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Submission Number: 4151
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Institution Name University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
College or School Name College of Pharmacy
Short Name U of Arkansas Med Sci
Banner Image: UAMS June 201511 4x1.jpg
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Street 1 4301 W. Markham Street
Street 2 Slot #522
Street 3
City Little Rock
State Arkansas
Zip 72205
Country United States
Program Location: Arkansas
Admissions Office Contact(s):
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program? May 2, 2022
Final Application Deadline Description:
What is the priority application deadline for your program? October 1, 2021
Describe any requirements or incentives for applicants who apply by the priority deadline. 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.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below: Full Accreditation
Satellite/Branch campuses:
  • Northwest Regional Campus in Fayetteville, Arkansas Website: https://northwestcampus.uams.edu/academic-programs/cop/
Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
Is your institution public or private? Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center? Yes
Academic Term Type: Semester (2 terms per academic year)
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum? * 4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 89
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Target number of Pharm.D. seats for the upcoming P1 entering class: 75
Maximum number of Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 90
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 0
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? Yes
If yes, check all that apply: PharmD/JD (Juris Doctor), PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/MS (Master of Science), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Does your institution offer a concurrent, double, or second degree program, as defined above? Yes
Provide any additional information regarding dual, concurrent, double, or second degree programs: 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
I would like to mark this section as done. 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.
Program Description Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Minimum Overall GPA: 2.5
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: N/A
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants: 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.
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 61
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 37
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 97
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 56
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants: 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.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
List of 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
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? 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.
Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Enter any additional information regarding online course prerequisites: The UAMS College of Pharmacy requires applicants to complete science prerequisite courses in person.
Can applicants use pass/fail classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: No
Enter any additional information regarding pass/fail course prerequisites: 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.
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: 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.
Link to additional course prerequisites information: https://pharmacy.uams.edu/prospective-students/doctor-of-pharmacy-program/admissions-2/pre-pharmacy-requirements/
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS? Yes
Link to Supplemental Instructions:
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee? Yes
If yes, please enter the dollar amount: $100
Link to supplemental fee form or instructions:
Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements: 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.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy: Conditionally Required
Link to PCAT information on institutional website: https://pharmacy.uams.edu/prospective-students/doctor-of-pharmacy-program/admissions-2/
Additional PCAT information: 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.
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: 30
Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements. No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
Please note any additional relevant information: 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.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution? Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required? Three (3)
Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.
  • 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
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Recommended but not required
Does it count as more than one evaluation? Yes
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Recommended but not required
Does it count as more than one evaluation? Yes
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations: 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.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is preference given to state residents? Yes
Is preference given to residents of other states? No
Additional information about the program’s state residency requirements: 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/.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)? No
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission: US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Other clarifying information, if necessary: The UAMS College of Pharmacy accepts foreign transcript evaluations from WES (www.wes.org ) or ECE (www.ece.org).
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores? No
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: 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/.
Does the institution offer a post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists in the U.S. or abroad? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Interview Format: Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Does the institution offer an online interview option? Yes
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: 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.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYY-KzKAquo
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is a deposit required to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
Is the deposit refundable for any period of time? No
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies: 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.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class:
  • 2022-08-04
Additional details for accepted applicants: 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.
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service? No
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Admin Status Published
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AACP Institution Number 401
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