Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Program in Western University of Health Science-USA
Completion of prerequisite courses as outlined
60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of coursework from a regionally accredited U.S. institution at the time of application
The minimum overall and science GPA will be 2.75 (undergraduate coursework)
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (if applicable)
TOEFL is required for all applicants submitting course work from foreign schools. A minimum score of 213 for the Computer Based test or 79 for the Internet Based TOEFL (IBT) test must be submitted by March 1 prior to matriculation. TOEFL scores are valid for two years.
Exception: The TOEFL exam will be waived for permanent and temporary residents of the United States who have completed the English and Speech prerequisites of the College from an accredited institution in the United States.
English courses taken from foreign countries whose native language is English will be accepted (e.g., Canada, Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand and the British West Indies).
Although not required, pharmacy experience (volunteer or work), is strongly recommended
Although not required, we give preference to those who have earned a BS or BA (in any field)
International applicants or any other applicants who are not U.S. citizens and who are living in the U.S. should be prepared to provide proof of legal U.S. residency at the time of interview.
Make Yourself a Competitive Candidate
Admission to the program is extremely competitive so you should strive to not only meet, but exceed the minimum requirements. To get a feel for the competitiveness of the applicant pool we recommend that you review last year's entering class statistics and read what the admissions committee recommends you do to make yourself a competitive candidate.
Preparing and Submitting your Application
You must submit both a primary application and a secondary application in order to be considered for admission. The apply now page will provide you with step-by-step instructions and an application checklist. There are a number of supporting materials that make up your completed application and it is essential that you print and carefully follow the application checklist to ensure that you properly submit these pieces by the deadline.
Primary Application (PharmCAS) Deadline: November 1, 2013 (11:59 p.m. EDT)
Secondary Application (WesternU) Deadline: November 1, 2013 (11:59 p.m. PDT)
All application materials must be received on or before the deadline. Application materials received after the deadline are considered late and will not be processed.
Review the application checklist below to ensure you have completed all application materials.
Secondary Applications will be available July 1, 2013.
The first step is to submit your primary application to the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS). It can take approximately 4-5 weeks for PharmCAS to process application materials and forward them to us. Submitting materials early will ensure timely processing and help avoid web congestion delays.
Visit the PharmCAS website today to confirm primary application procedures and deadlines, and to take the first step toward becoming a WesternU-College of Pharmacy student!
You may submit your secondary application online, then follow-up with the additional documentation outlined in the secondary application checklist below, by the application deadline. The first time you sign in, click "first time user account creation" below the login boxes and select the appropriate program application from the drop down menu then select "Fall 2014" for term of entry.
Please review the checklist carefully to ensure that you submit all required documents in the appropriate manner along with your secondary application. A final evaluation of your prerequisites will be completed upon receipt of your PharmCAS and secondary application.
To give you peace of mind, we will e-mail you when both your primary and secondary applications are received. These acknowledgements do not confirm that we have all required application materials, only receipt of each application.
Should you be invited to interview, you can expect to hear from us one to three weeks prior to the interview date for which you are selected. The College of Pharmacy will conduct interviews and make admissions decisions throughout the admissions cycle, so complete your primary as soon as it's available. Photo IDs are required on the day of interview.
PharmD Interview Dates
November 9, 2013
December 14, 2013
February 1, 2014