FREE DUAL-DEGREE PROGRAM: add a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Strategic Leadership (MSSL) degree to your PharmD degree at no additional cost or time, providing a valuable path to career enhancement and diverse professional opportunities.

TOP 5 MOST AFFORDABLE 4-year, private program tuition for in-state or out-of-state students. All admitted students are awarded at least a $3,000 annual scholarship.
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Institution Name University of Charleston
College or School Name School of Pharmacy
Short Name U of Charleston
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TOP 5 MOST AFFORDABLE 4-year, private program tuition for in-state or out-of-state students. All admitted students are awarded at least a $3,000 annual scholarship.
Street 1 University of Charleston School of Pharmacy
Street 2 2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
Street 3
City Charleston
State West Virginia
Zip 25304
Country United States
Program Location: West Virginia
Admissions Office Contact(s):
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program? June 2, 2025
Final Application Deadline Description:
What is the priority application deadline for your program? November 1, 2024
Describe any requirements or incentives for applicants who apply by the priority deadline. Applicants who submit an application by November 1st will receive $100 off their Early Tuition Deposit.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below: Full Accreditation
Satellite/Branch campuses:
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
Select the appropriate academic term type for your program. Semester (2 terms per academic year)
What is the minimum requirement of pre-pharmacy coursework for matriculation into your professional Doctor of Pharmacy program?  2 years
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
What is the structure (e.g., length) of your Pharm.D. program curriculum? 4 years
Does your program offer an Early Assurance program for admissions?  Yes
Does your program have affiliation or articulation agreements with undergraduate institutions for admissions? Contact the program directly for additional details.  Yes
Does your program offer a student the ability to complete their bachelor’s degree while enrolled in the Pharm.D. program? Yes
If “Yes” to ability to complete their bachelor’s degree while enrolled, please briefly describe: University of Charleston undergraduate students, as well as some Academic Partner students can take advantage of an Accelerate Bachelors (3+4) Pathway and apply their first year of pharmacy school credits back to their undergraduate degree and receive their Bachelor of Science degree after their P1 year.
Does your program offer alternative pathways to Pharm.D. degree completion?  No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 11
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Target number of Pharm.D. seats for the upcoming P1 entering class: 30
Maximum number of Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 30
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 15
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? Yes
If yes, check all that apply: PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MSOL (Organizational Leadership), Other Dual Degrees
If other dual degrees, as defined above, please list: PharmD/MSSL (Strategic Leadership)
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: Add a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a healthcare concentration or a Master of Science in Strategic Leadership (MSSL) degree to your PharmD program at no additional cost or time, providing a valuable path to career enhancement and diverse professional opportunities.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Program Description University of Charleston School of Pharmacy’s mission is to prepare pharmacy leaders dedicated to making a positive impact on their communities. Our students forge lasting connections and expand their horizons while creating meaningful understanding and impact in 6 core areas: leadership, advocacy, public health, interprofessional experience, cultural awareness, and innovation.

Our award-winning faculty nurture students to provide the highest standard of culturally sensitive, interprofessional patient care, with an emphasis on underserved populations. We believe that the best thing we can offer our students is an opportunity to become their best — to provide experiences that broaden their viewpoint and support to help them achieve their dreams.

HIGHLIGHTS:
SMALL SCHOOL ATMOSPHERE: an intimate learning environment with an average class size of 30 students and a 5:1 student to faculty ratio. We use an appreciative advising model where faculty provide personalized guidance to students, tailoring curricular and co-curricular plans to your career goals.

DIVERSITY AND SAFETY: Ranked #1 in diversity and campus safety in the state, UC is home to students from over 40 states and countries. Our students learn alongside peers from rich, diverse backgrounds, making them better pharmacists and people.

HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: Immerse yourself in our dynamic, technology-infused program with nearly 2,000 experiential hours and built-in certifications. From local opportunities in West Virginia to diverse experiences in places like Alaska and Puerto Rico, gain valuable experience at renowned institutions such as the Cleveland Clinic, FDA, CDC, and Indian Health Services.
Program Description Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Minimum Overall GPA: N/A
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: N/A
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants: While we do not have a required minimum GPA, we consider a 2.75+ GPA to be competitive with a C- in all prerequisite courses to be competitive. All applications received are reviewed and considered using a holistic admissions process.
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 56
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 36
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: Free Transcript Evaluations: https://bit.ly/ucsoptranscript

Email pharmacy@ucwv.edu or text 304-462-2494 for any questions about prerequisite courses.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
List of 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
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? Successfully complete all courses with a C- or better by July prior to the August you intend to start the program. (Example, July 31, 2025 when starting program August 2025)

Request a free transcript evaluation: https://bit.ly/ucsoptranscript
Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Enter any additional information regarding online course prerequisites: 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.
Can applicants use pass/fail classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
Enter any additional information regarding pass/fail course prerequisites: Pass/Fail classes completed during the pandemic will be accepted. Please contact pharmacy@ucwv.edu for more information.
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: Free Transcript Evaluation available: https://bit.ly/ucsoptranscript

AP Credits will be accepted if they appear on a college transcript

Prerequisites must be completed prior to the beginning of the professional program with a C- or better.
Link to additional course prerequisites information: https://bit.ly/ucsopprereq
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: UCSOP does not require a supplemental application or application fee.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Do you accept or consider any standardized tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements. No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution? Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required? Two (2)
Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.
  • 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
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Accepted
Does it count as more than one evaluation? No
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Accepted
Does it count as more than one evaluation? No
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations: The UCSOP requires two letters of recommendation. At least one letter MUST be from a professor.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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: In-state and out-of-state students pay the same tuition.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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, 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 AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
Other clarifying information, if necessary: If you have received international course credits, we will need a course-by-course transcript evaluation by an official NACES member evaluation company so we can accurately evaluate your transcript. WES is the recommended source by 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: Select code 8246 and 5419. The TOEFL is NOT required if you took prerequisite coursework at an accredited US college or US university.
Does the institution offer a post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists who are already licensed in the U.S.? No
Does the institution consider foreign-educated pharmacists WITHOUT a U.S. license for admission to the entry-level Pharm.D. program? Yes
Enter any additional information for foreign-educated pharmacists without a U.S. license who are interested in the entry-level Pharm.D. program. Students should apply through PharmCAS to complete the full 4-yr PharmD program. Upon admission, we will work with you on the I-20 and VISA requirements.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Does the institution offer an online interview option? Yes
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: As part of our holistic admissions process, your interview will be closed-file with two faculty members. This allows our interviewers to genuinely get to know you without any bias. Whether you join us on campus or virtually, you will also have a chance to see what makes UCSOP different during an informative presentation and opportunities to meet with other faculty and students.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description: https://bit.ly/ucsopadmit
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is a deposit required to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
Is the deposit refundable for any period of time? No
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies: A $500 non-refundable Early Tuition Deposit is required to accept our offer. The deposit can be split into two installments. The first installment will be due 2 weeks after accepting our offer, while the second installment will be due by June 1st.

Students who apply by November 1 will receive $100 off their Early Tuition Deposit.

Students who interview on campus will receive $100 off their Early Tuition Deposit.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class: 2025-08-18
Additional details for accepted applicants: Welcome and Orientation Week (PHAR 501L) is required for incoming students. PHAR 501L for Class of 2025 will begin on August 11.
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service? Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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