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Contact Information

251 N. Main Street
United States

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2023
Applications received or completed after the June 1 deadline can be processed through the PharmCAS late application waiver program. Late applicants should contact Pharmacy Admissions at Cedarville University to obtain their waiver.

Program Information

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

Last Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

PharmD/MBA (Business Administration)
The PharmD/MBA dual degree option at Cedarville enables you to earn an MBA online, saving you time and money while equipping you with a highly-desirable credential that will increase your future career opportunities. The PharmD curriculum is designed so that MBA courses count as PharmD electives. Consequently, you end up taking just 6 or 7 additional courses and investing about $10,000 extra to earn your MBA.

Program Description

Cedarville's School of Pharmacy provides aspiring pharmacists with the unique opportunity to study in a Christ-centered program known for its patient-focused and future-oriented approach. The School is a part of a dynamic, comprehensive university that attracts approximately 4,700 students from around the world to study in more than 100 academic programs on a beautiful, 780-acre campus in southwestern Ohio. While mastering pharmacy content and patient-care skills you will gain encouragement from committed Christian faculty members and from your fellow Christian classmates, graduating with a clear understanding of Christ-like service as well as a deeper relationship with God. Since our goal is to produce innovative, compassionate health care professionals, you will be challenged by your professors to integrate contemporary practices and pursue innovative solutions in an effort to improve patient care. We look for students who possess a vision to use pharmacy as a tool to make an impact in lives and communities. For more information visit:

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

Applicants with grade point averages below 3.0 may be considered for admission. The admissions committee also considers the overall academic background, experience, and interview in selecting candidates for admission.
Credits must be earned at accredited universities. International applicants must submit original transcripts plus WES evaluations.

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
English Composition / Writing English Composition 3
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Fundamentals of Speech (Public Speaking) 3
Chemistry General Chemistry I with laboratory 4
Chemistry General Chemistry II with laboratory 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I with laboratory 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II with laboratory 4
Biology/Biological Science Introductory biology with laboratory 4
Biology/Biological Science Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics or advanced biology with laboratory 4
Microbiology Microbiology with laboratory 4
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy and Physiology I with laboratory 4
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy and Physiology II with laboratory 4
Physics Physics I with laboratory (algebra-based) 4
Math Calculus 4
General Elective(s) General Electives: Humanities, Social Behavioral Sciences, Economics, Bible, English, and Literature 18
Applicants must complete all science and mathematics prerequisites by August 15 prior to starting PharmD classes in August.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • 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
Student with questions about prerequisites may contact, sending unofficial transcripts for a preliminary evaluation and assistance in planning future courses.

Supplemental Materials

The brief, free, Cedarville University Supplemental Application provides the Pharmacy Admissions Committee with additional personal information about the applicant's faith in Christ and their Christian commitment. It also requires a recommendation from the applicant's pastor, a church leader, or spiritual mentor.

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Applicants who have exposure to pharmacy through shadowing or employment have an advantage in their pharmacy admission interview because of their practical knowledge of the profession. Consequently, if you have have the opportunity, spend time shadowing a pharmacist or working in a pharmacy.

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Two (2)
  • Clergy: REQUIRED
  • Co-Worker: NOT 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 (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Cedarville University requires a minimum of two recommendations, one from a professional relationship, i.e. employer, pharmacist, healthcare professional, professor, etc, and the other from someone who knows you spiritually, i.e. a spiritual mentor, leader from your church, Bible study, or ministry, or a pastor from the church you attend. You may submit the recommendations through PharmCAS or directly to the University with your supplemental application.



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
Cedarville University accepts only evaluations from WES.
Students whose first language is not English may be required to submit TOEFL scores.
Foreign Pharmacy School Graduates
WES evaluations of international transcripts are required to determine the applicant's academic readiness for the PharmD curriculum. Usually applicants with international pharmacy or other internationally-earned degrees supplement their international coursework by taking prerequisites they lack at colleges and universities in the United States.


Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
The interview is the final step in the admission process. Invitations to interview are contingent upon a verified PharmCAS application, acceptable academic credentials, and a completed supplemental application. Interviews typically occur on campus so that applicants can learn about the School of Pharmacy and meet faculty, staff, and students through the experience. However, online interviews are also available when traveling to campus is not possible. The admission interview includes two components, a meeting with two pharmacy faculty members and then a meeting with our dean or one of his administrative team members.

Accepted Applicants

To received a refund of your pharmacy admission deposit, request your refund in writing, stating the reason for the refund as well as your full name and complete mailing address, to .
All incoming pharmacy students must attend orientation prior to the start of classes.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings