In response to testing site closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UC’s Winkle College of Pharmacy has declared the PCAT examination will be optional for the 2020-2021 application cycle to allow for increased applicant flexibility. While this test-optional admission policy has been temporarily adopted, we maintain the PCAT is a valuable predictor of success and encourage applicants to register (if able) as it may strengthen the robustness of their admission application.
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In response to testing site closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UC’s Winkle College of Pharmacy has declared the PCAT examination will be optional for the 2020-2021 application cycle to allow for increased applicant flexibility. While this test-optional admission policy has been temporarily adopted, we maintain the PCAT is a valuable predictor of success and encourage applicants to register (if able) as it may strengthen the robustness of their admission application.
3255 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati
Ohio
45267
United States
Ohio

Program Application Deadline

May 3, 2021
Yes

Program Information

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

Last Entering Class

83

Upcoming Entering Class

96
20

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
No

Program Description

The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, located at the University of Cincinnati, is one of the oldest Colleges of Pharmacy in the United States. The College is located on the Academic Health Center Campus, along with the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health. The nationally recognized Pharm.D. program at the University of Cincinnati engages students in a rigorous curriculum that includes didactic coursework and experiential learning that begins in the first professional year. Small class sizes allow students to learn from our expert faculty. Pharmaceutical Science faculty have successful research endeavors in such areas as drug metabolism, cancer, molecular pharmaceutics and neuropharmacology. Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Science faculty have active practices in the specialty areas of cardiology, family medicine, geriatrics, oncology and psychiatry and research interests in health and medication outcomes. Our students consistently score higher than the national average on the NAPLEX examination.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

3.0
3.0
The University of Cincinnati Winkle College of Pharmacy has a preferred minimum overall GPA of a 3.0. However, we utilize a holistic admission approach. The GPA is only one component of the overall application. Admission committee members will review the application in it's entirety to determine admission status.
78
53

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
English Composition / Writing English 6 9
Statistics Statistics 3 3
General Elective(s) General Education Electives 15 22
Chemistry First year Chemistry 8 12
Chemistry First year Chemistry lab 2 3
Biology/Biological Science First year Biology I 4 4.5
Biology/Biological Science First year Biology lab 1 1
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry lab 2 4
Physics College Physics 8 12
Physics College Physics lab 2 3
Math Calculus 4 9
Microbiology Microbiology 4 6
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy and Physiology I 4 6
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy and Physiology II 4 6
Biochemistry Biochemistry 3 4.5
Biology, chemistry and physics must be for science majors and include a lab. General education electives must include electives in humanities and arts, and, behavioral and social sciences. In addition, on elective in each category must have a focus in culture and diversity , and, ethics.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

Yes
Yes
$65.00
The Supplemental Application is completed online and can be found at: https://grad.catalyst.uc.edu/apply All applicants must complete the Supplemental Application to be considered for admission.

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
We will accept scores for PCAT from July 2019- through January 2021
40
No

Observation Hours

No

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Faculty Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Math): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Teaching Assistant: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Recommended but not required
No
Recommended but not required
No
As part of your PharmCAS application, we require that you submit three letters of recommendation. We suggest that the letters come from your academic instructors, academic advisors, employers, and/or someone of your choosing. We will not accept letters of recommendation from politicians, friends, family members, co-workers or clergy.

Residency

No
No

International Applicants

Yes
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
Yes
TOEFL is required if english is a second language. It is also a requirement for licensure in OH. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy requires international applicants to demonstrate English proficiency by completing the TOEFL-IBT with the following minimum scores or higher: Writing- 24, Speaking - 26, Listening - 18 and Reading -21

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers, Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interviews will be 30 minutes and are conducted by a faculty member and a pharmacist-preceptor. In addition to the interview there will be multiple mini interview (MMI) stations. The interview focuses on non-cognitive abilities. The interview day also includes an information session, student session and a tour of the Academic Health Center.

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
The University of Cincinnati Winkle College of Pharmacy requires a $200.00 holding deposit 21 days after an offer of admission. A final deposit of $300.00 is required by March 1st.

The deposits are applied and credited to the student's tuition and fees upon matriculation.
  • August 24, 2020
No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No