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Contact Information

30 South 2000 East Room 105
Salt Lake City
United States
  • Name: Kamryn Shepherd
    Title: Academic Advisor
    Office: Student Affairs

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2021
Ours are September 1st, November 1st, February 1st, and April 1st.
We will stop taking applications June 1st.

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • None
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required

Last Entering Class


Upcoming Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Program Description

Check out the exciting opportunities the University of Utah College of Pharmacy has to offer you:

The College of Pharmacy has well-equipped facilities to train students in all areas of the pharmaceutical sciences and professional practice.

The student-faculty ratio in all programs is small, so students receive concentrated, individual attention. The faculty, many of whom are recognized authorities in their areas of specialization, are committed to providing each student with a valuable educational experience. Since the college is located within the Health Sciences Center, pharmacy students can interact on a daily basis with students who are training in the other health professions and sciences. Student professional organizations are active on campus and provide students with the opportunity to participate in extracurricular service and social activities.

We invite you to visit for further information.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria


Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
General Elective(s) General Education Requirements (hours vary depending on the undergraduate school) 3 4
Chemistry General Chemistry I & II with Labs 8 10
Anatomy Human Anatomy (No lab needed) **If the course is a combined Human Anatomy/Physiology course, 2 semesters are required. 4-5 quarter hour classes will be considered the equivalent of a 3 credit hour semester course. 3 4
Physiology Human Physiology (No lab needed) **If the course is a combined Human Anatomy/Physiology course, 2 semesters are required. 4-5 quarter hour classes will be considered the equivalent of a 3 credit hour semester course. 3 4
Math Calculus I 3 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I & II with Labs 8 10
Physics General Physics I (no lab needed) 3 4
Microbiology Microbiology (no lab needed) 3 4
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Professional/Technical Writing or Public Speaking 3 4
Statistics Statistics 3 4
For more questions on prerequisite courses and AP credit, please visit:

In addition to the pre-pharmacy required courses, the general education requirements must be met PRIOR TO ENTRY into the Pharm.D. program. For more information about the University's general education requirements, please visit: Questions about generals can be directed to:

NOTE: Applicants attending a college outside of the University of Utah should follow the General Education requirements as outlined by their undergraduate institution.

Supplemental Materials

The College of Pharmacy is a part of the Graduate School of the University of Utah. ALL students who apply to the Pharm.D. program MUST also apply to the University of Utah Graduate School. Neither a bachelor's degree nor the GRE is required for Pharm.D. applicants.

Please note:
The program designation you should choose on the application is "Pharmacy DPH". The following information is NOT required to be submitted through your graduate school application. PCAT scores, Resume, Statement of Purpose, Writing sample, Faculty information and Recommendation letters.

PCAT and Other Tests

Conditionally Required
All applicants must take the PCAT exam for entry into the PharmD Program during the 2020-2021 application cycle. The minimum composite PCAT score considered will be based upon applicants overall application.

Observation Hours


Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Two (2)
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: REQUIRED
  • Teaching Assistant: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
Recommended but not required
Recommended but not required
PLEASE NOTE: Two (2) recommendations are required. One MUST come from one of the following people- pharmacist, supervisor OR healthcare professional. The other letter may come from a pharmacist, supervisor, healthcare professional, OR Professor. Both letters should reflect a professional, academic or supervisory relationship with the student. Students may submit more than the two required letters.



International Applicants

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 AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
A course-by-course foreign transcript evaluation report must be sent to PharmCAS. WES (World Education Services) is the only transcript evaluation that will be accepted by the University of Utah College of Pharmacy.
TOEFL is required for applicants whose first language is not English. A minimum score of 80 is required, with a minimum score of 25 on the speaking component. NOTE: An IELTS exam score of 6.5 or higher can replace the TOEFL score. This requirement may be waived if the student completed four years of their secondary education (high school) in the US.


Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
On-site interviews are required for invited applicants, with exception of individual extenuating circumstances handled on a case-by-case basis.

Accepted Applicants

We require a deposit of $2,000 upon accepting an offer. That deposit will be applied to the first year tuition.
  • August 23, 2021
Late August- 2020. TBA

Background Checks and Drug Screenings