Creighton University
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Important Deadlines to remember for Creighton: Priority Deadline--November 1st, 2013, Creighton Undergraduate Deadline--November 1st, 2013, Final Deadline--March 1st, 2014



  1. Contact Information ↑ 


  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2014:  March 3, 2014


  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 


  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • Institution Type: Private
    • 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: 
      • PharmD/M.S.
      • PharmD/M.B.A
    • Structure of your PharmD program:
      • 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
    • Open House Information:
      • Dates: October 2013 
      • Details: See website for further details 
    • Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? No
    • Alternative enrollment options available
      • None
    • Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)?: Yes
    • Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service?: No
    • Satellite/Branch Campuses:



  5. Program Description ↑ 

    Creighton University is known for a long-standing tradition of excellence in the health sciences, as well as service, technological innovation, advancing health care professions, community outreach, professionalism, and clincial experience.  Our Pharm.D. program is no exception to this tradition.

    The Creighton Doctor of Pharmacy program was established in 1905.  In 2001, we started the Nation's only distance pathway, allowing students who are unable to relocate to take the majority of their pharmacy coursework online (the only exception being labs taken for a few weeks the summer in which distance students travel to Omaha, and pharmacy practice clincial experiences that, much of the time, can be completed closer to home).  The clincial settings for both distance and campus students are diverse and numerous.  We have over 1000 pre-established relationships with clinical sites accross the United States, and offer over 30 elective opportunities to chose from. 

    Please visit our website for more details at: http://spahp.creighton.edu/admission/pharmacy/pharmd-doctor-pharmacy-program">http://spahp.creighton.edu/admission/pharmacy/pharmd-doctor-pharmacy-program


  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number interviewed for fall 2013 entering class: 400
    • Estimated number accepted for fall 2013 entering class: 300
    • Estimated fall 2013 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 190
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program: N/A
    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: 130
    • Estimated percent of males in 2013 entering class: 45%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2013 entering class: 55%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.3
    • Estimated number of students to be interviewed: 380
    • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2014 entering class: N/A
    • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2014 entering class: N/A
    • Number of TRANSFER seats available for fall 2014 entering class: N/A
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: N/A
    • 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)
    • Age RANGE of entering students, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 22-55 years old
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 4:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 63
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 30
    • Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 95
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Spring 2014 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 63  95 
      General Biology I & II with labs*   12 
      Human Anatomy*   4.5 
      General Chemistry I & II with labs*   12 
      Organic Chemistry I & II with labs*   12 
      Calculus*   4.5 
      English (including Composition)  
      Speech (Must include public speaking.)   4.5 
      Psychology   4.5 
      Microeconomics   4.5 
      Electives*   18  27.5 
    • Additional Information: 

      All prerequisite math and science coursework must be completed by the end of the spring semester at the institution the applicant is attending the year of matriculation.  Prerequisite math and science courses may not be completed during a summer session held the year of matriculation. Non-math and non-science prerequisite coursework must be complete by August 1st of the year of matriculation. Distance applicants are encouraged to complete ALL coursework by the end of spring semester to avoid overlap with welcome week and summer skills labs.

      International students planning to enroll under an F-1 visa are required to complete all prerequisite coursework by July 1st, 2013 to ensure timely processing of Visa paper work.


  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 


  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: October 2010
      • Details: 

        The January 2014 PCAT is the latest PCAT exam we will accept for the 2014 admission cycle.

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

        The TOEFL may be waived if an international student has completed 2+ years of full-time college coursework at a regionally accredited college or university within the United States

      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 

  10. Experience ↑ 

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

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? No
    • 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): Do not send any foreign transcript documentation. School only considers U.S. credentials. If you have completed your course prerequisites at a foreign institution, you may be ineligible for admission to these particular pharmacy programs.

  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
      • Number of LORs you accept: Four (4)
      • Are LORs required? Yes
      • Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? to PharmCAS
    • Institution Specific Details: 

      Creighton REQUIRES two letters of reference, but will accept up to four.

    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
    • LOR types that are RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED: 
      • Employer
      • Faculty Adviser
      • Health Care Professional
      • Pharmacist
      • Pre-Health Adviser
      • Professor (Math)
      • Professor (Science)
      • Supervisor
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types. 
    • LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: 
      • Clergy
      • Family Member
      • Friend
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
      • A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? No
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? Yes
      • A Composite Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? No

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Dates:
      • Nov. 2013 - May 2014 
    • Details: 

      Interviewees are required to be on campus for entire duraction/agenda of the interview day they sign up for.  Interview days consist of multiple information sessions, as well as a 25 minute interview.  Either a pair of two faculty members or a pair of one faculty member and one alumnus will conduct the interview. 


  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Acceptance letters are mailed about 4 weeks following the applicant interview on a continual/rolling basis.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? 30 days from the date listed on the official offer of admission
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $400
      • Due: 30 days from the date listed on the official offer of admission
      • Refundable? No
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • Campus pathway - mid-August 2014. Distance pathway - late July 2014. 
      • Details: Please check with Office of Admission for specific dates
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: August 2014
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes
      • Details: Requests for deferral must be submitted in writing no later than June 1st, 2014