Published Survey
Submission Number: 4151
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Created: Thu, 08/29/2019 - 21:31
Completed: Tue, 06/15/2021 - 14:41
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Contact Information

4301 W. Markham Street
Slot #522
Little Rock
Arkansas
72205
United States
Arkansas
Yes

Program Application Deadline

May 2, 2022
October 1, 2021
Applicants who apply early will be able to secure a seat in the class before applicants applying for the regular deadline. The UAMS College of Pharmacy makes admissions decisions on a rolling basis throughout the application cycle. Applying earlier provides an early opportunity to secure a seat in the class before all seats are assigned.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville, Arkansas Website: https://northwestcampus.uams.edu/academic-programs/cop/
Yes
Public
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Not Required
No
Yes

Last Entering Class

89
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/JD (Juris Doctor), PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/MS (Master of Science), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Yes
The UAMS College of Pharmacy offers the following dual degree options.

Dual Degrees with the UAMS Graduate School
PharmD/PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences
PharmD/PhD in Pharmaceutical Evaluation & Policy

Dual Degree with the UAMS College of Public Health
PharmD/MPH

Dual Degrees with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock
PharmD/MBA with the UALR College of Business
PharmD/JD with the UALR Bowen School of Law
Yes

Program Description

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Pharmacy's (UAMS COP) is to improve the health of culturally diverse populations by educating pharmacy leaders to address community health needs, advancing scientific discovery to produce innovations in health care, and fostering progressive pharmacy practice through service to the profession. The UAMS COP was established at the beginning of the 1951-52 academic year in Little Rock, Arkansas the UAMS campus.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences includes the Colleges of Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and a graduate school. The main campus is comprised of the University Hospital and Clinics, the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Jones Eye Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine, and Neurosciences Institute, the Reynolds Institute of Aging, and Psychiatric Research Institute.

UAMS has opened a satellite campus for a portion of the third and fourth-year professional year classes in northwest Arkansas (Fayetteville). The UAMS College of Pharmacy offers combined degree options with the PharmD: MS and PhD options in Pharmaceutical Sciences with the UAMS Graduate School, MPH (Masters of Public Health) with the UAMS College of Public Health, and JD and MBA options with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
N/A
Cumulative GPA includes course grades from each institution attended and does not allow for grade forgiveness. For repeated courses, both original and repeated course grades will be included in the tabulation of the GPA.
61
37
97
56
Admitted applicants must complete a minimum of 72 semester credit hours total before pharmacy college begins in order to receive graduate status for financial aid. Admitted students with less than 72 semester credit hours will be designated as undergraduate status for financial aid for the first semester. Upon completion of the first semester, students will be eligible for graduate level financial aid status.
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Math College Algebra 3 4.5
Biology/Biological Science Biology 1 and lab 4 6
Biology/Biological Science Biology 2 and lab 4 6
Microbiology Microbiology and lab 4 6
Chemistry Chemistry 1 and lab 4 6
Chemistry Chemistry 2 and lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 1 and lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 2 and lab 4 6
Science/Math Elective(s) Selectives- Choose from: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Quantitative Analysis, Physical Chemistry, Calculus 1, Physics 1, Critical Thinking, Logic 9 13.5
English Composition / Writing English Composition 1 / Writing 1 3 4.5
English Composition / Writing English Composition 2 / Writing 2 3 4.5
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Public Speaking / Oral Communication 3 4.5
Economics Economics / Accounting 3 4.5
Statistics Statistics 3 4.5
Psychology Psychology 3 4.5
Humanities Cultural Humanities - Choose from: World Cultures, World History, Anthropology, Sociology, Foreign Language, American Sign Language 3 4.5
Applicants must have completed at least eight hours of General Chemistry I and II (six hours of lecture and two hours of lab) and four hours of Organic Chemistry I (three hours of lecture and one hour of lab) with a grade of “C” or better, Pass, or Credit by the application deadline. In addition, all prerequisites must be completed by the end of the spring semester before the fall semester of entry. With approval, applicants may be able to take prerequisite courses in summer I only.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
The UAMS College of Pharmacy requires applicants to complete science prerequisite courses in person.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: No
The UAMS College of Pharmacy requires applicants to take all prerequisite coursework for a letter grade with a grade of C or better to fulfill those requirements.

