Hampton University

School of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

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


Program Deadline (back to top)

PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019: We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
Application Deadline(s) - For non-PharmCAS participating schools only: 01/15/2018

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation (Probationary Status)

Program Information (back to top)

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: 3-4 (three years prepharmacy required)
Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Open House Information:
  • Dates

    November 10, 2018


    Open House is usually held annually on the second 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:

Program Description (back to top)

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 or seven years for completion.  The School has recently changed its pre-professional program to three years. The School also offers a new two year advanced placement option with additional requirements. Entering freshmen have the option to choose the three year curriculum, or the two year advanced placement curriculum. The first two - three years of the program consists 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 to three 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, statistics, economics, heredity, scientific writing for health professionals, cultural assesment for health professionals, microbiology, medical microbiology, anatomy, physiology,  English, speech, social science, history and humanities.  Pre-pharmacy majors are assigned to an advisor within the School of Pharmacy who assists them with preparation 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.   

Pharmaceutics Laboratory

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Program Statistics and Criteria (back to top)

Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 80-100
Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 50-70
Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 65
Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: 0
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: 2.75
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: n/a
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: 50 percentile rank
Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 3 or more years, no degree (>60 sem hrs)
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No
Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 20%
Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 80%
Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.2
Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 19-46
Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 2:1

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 95 or 83
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 51 or 47
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 95 or 83   
See below for additional information.     

Additional Information

Three Year Curriculum (96 credit hours) - Gen Chem I/II (8), Gen Bio I/II (8), Org Chem I/II (8), Phys I (5), Prin of Heredity (3), Microbiology (4), Anatomy (4), Physiology (3), Medical Terminology (2), Medical Microbiology (3), Scientific Writing for Health Professionals (3), Cultural Assessment for Health Professionals (3), Math/Science elective (5), Statistics (3), Eng I/II (6), Pre-Calc (3), Calc (3), History (3), Humanities I/II (6), Speech (3), Social Science (6) (Soc or Psy), Health or PE (2), Micro or Macroeconomics (3) 

Two Year Advanced Placement Curriculum (83 credit hours) -  Classes mirror the three year curriculum with the following exceptions: Social Science Elective (6) can be Soc, Psy, or Econ. Students who meet the requirements for this curriculum are not required to take Scientific Writing for Health Professionals, Cultural Assessment for Health Professionals, Medical Terminology and the additional (5) Math/Science electives. 

Additional Requirements for the Advanced Placement Program:

  • Must obtain a preferred minimum PCAT Composite Percentile of 50
  • Must obtaine a cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Must complete the Advanced Placment Program within a three year maximum
  • Must not have more than four failing grades in courses within the curriculum     

*All science courses must be accompanied by a lab.

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

website: http://pharm.hamptonu.edu/

AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework


Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required

We are not a participating PharmCAS institution

Obtaining the Supplemental Application:


Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?


The oldest PCAT considered: 2016

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

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


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

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? 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

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. 

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? 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


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

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED:

  • Co-Worker
  • Family Member
  • Friend
  • Politician
  • Professor (Liberal Arts)
  • Teaching Assistant
Are Committee Letters accepted? No
Are Composite Letters accepted? No

Interviews (back to top)

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

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

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? As early as January and as late as August.
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?


New Student Orientation Information:
  • August
First day of classes and/or matriculation: Usually the Monday prior to Labor Day. http://www.hamptonu.edu/academics/
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No