Enhance your PharmD by adding an MBA or MSSL (Strategic Leadership) at no additional cost! Campus and virtual interview options available. Tuition is the same for both in- and out-of-state students. All students receive a scholarship.
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Enhance your PharmD by adding an MBA or MSSL (Strategic Leadership) at no additional cost! Campus and virtual interview options available. Tuition is the same for both in- and out-of-state students. All students receive a scholarship.
University of Charleston School of Pharmacy
2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
West Virginia
United States
West Virginia
  • Name: Mr. Ryan Jenkins
    Title: Director of Enrollment & Admissions
    Office: Office of Enrollment & Admissions
    Phone (Work): 304-357-4889
    Email: ryanjenkins@ucwv.edu

Program Application Deadline

June 3, 2024
November 1, 2023

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance

Last Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MSOL (Organizational Leadership), Other Dual Degrees
PharmD/MSSL (Strategic Leadership)
The MBA or MSSL can be added for free to enhance your pharmacy career, with no extra applications to complete. Not only can you pursue traditional positions in pharmacy practice, but you will also be prepared for career paths in management, the pharmaceutical industry, research and education, marketing, biotechnology, entrepreneurial ventures, and more.

Learn more: https://www.ucwv.edu/academics/school-of-pharmacy/pharmacy-mba-mssl/

Program Description

UCSOP offers a 4-yr curriculum preparing you to practice in today’s rapidly changing health care environment, across a diverse spectrum of practice areas, including community, hospital, outpatient, industry, research, government, and academic settings. It features a longitudinal approach, bridging the gap between the foundational sciences and clinical practice and allowing you to build upon knowledge and skills each year.

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.


*Small classes & personalized attention
*Learn from nationally recognized faculty, actively practicing in their field, every step of the way.
*Unique clinical rotations from Alaska to Puerto Rico - whether you want to explore somewhere new or stay local to the region, with over 620 rotations there is something for everyone. Your 1,904 experiential hours are built into the curriculum & arranged by our Office of Experiential Education.
*Opportunities to participate in community outreach and rural health initiatives in vaccination efforts, disease management, medication adherence & safety, substance use disorders, and more.
* Employment rates above 90% within first year of graduation.
*UC is ranked #1 in Diversity & Campus Safety in West Virginia
*One of the most affordable 4-yr, private school tuitions in the country

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

While we do not have a required minimum GPA, we consider a 2.75+ GPA to be competitive. All applications received are reviewed and considered using a holistic admissions process.
Free Transcript Evaluations: https://econnections.ucwv.edu/forms/transcript/request

Contact pharmacy@ucwv.edu for any questions on prereqs.

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, 2024 when starting program August 2024)

Request a free transcript evaluation to confirm exactly which prereqs are met and which may still be outstanding: https://econnections.ucwv.edu/forms/transcript/request
  • 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 pharmacy@ucwv.edu with questions.
  • 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 pharmacy@ucwv.edu for more information.
Courtesy Transcript Evaluation available: https://econnections.ucwv.edu/forms/transcript/request

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 accepted if it appears on a college transcript All questions should be directed to 304-357-4889 or pharmacy@ucwv.edu.

Supplemental Materials


PCAT and Other Tests

Completion of the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is optional for the 2023-2024 cycle

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 (Any Subject Area): REQUIRED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
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, 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.
Details on Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs
Students must apply through PharmCAS to complete the full 4-yr PharmD program. Upon admission, the UCSOP works with students indiviudally on the I-20 and VISA requirements. Please visit: https://www.ucwv.edu/academics/school-of-pharmacy/admissions and contact pharmacy@ucwv.edu with questions.


Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Once the UCSOP receives the complete PharmCAS 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.

The interviewers will not have access to your application. Both campus and virtual options are available.

Accepted Applicants

A $500 non-refundable tuition deposit is required to accept an offer and hold your seat in the program. The deposit can be split into two $250 installments. The first $250 payment will be due in 2 weeks of the offer date, while the second $250 will be due by May 1st.

Candidates interviewing on campus will receive a $100 early tuition deposit discount. Candidates applying by the Priority Deadline (Nov 1) will receive a $100 early tuition deposit discount.
These discounts are stackable, so a student interviewing on campus and applying by November 1st will receive a $200 discount.
PHAR 501L is the required orientation for incoming students. This on-campus course will begin in August one week before the fall semester begins. The PHAR 501L orientation start date for Fall 2023 was August 14, 2023.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings