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Contact Information

USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy
12901 Bruce B Downs Blvd.
MDC 30
Tampa
Florida
33612
United States
Florida

Program Application Deadline

February 1, 2021
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • None
Yes
Public
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Preferred
No

Last Entering Class

92

Upcoming Entering Class

100
0

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/MS (Master of Science)
Yes
While PharmCAS categorizes these programs as dual degrees, they are referred to as “concurrent” degrees in USF materials. A student may elect to declare a concurrent degree as early as the first semester of the first academic year. For more information on concurrent degrees please visit our website: http://health.usf.edu/pharmacy/graduate-programs/concurrent-degree-programs-concentrations

Program Description

The PharmD program at the USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy is the only state-funded 4-year PharmD program located in a metropolitan area in the state of Florida.

Our program offers: The lowest tuition rates in the state. An innovative curriculum that includes the use of augmented and virtual reality technology and emphasizes a collaborative approach to patient care and research. State-of-the-art learning and simulation facilities. Unparalleled interdisciplinary learning environment among pharmacy, medicine, nursing, public health and other health care professions. Entrepreneurial academic partnerships offering students hands-on experiences managing and delivering technological-advanced pharmaceutical care. Emphasis is placed on the comprehension and assimilation of knowledge, with subsequent demonstration of competency. Lectures are limited to increase faculty to student interaction. Elective opportunities allow students to pursue areas of interest and focus their attentions to position themselves for post-graduate education, training, or employment. The college places emphasis on pharmacogenomics, leadership, informatics, geriatric care. We are training the next generation of pharmacists.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.75
n/a
All applications undergo a holistic review process whereby careful consideration is given to all the credentials presented by applicants. Therefore, a 2.75 overall GPA or higher is a recommended GPA not a hard minimum.
72
72
104
104
All coursework (including online courses) must be taken at a 2 or 4-year regionally accredited institution within the US.

Applicants with a Bachelor's degree at time of application (not matriculation):
* Are NOT required to fulfill the Economics prerequisite course requirement. It is preferred, but not required for applicants with a Bachelor's degree.
* Only need to complete 6 credit hours of Humanities and Arts AND/OR Behavior and Social Sciences.

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biochemistry Biochemistry (upper division) 3 5
Math Calculus 3 5
Biology/Biological Science Cell or Molecular Biology (upper division) 3 5
Economics Economics (micro or macro); Applicants with a Bachelors degree at time of application are NOT required to fulfill this requirement. It is preferred that you have taken this course, but not required for applicants with a Bachelors degree. 3 5
English Composition / Writing English 3 5
Biology/Biological Science General Biology I & II (w/labs) 8 13
Chemistry General Chemistry I & II (w/ labs) 8 13
Social/Behavioral Science General Psychology or Sociology 3 5
Biology/Biological Science Genetics 3 5
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II 8 13
Humanities Humanities and Arts AND/OR Behavior and Social Sciences. Applicants with an earned Bachelors degree at time of application only need to complete 6 credit hours. 9 15
Microbiology Microbiology 3 5
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I & II (w/ labs) 8 13
Physics Physics (lab not required; however, you do need 4 credit hours) 4 7
Statistics Statistics 3 5
Applicants are strongly encouraged to finish prerequisites by Spring 2021. However, prerequisites must be completed by July 23, 2021.
Applicants with a Bachelor's degree at time of application (this does not include applicants who anticipate a Bachelor's degree at time of matriculation):
Are NOT required to fulfill the Economics prerequisite course requirement. It is preferred, but not required for applicants with a Bachelor's degree.
Only need to complete 6 credit hours of Humanities and Arts AND/OR Behavior and Social Sciences.

Applicants must receive a grade of C or higher in all prerequisite coursework. Please Note: Due to COVID-19 Satisfactory (S) or Pass (P) grades earned during the Spring and Summer of 2020 terms will be accepted in fulfillment of our prerequisite courses. S or P grades outside these two terms will not be accepted.

All coursework (including online coursework) must be taken at a 2 or 4-year accredited institution within the US. AP scores of a 3, 4, or higher and IB courses of 4, 5, or higher are accepted.

https://health.usf.edu/pharmacy/prerequisites/prerequisite-courses
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No

PCAT and Other Tests

Required
The PCAT is required, a 65th composite PCAT score is the recommended minimum.

EARLY DECISION APPLICANTS: The latest PCAT accepted is 9/10/2020. Unofficial scores MUST be submitted by 9/10/2020 at 11:59pm by uploading the scores to the documents section on PharmCAS.

REGULAR DECISION APPLICANTS: The latest PCAT accepted is 3/31/2020. Unofficial scores MUST be submitted by 3/31/2021 at 11:59pm by uploading the scores to the documents section on PharmCAS.
65th
No

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Recommended but not required
Yes
Recommended but not required
Yes
Two (2) letters of recommendation are required (it is recommended but not required that one letter be from a biological or physical science professor) on your behalf to PharmCAS. We do not accept letters of recommendation from family members or friends.

Residency

No
No

International Applicants

No
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents
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.
We do not accept foreign coursework. All coursework must be completed at 2 or 4 year regionally accredited institution within the United States.
No

Interviews

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Our interview process assesses interviewee's non-cognitive skills. The interview day consists of a panel with current student delegates, two assessments (oral interview - Multiple Mini Interview and a group activity), Q&A session with faculty, greeting from the Dean of the College, a program overview from admissions staff, and a tour of USF Health. Early decision interviews are in September and October. Some Regular Decision interviews can also occur in September, October, and November. The majority of regular decision interview days occur in the Spring semester from January - April.

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
A one time deposit fee of $200 is required. The deposit is submitted electronically. The deposit is non-refundable and is put towards the fall semester tuition for matriculated students.
  • August 02, 2021
No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
Yes