The University of Toledo

College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Jose Trevino
Director of Transfer Services and Recruitment

Office of Student Affairs, Wolfe Hall 1227

The University of Toledo
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Mail Stop 608
Toledo , Ohio 43606

Phone (Work): 419-530-2010

Phone (Fax): 419-530-1994

Amal Abdullah
Coordinator of Internal Admissions

Office of Student Affairs, Frederic and Mary Wolfe Center 155

The University of Toledo
3000 Arlington Ave.
Mail Stop 1014
Toledo, Ohio 43614

Phone (Work): 419-383-1904

Phone (Fax): 419-383-1994

Angela Lopez
Enrollment Management Specialist

Office of Student Affairs, Wolfe Hall 1227

The University of Toledo
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Mail Stop 608
Toledo, Ohio 43606

Phone (Work): 419-530-2010

Phone (Fax): 419-530-1994


Program Deadline (back to top)

PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019: March 1, 2019

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation

Program Information (back to top)

Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
Institution Type: Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center? Yes
Type of academic term:
  • Semester (two terms per academic year)
Dual Degree Programs Yes
If Yes, Check all that apply:
  • Nonlicensure eligible B.S./M.S.
  • PharmD/M.S.
  • PharmD/Ph.D.
  • PharmD/M.B.A
  • Other
  • If Other, please list:Nonlicensure eligible BS/MBA
Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
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
  • Early Assurance
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:

Program Description (back to top)

The professional program in pharmacy is a six-year curriculum culminating in the PharmD degree. The plan of study includes a two-year pre-pharmacy curriculum focused on the science and mathematical foundation necessary to understand how the body works and responds to disease and its treatment. A core of humanities, social science and multicultural studies is also part of the early curricular plan so that graduates have an enlightened view of their roles in society. The professional division program of study focuses on biochemistry, microbiology, immunology and the design of chemicals that comprise today's medicines. The study of pharmacology and pharmaceutics provides insight on how drugs work in the body and the most effective way to deliver drugs into the body. The curriculum integrates the administrative and clinical sciences with the pharmaceutical sciences preparing the student for providing effective patient care in a variety of practice settings. Proficiency in physical assessment, drug informatics, communications, writing and presentation skills is also emphasized. Introductory pharmacy practice experiences are incorporated into the first three years of the professional curriculum. The program is capped off with a two-semester advanced experiential component that offers training in a variety of practice settings. Completion of the program qualifies the student to sit for the pharmacist licensure examination. Interprofessional education with pharmacy, medical, nursing, physical therapy and other health professional students takes place in the multi-million dollar Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center which opened in Spring, 2014.


The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences offers a four-year BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) degree that prepares students for positions in management, pharmaceutical industry, forensic and research laboratories, and for graduate study. Current majors in the BSPS program include cosmetic science and formulation design, medicinal and biological chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacology/toxicology, and pharmacy administration. An internship is required in all majors. The College also offers the MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences (with focuses of Industrial Pharmacy, Health Outcomes & Socioeconomic Sciences, or Pharmacology/Toxicology) degree, the MS and PhD in Medicinal Chemistry and the PhD in Experimental Therapeutics degrees.


Pre-professional division admission to UT is coordinated by Undergraduate Admissions located in Libbey Hall. All applications and accompanying material for admissions should be addressed to: The University of Toledo, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 2801 W. Bancroft, Toledo, OH 43606-3390, 800-5TOLEDO, or 419-530-8888. High school students apply for admission during their senior year, preferably by December 1. UT requires submission of ACT/SAT scores and completion of specific college preparatory curriculum course work to be considered for admission. The minimum academic core requirements are: 4 years/units of English; 3 years/units of natural science; 3 years/units of social science; 3 years /units of math (including algebra I and II and geometry or equivalent). Additionally, recommended courses include: physics and advanced mathematics, such as trigonometry or calculus. Computer proficiency is expected. Applicants who have graduated from an accredited high school will be admitted as entering freshmen to the College pre-professional division as long as they meet the following requirements: minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or a composite ACT score of 20 or SAT score of 950 (taken prior to March 2016) or  SAT score of 1030 (taken after March 2016). Transfer students may apply up to 10 months prior to the beginning of the semester in which admission is sought and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale for admission to the first or second pre-professional years. Students with coursework from non-Ohio institutions will be evaluated on an individual basis. Transfer applications for fall admission to the pre-professional division should be received by May 1.


Admission to the PharmD program of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences programs requires formal application through PharmCAS and is based on completion of general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, physiology, mathematics (calculus I and statistics), physics, English composition I and II, and successful completion of a minimum of 60 earned semester hours of coursework. Attainment of a PharmCAS Cumulative Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and a PharmCAS Science GPA of 3.0 is preferred for consideration of an interview. In addition to PharmCAS Science and PharmCAS Cumulative Undergraduate GPAs, interview and official PCAT scores are evaluated in determining admission to the PharmD program. Up to 108 of the top applicants are selected for the PharmD program.


Academically exceptional high school graduates may be offered contingent admission to the professional program. Automatic admission to the first professional year will be dependent upon successful completion of the pre-professional years, while maintaining at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA and a 3.5 science GPA. To be eligible for contingent admission, students must submit a UT application and transcripts by November 15th of their senior year, and have earned at least a 3.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale, as well as a 29 ACT or 1350 SAT composite score. Upon receipt of a student's completed admission application, additional materials will be requested. After interviews are conducted, final notification of contingent admit status will occur by late January. Additionally, academically exceptional first-year, direct from high school UT students may be eligible to apply for early admission.


Please see the following web page for links to more information about The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences:

Students participate in research with renowned faculty members.

Program Statistics and Criteria (back to top)

Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 160
Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 108
Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 108
Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: 45
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: N/A
Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: N/A
Minimum overall GPA considered: Preferred 3.0
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: Preferred 3.0
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: Preferred 40th percentile
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: 42%
Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 58%
Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.7
Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 18-45 years old
Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: N/A

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

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: 37-49
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: Summer 2019 term
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Total 60   
Fundamentals of Life Science: Biomolecules, Cells, and Inheritance (Biology) with Lab    
General Chemistry I & II with Labs  10   
Single Variable Calculus OR Calculus for the Life Sciences with Applications I and II  4-7   
Introductory Physiology OR Anatomy and Physiology I and II   3-6   
Organic Chemistry I & II with Labs   
Introduction to Physics OR General Physics I and II  4-10   
English Composition I & II   
Statistics for Applied Science OR Introduction to Statistics   
Additional Courses  4-16   

Additional Information

For matriculation, the following coursework (or their transfer equivalents) must be completed:

  • Single Variable Calculus (MATH 1850) OR Calculus for the Life Sciences with Applications I (MATH 1750) and Calculus for the Life Sciences with Applications II (MATH 1760)
  • Fundamentals of Life Sciences: Biomolecules, Cells, and Inheritance (Biology) with Lab (BIOL 2170 and BIOL 2180)
  • General Chemistry I with Lab (CHEM 1230 and CHEM 1280)
  • General Chemistry II with Lab (CHEM 1240 and CHEM 1290)
  • Organic Chemistry I with Lab (CHEM 2410 and CHEM 2460)
  • Organic Chemistry II with Lab (CHEM 2420 and CHEM 2470)
  • Introductory Physiology (PHCL 2610) OR Anatomy & Physiology I (KINE 2560) and Anatomy & Physiology II (KINE 2570)
  • Introduction to Physics (PHYS 1750) OR General Physics I (PHYS 2070) and General Physics II (PHYS 2080) OR Physics for Science/Engineering Majors I (PHYS 2130) and Physics for Science/Engineering Majors II (PHYS 2140)
  • Statistics for Applied Science (MATH 2640) OR Introduction to Statistics (MATH 2600)
  • Composition I (ENGL 1110) 
  • Composition II (ENGL 1130) OR Science and Technical Report Writing (ENGL 2950)


For matriculation, the following must be completed:

  • A minimum of 60 earned hours
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA (cumulative and semester) for the spring and, if applicable, summer semesters


Although not required for matriculation into the PharmD program, courses in the following areas must be completed by the end of the spring semester in year two of the PharmD program:

  • Diversity of U.S. Culture (1 course; 3 credit hours)
  • Non-U.S. Culture (1 course; 3 credit hours)
  • Social Sciences (2 courses; 6 credit hours total; no more than one course from any department/discipline)
  • Humanities and Fine Arts (2 courses; 6 credit hours total; no more than one course from any department/discipline)


To learn how your courses transfer to The University of Toledo, please visit Transferology:


If you have questions regarding whether your specific courses satisfy the course prerequisites, please contact Jose Trevino, Director of Transfer Services and Recruitment, at 419.530.1994 or

AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework


Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required


Deadline: March 1, 2019Received by deadline
Supplemental Application fee: $75.00
Obtaining the Supplemental Application:

Submission of supplemental application with fee to The University of Toledo by March 1, 2019. (A link to the UT CPPS supplemental application will be emailed to an applicant after the PharmCAS application has been verified. A supplemental application with fee submitted after the aforementioned deadline will be considered only if the PharmCAS application was submitted ("Complete" status) but not verified by the March 1, 2019 deadline.)


Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?


The oldest PCAT considered: July 2017

To be considered for an interview, a PCAT composite score of > 40th percentile and a writing score of > 2.0 are preferred. 


Official PCAT scores must be sent directly from Pearson to PharmCAS. Official PCAT scores must be received by the PharmCAS office by the PharmCAS application deadline. 


Note: Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
TOEFL® required?



All international students are required to submit an internet-based TOEFL with the following preferred criteria prior to application to the PharmD program:

1)     A total score of >80 iBT AND

2)     A score of >18 in each of the four sub-categories of the iBT (reading, listening, speaking, and writing)


International students from English language proficiency exempt countries (with the exception of the Canadian province of Quebec) are not required to submit official iBT scores. Please see the exempt countries list:


Official iBT scores must be sent directly from ETS to PharmCAS. Official iBT scores must be received by the PharmCAS office by the PharmCAS application deadline. 

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

Applicants must provide proof of completed health requirements (as defined by The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences) and a valid Social Security Number prior to matriculation into the PharmD program.  

Experience (back to top)

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

Residency (back to top)

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

Foreign Applicants (back to top)

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 an original foreign transcript directly to the school
Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations: March 1, 2019 Received by deadline

Letters of Reference (back to top)

Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
Number of LORs you accept: Two (2)
Are LORs required? Yes
Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? to PharmCAS
Institution Specific Details:

Two recommendations must be submitted. The recommendations may be from professors, employers, clergy, close family friends and health professionals (pharmacist, dentist, physician), or others. Recommendations from relatives or The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty or staff are not acceptable. 

LOR types that are REQUIRED:


  • Clergy
  • Co-Worker
  • Employer
  • Friend
  • Health Care Professional
  • Pharmacist
  • Politician
  • Pre-Health Adviser
  • Professor (Liberal Arts)
  • Professor (Math)
  • Professor (Science)
  • Supervisor
  • Teaching Assistant


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

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED:

  • Faculty Adviser
  • Family Member
Are Committee Letters accepted? No
Are Composite Letters accepted? No

Interviews (back to top)

Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
Interview Format:
  • Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interview Dates:
  • October 2018 through April 2019

Applicants will be offered an interview on a competitive basis based on a review of their application and all required application materials (e.g., official PCAT scores). 

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Electronic notification occurs approximately 2 to 4 weeks following the interview.
When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Intent to accept the offer is generally due two weeks after the offer is made.
Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?


Amount: $500.00
Due: Due date will be included in the acceptance offer
Refundable? No
New Student Orientation Information:
  • August 2019
First day of classes and/or matriculation: August 26, 2019
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No