JCP graduates as first time NAPLEX test takers, have had a pass rate of 100% in multiple years!
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JCP graduates as first time NAPLEX test takers, have had a pass rate of 100% in multiple years!
130 S. 9th Street
Suite 100
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
19107
United States
Pennsylvania
  • Name: Devin M. Sullivan Phillips
    Title: Admissions Counselor
    Office: Office of Admissions
  • Name: Dr. Mary Hess
    Title: Associate Dean of Student Affairs
    Office: Jefferson College of Pharmacy
    Email: mary.hess@jefferson.edu
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2022
None
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • No
No
Private
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
Yes
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s)
Yes

Last Entering Class

52
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MPH (Public Health)
No
The MPH program accepts credits earned in the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Official application/entry into the MPH program occurs at the end of the Doctor of Pharmacy program.
Yes

Program Description

The Doctor of Pharmacy program at the Jefferson College of Pharmacy (JCP) is designed to prepare the student pharmacist for professional practice as a pharmacist. In addition to the depth of information learned from courses in the curriculum, students enhance their understanding of this knowledge through direct application and extra-curricular activities.

Direct application of knowledge occurs in case-based learning, experiential opportunities, and through inter-professional education opportunities.

JCP has designed the curricular experience to build with each class, to develop critical thinking skills, and to assess comprehension. JCP is proud of our graduates NAPLEX pass rates for first time test takers, as multiple classes have had a 100% pass rate.

JCP students gain direct hands on experience in pharmacies every semester; the first beginning early in the first semester. Each semesters learning experience is set in a different practice setting allowing Jefferson students maximum exposure to future practice options.

Thomas Jefferson University has an outstanding commitment to inter-professional education. The University sponsors a national Inter-professional Education conference every two years on our campus where other educators come to learn new ideas related to inter-professional education. We are very proud of our students who get involved in extra-curricular activities in this area often culminating in presentations at this national meeting.

At the conclusion of the educational journey, our students are ready to seamlessly enter the profession. We are proud that for those seeking post-graduate training they have matched at rates higher than the national average. You are invited to come, learn and contribute to the Jefferson experience.

Read more at:
https://www.jefferson.edu/university/pharmacy.html
https://www.jefferson.edu/university/interprofessional_education.html
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.7
NA
72
44
112
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy & Physiology I lecture and lab

(May take Anatomy lecture and lab + Physiology lecture and lab. Do not take a combined course with a single course as this will not fulfill the requirement.)
take each course separate as lecture/lab. Do not mix/match.
4 6
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy & Physiology II lecture and lab

(May take Anatomy lecture and lab + Physiology lecture and lab. Do not take a combined course with a single course as this will not fulfill the requirement.)
4 6
Math Calculus 3 5
Microbiology Microbiology with lab 4 6
English Composition / Writing English Composition 3 5
Social/Behavioral Science Social Sciences 9 15
Humanities Humanities 9 15
Biology/Biological Science General Biology I with lab 4 6
Biology/Biological Science General Biology II with lab 4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry I with lab 4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry II with lab 4 6
Physics Physics I algebra or calculus-based with lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I with lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II with lab 4 6
General Elective(s) Select 1 course (lab not required): Cellular biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Physics II, Statistics, Economics (any), Ethics, Critical Thinking, Public Speaking 3 5
General Elective(s) Select 1 course (lab not required): Cellular biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Physics II, Statistics, Economics (any), Ethics, Critical Thinking, Public Speaking 3 5
General Elective(s) Candidate choice 2 3
All courses must be complete by end of Summer 1 session or no later than August 1.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Please note that most of the science pre-requisite courses require a laboratory component. It may be difficult to get into a laboratory course if the lecture and lab are separated. Also note that while virtual courses are acceptable they must be taken from an accredited college or university.
  • 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
Coursework taken during the pandemic when college/university allowed for pass/fail grade option will be accepted. All other time frames JCP accepts letter grade only. Please note that you may be asked for the institution definition of Pass when submitting transcripts with this designation. Jefferson only accepts courses that are a final grade of C or higher.
Science courses require both lecture and lab.

Physics may be algebra or calculus-based.

8 credits of Anatomy/Physiology I and II or 4 credits of Human Anatomy and 4 credits of Human Physiology. Do not mix/match the anatomy and physiology options.

Candidates may select 3 courses. Two courses may be selected a list and 1 course is candidate choice. See list for selection, science courses in this group do not require a lab.

Social Sciences course examples include: psychology, sociology, anthropology, political Science, economics, geography, and history.

Humanities course examples include: languages, literature, philosophy, religion, and the Arts. AP credits will be accepted if they appear on a college transcript.

All science courses must be completed within 5 years of application. Exceptions to the 5 year rule include continuous study that exceeds 5 years and/or continuous work experience since graduation in a laboratory/science setting.

Courses must be completed with a grade of C or above to be eligible for transfer.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
The PCAT exam is not required for application to the Jefferson College of Pharmacy.

For those who have taken, if you provide your PCAT score, the admissions committee will take the information into consideration when reviewing the application.
NA
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Applicants are advised to research and learn about the profession but actual employment in a pharmacy is not required for application.
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Teaching Assistant: NOT ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
Jefferson will accept committee letters from an academic source.
Committee letters are considered as one letter of recommendation.
No
Conditionally accepted
Jefferson will accept composite letters from an academic source.
Composite letters are considered as one letter of recommendation.
No
Please review the list of acceptable references. Clergy may be accepted if they served as a course instructor or in a supervisor role. All faculty are acceptable but science faculty are preferred.
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
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
Details originating from academic institutions outside of the U.S. must be translated and a course-by-course evaluation performed by the World Education Services (WES) or comparable credential evaluation service.
Yes
All students must demonstrate English language proficiency for admission. Specific information may be found at: https://www.jefferson.edu/university/pharmacy/admissions/requirements.html

Examples that will satisfy the requirement: A degree from an accredited U.S. college/university. At least 60 college credits earned from no more than three (3) U.S. colleges or universities. Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Send score to PharmCAS code 8246.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer
Yes, but only if the campus is closed to visitors
Interviews occur on a rolling basis beginning in September following receipt of an interview invitation. The interview will focus on the applicant's understanding of and commitment to the profession of pharmacy, verbal communication skills, and program fit. Applicants will have opportunities to ask questions. Applicants should prepare for the interview and plan to spend a half-day for the interview process.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
A $300 deposit is required at the time of offer acceptance.
Attendance is required for orientation. Incoming candidates should expect to be present for the entire orientation sessions. The university orientation typically occurs the 2nd Tuesday of July and orientation to the college of pharmacy is the week prior to the Fall semester start date. First day of Fall 2022 semester is anticipated to be August 15, 2022 with orientation scheduled for August 8-12, 2022. Please assure that all pre-requisite coursework is completed by August 1.
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes