Oregon State University
College of Pharmacy



  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Angela Austin Haney  
      • Director of Student Services/Head Advisor  
      • 203 Pharmacy Building  
      • Corvallis 
      • Oregon 
      • 97331  
      • Phone (Work): 541-737-3424  
      • Phone (Fax): 541-737-3999 
      • Email: pharmacy@oregonstate.edu 

      • Jeffrey T. Ruder 
      • Academic Advisor 
      • 203 Pharmacy Bldg. 
      • Corvallis 
      • Oregon 
      • 97331 
      • Phone (Work): 541-737-3424 
      • Phone (Fax): 541-737-3999 
      • Email: jeffrey.ruder@oregonstate.edu 

    • Website:

      • Benny the Beaver helps Pharm.D. students at the capitol.
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  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2015:  March 2, 2015


  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 


  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • Institution Type: Public
    • Is your institution part of an academic health center? Yes
    • Type of academic term: 
      • Quarter (three terms per academic year)
    • Dual Degree Programs Yes
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
      • PharmD/P.H.D.
      • PharmD/M.B.A
    • Structure of your PharmD program: 3-4 (three years prepharmacy required)
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? Yes
    • 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:



  5. Program Description ↑ 

    The College of Pharmacy is one of 11 colleges at Oregon State University. Oregon State University is the land, sea, sun and space grant institution for the state. The college was established in 1898. Although based in Corvallis, the college also has a satellite campus at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon.

    The University is located in the city of Corvallis, which lies in the Willamette Valley between the Cascade Mountains and the Pacific Coast Range. Corvallis is located 90 miles south of Portland, which is the largest city in the state. With its population of approximately 50,000, Corvallis offers an attractive setting and facilities for the University. To broaden the preparation for the professional activities and civic responsibilities, the students in the college are encouraged to join professional organizations.

    The four-year professional curriculum includes courses in medicinal chemistry, professional practice and law, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, therapeutics, drug literature evaluation, drug use policy, pharmaceutics, and pathophysiology. Students spend their first two years on the OSU campus at Corvallis, Oregon, and the third year at our satellite campus in Portland, Oregon. Before entering the third professional year, students must complete a bachelor’s degree in an area of interest to them.

    In the fourth professional year, students complete supervised, off-campus clerkships in various pharmacy practice sites located throughout the state and region. Seven six-week clerkships must be completed. Students may choose clerkships that fit their specific career interests. We are looking for students with excellent written and oral communication skills, leadership ability, and a willingness to be a patient advocate. We want students with a solid foundation in the sciences coupled with a desire for a career as a health care professional.

    Visit the OSU College of Pharmacy website at http://pharmacy.oregonstate.edu/pharmd-program for more information.


  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number interviewed for fall 2014 entering class: 150
    • Estimated number accepted for fall 2014 entering class: 80
    • Estimated fall 2014 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 80-90
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program: 10
    • Estimated number of transfer applicants accepted: 1-2
    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: 20-25%
    • Estimated percent of males in 2014 entering class: 40%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2014 entering class: 60%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.5
    • Estimated number of students to be interviewed: 150
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? Yes
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: N/A
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: N/A
    • Number of TRANSFER seats available for fall 2015 entering class: N/A
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.75 PharmCAS Science GPA for residents, 3.00 PharmCAS Science GPA for non-residents.
    • 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: 3 or more years, no degree (>60 sem hrs)
    • Age RANGE of entering students, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 20-55
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 6:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 66
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 63
    • Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 99
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Spring 2015 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 66  99 
      General Chemistry   10  15 
      Principles of Biology   12 
      Micro or Macro Economics  
      Organic Chemistry w/lab   12 
      Cell Biology  
      Microbiology w/lab (Upper division strongly preferred) 
      Calculus 
      Statistics (Biostatistics preferred) 
      Physiology (Upper division strongly preferred) 
      Anatomy (Upper division strongly preferred) 
      Physics  10  15 
      Biochemistry (upper division required) 
    • Additional Information: 

      Students who will not complete a bachelor's degree before entering the Pharm.D. program must also complete these prerequisite courses:

       

      1. One course in Writing or English Composition; a second course is preferred.
      2. One course in Interpersonal Communication or Speech; Interpersonal Communication is preferred.
      3. One course in the social or behavioral sciences, such as sociology, psychology, ethnic studies, or anthropology.

       

      Applications from prospective students who have completed Microbiology, Human Physiology, and Human Anatomy at the lower-division level should compensate with strong preparation in all other areas.

       

      We encourage all prospective students to contact the College of Pharmacy at pharmacy@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-3424 and speak with an advisor about prerequisite courses at your institution. If a particular course is not offered at your institution, an advisor may be able to suggest a substitute. Many questions about these prerequisites are addressed on the Frequently Asked Questions page at http://pharmacy.oregonstate.edu/pharm-d-frequently-asked-questions.

       


  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? Yes
      • Details: Required only of candidates that meet Oregon State's minimum GPA requirement. The link to the supplemental application will be sent directly to each qualified candidate via email. Please add donotreply@webadmit.org to your safe senders list to ensure that you receive the email with the supplemental application, and follow all of PharmCAS's instructions regarding email addresses to add to your safe senders list.
      • Deadline: 10 days after receiving link to supplemental application Received by deadline
      • Supplemental Application fee: $50
      • Obtaining the Supplemental Application: 

        Oregon State University strongly recommends all applicants submit their PharmCAS application by our Early Consideration deadline of August 15, 2014.  We will endeavor to review, and possibly interview, all Early Consideration candidates by mid-December.

        http://pharmacy.oregonstate.edu/pharmd-program


  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? No
      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? No
      • 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? Yes
    • Is preference given to residents of other states? Yes
      • Details: Alaska and Nevada

  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 a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
    • Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations: 11/3/2014 Received by deadline

  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
    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
    • LOR types that are RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED: 
      • Pharmacist
      • Professor (Science)
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types. 
    • LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: 
      • Co-Worker
      • Family Member
      • Friend
      • Politician
      • Teaching Assistant
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? No
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? No

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Dates:
      • October - March 
    • Details: 

      Oregon State University has implemented a modified Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) process.  Candidates will have four 7 minute interviews.  Candidates will also have the opportunity to talk with current Pharm.D. students and take a tour of our facilities.

      http://pharmacy.oregonstate.edu/pharmd-program


  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Admission is rolling. Oregon State University strongly recommends all applicants submit their PharmCAS application by our Early Consideration deadline of August 15, 2014. We will endeavor to review, and possibly interview, all Early Consideration candidates by mid-December.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? No later than February 27, 2015.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $200
      • Due: February 27, 2015
      • Refundable? No
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • 9/22/2015-9/25/2015 
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: 09/28/2015
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes
      • Details: Considered; One year maximum