In response to the ongoing pandemic, completion of the PCAT is optional for the 2021-2022 cycle. Regional Tuition & Merit scholarships available $1,500 - $5,000. Virtual & on-campus interviews will be available. Priority Deadline is November 1st
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Contact Information

In response to the ongoing pandemic, completion of the PCAT is optional for the 2021-2022 cycle. Regional Tuition & Merit scholarships available $1,500 - $5,000. Virtual & on-campus interviews will be available. Priority Deadline is November 1st
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, 2022
November 1, 2021
Please contact for more information.

Program Information

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

Last Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

PharmD/MBA (Business Administration)
The major goal of the Doctor of Pharmacy/Masters of Business Administration (PharmD/MBA) program is to educate student pharmacists to assume responsibilities as managers, administrators, consultants, and executives in health care systems designed to provide health care to their patients. Learn more by visiting:

Program Description

The UCSOP offers students 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.

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.


*Small classes & personalized attention
*Individual connections through an 8:1 student to faculty ratio
*In the top four most affordable 4-yr, private school tuitions in the country
*100% of the Class of 2026 will receive a renewable scholarship ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 per year
*Didactic curriculum with active learning and a variety of elective courses
*Unique clinical rotations inside and outside of WV
*Co-curricular activities in leadership, advocacy, interprofessional education, cultural awareness, public health, innovation, and entrepreneurship
*Opportunities to participate in community outreach and rural health initiatives in statewide vaccination efforts, disease management, medication adherence and safety, and substance use disorders
*Employment rates above 90% within the first year of graduation
*UC is ranked #1 in Diversity & Campus Safety in WV

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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. All applications received are reviewed and considered using a holistic admissions process.

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, or economic sociology can 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 July prior to the August you intend to start the program. (Example, July 31, 2021 when starting program August 2021)
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Online courses will be accepted as long as they are successfully completed through an accredited college or university. Please contact to verify if a course will be accepted.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
Pass/Fail classes completed during the pandemic will be accepted. Please contact for more information.
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 2021-2022 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, or GRE will 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
No Answer
No answer
The UCSOP requires two letters of recommendation. At least one letter MUST be from a professor.



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 AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
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 US university.


Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Once the UCSOP receives the complete PharmCAS application and Supplemental Application, your application will be reviewed. Competitive applicants will be invited for an interview. The interview panel consists of at least two UCSOP faculty 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.
  • Aug 08, 2022
PHAR 501L is the required orientation for incoming students. This on-campus course will begin in August before the actual fall semester begins. Anticipated PHAR 501L Orientation start date for Fall 2022: August 8, 2022

Background Checks and Drug Screenings