Published Survey
Submission Number: 4129
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Contact Information

986120 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha
Nebraska
68198-6120
United States
Nebraska
Yes

Program Application Deadline

January 4, 2022
Applications must be submitted by January 4th, with all supporting materials (transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.) received no later than February 1st.
October 1, 2021
UNMC utilizes rolling admissions. Admission decisions are made on a continual basis until the class is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to ensure themselves the best opportunity for acceptance.
Yes

Program Information

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

Last Entering Class

59
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health)
No
Yes

Program Description

Located on the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) campus in Omaha, NE. The College of Pharmacy opened the UNMC Center for Drug Discovery and Lozier Center for Pharmacy Sciences and Education in 2016, a $35 million building completely funded by private support. The new Center offers the most up-to-date technologies to enhance the learning environment. UNMC is dedicated to educating the next century of health care professionals with the latest in teaching tools, technology and facilities. More than 4,000 students attend UNMC, seeking degrees in Allied Health professions, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Graduate Studies. Students at UNMC learn in an environment that embraces the innovation of tomorrow while maintaining low student-to-faculty ratios and small-group learning. Because of UNMC’s robust research enterprise, students learn from scientists and clinicians who are at the leading edge of discovery. Many of our students also can engage in the rich cultures of Omaha, working in student-run clinics that assist underserved populations in the city.

UNMC's College of Pharmacy no longer has out-of-state tuition. The cost of tuition for non-residents and international students is the same as the Nebraska resident tuition.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

N/A
N/A
UNMC utilizes a holistic admission process. The average GPA for accepted students is 3.5. If an applicant feels that their GPA is not reflective of their academic abilities, then we strongly recommend submitting PCAT scores.
64
39
96
56
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General Chemistry with Lab 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry with Lab 8 12
Biochemistry Biochemistry (full biochemistry, not "intro to") 3 4.5
Physics Physics I with Lab 4 6
Physics Quantitative Chemical Analysis OR Physics II with Lab 4 6
Biology/Biological Science Biological/Life Sciences with Lab 4 6
Anatomy Anatomy with Lab (may be a combined two semester Anatomy & Physiology course) 4 6
Physiology Physiology with Lab (may be a combined two semester Anatomy & Physiology course) 4 6
Math Calculus I 4 6
Statistics Statistics or Biostatistics 3 4.5
English Composition / Writing English Composition 6 9
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Speech/Communications 3 4.5
General Elective(s) General Education 9 13.5
Applicants must complete all prerequisite courses by the end of the summer term prior to enrolling in the Pharm.D. degree program in the fall.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
In-person courses are preferred; however, online coursework will be accepted during 2020-2021 due to Covid-19.
  • 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
Graded courses are required for prerequisites. Pass/fail courses will only be accepted during 2020-2021 if a graded option was not available due to Covid-19.
Advanced Placement (AP) credit will be accepted toward prerequisite requirements if listed on a transcript from an undergraduate institution.
The biochemistry prerequisite must be 1 semester (3 hours) of a full biochemistry course. "Intro to Biochem" is NOT accepted.
Applications must include a plan for completing the remaining prerequisites.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

Varies
No
After the PharmCAS application is verified, applicants will receive an email from UNMC to claim their NUID and log in to a secure portal to complete an optional supplemental questionnaire.
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Recommended
The PCAT is preferred but not required. The Admissions Committee will be judging academic ability through individual course grades, overall trend in grades, cumulative GPA, math/science GPA and prerequisite GPA. If an applicant feels that these pieces do not accurately reflect their academic abilities, the PCAT is an additional opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge. We will only accept scores from PCATs taken between July 2018 and November 2021.
Please reach out to Amber Hawk at amber.hawk@unmc.edu if you have questions about taking the PCAT.
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
We highly recommend pharmacy and/or research experience. This can be demonstrated through work as a pharmacy technician, job shadowing, or undergraduate research experience.
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Co-Worker: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Employer: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Teaching Assistant: NOT ACCEPTED
Recommended but not required
No
Recommended but not required
No
Three (3) reference letters are required: Two (2) must come from Science / Math faculty The third may also come from a faculty member or it may come from a non-academic reference (a pharmacist is an excellent choice). In all cases, the references must be in a position to critically evaluate your past performance.
Yes

Residency

Yes
No
NO OUT-OF-STATE TUITION. The UNMC College of Pharmacy tuition for non-residents and international students is the same as Nebraska resident tuition. Typically 10-15% of our students are from outside of Nebraska.
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
Proof of citizenship or documentation of lawful presence is required for pharmacist internship registration with the State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. This registration is required to enable students to complete their experiential education. DACA students must have a valid work permit.
Yes
TOEFL is required for all international applicants. Students completing their undergraduate coursework in the US are granted an exception.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes
Interviews will be scheduled beginning in early fall and will continue on a regular basis into early 2022. Interviews are typically held on Fridays, with the on-campus option held in the morning and the virtual option held in the afternoon. The interview portion is approximately 20 minutes in length and conducted by two (2) faculty members. Candidates rotate through activities including the interview, an extemporaneous writing exercise and tour. Over lunch, candidates interact with current College of Pharmacy students.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Students offered admission will be required to submit a non-refundable deposit of $500 to hold their seat in our program ($200 at time of acceptance and additional $300 by March 1st). This deposit will be credited toward the student’s first semester tuition.
  • Aug 22, 2022
Classes are expected to begin on Monday, August 22, 2022. Orientation, White Coat Ceremony, and Basic Life Support (CPR certification) are mandatory and take place the week prior to the start of the semester.
Yes
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No
Yes