The University of Toledo
College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences



  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Jose Trevino 
      • Director of Transfer Services and Recruitment 
      • Office of Student Affairs, HEB 155, Frederic and Mary Wolfe Center 
      • The University of Toledo 
      • 3000 Arlington Ave. 
      • MS 1014 
      • Toledo  
      • Ohio 
      • 43614 
      • Phone (Work): 419-383-1904 
      • Phone (Fax): 419-383-1994 
      • Email: jose.trevino@utoledo.edu 

      • Amal Abdullah 
      • Coordinator of Internal Admissions 
      • Office of Student Affairs, HEB 155, Frederic and Mary Wolfe Center 
      • The University of Toledo 
      • 3000 Arlington Ave. 
      • Mail Stop 1014 
      • Toledo 
      • Ohio 
      • 43614 
      • Phone (Work): 419-383-1904 
      • Phone (Fax): 419-383-1994 
      • Email: amal.abdullah@utoledo.edu 

      • Angela Lopez 
      • Enrollment Management Specialist 
      • Office of Student Affairs, HEB 155, Frederic and Mary Wolfe Center 
      • The University of Toledo 
      • 3000 Arlington Ave. 
      • Mail Stop 1014 
      • Toledo 
      • Ohio 
      • 43614 
      • Phone (Work): 419-383-1904 
      • Phone (Fax): 419-383-1994 
      • Email: angela.lopez@utoledo.edu 

    • Website:

      • The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences' Frederic and Mary Wolfe Center
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  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2018:  February 1, 2018


  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 


  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • 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:
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  5. Program Description ↑ 

    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 professional division 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 cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a science GPA of 3.0 is required for consideration. In addition to science and cumulative GPAs, interview and PCAT scores are evaluated in determining admission to the professional division of 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 December 1st 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 1300 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 in January. Additionally, academically exceptional first-year, direct from high school UT students may be eligible to apply for early admission.

     

    Please see the following link for detailed descriptions of all admission pathways: 

    http://www.utoledo.edu/pharmacy/academic_programs/pharmdprogram/pdfs/Pathways%20PharmD%20FINAL%205%201%2017.pdf

     

    Please see the following web page for links to more information about The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences: http://www.utoledo.edu/pharmacy/.


  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2018 entering class: 160
    • Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2018 entering class: 108
    • Estimated fall 2018 entering class size including early assurance: 108
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2018: 45
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2018 entering class: N/A
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2018 entering class: N/A
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 3.0
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 3.0
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: 30th percentile
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 1 to 2 years, no degree (1-60 sem hrs)
    • Estimated percent of males in 2017 entering class: 31%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2017 entering class: 69%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2017 entering class: 3.6
    • Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2017 class: 19-46 years old
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2017 class: 1.2:1

  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: 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 2018 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   
      Orientation    
      Additional Courses  4-16   
    • Additional Information: 

      To be eligible to apply through the Traditional Admission with Guaranteed Interview or the Traditional Admission pathways, the following coursework must be completed:

      • Single Variable Calculus (MATH 1850*) OR Calculus for the Life Sciences with Applications I (MATH 1750*^)
      • 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)
      • Introductory Physiology (PHCL 2610*) OR Anatomy and Physiology I (KINE 2560*^)
      • Introduction to Physics (PHYS 1750*) OR General Physics I (PHYS 2070*^)

      In addition, an applicant must have a minimum of 44 earned semester hours.

      *The asterisk denotes a course is used in the calculation of the science GPA. The better grade of the first two of all attempts for any science-GPA course will be used in the calculation of the science GPA.

      ^If a student completes MATH 1750, then MATH 1760 (Calculus for the Life Sciences with Applications II) must be completed prior to matriculation into the professional division of the PharmD program. If a student completes KINE 2560, then KINE 2570 (Anatomy and Physiology II) must be completed prior to matriculation into the professional division. If a student completes PHYS 2070, then PHYS 2080 (General Physics II) must be completed prior to matriculation into the professional division.

      For final admission into the professional division, the following (or their equivalents) must be completed:

      • Single Variable Calculus (MATH 1850) OR Calculus for the Life Sciences with Applications I and II (MATH 1750 and MATH 1760)
      • Fundamentals of Life Science: 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 and Physiology I and II (KINE 2560 and KINE 2570)
      • Introduction to Physics (PHYS 1750) OR General Physics I and II (PHYS 2070 and PHYS 2080)
      • Statistics for Applied Science (MATH 2640) OR Introduction to Statistics (MATH 2600)
      • Composition I (ENGL 1110) OR Ideas, Innovation, and Society I (HON 1010)
      • Composition II (ENGL 1130) OR Ideas, Innovation, and Society II (HON 1020) OR Science and Technical Report Writing (ENGL 2950)

      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 professional division of the PharmD program, courses in the following areas must be completed by the end of the spring semester in year two of the professional division:

      • 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: http://www.transferology.com

      Please see the following link for more information on the admission pathways:

      http://www.utoledo.edu/pharmacy/academic_programs/pharmdprogram/pdfs/Pathways%20PharmD%20FINAL%205%201%2017.pdf

    • Does your program accept AP credits for prerequisite coursework? Yes

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? Yes
      • Details: 
      • Deadline: February 1, 2018 Received by deadline
      • Supplemental Application fee: $75.00
      • Obtaining the Supplemental Application: 

        A link to The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences supplemental application website will be emailed to the applicant after the applicant's PharmCAS application has been verified. The supplemental application with fee must be received by February 1, 2018. A supplemental application with fee submitted after the aforementioned deadline will be considered only if the PharmCAS application was submitted but not verified by the February 1, 2018 deadline.


  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: July 2016
      • Details: 

        To be eligible to apply through the Traditional Admission with Guaranteed Interview pathway, an applicant must have a minimum PCAT composite score of 60th percentile and a minimum writing score of 3. To be eligible to apply through the Traditional Admission pathway, an applicant must have a minimum PCAT composite score of 30th percentile and a minimum writing score of 2. 

        It is recommended that students take the PCAT in September through November of year two of the pre-professional division (Fall 2017). 

        The most recent PCAT composite percentile and writing scores will be used for admission purposes, regardless of the number of times the student took the test. 

        If additional test dates are offered during the Fall 2017 semester, no PCAT scores will be accepted from tests taken after December 1, 2017. 

         

      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? Yes
      • Details: 

        All international students, regardless of graduating from a U.S. high school, and students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and did not graduate from a U.S. high school are required to submit an internet-based TOEFL with the following minimum criteria prior to application to the professional division of the PharmD program:

        1)     A minimum total score of 80 iBT AND

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

      • 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 professional division of the PharmD program.  


  10. Experience ↑ 

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

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? No
      • Details: 
    • Is preference given to state residents? No
    • 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 an original foreign transcript directly to the school
    • Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations: February 1, 2018 Received by deadline

  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • 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: 
    • LOR types that are RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED: 
      • Clergy
      • Co-Worker
      • Employer
      • Friend
      • Health Care Professional
      • Pharmacist
      • Politician
      • Pre-Health Adviser
      • Professor (Liberal Arts)
      • Professor (Math)
      • Professor (Science)
      • Supervisor
      • Teaching Assistant
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • 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

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Format:
      • Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
    • Interview Dates:
      • January and February 
    • Details: 

      Students applying through the Traditional Admission pathway will be offered an interview on a competitive basis based on a review of their application. Students meeting the application eligibility criteria for the Contingent Admission, Early Admission, and Traditional Admission with Guaranteed Interview pathways will be offered an interview. 


  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Electronic notification occurs in mid to late February.
    • 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? Yes
      • Amount: $500.00
      • Due: Due date will be included in the acceptance offer
      • Refundable? No
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • August 2018 
      • Details: 
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: August 27, 2018
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No
      • Details: