Published Survey
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Contact Information

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

Program Application Deadline

January 4, 2021
No

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Yes
Public
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Not Required
Yes
Early assurance

Last Entering Class

100

Upcoming Entering Class

120
0

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-MPH
For more information about our dual PharmD/MSHI degree, please visit: https://pharmacy.uiowa.edu/pharmd-informatics

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/

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
2.5
72
40

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
Economics Principles of Microeconomics 4
Biochemistry Biochemistry 3
Microbiology Microbiology 4
General Elective(s) 12 semester hours of General Education coursework 12
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.
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/pre-pharmacy/reqs
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No

PCAT and Other Tests

Required
The PCAT must be taken prior to the application deadline. We will accept scores from the last two years. Scores from the January 2021 test will be considered.
N/A
No

Observation Hours

No

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

Residency

No
No

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.
Transcripts from courses completed at an English-speaking college in Canada that is a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) will be accepted and must be sent directly to the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy.
Yes
International candidates whose first-language is not English are required to take the TOEFL. See http://pharmacy.uiowa.edu/ for more information.

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Selected applicants will be invited to interview via email from September to February. 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, and a tour of the Pharmacy Building given by current pharmacy students.

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, 2021.
  • August 23, 2021
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

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No