Published Survey
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Contact Information

180 S Grand Ave
231 College of Pharmacy Building
Iowa City
Iowa
52242
United States
Iowa
Yes

Program Application Deadline

February 1, 2022
None
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Yes
Public
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Not Required
No
Yes

Last Entering Class

98
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/MSHI or MHIIM (Health Informatics)
No
For more information about our dual PharmD/MPH degree, please visit: https://pharmacy.uiowa.edu/pharmd/dual_cert/master_public_health
For more information about our dual PharmD/MSHI degree, please visit: https://pharmacy.uiowa.edu/pharmd/dual_cert/informatics
Yes

Program Description

The University of Iowa's College of Pharmacy has a superb national reputation. Its PharmD program is ranked 18th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The college is the fourth-oldest pharmacy college at a state-supported university and has been educating pharmacists since 1885. In that time, it has developed nationally and internationally recognized research programs in pharmaceutics, medicinal and natural products chemistry, clinical pharmaceutical sciences, pharmaceutical socioeconomics, and pharmacy practice. Its faculty is recognized worldwide. The PharmD program is widely known for its personalized atmosphere and emphasis on individual attention - a result of its low student-to-faculty ratio - and its location on a world-class health sciences campus. It is adjacent to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, one of the nation's largest public university teaching hospitals. For more information, please visit: https://pharmacy.uiowa.edu/
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
2.5
72
40
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
English Composition / Writing Rhetoric 4
Chemistry Principles of Chemistry I 4
Chemistry Principles of Chemistry II 4
Math Calculus 4
Statistics Statistics 3
Biology/Biological Science Principles of Biology I or Foundations of Biology 4
Biology/Biological Science Principles of Biology II or Diversity of Form & Function 4
Physics Basic Physics (NOT needed if students completed one year of high school physics)_x000D_
Lab is recommended, but not required.
3
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I 3
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II (lab not required) 3
Anatomy Principles of Human Anatomy 3
Physiology Human Physiology 3
Biochemistry Biochemistry 3
Microbiology Microbiology 4
General Elective(s) 16 semester hours of General Education coursework is required for admission with 6 of those 16 credit hours dedicated to the Social Sciences. Social Science courses are defined as Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology. 16
Students must complete the majority of their prerequisite courses by the end of the Spring term. However, students are allowed to take one prerequisite and one general education course in the Summer term prior to their enrollment in the Fall term.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
The prerequisite courses can be completed with a minimum of two years of college-level study, though many students choose to complete them over three years of undergraduate study or over four years while completing a bachelor's degree in another area. After admission to the PharmD program, students will complete four years of professional study in the College of Pharmacy. For more information, please visit: https://pharmacy.uiowa.edu/pharmd/admissions/prepharmacy_coursework
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
For the 2021-2022 application cycle only, the University of Iowa has made the PCAT optional. However, if a student's math and science GPA are below a 3.0, the PCAT is highly recommended as a way to strengthen the application. Decisions for admission for any student with a science and math GPA below 3.0 and no PCAT score will not be made until at least 3 semesters of grades have been posted.
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

No
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Co-Worker: 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
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Not Accepted
Not Accepted
Yes

Residency

No
No
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Foreign (non-US) Citizens, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Do not send any foreign transcript documentation. School only considers U.S. credentials. If you have completed your course prerequisites at a foreign institution, you may be ineligible for admission to these particular pharmacy programs.
Applicants should complete at least one year (i.e.,30 semester hours) of prerequisites at an accredited institution in the U.S or Canada. International transcripts will be evaluated by World Education Services (WES), this can be requested through the PharmCAS application. Applicants must meet the University of Iowa’s English Proficiency Requirements. More information about those requirements can be found here: https://admissions.uiowa.edu/academics/english-proficiency-requirements
Yes
International candidates whose first-language is not English are required to take the TOEFL. Please see: https://admissions.uiowa.edu/academics/english-proficiency-requirements for ore information.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes
Selected applicants will be invited to interview via email from September to May. Interviews will be held in this same time frame. Interview day consists of a 30 minute closed-file interview with 2 or 3 interviewers, a written essay, a tour of the Pharmacy Building given by current pharmacy students, a faculty panel, current student panel, and overview of the PharmD program.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
Yes
A $250 enrollment deposit will be required of all students and will then be applied to student tuition costs for the Fall semester. Deposits are refundable until May 1, 2022.
  • Aug 15, 2022
P1 students' first week on campus starts prior to the University of Iowa academic calendar. Students are required to complete a one-week engagement course that will start the week prior to classes. To view the University of Iowa's five-year calendar, please visit: https://registrar.uiowa.edu/five-year-calendar
Yes
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes