The mission of the Purdue College of Pharmacy is to:
Purdue University was established in 1869 and the College of Pharmacy was established in 1884. Purdue is a land-grant, state-assisted institution of higher learning. The programs offer excellent opportunities to prepare for careers in pharmacy practice, industry, research, or education. Purdue University is primarily a residential campus, located in West Lafayette, 65 miles northwest of Indianapolis and 125 miles southeast of Chicago. There are a large number of residence halls and off-campus apartments as well as University-operated unfurnished apartments for married students. All are within walking distance of the main campus and bus service throughout the greater Lafayette community is free of charge to students.
Diversity and opportunity are characteristics of the University. Over 850 campus organizations cater to the varied interests of students, including 19 professional organizations in the College of Pharmacy and a variety of music, theater, hobby and sports clubs campus-wide. Purdue is a member of the Big Ten athletic conference and participates in a large number of both men's and women's athletics.
The Admissions Committee has established the following attributes for assessment and selection for admission to the College's Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program:
Sources of information used in assessing applicants in regard to these attributes include: academic performance in all course work taken after high school, with particular emphasis given to grades earned in core science and math pre-requisite courses (because of their relationship to assessing analytical problem-solving abilities); applicant-supplied information and statements on the PharmCAS and Purdue supplemental application form; letter of recommendation statements regarding personal strengths and weaknesses.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Chemistry I and II||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry I and II||8||12|
|General Biology I and II||8||12|
|Calculus I and II||6||8|
All science courses (except biochemistry and immunology) should include a laboratory component. International student applicants must complete two semesters each of organic chemistry and anatomy/physiology and one semester each of biochemistry and immunology in the United States to be considered for admission (regardless of whether these courses were previously taken outside the United States). All pre-pharmacy work must be completed with a grade of C or better prior to entry into the program, including the requirement that no more than one pre-pharmacy course would need to be completed in the summer prior to matriculation. Students enrolled on the West Lafayette campus are strongly recommended to take Pharmacy Orientation I and II.
Supplemental application and instructions are available at:
Only for non-US citizens. A waiver will be granted if a transcript from a U.S. college or university shows completion of English composition I and II (for non-ESL students) with earned grades of C- or higher.
Applicants admitted will be required to submit proof of required immunizations and a criminal background check following specified procedures prior to matriculation.
English translation required. Pre-pharmacy course work from other countries is accepted with the exception of organic chemistry, anatomy/physiology, biochemistry, and immunology.
Personal interview with two faculty/staff, written communication exercise, video-recorded oral exercise, interaction with upper-class student panel. Optional meeting with student services advisor for off-campus applicants. Date and time of interview is specified in invitation letter.