The ISU College of Pharmacy does not accept applications through PharmCAS. Please apply directly through our website at: https://pharmacy.isu.edu/application/
The Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Idaho State University can be completed in either our Pocatello or Meridian, Idaho location. Students may complete their fourth year at our clinical sites in Idaho (Boise, Pocatello, Coeur d’Alene) or at our site in Reno, Nevada or Anchorage, Alaska.
The ISU College of Pharmacy offers a professional doctorate that focuses on improving clinical outcomes and improving the quality of patient life. Specifically, we educate pharmacists to:
Pharmacists are called upon continuously to develop knowledge and skills to assume new roles that focus on medication management, and to optimize patient outcomes. Graduates of the Idaho State University, College of Pharmacy possess the knowledge and skills to succeed throughout their careers and hold true the values of professionalism, ethics, critical thinking, and life-long learning.
ISU's Pharm.D. graduates are sought after for various career opportunities. New graduates reported employment in the following areas (in order of majority of positions accepted): community pharmacy practice, clinics and hospital practice, long-term care and home health care. Full-time salaries associated with these positions for new graduates range from $103,000 to $120,000 annually.
Potential applicants must complete all prepharmacy requirements, except for biochemistry, by the end of the spring term of the year you apply. Biochemistry may be completed the summer prior to your admission. The prepharmacy requirements may be completed at any accredited two-or four-year college. These courses provide the foundation necessary for successful completion of the Pharm.D. program. In addition to ISU’s general education requirements and elective credits, you will need to have completed the following prepharmacy requirements:
Students are required to complete a minimum of 72 college/university semester credits before beginning the Pharm.D. program at ISU.
For more detailed prepharmacy requirements, look here: http://pharmacy.isu.edu/live/pharmd/admissions.html#prepharm. Actual pharmacy experience is strongly recommended prior to applying for admissions to the Doctor of Pharmacy program.
Non-ISU students are not required to apply concurrently to both the College of Pharmacy and the University; however, if you are invited to interview, we will ask you to also apply to Idaho State University's undergraduate program. Once the entering class is finalized, students are transferred to the professional program and permitted to register for classes. The application (http://pharmacy.isu.edu/live/pharmd/resource.html) must be submitted online to the College of Pharmacy no later than February 1. Hard copies of the following are also due February 1:
For more information, please visit our Pharm.D. admissions web page: http://pharmacy.isu.edu/live/pharmd/admissions.html.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Biology with Lab||4|
|General Chemistry I & II with labs||8|
|Intro to Statistics||3|
|Organic Chemistry I & II with labs||8|
|General Physics I no lab required or Biophysics||3|
|General Microbiology with lab||4|
|Economics (Macro or Micro)||3|
|Anatomy and Physiology I & II with labs OR Human Anatomy with Lab and Human Physiology with Lab OR Human Anatomy with Lab and Cell Biology with Lab OR Human Anatomy with Lab and Genetics||8|
In addition to the prepharmacy prerequisites, Idaho State Univeristy requires students that do not possess an Associate's or Bachelor's degree from an accredited US institution to complete a set of General Education Objectives.
Applicants must have a minimum English proficiency score on one of the tests shown below. ISU's TOEFL code is 4355.
English 18 or above
Critical Reading 450 or above
68 or above
If you have international coursework to be considered with your application, submit an official course-by-course evaluation report from an institution that is a member of the National Association of Credential Services Incorporated (NACSI). ISU recommends either:
Educational Credential Evaluators
World Education Services
All international coursework evaluations must be received by the College of Pharmacy no later than February 1.
The required Letters of Recommendation can be found at https://pharmacy.isu.edu/application/letter.php
If invited to interview, it is mandatory to attend in person at ISU's Poactello or Meridian Idaho campus. We do not allow phone or video chat interviews. Applicants must fly to Pocatello or Meridian and complete the interview on-site.