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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Contact Information
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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.

Institution Address:
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Street 1: University of Charleston School of Pharmacy
Street 2: 2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
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City: Charleston
State: West Virginia
Zip: 25304
Country: United States

Program Location:: West Virginia
Admissions Office Contact(s)::
- Name: Mr. Ryan Jenkins
  Title: Director of Enrollment & Admissions
  Office: Office of Enrollment & Admissions
  Phone (Work): 304-357-4889
  Email: ryanjenkins@ucwv.edu
- Name: Victoria Giuffrida
  Title: Executive Director of Enrollment and Admissions
  Office: Office of Enrollment & Admissions
  Phone (Work): 3043520016
  Email: victoriagiuffrida@ucwv.edu

Institutional Website::
- https://www.ucwv.edu/pharmacy
- https://youtu.be/u75oBPy228E

Contact Information Video::
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I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Program Application Deadline
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Final Application Deadline:
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What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program?: June 2, 2025
Final Application Deadline Description::
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Priority Application Deadline:
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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

Program Information
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Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below:: Full Accreditation 
Satellite/Branch campuses:: {Empty}
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:
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Select the appropriate academic term type for your program.: Semester (2 terms per academic year)

Program Structure: Pre-Pharmacy Coursework
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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
Program Structure: Pharm.D. Program Curriculum
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What is the structure (e.g., length) of your Pharm.D. program curriculum?: 4 years

Alternative Options: Early Assurance
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Does your program offer an Early Assurance program for admissions? : Yes

Alternative Options: Affiliation or Articulation Agreements
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Does your program have affiliation or articulation agreements with undergraduate institutions for admissions? Contact the program directly for additional details. : Yes

Alternative Options: Bachelor’s Degree While Enrolled
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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. 


Alternative Options: Pathways
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Does your program offer alternative pathways to Pharm.D. degree completion? : No

I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Last Entering Class
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Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class:: 11
I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees
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Dual Degree:
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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
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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.

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I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria
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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
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Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: {Empty}
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

Course Prerequisites
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List of Course Prerequisites::
Course Subject: Anatomy
Course Title: Human Anatomy & Lab (may be Human Anatomy & Physiology I)
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Physiology
Course Title: Human Physiology & Lab (may be Human Anatomy & Physiology II)
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: Biology I and Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: Biology II and Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Microbiology
Course Title: Microbiology and Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: General Chemistry I and Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: General Chemistry II and Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry I and Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry II and Lab
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Math
Course Title: Calculus
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Statistics
Course Title: Statistics
Semester Hours (Min): 2
Quarter Hours (Min): 3
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Course Subject: Economics
Course Title: Economics (Macro or Micro, or economic sociology can be accepted)
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: English Composition / Writing
Course Title: English I
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: English Composition / Writing
Course Title: English II
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Social/Behavioral Science
Course Title: Psychology or Sociology
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Humanities
Course Title: History or Political Science
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 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

Supplemental Materials
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Supplemental Requirements:
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Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS?: No

Supplemental Application Fee:
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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

Standardized Tests
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Standardized Tests:
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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

Observation Hours
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Observation Hours Required:
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Does your program require pharmacy observation hours?: No

I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)
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Evaluations Required:
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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.:
Clergy: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
Employer: ACCEPTED
Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
Politician: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
Professor (Any Subject Area): REQUIRED
Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
Supervisor: ACCEPTED
Teaching Assistant: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)

Committee Letters:
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What is your college/school policy on committee letters? : Accepted
Does it count as more than one evaluation?: No

Composite Letters:
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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

Residency
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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

International Applicants
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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.

Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs for Current Pharmacists Licensed in the U.S.:
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Does the institution offer a post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists who are already licensed in the U.S.? : No
Details on Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs [1]

[1] https://www.pharmcas.org/school-directory/explore-and-compare/post_bs_programs

Programs for Foreign-educated Pharmacists without a U.S. License:
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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

Interviews
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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

Accepted Applicants
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Deposits:
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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

Background Checks and Drug Screenings
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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