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Institution Name University of Kentucky
College or School Name College of Pharmacy
Short Name U of Kentucky
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Street 1 789 S Limestone
Street 2 114 Lee T. Todd, Jr. Building
Street 3
City Lexington
State Kentucky
Zip 40536-0596
Country United States
Program Location: Kentucky
Admissions Office Contact(s):
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program? April 3, 2023
Final Application Deadline Description: Applications must be submitted to PharmCAS by the deadline. Applications must include 3 letters of recommendation by the deadline.
What is the priority application deadline for your program? October 3, 2022
Describe any requirements or incentives for applicants who apply by the priority deadline. Applicants submitting applications by the Priority Deadline will receive full consideration for:
- Out-of-state Incentive Award consideration
- Waiver of $80 UK College of Pharmacy application fee
- Preferred interview invitation placement
- Post interview priority consideration
Non-Kentucky applicants should submit PharmCAS application early in the cycle to be considered for Incentive Award funding. All applicants are strongly advised to submit the application early.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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? No
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? * Other
If Other, please briefly describe: 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.
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 142
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Target number of Pharm.D. seats for the upcoming P1 entering class: 140
Maximum number of Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 140
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 0
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? Yes
If yes, check all that apply: PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPA (Public Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/MS (Master of Science)
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:
I would like to mark this section as done. 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 over 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.
Program Description Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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: 70
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 30
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 130
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:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
List of 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
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? Applicants must complete all course prerequisites by end of spring term prior to entering the program (6/2023 for 8/2023 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.
Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Enter any additional information regarding online course prerequisites:
Can applicants use pass/fail classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • 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
Enter any additional information regarding pass/fail course prerequisites:
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: 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 an 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.
Link to additional course prerequisites information: https://pharmacy.uky.edu/admission-aid/pharmd-program/pre-pharmacy
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? Yes
If yes, please enter the dollar amount: $80.00
Link to supplemental fee form or instructions: https://pharmacy.uky.edu/admission-aid/pharmd-program/pharmd-how-apply
Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements: 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.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy: Not Required or Considered
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:
Additional PCAT information:
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
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
Please note any additional relevant information:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution? Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required? Three (3)
Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.
  • 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
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Accepted
Does it count as more than one evaluation? Varies
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Accepted
Does it count as more than one evaluation? Varies
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations: Three letters of recommendation are required; at least 1 of the 3 letters should be from a professor (preferably science or math) or pharmacist.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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: For Kentucky residency requirements for tuition purposes, please visit https://www.uky.edu/registrar/residency
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Other clarifying information, if necessary: UK College of Pharmacy only accepts evaluations from World Education Services (WES) www.wes.org.
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: 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.
Does the institution offer a post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists in the U.S. or abroad? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Interview Format: Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Does the institution offer an online interview option? Yes
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: Interviews are required and applicants must be invited to interview. The interview assesses the applicant's communication skills, confidence, maturity, motivation, character, and ability to interact with others. Invitations are sent beginning two weeks prior to interview dates. See website for tentative interview dates.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description: https://pharmacy.uky.edu/node/309
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is a deposit required to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
Is the deposit refundable for any period of time? No
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies: 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.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class: 2023-08-15
Additional details for accepted applicants: 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.
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation? No
I would like to mark this section as done. 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? Yes
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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