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Contact Information

4600 Sunset Avenue
United States

Program Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
For students who have already obtained an undergraduate degree or anticipate completing an undergraduate degree prior to the start of our program, we do offer an Early Admission process. This is open to all PharmCAS applications submitted to Butler University and verified by October 16th. All other students will be evaluated for possible interviews after the January 4th deadline.

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • Not applicable
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
Students who attend Butler University directly out of high school and participate in a structured pre-pharmacy program successfully completing all prerequisite coursework and interview processes can be offered an expedited path into the professional pharmacy program.

Last Entering Class


Upcoming Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), Other Dual Degrees
Pharm.D./M.S.P.S. (Pharmaceutical Science)

Program Description

Butler is a private, comprehensive university with over 5,000 full-time students enrolled in six colleges on our 295-acre campus located in Indianapolis which provides access to excellent, highly diverse clinical experiences and other opportunities within the pharmaceutical industry and broader healthcare system. While Butler has been creating highly qualified pharmacy practitioners since 1904, our current curriculum is anything but dated! It prepares students for practice in all professional environments including innovative professional settings as well as post-graduate academic opportunities. Concentrations are available in Medical Spanish, Pharmaceutical Sciences or Patient Care Research. We are currently preparing to launch new programs in healthcare centered data analytics 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 5-year aggregate pass rate is 96.3% compared to 88.4% nationally (2015-2019). Approximately 60% of our graduates go directly into the workforce after graduation with a 97% job placement (Class of 2019) six months after graduation. For those students choosing to pursue a post-graduate clinical residency program, Butler's Phase I and II PGY1 residency match rate was 77% in 2019 (national average was 64%). On average, 3-6% of Butler graduates pursue non-clinical fellowships and 0.5-1% 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.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

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.
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.

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General Chemistry 1 with lab
[Equivalent to CH105 at Butler University]
Chemistry General Chemistry 2 with lab
[Equivalent to CH106 at Butler University]
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 1 with lab
[Equivalent to CH351 at Butler University]
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 2 with lab
[Equivalent to CH352 at Butler University]
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy and Physiology 1 (with or without lab)
[Equivalent to PX326 at Butler University]
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy and Physiology 2 (with or without lab)
[Equivalent to PX327 at Butler University]
Biology/Biological Science Introduction to Cell Biology (with or without lab)
[Equivalent to BI105 at Butler University]
Math Calculus & Analytical Geometry
[Equivalent to MA106 at Butler University]
Microbiology Principles of Pathogenic Microbiology with lab
[Equivalent to BI325 at Butler University]
All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to the 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.
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: 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).

Supplemental Materials


PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered

Observation Hours


Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

No Answer
No answer



International Applicants

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.
TOEFL Scores must be 79 internet-based or 550 paper-based assessments. Butler's TOEFL school code is 1073.


Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
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.

Accepted Applicants

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.
  • August 25, 2021
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.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings