In response to the ongoing pandemic, completion of the PCAT is optional for the 2020-2021 cycle. Regional Tuition & Merit scholarships available $1,500 - $5,000. Interviews will be conducted virtually through Zoom.
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Contact Information

In response to the ongoing pandemic, completion of the PCAT is optional for the 2020-2021 cycle. Regional Tuition & Merit scholarships available $1,500 - $5,000. Interviews will be conducted virtually through Zoom.
University of Charleston School of Pharmacy
2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
West Virginia
United States
West Virginia
  • Name: Ms. Stacie Geise
    Title: Director of Enrollment & Admissions
    Office: Office of Enrollment & Admissions
    Phone (Work): 304-357-4889

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2021

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
Early assurance

Last Entering Class


Upcoming Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

PharmD/MBA (Business Administration)

Program Description

The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy offers student pharmacists a technology-infused, dynamic, and rigorous curriculum that prepares graduates to practice in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. Our students are trained to know about the body, medications, and what happens when medications enter both a healthy and diseased body. From a state of the art facility, to an in-house patient care clinic, the UCSOP makes it possible for students to participate in delivering pharmacy services to real patient’s just steps away from their academic classroom and labs. From the beginning, we envisioned a different kind of school of pharmacy -- one where the role of pharmacy was shaped by community-focused students and caring, hands-on faculty in an intimate environment. The UCSOP uses a holistic admissions process to identify talented, qualified, and committed individuals through a competitive admissions process. Each applicant’s academic background and achievement, test scores, letters of recommendation, and more are reviewed. Please visit for more information.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

While we do not have a required minimum GPA or PCAT score, we consider a 2.75+ GPA and 50+ on PCAT to be competitive.

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Anatomy Human Anatomy & Lab (may be Human Anatomy & Physiology I) 4 6
Physiology Human Physiology & Lab (may be Human Anatomy & Physiology II) 4 6
Biology/Biological Science Biology I and Lab 4 6
Biology/Biological Science Biology II and Lab 4 6
Microbiology Microbiology and Lab 4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry I and Lab 4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry II and Lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I and Lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II and Lab 4 6
Math Calculus 3 4.5
Statistics Statistics 2 3
Economics Economics (Macro or Micro will be accepted) 3 4.5
English Composition / Writing English I 3 4.5
English Composition / Writing English II 3 4.5
Social/Behavioral Science Psychology or Sociology 3 4.5
Humanities History or Political Science 3 4.5
Successfully complete all courses with a C- or better by August 1st of the August you plan to start the program
Courtesy Transcript Evaluation Available. Email your transcript and questions to Prerequisites must be completed prior to the beginning of the professional program. All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade C- or better prior to entry into the program. AP credit is only accpeted if it appears on a college transcript All questions should be directed to 304-357-4889 or We do not waive any prerequisite coursework.

Supplemental Materials

Applicants can complete their Supplemental Application anytime online. There is no fee. Please visit:

PCAT and Other Tests

In response to the ongoing pandemic, completion of the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is optional for the 2020-2021 cycle. While this test-optional admission policy has been temporarily adopted, we strongly recommend applicants take the PCAT (if able) and submit scores to strengthen their admission application if one or more of the following conditions are met:

- Overall GPA below 2.75
- Downward trend in academic history, especially for science prerequisite courses

The MCAT, DAT, orGRE may be considered in lieu of the PCAT exam. While a GPA of 2.75 or above and scores on standardized exams in the 50th percentile and above are considered competitive, all applications are individually reviewed.

Observation Hours


Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Two (2)
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
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The UCSOP requires two letters of recommendation. At least one letter MUST be from a faculty member/professor.



International Applicants

US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Translation by any recognized official transcript evaluation service is required, however WES is preferred.
Select code 8246 and 5419. The TOEFL is NOT required if you took prerequisite coursework at an accredited US college or university.


Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Once the UCSOP receives a complete PharmCAS application and Supplemental Application, it will be reviewed. Competitive applicants will be invited for an on-campus interview. The interview panel consist of at least two members. Each interview is 30 minutes in duration. The interview process is designed to ascertain the applicant's strengths in the non-cognitive areas of interest identified as important measures and potential for success in the school's pharmacy program.

Accepted Applicants

$1,000 non-refundable tuition deposit due to accept offer and hold seat in program. $1,000 deposit can be split into two $500 installments. First $500 will be due in 1-2 weeks of offer, while second $500 will be due by May 1st.
  • August 09, 2021
PHAR 501L is the required orientation for incoming students. This course will begin in August before the actual fall semester begins. Anticipated PHAR 501L Orientation start date for Fall 2021: August 9, 2021

Background Checks and Drug Screenings