Southwestern Oklahoma State University

School of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Lyanna Schultz
Admissions Counselor

CPP 306

100 Campus Drive
Weatherford, Oklahoma 73096

Phone (Work): 580-774-3127

Phone (Fax): 580-774-7020

Dr. Les Ramos
Associate Dean, College of Pharmacy

CPP 303A

100 Campus Drive
Weatherford, Oklahoma 73096

Phone (Work): 580-774-3272

Phone (Fax): 580-774-7020

Dr. David Ralph
Dean, College of Pharmacy

CPP 301C

100 Campus Drive
Weatherford, Oklahoma 73096

Phone (Work): 580-774-3191

Phone (Fax): 580-774-7020


Program Deadline (back to top)

PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019: We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
Application Deadline(s) - For non-PharmCAS participating schools only: 02/01/2018

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation

Program Information (back to top)

Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Institution Type: Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Type of academic term:
  • Semester (two terms per academic year)
Dual Degree Programs Yes
If Yes, Check all that apply:
  • PharmD/M.B.A
Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Open House Information:
  • Dates


Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
Alternative enrollment options available
  • None
Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
Satellite/Branch Campuses:

Program Description (back to top)

The College of Pharmacy (COP) at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, the accrediting agency for College of Pharmacy in the United States, and is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. The COP offers the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree, which is a 2 + 4 program. Students must complete 2 years of pre-professional study, which includes general education courses as well as prescriptive courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and math. This is followed by 4 years in the COP at SWOSU in the professional Pharm.D. program, which includes didactic and experiential courses in the pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice as well as a final year of full-time structured advanced pharmacy practice experiences at off-campus pharmacy practice sites.


Admission to the Pharm.D. program is competitive. The Admissions Committee rely heavily on interview criteria, objective data, particularly performance in required math & science courses, overall GPA, PCAT scores, and ACT or SAT scores are significant. Students are admitted to the professional Pharm.D. program in the Fall and Spring. Approximately eighty-five students are admitted to the professional Pharm.D. program each year. Consideration is given to qualified applicants from Oklahoma and states that border Oklahoma and to other qualified citizens or permanent residents of the United States who complete their pre-pharmacy program at SWOSU. The primary mission of SWOSU and the COP is teaching.


Faculty in the COP provide instruction in all the courses in the professional Pharm.D. program. Most didactic classes have approximately 60 students, while laboratory classes taught within the COP usually have less than 20 students. Graduates of the COP at SWOSU continue to perform above average on the NAPLEX, the national licensing examination for pharmacy. The COP at SWOSU has more than 5000 alumni. Many are leaders in their community, while numerous alumni have attained state, regional, national and international recognition.

Program Statistics and Criteria (back to top)

Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 100
Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 50
Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 50
Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: N/A
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class:
Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class:
Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.50
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.50
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)
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No
Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 45%
Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 55%
Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.5
Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 19-37
Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 1.8:1

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 67
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:
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Fall 2018 term
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Total 67   
English Composition   
American Government   
U.S. History   
Computer Literacy   
Principles of Biology w/lab   
Microbiology w/lab   
Human Anatomy w/lab   
General Chemistry w/lab  8-10   
Organic Chemistry w/lab   
General Physics   
General Psychology   
Introduction to Macroeconomics   
World History or World Cultural Geography   
Public Speaking   
Music Appreciation, Art Appreciation, Literature, Philosophy   

AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework


Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required

We are not a participating PharmCAS institution


Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?


The oldest PCAT considered: 3 years
Note: Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
TOEFL® required?


Note:Select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS.
Other required tests or credentials:


Experience (back to top)

Is health care-related experience required? Not required but recommended

Residency (back to top)

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

Foreign Applicants (back to top)

Is proof of U.S. residency required? Yes
Are foreign citizens considered? No
Are U.S. permanent residents considered? Yes
Are Canadian citizens considered? No
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school

Letters of Reference (back to top)

Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? No

LOR types that are REQUIRED:



Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED:

Interviews (back to top)

Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
Interview Format:
  • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
  • October and November
  • March and April

The Admissions Committee will decide whether you receive an interview or not based on your Test scores and your GPA's.  We typically interview twice as many as we admit.  The interview is conducted by 1 pharmacy instructor and 1 pharmacy student.  There is a 30 minute writtend section.

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? All Acceptance letters are mailed after the completion of all interviews and the Admissions Committee has made the class selection.
When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Response to an acceptance offer is generally due in written letter form, 10 to 14 days after date of Acceptance letter.
Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?


Amount: $500.00
Due: Before acceptance deadline
Refundable? No
Details: The deposit will be applied to tuition costs if applicant attends SWOSU College of Pharmacy.
New Student Orientation Information:
  • August and January
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No