The TUC PharmD program has transitioned to a 3 year curriculum! To arrange a phone or zoom appointment, please contact us at tuc.admit@touro.edu. Have a great day!
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Institution Name Touro University California
College or School Name College of Pharmacy
Short Name Touro U - CA
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Street 1 1310 Club Drive
Street 2
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City Vallejo
State California
Zip 94592
Country United States
Program Location: California
Admissions Office Contact(s):
  • Name: Jodi Rodgers
    Title: Associate Director of Admissions
    Office: Office of Admissions
    Email: jrodgers2@touro.edu
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program? June 1, 2023
Final Application Deadline Description: All application materials must be submitted by this date.
What is the priority application deadline for your program? March 1, 2023
Describe any requirements or incentives for applicants who apply by the priority deadline. For the best possible chances of acceptance, applicants should submit their applications prior to this date.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below: Full Accreditation
Satellite/Branch campuses:
Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
Is your institution public or private? Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Academic Term Type: Trimester with summer term
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum? * 2 - 3
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Preferred
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 51
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Target number of Pharm.D. seats for the upcoming P1 entering class: 60
Maximum number of Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 100
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 0
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? No
Does your institution offer a concurrent, double, or second degree program, as defined above? No
Provide any additional information regarding dual, concurrent, double, or second degree programs:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Program Description Our unique program includes two years of an integrated preclinical education and eight, 6-week advanced pharmacy practice experiences, which is more than most other three year PharmD programs!

Our integrated curriculum means that all aspects of medications and disease states are taught in tandem. For example, when you learn about the drugs for heart disease, you learn how to use those drugs within days…not months or years later. This helps to better understand the bigger picture of medication therapy. This unique approach builds your experience, confidence and allows you to explore many varied pharmacy opportunities.

Our graduates are employed as pharmacists in many different and unique roles within the profession, as well as traditional community pharmacy and hospital practice settings. Our faculty are committed to ensuring that all graduates are able to practice at the top of their license and are prepared to be at the leading edge of continually evolving pharmacy practice. Students are given opportunities to engage in research and other scholarly activities in laboratory settings, clinical practice, and other areas relevant to pharmacy practice.

Additional information may be found by visiting https://tu.edu/programs/pharmacy/academics/pharmd/.
Program Description Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Minimum Overall GPA: 2.75
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: 2.75
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants: In cases where either the cumulative or science GPA's fall below 2.75, the Admissions Committee may conduct a secondary review focusing on the most recent 30 units comprised of Chemistry, Biology, and other Physical Sciences coursework.

Please visit http://admissions.tu.edu/cop/requirements.html for additional details.
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 72
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 26
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 108
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 41
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants: Please visit https://tu.edu/programs/pharmacy/admissions/ for additional details.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
List of 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
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? 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 https://tu.edu/programs/pharmacy/admissions/.
Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Enter any additional information regarding online course prerequisites: Touro University California will consider coursework taken in-person or online, provided such coursework is completed at an institution accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the University. For a list of recognized accrediting bodies, please visit https://tu.edu/programs/pharmacy/admissions/.
Can applicants use pass/fail classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Enter any additional information regarding pass/fail course prerequisites:
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: 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.
Link to additional course prerequisites information: https://tu.edu/programs/pharmacy/admissions/
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS? No
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee? No
Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy: Not Required or Considered
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:
Additional PCAT information:
Minimum composite PCAT score considered:
Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements. No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
Please note any additional relevant information:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution? Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required? One (1)
Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.
  • 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 (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Conditionally accepted
If you've selected "Conditionally Accepted," please post the criteria you require and all necessary information for the applicants. 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.
Does it count as more than one evaluation? Varies
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Conditionally accepted
If you've selected "Conditionally Accepted," please post the criteria you require and all necessary information for the applicants. 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.
Does it count as more than one evaluation? Varies
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations: 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.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is preference given to state residents? No
Is preference given to residents of other states? No
Additional information about the program’s state residency requirements: 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.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)? No
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission: US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Other clarifying information, if necessary: 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.
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores? No
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below:
Does the institution offer a post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists in the U.S. or abroad? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Interview Format: Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
Does the institution offer an online interview option? Yes
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: To remove barriers associated with travelling to a physical interview, we continue conducting virtual interviews via the Zoom 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 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.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description: https://tu.edu/programs/pharmacy/admissions/
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is a deposit required to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
Is the deposit refundable for any period of time? No
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies: 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.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class: 2023-07-31
Additional details for accepted applicants:
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service? No
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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