Hampton University
School of Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy at Hampton University offers an innovative, entry-level, professional program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree.

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Anand Iyer, Ph.D. 
      • Assistant Dean of Academic and Student Affairs 
      • School of Pharmacy 
      • Hampton University 
      • Kittrell Hall 
      • Hampton 
      • Virginia 
      • 23668 
      • Phone (Work): 757-728-6768 
      • Phone (Fax): 757-727-5840 
      • Email: anand.iyer@hamptonu.edu 

    • Website:

      • Hampton University School of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony

      • HUSOP Oath Ceremony Class of 2015

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2018:  We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
    Application Deadline(s) - For non-PharmCAS participating schools only:  01/15/2018

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    The entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy Program requires six years for completion, including two years of preprofessional pharmacy education, followed by four years of professional pharmacy education.

    • Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
    • Institution Type: Private
    • Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
    • Type of academic term: 
      • Semester (two terms per academic year)
    • Dual Degree Programs No
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
    • Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
    • Open House Information:
      • Dates: November 14, 2017 
      • Details: Open House is usually held annually on the third weekend in November. 
    • 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:

  5. Program Description ↑ 

    Hampton University School of Pharmacy is a private institution located on the east coast of Virginia in the picturesque Hampton Roads. The average class size in the School of Pharmacy is approximately sixty-five students so students receive concentrated, individual attention. The School of Pharmacy is committed to maintaining the finest academic environment through faculty development, service-based learning, and scholarly activity.


    The School of Pharmacy at Hampton University offers an innovative, entry-level, professional program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree.  The entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy Program requires six years for completion.  The first two years of the program consist of preprofessional pharmacy education, followed by four years of professional pharmacy education.  


    First Time College Student:

    Students may apply for admission into the pre-pharmacy program directly from high school and must complete two years of prerequisite coursework.  Applicants who meet the requirements for admission to the University are eligible to be included in the School of Pharmacy's preprofessional program.  Applications will be evaluated based on previous high school performance and standardized test scores.  Courses in the pre-pharmacy curriculum include the following: general and organic chemistry, biology, physics, calculus, biology, English, speech, social science, history and humanities.  Pre-pharmacy majors are assigned to an advisor within the School of Pharmacy who assists them to prepare for entrance into the professional program.  The PCAT and a GPA of 2.75 are required to be considered for an interview to progress from the pre-pharmacy program into the professional level. 


    Transfer Students:

    Students may complete the prerequisite courses at another institution, transfer into the professional program and complete four years of study leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The content and comprehensiveness of the prerequisite courses must be comparable to the pre-pharmacy courses offered at Hampton University.  To be considered for admission, a transfer student must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.75.  A recent PCAT (within the last 24 months), an on-site interview and a high degree of professionalism are required for admission to the professional school.  Students following academic tracts other than pre-pharmacy at Hampton University may also apply to the Pharm.D. program, provided they meet the requirements for submitting an application.


    Applications and Information:

    Applications and forms are available on our website at http://pharm.hamptonu.edu/ and must be downloaded, completed and mailed to the following address:


    Hampton University

    School of Pharmacy

    Office of Student Affairs/Admissions

    Hampton, VA 23668


    All transfer applicants must complete a Hampton University Application in addition to the School of Pharmacy SOP Application Supplement.   

  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2018 entering class: 80-100
    • Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2018 entering class: 60-80
    • Estimated fall 2018 entering class size including early assurance: 65
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2018: 0
    • 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: 2.75
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: n/a
    • 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)
    • Estimated percent of males in 2017 entering class: 20%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2017 entering class: 80%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2017 entering class: 3.2
    • Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2017 class: 19-46
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2017 class: 2:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 64
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 29
    • 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 64   
      Gen. Chem I/II (8), Gen Bio I/II (8), Org Chem I/II (8), Phys I (5), Eng I/II (6), Pre-Calc (3), Calc (3), History (3), Humanities I/II (6), Speech (3), Sociology(3), Psychology (3), Health (2), Elective (3)  64   
      Gen. Bio. I/II   
      Organ. Chem I/II   
      Physics I/II  10   
      Eng. I/II   
      Hist. I/II   
      Soc. Sci   
      Humanities I/II   
      PE I/II   
    • Additional Information: 

      All science courses must be accompanied with a lab.


      Humanities class options are: art, foreign language, music, philosophy, religion, literature, or theatre.

      website: http://pharm.hamptonu.edu/

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

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: 2015
      • Details: 

        PCAT should be taken no later than November of the previous year of desired entry.

      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? No
      • Details: 
      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • Other required tests or credentials: 

  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? Yes
    • 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: January 15 Postmarked by deadline
    • Details: 

      Hampton University is not a participant in PharmCAS.  Applicants must send a transcript evaluation report directly to Hampton University School of Pharmacy. 

      Hampton University recommends using World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators evaluation services for a course-by-course evaluation. 

  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? directly to the school
    • Institution Specific Details: 

      Letters of Reference must be completed using the required form on Hampton University's website. 


      Letters of Reference must be completed by science or math professors and/or licensed pharmacists.

    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
      • Professor (Math)
      • Professor (Science)
      • Pharmacist
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types. 
    • LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: 
      • Friend
      • Professor (Liberal Arts)
      • Teaching Assistant
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? No
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? No

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Format:
      • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
    • Interview Dates:
      • January - March 
    • Details: 

      Interviews are conducted by a panel of two or more individuals to include faculty, preceptors, alumni, P4 students, and/or selected staff members. 

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? As early as January and as late as May.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Two weeks after receipt of acceptance letter.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? No
      • Amount: 
      • Due: 
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • August 
      • Details: New Student Orientation is held the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the week before classes begin (generally the last week in August). It is held from 9:00am - 5:00pm each day.
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: Usually the day after Labor Day.
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No
      • Details: