We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about our PharmD program! To arrange a phone or zoom appointment, please contact Anthony Williams at anthony.williams@tu.edu.
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Contact Information

We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about our PharmD program! To arrange a phone or zoom appointment, please contact Anthony Williams at anthony.williams@tu.edu.
1310 Club Drive
United States

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2021

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 3 - 4

Last Entering Class


Upcoming Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

PharmD/MPH (Public Health)
With concentrations in Community Action for Health, Health Equity and Criminal Justice, or Global Health, enrolling as a student in the TUC dual degree (PharmD/MPH) program is an excellent way to expand your expertise and advance your commitment to serve your community. With the addition of just one extra Summer term before beginning the PharmD program, both degrees are completed within the four year PharmD time frame. Visit http://cehs.tu.edu/publichealth/prospective/index.html for details.

Program Description

The Touro University California College of Pharmacy program is a four-year Doctor of Pharmacy program located on historic Mare Island in the Northeast corner of the San Francisco Bay. Our program is unique nationwide in that it includes two full years of clinical practice that is preceded by just two years of didactic instruction. This "2 + 2" curriculum structure provides our graduates with greater professional confidence and more experience practicing the things they learn, which prepares our graduates for clinically-oriented, contemporary pharmacy practices.

At Touro University California, we understand and embrace the need for diversity and inclusion in health care and with a strong emphasis on social justice, our students are prepared and encouraged to assume leadership roles and to seek out ways to improve delivery of health care services to under-served populations.

Additional information may be found by visiting http://cop.tu.edu/index.html.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

Please visit http://admissions.tu.edu/cop/requirements.html for additional details.
Please visit http://admissions.tu.edu/cop/requirements.html for additional details.

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry 8 semester units of General Chemistry with 8 semester units of Organic Chemistry OR 4 semester units of General Chemistry with 8 semester units of Organic Chemistry and 4 semester units of Biochemistry. Labs are required. 16 24
Physiology Lecture only; lab not required. 3 5
Microbiology Microbiology with Lab. 4 5
Math Calculus 3 5
All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of "C" or better prior to the first day of mandatory orientation. Applicants may apply, be interviewed, and be accepted with some prerequisite coursework not yet completed. Complete prerequisite information is available at http://admissions.tu.edu/cop/requirements.html.
There are two options to complete the chemistry requirement:

- Option 1: 8 semester units of General Chemistry with labs and 8 semester units of Organic Chemistry with labs (may substitute 4 semester units of Biochemistry for 4 semester units of Organic Chemistry.

- Option 2: 4 semester units of General Chemistry with lab, 8 semester units of Organic Chemistry with labs, and 4 semester units of Biochemistry with lab.

Supplemental Materials


PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

One (1)
  • Clergy: ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
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Letters of recommendation may be from any source, excluding family members. To the best of their knowledge, letter writers should address those personal traits and accomplishments which demonstrate your ability to succeed in professional school.



International Applicants

US Citizens, US Permanent Residents
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Touro University California will only accept a FTER from World Education Services (WES), which is our preferred evaluation service, from International Education Research Foundation, Inc., or from Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. International Education Consultants. Evaluations from other agencies will not be considered. FTER must demonstrate completion of at least 72 semester hours of degree applicable coursework from a regionally accredited US institution. FTER must also, at a minimum, include semester units and letter grade for each course, as well as a cumulative GPA. FTER should be submitted with the PharmCAS application. Applications received without this documentation will not be considered. Typically, graduates of foreign institutions will supplement their non-US coursework with several courses completed at regionally accredited US institutions.


Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
To comply with COVID-19 guidelines, interviews for the 2020-21 application cycle will be conducted online using the Zoom meeting platform. Interviews are conducted using a panel style, group interview format. Up to five candidates are interviewed together by two pharmacy faculty members and one pharmacy student. In addition to the panel interview, candidates will be required to write an on-site essay and complete a short calculations assessment.

Accepted Applicants

All applicants accepted into the program will be required to pay an initial, non-refundable deposit of $200.00, due within two weeks of the date on the letter of acceptance. A second, non-refundable, non transferable deposit of $1,000.00 will be required on or before May 15th.
  • August 02, 2021
Mandatory orientation typically occurs during the first week of August, immediately followed by the first day of classes.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings