All applicants are encouraged to apply early. For non-Kentucky residents who want to be considered for incentive award funding, your PharmCAS application must be received by the UK College of Pharmacy by December 1. There is no scholarship application.
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Contact Information

All applicants are encouraged to apply early. For non-Kentucky residents who want to be considered for incentive award funding, your PharmCAS application must be received by the UK College of Pharmacy by December 1. There is no scholarship application.
789 S Limestone
114 Lee T. Todd, Jr. Building
Lexington
Kentucky
40536-0596
United States
Kentucky

Program Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
PharmCAS application must be verified and received by the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) by April 1, as well as payment of the UKCOP application fee and three completed evaluations (references) in your PharmCAS application.
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

Last Entering Class

140

Upcoming Entering Class

140
0

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

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

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 (98% in 2018) 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, the Children’s Hospital, and VA hospital, UKCOP is a preeminent institution for clinical pharmacy education.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
2.5
70
30
130

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) 19 57
Applicants must complete all course prerequisites by end of spring term prior to entering the program (6/2021 for 8/2021 entrance). Prerequisite coursework may be completed in the summer prior to entering the program only by approval from the pre-pharmacy advisor: pharmacyadvising@uky.edu.
For specific course prerequisite information and equivalencies, visit http://pharmacy.uky.edu/prepharmacy or contact pharmacyadvising@uky.edu NOTE: first-time freshmen entering 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/pharmd-admission-steps (see step 3) to submit the $80 UK Application Fee. The UK Application Fee may be waived for students who are granted a PharmCAS Fee Waiver. Contact Candace Smigla at candace.smigla@uky.edu to request a UK fee waiver.

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
N/A
No

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Clergy: 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
  • Professor (Math): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
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.

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)
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.

Interviews

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
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.

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.
  • August 15, 2021
Information for accepted applicants will be communicated directly from the College of Pharmacy and is also available through the Recently Accepted section of the College website.
No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
Yes