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
Vallejo
California
94592
United States
California
  • Name: Jodi Rodgers
    Title: Associate Director of Admissions
    Office: Office of Admissions
    Email: jodi.rodgers@tu.edu
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2022
March 1, 2022
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Yes
Private
No
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 3 - 4
Preferred
No
Yes

Last Entering Class

82
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MPH (Public Health)
No
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.
Yes

Program Description

The Touro University California Doctor of Pharmacy program is known as the only pharmacy program in the country to offer an innovative "two plus two" format, where students receive two years of foundational knowledge with two years of rotations, which is more than any pharmacy school in the nation. Rotations include experiences in community, hospital, ambulatory care and a large cadre of other types of practice sites such as long term care, compounding, oncology, academia, research, informatics, and managed care, to name a few. Rotations afford our students the opportunity to apply the learned clinical foundation to real life practice. The extra rotations give our students additional quality time to hone their skills with the ultimate outcome of developing into a mature and experienced future healthcare provider with a valuable network of colleagues and mentors.

The College of Pharmacy also has training programs for PharmD residents and fellows, with additional opportunities to earn a dual PharmD/MPH. All of these training opportunities enable our students to gain credentials that make them competitive for positions in a variety of employment settings.

Our students are a diverse group of highly motivated individuals working together to become leaders in health care. The dedication of our students is matched by the faculty whose commitment to the success of each student is driven by our mission to serve, to lead, and to teach.

Our commitment holds steadfast. We have a lot to offer and we hope you will take the time to consider our unique program. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We are extremely excited to have you join our family!

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

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.75
2.75
Please visit http://admissions.tu.edu/cop/requirements.html for additional details.
72
26
108
41
Please visit http://admissions.tu.edu/cop/requirements.html for additional details.
Yes

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.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
All coursework, online or in-person, must be completed at a regionally accredited US institution or its' equivalent. Coursework completed outside of the United States must be evaluated by an approved agency. Please visit http://admissions.tu.edu/cop/requirements.html for details.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
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.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
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
Conditionally accepted
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.
Varies
Conditionally accepted
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.
Varies
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.
Yes

Residency

No
No
Touro University California welcomes applications from applications located across the United States. In addition, Individuals who have met all application requirements and permanently reside in the United States at the time of application, inclusive of DACA recipients, are permitted to apply and matriculate at Touro University California. Currently, TUC does not accept international students.

Eligibility for Federal Financial Aid is limited to US Citizens and US Permanent Residents. Candidates applying without US Citizenship or Permanent Residency are strongly encouraged to explore financing options before proceeding with the application process. Additional information may be viewed by visiting the Eligibility Requirements section of the Financial Aid website.
Yes

International Applicants

No
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
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.
No
No
Yes

Interviews

Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
Yes
To remove barriers associated with travelling to a physical interview, and to address COVID concerns, we anticipate that interviews for the 2021-22 application cycle will continue to be conducted online using the Zoom meeting platform. A final decision, however, has not yet been made. Information will be posted to our website as it is finalized. 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 receive presentations about financial aid, our unique dual degree option, and may be required to write an on-site essay and complete a short calculations assessment.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
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.
  • Aug 01, 2022
Mandatory orientation typically occurs during the last week of July or the first week of August, immediately followed by the first day of classes.
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No
Yes