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Institution Name The University of Iowa
College or School Name College of Pharmacy
Short Name U of Iowa, The
Banner Image: 2020_04_16-New Pharmacy Building Exteriors-jatorner-0018.jpg
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Street 1 180 S Grand Ave
Street 2 231 College of Pharmacy Building
Street 3
City Iowa City
State Iowa
Zip 52242
Country United States
Program Location: Iowa
Admissions Office Contact(s):
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
What is the application deadline for your program? April 1, 2021
Application Deadline Description:
Does your institution participate in Early Decision? No
Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below: Full Accreditation
Satellite/Branch campuses:
Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
Is your institution public or private? Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center? Yes
Academic Term Type: Semester (2 terms per academic year)
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum? * 4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available? Yes
If Yes to alternate enrollment, check all that apply: Early assurance
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 100
Anticipated number of Total Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 120
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 0
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? Yes
If yes, check all that apply: PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/MSHI or MHIIM (Health Informatics)
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: For more information about our dual PharmD/MPH degree, please visit:
For more information about our dual PharmD/MSHI degree, please visit:
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:
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Minimum Overall GPA: 2.5
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: 2.5
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants:
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 72
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 40
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants:
List of 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.
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
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? 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.
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: 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:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS? No
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee? No
Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements:
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy: Optional
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:
Additional PCAT information: For the 2020-2021 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.
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements. No
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No
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.
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Not accepted
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Not Accepted
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations:
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:
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, Foreign (non-US) Citizens, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): 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.
Other clarifying information, if necessary: 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.
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: International candidates whose first-language is not English are required to take the TOEFL. See for more information.
Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: 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.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description:
Is a deposit required to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
Is the deposit refundable for any period of time? Yes
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies: 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.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class:
  • August 23, 2021
Additional details for accepted applicants: 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:
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation? Yes
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
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