Auburn University

Harrison School of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Laurie Kenney Gann
Coordinator of Admissions

2316 Walker Building
Auburn University, Alabama 36849

Phone (Work): 334-844-8348

Extension: 8359

Phone (Mobile): 334-844-8359

Website:

Program Deadline (back to top)

Application Deadline for Program? May 1, 2020

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation

Program Information (back to top)

Satellite/Branch Campuses:
  • Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy - Mobile
Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
Institution Type: Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Type of academic term:
  • Semester (2 terms per academic year)
Total # of PharmD seats filled in the last entering class: 151
Dual Degree Programs Yes
If Yes, Check all that apply:
  • PharmD/M.P.H.
  • PharmD/Ph.D.
Structure of your PharmD program: 3-4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? Yes
Alternative enrollment options available:
  • Early Assurance
Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No

Program Description (back to top)

Harrison School of Pharmacy (HSOP) has been a part of Auburn University’s rich family history and tradition since 1885. Our program is built on the foundation of patient care as we aspire to educate tomorrow’s pharmacists. Aspiring students enter a professional program in which faculty/student relationships are built on mutual respect and trust. HSOP's trend-setting curriculum is fully integrated and prepares graduates who are ready to enter practice with personal character, confidence, and competence to assume leadership positions.

HSOP is located in the Walker Building on the Auburn University campus. Students’ learning is positively affected by small group meeting rooms, high-tech lecture halls, a multipurpose skills lab, a pharmaceutical care center, and a pharmacy dispensary. The Mobile Satellite Campus is located on the campus of the University of South Alabama. The facilities are similar to those on the Auburn Campus and the extensive use of information technology facilitates the replication of Auburn's quality Pharm.D. program for Mobile Campus students.

The following video provides a glimpse inside the Harrison School of Pharmacy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ITPMyksLic&t">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ITPMyksLic&t

Additional videoclips that show how we are transforming pharmacy education are available at:

http://www.auburn.edu/academic/pharmacy/apply/innovatingpharmacy.html">http://www.auburn.edu/academic/pharmacy/apply/innovatingpharmacy.html

Program Statistics (back to top)

Total entering class size for current calendar year including early assurance advancing to the P1 year: 151
Number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the current calendar year: 0

Program Criteria (back to top)

Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.5
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.5
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 87
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 38
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 87   
English Composition / Writing  English Composition I and II    
Chemistry  Fundamentals of Chemistry I and II with Lab    
Biochemistry  Biochemistry    
Microbiology  Microbiology with Lab    
Chemistry  Organic Chemistry I and II with Lab    
Biology / Biological Sci  Principles of Biology    
Math  Calculus    
Physiology  Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II or Upper Division Physiology (Human, Mammalian, Vertebrate or Animal)   
Social/Behavioral Sci  Social Sciences (e.g., Anthropology, Geography, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Political Science)   
Statistics  Statistics (general, biostatistics, or social science emphasis). Not business statistics.   
Humanities  Additional Humanities/Social Sciences  18   
Other  Additional courses  19   

Additional Information

The HSOP’s Associate Dean for Academic Programs may waive certain prerequisite courses for applicants that will be entering with a Bachelor’s Degree.

Additional Humanities/Social Sciences include courses in History, Literature, Fine Arts, Philosophy, Religion, Foreign Languages, Ethics, Speech, Communications, Additional Social Sciences

Additional Courses – May include both science and non-science coursework. Successful completion of additional science coursework will be favorably considered as part of the HSOP’s holistic admissions process. Particularly relevant courses include:

Physics

Biological Sciences - additional upper division coursework (e.g., Genetics/Genomic Biology, Immunology, Physiology, Cell Biology, Histology, Advanced Microbiology, Comparative Anatomy)

Chemistry (e.g., Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Enzymology)

Math beyond Calculus I

Additional information is available at http://www.auburn.edu/academic/pharmacy/apply/index.html

Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required

No

Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?

Conditionally Required

Details:
PCAT is not required for applicants admitted to Early Assurance Program who successfully maintain program standards, but is required for other applicants.
 
Early decision applicants should take the PCAT during (or before) July.
 
Under extenuating circumstances, the HSOP will consider MCAT, DAT or GRE scores in lieu of the PCAT
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:

No

Details:

Applicants who do not have English as their first language are encouraged to take the TOEFL and TOESL, and include these results in their applications.  Proficiency in spoken English will also be assessed during the interview process.  Proficiency in English (both spoken and written) is essential for success in our Pharm.D. Program.

Note:Select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS.
Do you accept or require other admission tests:

Yes

Tests:
MCAT  -  Accepted
GRE  -  Accepted
CASPer -  Not Accepted
Situational Judgement Test -  Not Accepted
DAT   -  Accepted
GMAT  -  Not Accepted
Other:

No

Do you require accepted applicants to have CPR certification prior to matriculation: Yes

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:
  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents
  • US Temporary Residents
  • Canadian Citizens
  • Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS

Evaluations (Letters of Reference) (back to top)

Are letters of reference (LORs) required by your institution? Yes
Number of LORs required: Three (3)
Institution Specific Details:

We require 3 letters. One letter must be from a faculty member who has taught you in a college level science course (we prefer 2 from science professors), and we prefer one letter from a pharmacist.

Please indicate your LOR type requirements.

  • Clergy: Conditionally Accepted

  • Co-Worker: Conditionally Accepted

  • Employer: Recommended but not required

  • Faculty Advisor: Recommended but not required

  • Family Member: Not accepted

  • Friend: Not accepted

  • Health Care Professional: Recommended but not required

  • Pharmacist: Recommended but not required

  • Politician: Not accepted

  • Pre-Health Advisor: Recommended but not required

  • Professor (Liberal Arts): Conditionally Accepted

  • Professor (Math): Conditionally Accepted

  • Professor (Science): Required

  • Supervisor: Conditionally Accepted

  • Teaching Assistant: Conditionally Accepted

What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes

Interviews (back to top)

Interview Format:
  • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Details:
Interviews are held on both the Auburn and Mobile campuses on weekdays. Applicants should plan for an interview day that begins about 9:00 AM and concludes at approximately 2:30 PM. Interviewees are provided the opportunity to interact with currently enrolled student pharmacists, learn about the School and its programs, and to have their questions answered.  Lunch is provided by the School.

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

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

Yes

Amount: $500
Refundable? No
Details: Applicants admitted during the regular admission process must provide a a $200 deposit within 3 weeks of receiving their notice of admission, with an additional $300 being due by March 1, 2020. Applicants admitted after March 1, 2020 must provide a $500 deposit within 3 weeks of receiving an admission offer. Early Decision Applicants: A deposit is not required for Early Decision Applicants that are admitted during the Early Decision Period.
First day of classes and/or matriculation: 08/10/2020
Web link or URL of your institutional web page: Orientation for entering students begins on August 10, 2020 with the White Coat Ceremony scheduled for August 14, 2020.