 1
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy/Physiology I 3
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy/Physiology II 3
Humanities Humanities - Electives 9
Social/Behavioral Science Social Sciences-Electives 9
Statistics Statistics will be counted towards the 18 required elective credits
Prior to matriculation
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
Must be completed at an accredited institution.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: No
Biology I must be equivalent to Biology 1111 and Biology II must be equivalent to Biology 2112 at Temple University. For more details, refer to the Temple University Undergraduate Bulletin at https://bulletin.temple.edu/undergraduate/

ELECTIVES: Students must complete at least 18 elective credits in the following disciplines and must meet the minimal requirements defined: Social Sciences (6-9); Humanities (6-9); Statistics (0-3).
Holders of a degree (BA/BS, MA/MS, Ph.D.) may be exempt from completing up to 9 elective credits. Please contact the Office of Admissions at (215) 707-4900 or rxadmis@temple.edu for questions regarding course requirements.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

Standardized Tests

No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Recommended but not required
Yes
Accepted
Varies
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
School only accepts evaluations from WES. Students must have a social security number before matriculation.
No
International applicants if their native language is not English, or if their college level studies were not conducted in English OR U.S. applicants that completed all prerequisite courses at a college where classes was not conducted in English are required to submit either a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score, Duolingo English Test score or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score.
If undergraduate coursework was completed in the U.S. at a school where the primary language of instruction is in English does NOT need to submit these scores.
No
Details on Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer, Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
Yes
Applicants are encouraged to interview on campus, which will include an overview of the PharmD program, meetings with our admissions team members, and interviews with more than one faculty member. Applicants will have an opportunity to interact with current PharmD students during a tour of the facility and Health Sciences Campus.

Students that are out-of-state or due to other conflicts will have their interview conducted on zoom.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
A non-refundable tuition deposit of $500.00 is required.
2025-08-25
Academic Calendar - https://registrar.temple.edu/academic-calendar/2024-2025-academic-calendar
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes