Published Survey
Submission Number: 4058
Submission ID: 6
Submission UUID: 4782672a-5edf-4ed4-8c66-cc5bf327c04b
Submission URI: /publishedsurvey

Created: Mon, 09/16/2019 - 20:12
Completed: Tue, 06/15/2021 - 18:17
Changed: Thu, 10/07/2021 - 09:26

Remote IP address: 27.112.195.193
Submitted by: Anonymous
Language: English

Is draft: No
Submitted to: Published Survey

Contact Information

4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis
Indiana
46208
United States
Indiana
  • Name: Emily Robison
    Title: Transfer Admission Counselor
    Office: Office of Admission
    Phone (Work): 888-940-8100
    Email: erobison@butler.edu
  • Name: Dr. Angela V. Ockerman, PharmD
    Title: Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
    Office: College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    Phone (Work): 317-940-8516
    Email: aockerma@butler.edu
Yes

Program Application Deadline

April 1, 2022
To automatically be reviewed by our University Admissions staff and the Pharmacy Admissions Committee, applications must be submitted by April 1st. Students who wish to be reviewed after that date may contact our Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at aockerma@butler.edu to request an extension if there are still seats available.
November 1, 2021
For students who have already obtained an undergraduate degree or anticipate completing an undergraduate degree prior to the start of our program, Butler has an Early Admission process. This allows students to be the first to secure a seat in our Program with an offer of admission prior to the end of the calendar year. Any applicant interested in Butler's Early Admission process must also have a VERIFIED PharmCAS application submitted to Butler by the deadline.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • Not applicable
No
Private
No
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
Yes
Early assurance
Yes

Last Entering Class

119
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), Other Dual Degrees
PharmD/MSPS (Pharmaceutical Science)
No
Yes

Program Description

Butler is a private, comprehensive university with over 5,000 full-time students enrolled in six colleges on our beautiful 295-acre campus. We're located in Indianapolis providing access to excellent, highly diverse clinical and other experiences within the pharmaceutical industry and broader healthcare system. With a strong track record of creating highly qualified pharmacy practitioners since 1904, our current curriculum prepares students for practice in all professional environments including innovative pharmacy settings as well as post-graduate academic opportunities such as fellowships and residencies. Concentrations are available in Medical Spanish, Pharmaceutical Sciences or Patient Care Research, and Entrepreneurship. New programs are being launched in health outcomes and bioinformatics.

Our mission is to provide innovative, interprofessional experiences with a liberal arts perspective to develop life-long learners serving society as dedicated health professionals, scholars and community leaders. We take pride in our students and alumni. Butler graduates consistently achieve a NAPLEX pass rate significantly above the national average. Our 3-year aggregate pass rate is 95.5% compared to 87.6% nationally (2018-2020). Approximately 60% of our graduates go directly into the workforce after graduation with a 97% job placement (Class of 2020) six months after graduation. For those students choosing to pursue a post-graduate clinical residency programs, Butler's Phase I and II PGY1 residency match rate was 73% in 2021 (national average was 65%). On average, 4-6% of Butler graduates pursue non-clinical fellowships and 1% go on to PhD programs!

We believe in experiential education providing significant laboratories and simulations for our students in the didactic portion in addition to a variety of 4-week pharmacy practice experiences; 2 introductory experiences and 10 advanced practice experiences at excellent sites in Indiana and nationwide.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

~3.0
~2.8
While preference is given to students with the stated high level of academic performance, we believe in looking at students holistically in our admissions process reviewing each applicant individually. There is more to preparing tomorrow's healthcare providers both locally and globally than can sometimes be predicted by prerequisite or cumulative GPAs. While our Admissions Committee does watch closely for academic trends in a student's record to ensure they can be successful in our program, every suitable candidate merits an individual review by current faculty, many of whom are current providers.
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30
Each qualified applicant in PharmCAS is reviewed for completion of foundational math and science prerequisites at the appropriate level allowing for slight modifications in the number of credit hours as appropriate. Students entering Butler's PharmD Program without a previous Bachelors degree, must also complete our Core Curriculum. Those students will also be evaluated to ensure they can reasonably complete both the PharmD and Core Curriculum requirements for an on-time graduation.
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General Chemistry 1 with lab
[Equivalent to CH105 at Butler University]
4
Chemistry General Chemistry 2 with lab
[Equivalent to CH106 at Butler University]
4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 1 with lab
[Equivalent to CH351 at Butler University]
4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 2 with lab
[Equivalent to CH352 at Butler University]
4
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy and Physiology 1 (with or without lab)
[Equivalent to PX326 at Butler University]
4
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy and Physiology 2 (with or without lab)
[Equivalent to PX327 at Butler University]
4
Biology/Biological Science Introduction to Cell Biology (with or without lab)
[Equivalent to BI105 at Butler University]
3
Math Calculus & Analytical Geometry
[Equivalent to MA106 at Butler University]
4
Microbiology Principles of Pathogenic Microbiology with lab
[Equivalent to BI325 at Butler University]
3
All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to the August start of the PharmD Program although preference may be given to students who have completed all prerequisite coursework at the completion of the spring semester prior to beginning the PharmD Program the following fall.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
All prerequisite courses must be approved for transfer into Butler University by the Office of Registration and Records. Criteria include that they are taken at a regionally accredited institution, are 100 level or higher, and you have earned a C- or better to be eligible for transfer credit evaluation.
  • 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
Butler University is taking special care in individually reviewing transcripts to ensure transfer students are not penalized by their inability to earn letter grades for academic classes during the COVID-19 pandemic and will take into account the current institution’s COVID-19 grading policies. Transcripts will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Students who have a previous Bachelors degree do not need to complete the Butler University Core Curriculum. Students who do NOT have a degree need to complete the Butler University Core Curriculum, which may include up to 25 credit hours of coursework. Information on core can be found at: https://www.butler.edu/core. Applicants who do not have a healthcare or bioethics course approved by the Registrar or Associate Dean at Butler University for transfer credit equivalency will need to take Healthcare Ethics in their first professional year (3 credit hours).
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

No
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

No
  • Faculty Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
No Answer
No answer
While Butler University does not require letters of recommendation, if a candidate chooses to provide these evaluations from the listed recommended sources, the Pharmacy Admissions Committee will review them as part of the application review process.
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, Foreign (non-US) Citizens, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
International college transcripts must be reviewed by World Education Services (WES) and the WES evaluation report must be submitted to PharmCAS.
Yes
TOEFL Scores must be 79 internet-based or 550 paper-based assessments. Butler's TOEFL school code is 1073.

A Duolingo score of 100 will also meet Butler's requirements.

For the American College Test, an English socre of 19 meets Butler's requirements. Butler's ACT school code is 1180.

For additional information, see https://www.butler.edu/admission/english-proficiency-requirements
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
As recommended by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, Butler University requires interviews for admission into the Pharmacy Program. The admissions criteria extend beyond academic minimums and include a measurement of these important attributes: verbal and written communication skills, understanding of the profession, commitment to patient care and professionalism. Other activities planned around the interview will include completion of a 30-minute proctored writing exercise. The Pharmacy Admissions Committee reserves to right to request candidates to complete other pre-interview assignments as applicable to allow the candidate to demonstration appropriate soft skills to the Committee.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
Yes
Students admitted to Butler's PharmD Program must submit a $500 deposit to hold their place in the class. This is refundable until May 1st prior to the August start for our Program.
  • Aug 24, 2022
Students entering Butler's PharmD Program will be required to complete an orientation program prior to the start of the professional program. This typically occurs 1-2 days prior to the start of classes for live events and with online components available up to 1 month prior to the start of classes when there are orientation requirements that can be completed online prior to arriving on campus.
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No
Yes