Early Decision Applicants may receive scholarship funding up to $40,000 over four years based on academic achievements. Please apply by September 8th as an Early Decision Applicant for consideration.
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Contact Information

Early Decision Applicants may receive scholarship funding up to $40,000 over four years based on academic achievements. Please apply by September 8th as an Early Decision Applicant for consideration.
9700 West Taron Drive
Elk Grove
California
95757
United States
California

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2021
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • None
No
Private
No
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
No

Last Entering Class

91

Upcoming Entering Class

100
0

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
Yes
In conjunction with Sacramento State University, a 15-month Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) program is available for second year pharmacy students interested in pursuing an EMBA degree in addition to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. More information is available by emailing tkreys@cnsu.edu.

Program Description

California Northstate University College of Pharmacy, located just outside of the capital, Sacramento, is a four-year Doctor of Pharmacy program that is dedicated to educating and and training future pharmacists to provide competent, evidence-based care focused on improving patient outcomes and advancing the pharmacy profession through leadership and service. CNUCOP provides unique learning experiences to our students through the use of active learning, specifically team-based learning, to deliver our curriculum. Through team-based learning, students are exposed to a diverse population of students from a variety of different backgrounds. Team discussions are stimulated by instructor facilitation, and practical application of the material through a variety of exercises and self-reflections solidifies the students’ knowledge base and understanding. As a result of student participation in a variety of interprofessional activities, delivered by the College of Pharmacy in association with CNU’s College of Medicine and Sacramento State University School of Nursing, our students learn how to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary care team. Furthermore, hands-on experiences gained through high fidelity simulation, the Advanced Pharmacy Practice laboratory, through research collaborations with faculty and preceptors, and experiential education rotations in a variety of settings, collectively provide opportunities for our students to bridge theory and practice across the pharmacy curriculum.

In conjunction with Sacramento State University, our students have the opportunity to pursue an Executive Master of Business Administration degree, in addition to the PharmD degree, concurrently within the four-year time frame of the PharmD program. More detailed information about our program is located at: pharmacy.cnsu.edu.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.60
N/A
While a minimum GPA of 2.7 is preferred, the Admissions Committee of California Northstate University College of Pharmacy uses a holistic review process, taking into account a broad range of factors (e.g. socioeconomic status, perseverance in the face of adversity, work and research experience, volunteer activities, etc) when reviewing applications.
44
26
61
33

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General Chemistry I with lab 4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry II with Lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I with lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II with lab 4 6
Physiology Human Physiology (if taking a combined Anatomy and Physiology course, Anatomy and Physiology I and II both must be taken to fulfill the Physiology course requirement) 3 4
Math Calculus 3 4
Biology/Biological Science General Biology I 3 4
Biology/Biological Science General Biology II 3 4
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Public Speaking or Communications 3 4
English Composition / Writing English Composition I 3 4
English Composition / Writing English Composition II 3 4
Social/Behavioral Science General Education course (Psychology preferred) but any other course in the Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences will be accepted 3 4
Social/Behavioral Science General Education course (Economics preferred) but any other course in Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences will be accepted 3 4
Biology/Biological Science Biology I or II lab 1 1
All prerequisite coursework must be completed by the start of New Student Orientation, which is in mid-August of each year.
The Admissions Committee of California Northstate University College of Pharmacy uses a holistic review process to evaluate each application, thereby taking into account a variety of factors, in addition to an applicant's academic standing, including but not limited to: work or research experience, socioeconomic status, resilience, extracurricular activities, and other non-academic related activities. California Northstate University College of Pharmacy does not require a Bachelor's degree or PCAT; however, a Bachelor's degree is preferred. Applicants must have earned a high school diploma, GED, or its equivalent.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

Yes
Yes
$50.00
The web-based Supplemental Application can be found on our website under "Admissions" -> "Admissions Steps" -> Step 3: "Complete the Supplemental Application" or by visiting: http://pharmacy.cnsu.edu/prospective-students/admissions.

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
N/A
No

Observation Hours

No

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Faculty Advisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Teaching Assistant: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
Committee letters are accepted if a healthcare professional or supervisor or science faculty member is a part of the committee.
No
Recommended but not required
Yes
Two letters of recommendation are required and must be written/typed on official letterhead and include contact information for the person writing the letter. Additionally, the letter must be sent directly from the reference to PharmCAS. One letter must be from a science professor, and one letter must be from a healthcare professional or supervisor. If the student has been out of school for over three years, a letter from a recent supervisor and a healthcare professional can be submitted in place of the letter from a science professor. Letters of recommendation from family or friends are not acceptable. A Teacher's Assistant letter is accepted, if approved and signed by the science course professor.

Residency

No
No

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Canadian and other foreign applicants who can obtain a visa are considered for admission. Canadian applicants and all other foreign applicants must submit a foreign coursework evaluation directly to PharmCAS. We accept WES, Inc., evaluations. Foreign applicants must complete all of the pre-requisite course requirements. International applicants who have not completed at least two years and at least 48 semester units (61 quarter units) at a US college or university are required to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam. Please visit our website for minimum score requirements; exam scores are only valid for a two year period from the date of the exam. All qualifying applicants must interview for admission into the pharmacy program. Financial assistance may be limited for non-U.S. applicants. Personal transportation, such as a vehicle, will be necessary to participate in experiential education at clinical sites.
Yes
International applicants who have not completed 2 years and at least 48 semester units at a US college/university are required to take the TOEFL or IELTS. The minimum TOEFL IBT score is 88 and the minimum IELTS score is 6.5. Exam scores are only valid for a two year period from the date of the exam. Additional information pertaining to international applicants is available by visiting: http://pharmacy.cnsu.edu./admissions/admission-information.

Interviews

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Applicants will participate in two multiple mini interviews, one with a faculty member and one with a student (when available) and faculty member. A writing sample is also required. Students will have the opportunity to meet with current students in our program during the Interview Day.

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
A $100 non-refundable security deposit is required to be submitted with the Enrollment Agreement.
  • August 16, 2021
New Student Orientation will be held the week before the start of classes.
No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No