Roseman University of Health Sciences
College of Pharmacy

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Dr. Helen Park 
      • Director of Admissions and Student Affairs 
      • Pharmacy Admissions 
      • 11 Sunset Way 
      • Henderson 
      • Nevada 
      • 89014 
      • Phone (Work): 702-968-5248 
      • Phone (Fax): 702-968-1644 
      • Email: 

      • DawnMarie Benson 
      • Admissions Specialist 
      • 11 Sunset Way 
      • Henderson 
      • Nevada 
      • 89014 
      • Phone (Work): 702-968-2007 
      • Phone (Fax): 702-968-1644 
      • Email: 

    • Website:

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2015:  December 1, 2014

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • Institution Type: Private
    • Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
    • Type of academic term: 
      • Block
    • Dual Degree Programs Yes
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
      • PharmD/M.B.A
    • Structure of your PharmD program: 3 year program
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
    • Open House Information:
    • Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? No
    • Alternative enrollment options available
      • None
    • Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? No
    • Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
    • Satellite/Branch Campuses:
      • South Jordan, Utah 
      • Henderson, Nevada 

  5. Program Description ↑ 

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    The Doctor of Pharmacy Program, which has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education since January 2004, is structured so that the classroom (didactic) component of the curriculum can be completed in two calendar years. Our didactic curriculum follows a block model, where students focus on one content area at a time, classroom learning occurs from 8 am to 3 pm daily with an hour for lunch, and traditional lecturing is strongly supported by active learning.

    The merits of the Roseman system are many, including the ability to really learn subject matter in depth without distraction from several other classes, the ability to support students' different learning styles through the varied activities that take place during the six-hour classroom day, and the ability for students to perform at higher levels.

    Additionally, our program is committed to the importance of early experiential learning that is integrated with didactic coursework. Consequently, upon entering the Roseman College of Pharmacy, you will be placed in a pharmacy with a pharmacist preceptor, who will help you gain the professional knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed to become a successful pharmacist. Additionally, you will be given the opportunity to relate the concepts presented in the classroom to the realities of contemporary pharmacy practice. All of the pharmacy practice experiences and classroom learning that take place during the first two years of the curriculum culminate in the final year's advanced pharmacy practice experiences. In these experiences, you will be placed with clinical pharmacy specialists and be able to increase your patient care responsibilities as you ready yourself to enter your pharmacy practice.

    As our mission states, our curriculum is designed to prepare students to become competent, caring, ethical pharmacists who are leaders within the profession and are dedicated to the provision of patient-centered care. Upon graduation, you will be ready to enter practice in your chosen area, whether that is community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, one of the various specialty pharmacy practices, or to continue your pharmacy education by pursing post-graduate opportunities.


  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number interviewed for fall 2014 entering class: 490
    • Estimated number accepted for fall 2014 entering class: 260
    • Estimated fall 2014 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 260
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program: N/A
    • Estimated number of transfer applicants accepted: N/A
    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: 130
    • Estimated percent of males in 2014 entering class: 50%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2014 entering class: 50%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.4
    • Estimated number of students to be interviewed: 500
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: N/A
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: N/A
    • Number of TRANSFER seats available for fall 2015 entering class: N/A
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.8
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.0
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 1 to 2 years, no degree (1-60 sem hrs)
    • Age RANGE of entering students, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 20-60
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 3:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 60
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 28
    • Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 90
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Summer 2015 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 60  90 
      General Chemistry I w/lab 
      General Chemistry II w/lab 
      Organic Chemistry I w/lab 
      Organic Chemistry II w/lab 
      Calculus 1 
      Human Anatomy or AP I 
      Human Physiology or AP II 
      English Composition I (Freshman Level) 
    • Additional Information: 

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? Yes

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: 5 yrs old.
      • Details: 

        Last test date accepted is January 7, 2015

      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? No
      • Details: 
      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • Other required tests or credentials: 

  10. Experience ↑ 

    • Is health care-related experience required? Not required
      • Details: 

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? Yes
    • Is preference given to state residents? Yes
    • Is preference given to residents of other states? No

  12. Foreign Applicants ↑ 

    • Is proof of U.S. residency required? No
    • Are foreign citizens considered? Yes
    • Are U.S. permanent residents considered? Yes
    • Are Canadian citizens considered? Yes
    • Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
    • Details: 

  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? No
    • Institution Specific Details: 
    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types. 
    • LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: 

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Dates:
      • November thru April. Exact dates to be determined 
    • Details: 

      The Admissions Office, after ranking applicants according to their interview selection score, invites applicants with the highest scores to an on-campus interview. The College of Pharmacy typically conducts interviews until April. Candidates are interviewed by a panel that consists of one faculty member and one student from the College of Pharmacy. Through various questions the panel assesses the candidate's abilities in:   Oral communication skills Working within a team Leadership Motivation Problem solving Professionalism The interview panel may review an applicant's answers to the essay questions in the application before the interview. Therefore, each applicant should provide concise answers to the essay questions in the application and be familiar with the written responses he/she provided in the application.

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Acceptance letters may be issued starting in late November and then on a continual basis.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Typically, within two weeks. However, responses to offers of admssion in late July and August may be due as soon as within two hours.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $1000
      • Due: Specified by Admissions Office at time of offer of admission
      • Refundable? Yes
      • Details: The deposit is partially refundable
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • Usually third week in August 
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: The first day of class starts after Orientation Week.
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes