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Contact Information

150 Parks Hall
500 West 12th Avenue
United States

Program Application Deadline

March 1, 2021

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Early assurance , Other
Combined BSPS/PharmD Program

Last Entering Class


Upcoming Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), Other Dual Degrees

Program Description

Established in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy is a global leader in pharmaceutical education, research, and clinical practice. As part of one of the most comprehensive health sciences campus in the nation and located steps away from the Wexner Medical Center, the college is home to world-class faculty, dedicated researchers and outstanding students who are leading the way in pharmacy education, practice and research. The PharmD curriculum, Inquire, Innovate, Involve (I3) takes an innovative approach to education by structuring classes in modules so students can experience the integration of science and practice. The I3 curriculum allows students to get hands-on pharmacy training during the first year in the program and develops the interpersonal skills that are critical to patient interactions. The curriculum also focuses on helping students develop a comprehensive problem-solving approach through increased incorporation of active learning strategies, integration of pharmaceutical and clinical sciences, and an earlier introduction of integrated practical experiences that could be simulated and then practiced. For Information on the PharmD visit:

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria


Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science Biology with lab 3 5
Chemistry General Chemistry with labs 10 15
Chemistry Organic Chemistry with at least one lab 7 12
Math Calculus 4 5
Microbiology Microbiology with lab 3 5
Statistics Statistics 3 5
Biochemistry Basic Biochemistry 3 5
Physiology Human Physiology 3 5
Applicants must complete and send final transcripts for all required course prerequisites by the end of the summer term prior to enrolling in the PharmD program.
Students entering this program are required to complete a Bachelor degree prior to matriculation.

Supplemental Materials

Students will be sent an email asking them to complete the supplemental application. All applicants will be required to complete this prior to their application being considered for admission.The supplemental application fee for international applicants is $70.00.

PCAT and Other Tests

The PCAT is not required for admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy program, however students who have a science GPA below a 2.7 are encouraged to take the PCAT to strengthen their application. If you would like more information on what courses PharmCAS considers in your Science GPA please go here:
ACT, CASPer, DAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, OAT, SAT, Situational Judgement Test

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Three (3)
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Recommended but not required
Recommended but not required
Three letters of reference are required. We strongly recommend having a letter of reference from a science faculty member and a pharmacist.



International Applicants

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 an original foreign transcript directly to the school
Applicants with a Bachelor degree earned outside of the United States will be evaluated for a required general education curriculum. Please be aware of these prerequisite general education courses: 1st Year English Composition (1 course/3 credit hours) 2nd Year English Composition (1 course/3 credit hours) Social Science (3 courses/9 credit hours) Historical Survey (2 courses/6 credit hours) Texts and Works of Art (3 courses/9 credit hours) Social Diversity (1 course/3 credit hours) – social diversity may overlap with another course We require original transcripts produced by the academic institution in a sealed envelope. An official transcript with English translation must be submitted from each institution attended. We do not accept evaluations from WES, ECE, or similar evaluation services. Transcripts should be mailed to: Graduate and Professional Admissions Office The Ohio State University PO Box 182004 Columbus, OH 43218-2004
International applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to fulfill the TOEFL or MELAB requirement. If your native language is not English, you should possess a minimum level of English proficiency which is demonstrated by minimum scores as follows: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) 577 (Paper-based test) 90 (Internet-based test) MELAB (Michigan Language Assessment Battery) 84


Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Selected candidates will be invited to visit campus to meet the Academic Affairs staff, talk with current students, tour the facilities, and participate in a Doctor of Pharmacy interview(s) with members of the Admissions Committee, Alumni, and Staff.

Accepted Applicants

Prior to March 1, 2021 admitted students are charged the first installment of a non-refundable acceptance deposit of $175 as well as a $25 processing fee. After March 1, 2021 admitted students are charged the second installment of a non-refundable acceptance deposit of $325. Acceptance deposits are non-refundable, but are applied to the students tuition or fall.
  • August 24, 2021
Admitted students should be prepared to attend an in-person program orientation start on August 16, 2021.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings