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Institution Name Butler University
College or School Name College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Short Name Butler U
Banner Image: PharmCAS banner 2021.jpg
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Street 1 4600 Sunset Avenue
Street 2
Street 3
City Indianapolis
State Indiana
Zip 46208
Country United States
Program Location: Indiana
Admissions Office Contact(s):
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
What is the application deadline for your program? April 1, 2021
Application Deadline Description: 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.
Does your institution participate in Early Decision? No
Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below: Full Accreditation
Satellite/Branch campuses:
  • Not applicable
Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Is your institution public or private? Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Academic Term Type: Semester (2 terms per academic year)
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum? * 2 - 4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available? Yes
If Yes to alternate enrollment, check all that apply: Other
If Other, please briefly describe: 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.
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 110
Anticipated number of Total Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 125
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 80
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? Yes
If yes, check all that apply: PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), Other Dual Degrees
If other dual degrees, as defined above, please list: Pharm.D./M.S.P.S. (Pharmaceutical Science)
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:
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.
Program Description Video:
Minimum Overall GPA: ~3.0
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: ~2.8
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants: 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.
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 54
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 30
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants: 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.
List of 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]
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? 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.
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: 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).
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:
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: N/A
Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements. No
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No
Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution? No
Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? No Answer
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? No answer
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations:
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:
Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)? Yes
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission: 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)
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Other clarifying information, if necessary: International college transcripts must be reviewed by World Education Services (WES) and the WES evaluation report must be submitted to PharmCAS.
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores? Yes
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: TOEFL Scores must be 79 internet-based or 550 paper-based assessments. Butler's TOEFL school code is 1073.
Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: 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.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description:
Is a deposit required to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
Is the deposit refundable for any period of time? Yes
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies: 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.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class:
  • August 25, 2021
Additional details for accepted applicants: 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.
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation? No
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
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