The University of Toledo

College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Office of Admissions

Wolfe Hall Room 1227 (Main Campus)

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

Phone (Work): 419-530-2010

Amal Abdullah
Coordinator of Pharm.D. Admissions

Phone (Work): 419-383-1902

Office of Student Affairs

Frederic and Mary Wolfe Center Room 155 (Health Science Campus)

3000 Arlington Ave.
Mail Stop 1014
Toledo, Ohio 43614

Phone (Work): 419-383-1904


Program Deadline (back to top)

Application Deadline for Program? June 1, 2020

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation

Program Information (back to top)

Satellite/Branch Campuses:
Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Institution Type: Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center? Yes
Type of academic term:
  • Semester (2 terms per academic year)
Total # of PharmD seats filled in the last entering class:
Dual Degree Programs Yes
If Yes, Check all that apply:
  • Nonlicensure eligible B.S./M.S.
  • PharmD/M.B.A
  • PharmD/M.S.
  • PharmD/Ph.D.
  • Other dual degrees
  • If Other dual degrees, please list:Nonlicensure eligible B.S./M.B.A.
Structure of your PharmD program: 4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
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

Program Description (back to top)

The University of Toledo is a national, public research university in Toledo, Ohio where students earn a world-class education and become part of a diverse community of leaders. We value excellence, student-centeredness, research and scholarship, professionalism and leadership, and diversity. 

The UToledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences provides outstanding learning opportunities, with many of our experiential and research experiences taking place in the field to best prepare our doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) students for prosperous careers. 

  • Our four-year Pharm.D. program follows two years in Pre-Pharmacy and has student-focused pathways to success.  The first two years of the Pharm.D. program are at the undergraduate level and the second two years are at the graduate level.
  • Our students take classes on the UToledo Health Science Campus alongside students who are studying other health professions. Our students benefit from interprofessional education with pharmacy, medical, nursing, physical therapy and other health-professional students in our state-of-the-art Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center.
  • Our tuition and fees are lower than private schools, and many students qualify for undergraduate scholarships during the first two years.



Program Statistics (back to top)

Total entering class size for current calendar year including early assurance advancing to the P1 year: 108
Number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the current calendar year: 29

Program Criteria (back to top)

Minimum overall GPA considered: 3.0
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 3.0
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No

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
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Total 60   
  Fundamentals of Life Science: Biomolecules, Cells and Inheritance (Biology) with Lab (BIOL 2170 and BIOL 2180)   
  General Chemistry I & II with Labs (CHEM 1230, CHEM 1240, CHEM 1280 and CHEM 1290)  10   
  Single Variable Calculus OR Calculus for the Life Sciences with Applications I & II (MATH 1850 or MATH 1750 and MATH 1760)   
  Introductory Physiology OR Anatomy and Physiology I & II (PHCL 2610 or EXSC 2560 and EXSC 2570)   
  Organic Chemistry I & II with Labs (CHEM 2410, CHEM 2420, CHEM 2460 and CHEM 2470)   
  Introduction to Physics OR General Physics I & II (PHYS 1750 or PHYS 2070 and PHYS 2080 or PHYS 2130 and PHYS 2140)   
  English Composition I & II (ENGL 1110 and ENGL 1130 or ENGL 2950)   
  Statistics for Applied Science OR Introduction to Statistics (MATH 2640 or MATH 2600)   
  Additional courses (UToledo core general education requirements): 4-16 hours      

Additional Information

The number of credit hours that are associated with the required prerequisites are provided as a guide based on the UToledo pre-pharmacy curriculum.  Please contact Jose Trevino, director of transfer services and recruitment (419.530.1994 or with questions regarding whether your specific courses satisfy the course prerequisites.

For matriculation, the course prerequisites (or transfer equivalents) must be completed.

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

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

Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required


Link to Supplemental Instructions:
Supplemental Application fee: $75
Obtaining the Supplemental Application:

Submission of the supplemental application to The University of Toledo is due by June 1, 2020. The supplemental application fee can be deferred for qualifying applicants. (A link to the UToledo CPPS supplemental application will be emailed to an applicant after the PharmCAS application has been verified. A supplemental application submitted after the aforementioned deadline will be considered only if the PharmCAS application was submitted ("complete" status) but not verified by the June 1, 2020 deadline.) 


Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?







Note: Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores:



A total score of >80 iBT AND a score of >18 in each of the four sub-categories of the iBT (reading, listening, speaking and writing) is preferred.

International students from English language proficiency-exempt countries are not required to submit official iBT scores.

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.
Do you accept or require other admission tests:


Do you require accepted applicants to have CPR certification prior to matriculation: No

Residency (back to top)

Is preference given to state residents? No
Is preference given to residents of other states? No

Foreign Applicants (back to top)

Are foreign citizens considered (excluding Canadian citizens)? Yes
Eligible citizenship type for admission:
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school

Evaluations (Letters of Reference) (back to top)

Are letters of reference (LORs) required by your institution? Yes
Number of LORs required: Two (2)
Institution Specific Details:

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

Please indicate your LOR type requirements.

  • Family Member: Not accepted

What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Not Accepted
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Not Accepted

Interviews (back to top)

Interview Format:
  • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
  • Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)

Applicants will be offered an interview on a competitive basis following a review of the application and all required application materials (e.g., electronic evaluations, etc.).   Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the WebEx platform will be used so interviews can be done remotely (starting with interviews in March, 2020).

Tentative Dates: 

2019: Oct. 18, Nov. 22

2020: Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 20, March 27, April 17, April 24, May 15, June 19


Accepted Applicants (back to top)

Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?


Amount: $500
Refundable? No
First day of classes and/or matriculation: 08/24/2020
Web link or URL of your institutional web page: Required orientation will be held Aug. 17-21, 2020.