Published Survey
Submission Number: 4123
Submission ID: 71
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Created: Tue, 08/20/2019 - 14:15
Completed: Mon, 06/07/2021 - 11:55
Changed: Thu, 07/22/2021 - 11:50

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Language: English

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Submitted to: Published Survey

Contact Information

789 S Limestone
114 Lee T. Todd, Jr. Building
Lexington
Kentucky
40536-0596
United States
Kentucky
Yes

Program Application Deadline

March 1, 2022
We strongly advise you to submit your application by August 1, 2021 for optimal consideration. UKCOP utilizes rolling admissions and will continue to review your application throughout the cycle; however, the earlier you apply, the greater the opportunity to be offered admission to the program. Applications close March 1, 2022. Non-Kentucky applicants should submit PharmCAS application early in the cycle to be considered for Incentive Award funding.
October 1, 2021
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
No
Public
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* Other
A minimum of 70 semester credit hours of pre-pharmacy coursework is required before entering the PharmD program. UKCOP's PharmD program is a 4-year program.
Not Required
No
Yes

Last Entering Class

140
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/MS (Master of Science)
No
Yes

Program Description

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) has a successful tradition as one of the leading pharmacy schools in the country. Established in 1870, the College has been ranked among the top 10 programs for more than 35 years and is currently ranked 6th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Graduates of UKCOP rank among the best in the nation in first time pass rates on the national licensing exam. UKCOP provides the type of world-ready education that ensures you will be a leader in the field. Located on a full health care campus with a level 1 trauma center, Children’s Hospital, and VA hospital, UKCOP is a preeminent institution for clinical pharmacy education.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
2.5
70
30
130
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science Biology I and Lab 4 8
Microbiology Microbiology and Lab 4 5
Chemistry General Chemistry and Labs 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry and Labs 8 12
Anatomy Human Anatomy 3 5
Physiology Physiology 3 5
Statistics Statistics 3 3
Math Mathematics: Option 1: College Algebra & Elementary Calculus (6-7 semester hours) OR Option 2: Calculus I (4 semester hours) 4 6
Other Business 3 3
English Composition / Writing English I and II 6 3
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Oral Communications 3 5
General Elective(s) Elective Courses (enough to bring total to 70 hours minimum including prerequisites) 21 57
Applicants must complete all course prerequisites by end of spring term prior to entering the program (6/2022 for 8/2022 entrance). Prerequisite coursework may be completed in the summer prior to entering the program only by approval: Contact pharmacyadvising@uky.edu for more information and/or to request a summer course approval.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
For more course prerequisite information, visit https://pharmacy.uky.edu/admission-aid/pharmd-program/pre-pharmacy or contact pharmacyadvising@uky.edu NOTE: first-time freshmen who entered your undergraduate institution prior to Fall 2014 are required to complete different prerequisites. Students who entered college prior to Fall 2014, but have met the requirements of the current prerequisite courses may petition for course approval by submitting a course approval form. Request the course approval form at pharmacyadvising@uky.edu.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
Yes
$80.00
UKCOP does not require a Supplemental Application; please complete the Program Materials section within the PharmCAS application then visit https://pharmacy.uky.edu/admission-aid/pharmd-program/pharmd-how-apply (see step 3) to submit the $80 UKCOP Application Fee. The UKCOP Application Fee may be waived for students who are granted a PharmCAS Fee Waiver. If you have been granted a PharmCAS Fee Waiver, contact Candace Smigla at candace.smigla@uky.edu to request a UKCOP Application Fee waiver.
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
Committee letters are accepted.
Yes
Conditionally accepted
Composite letters are accepted.
Yes
Three letters of recommendation are required; at least 1 of the 3 letters should be from a professor (preferably science or math) or pharmacist.
Yes

Residency

No
No
For Kentucky residency requirements for tuition purposes, please visit https://www.uky.edu/registrar/residency
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)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
UK College of Pharmacy only accepts evaluations from World Education Services (WES) www.wes.org or Josef Silny https://www.jsilny.org/
Yes
All English as a Second Language (ESL) applicants are required to submit their TOEFL score to PharmCAS. A TOEFL score of 89 or higher is recommended. The only exception to the TOEFL requirement is if an applicant has obtained a bachelor's degree from an accredited English speaking institution or a diploma from a US high school.
No
Yes

Interviews

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Yes
All interview dates are tentative. Applicants must be invited to interview. Invitations are sent beginning two weeks prior to interview dates. The interview assesses the applicant's communication skills, confidence, maturity, motivation, character, and ability to interact with others. Tentative interview dates:
September 24 and 27, 2021
October 22 and 25, 2021
November 19, 2021
January 24, 2022
February 14, 2022
March 21, 2022
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
All deposits are non-refundable and applied to your fall tuition bill. You will receive notice of deposit amount and due date with your offer of admission.
  • 2021-08-16
Information for accepted applicants will be communicated directly from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and is also available through the Recently Accepted section of the College website.
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
Yes
Yes