**Note** We realized that during the COVID-19 pandemic, some institutions opted to allow a Pass/Fail or a Credit/No Credit option. These grades and timelines will be reviewed and may be accepted.
Courses may be used to satisfy requirements in one area only. All science courses and labs must be taken in person; otherwise, courses may be taken online. A maximum of 8 semester hours of CLEP, AP or IB credit, which must appear on the official transcript, will be accepted in core courses and 6 semester hours in non-core courses.

One quarter credit hour is equivalent to .67 semester credit hours for conversion calculation. For selective prerequisites, any of the listed courses will count, but courses are listed in order of recommendation for pharmacy college preparation. More information about prerequisites can be found on our website https://pharmcollege.uams.edu/prospective-students/doctor-of-pharmacy-program/admissions-2/pre-pharmacy-requirements/. For questions about prerequisite coursework, please contact our admissions office at copadmissions@uams.edu or 501-686-8889.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

Yes
Yes
$100
The supplemental application process occurs after applicants e-submit their PharmCAS application. After applications are e-submitted and verified, the UAMS College of Pharmacy will contact selected applicants to submit a supplemental application with instructions and invite them to interview.
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Conditionally Required
The PCAT exam is required for applicants who have lower than a cumulative GPA of 3.3 (without grade forgiveness). Applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher are not required to take the PCAT. Applicants must meet the minimum required score of 30 on the composite percentile score to move forward in our application process.
30
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
The college recommends that applicants shadow a pharmacist in both retail and clinical settings to learn more about the profession. Observation hours are not required and the lack thereof will not adversely affect students' applications.
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • 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): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Recommended but not required
Yes
Recommended but not required
Yes
Two of the three references must be from college professors who have taught the applicant in class. A pre-professional committee or departmental letter will count as 2 college faculty letters. One additional reference of the applicant's choice is also required. The third letter may be an academic or professional one. We do not accept personal recommendations. If applicants have been out of school for many years and cannot get 2 academic letters, contact our admissions office for other options.
Yes

Residency

Yes
No
The UAMS College of Pharmacy also provides border state tuition rates for admitted applicants who reside in any of the six bordering states (MO, MS, LA, OK, TN, TX) to Arkansas. Border state tuition is 1.25X resident tuition rates.

Applicants who legally reside in Bowie or Cass counties in Texas may also qualify for a border county waiver which would grant them resident tuition rates through the entirety of their program.

Tuition waivers are also available for academically qualified applicants and underrepresented minority students (African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native-American, Pacific Islander). These waivers grant resident tuition rates throughout the entirety of a students' PharmD program.

For residency policies, see https://registrar.uams.edu/.
Yes

International Applicants

No
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
The UAMS College of Pharmacy accepts foreign transcript evaluations from WES (www.wes.org ) or ECE (www.ece.org).
No
The TOEFL exam is strongly recommended for all applicants for whom English is a second language. TOEFL scores may not be more than 2 years old. A minimum score of 80 on the internet based exam is recommended for consideration. TOEFL scores should be released directly to PharmCAS (code 8246). For more information on TOEFL requirements, please see the College website https://pharmacy.uams.edu/prospective-students/doctor-of-pharmacy-program/admissions-2/.
No
Yes

Interviews

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Yes
Interviews are held biweekly throughout the application cycle from August to May. Interviews are being held on an online videoconferencing format for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle. The College uses the Multi-Mini Interview (MMI) format.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
A $200 tuition deposit is required two weeks after the offer of admission. The deposit will go toward fall tuition and is not refundable should the applicant withdraw from the institution.
  • 2022-08-04
Accepted applicants who will be taking out loans (financial aid) should complete a FAFSA as soon as the application process opens. https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
Incoming students will receive communications from the college regarding financial aid, registration, on-campus housing, and other related items.
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No
Yes