Fall 2015 Open House dates - Friday October 2nd and Friday November 13th. http://samford.edu/pharmacy/open-house/ Spring 2016 dates TBA.
WHERE YOU GET YOUR PHARMD MATTERS: The McWhorter School of Pharmacy (MSOP) is one of ten schools located on the Samford University campus. Sitting on 180 beautiful acres, Samford is located in the suburbs of Homewood, just minutes from downtown Birmingham, Alabama. At Samford, you will enjoy the serenity provided by a suburban campus, but yet be only minutes away from the heart of healthcare in Alabama. The MSOP is part of the Samford University College of Health Sciences, which also includes the Schools of Nursing, Public Health, and Health Professions. We believe education is our primary enterprise and continually seek methods for delivering the very best student learning opportunities.
The MSOP complex includes 50,000 square feet of state-of-the-art teaching and laboratory facilities, an ideal setting for students to learn to live out our vision statement: Preparing Pharmacists Who Transform Lives. Our educational approaches, including our unique learning environment, integrated curriculum, remarkable interprofessional education opportunities, longitudinal practical experiences, and the opportunity to personalize your degree well prepare pharmacists for the ever changing pharmacy roles that are common in today's healthcare system. MSOP students have a long-standing history of success on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX). The MSOP currently enjoys a 10 year pass rate of over 96% on the NAPLEX. The MSOP admission office strives to provide the Pharmacy Admission Committee with a qualified and diverse applicant pool. Approximately fifty percent of our students are out-of-state residents, twenty percent minority/international, and forty percent enter with a prior bachelor's degree. The MSOP offers an early assurance program and participates in the PharmCAS early decision program. Please visit our website for more details regarding our program: http://www.samford.edu/pharmacy/.
Students and applicants with disabilities who seek accommodations must make a request by contacting the Section 504/Disability Access and Accommodation Coordinator, Anne Sherman, Director of Disability Resources, 205-726-4078, firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Physical Education Activity or Lifetime Health and Wellness/Fitness||2|
|Psychology or Sociology||3|
|Additional Liberal Arts||9|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology||8|
|World History/Western Civilization (3) OR US/American History (6)||3 or 6|
Math and Science pre-requisite coursework should be completed within the past 5 years. For an applicant holding a bachelors degree, all Math and Science pre-requisite coursework can be accepted within 5 years of date of degree. Petition for appeal will be considered on a case by case basis.
One semester of Organic Chemistry must be completed by the end of the Fall term to be eligible for admission consideration. Applicants may be reviewed and invited for an interview during the Fall semester if one semester of Organic Chemistry has been satisfactorily completed or if the applicant is currently enrolled in the first semester of Organic Chemistry during that Fall semester. Literature course must be 200/2000/Sophomore level or above. For more information please visit http://samford.edu/pharmacy.
MSOP SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION FEE WAIVER: The $25 fee will be waived if the MSOP Supplemental Application is submitted by 11/30/15 at 11:59 PM Central Time.
We accept all test dates unless otherwise noted on MSOP website.
Required for non-US citizens
An ACT or SAT is also required. For waivers, please contact MSOP Office of Admission or visit http://samford.edu/pharmacy.
World Education Services (WES) preferred.
All accepted applicants, including those who are not a US citizen or US Permanent Resident, MUST have a valid US Social Security number by the first day of the first Fall semester courses. A valid US Social Security number is required to be eligible for placement into Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE).
One (1) academic letter of recommendation is required and must be completed by a college level Math or Science Professor who has taught you in class. If your college pre-health committee prepares a composite/collective reference, you must submit that reference along with the PharmCAS printable academic form to PharmCAS. One (1) non-academic letter of recommendation is also required. It is preferred that this letter be completed by a pharmacist who has supervised you in a work setting. If you do not have pharmacy experience, then the non-academic letter of recommendation may be completed by anyone who has recently supervised you in a work setting. For more information go to http://samford.edu/pharmacy.
You must have completed or currently be enrolled in Organic Chemistry 1 to be eligible to be interviewed. Once the Pharmacy Admission Committee reviews the applicant's file to determine interview or deny, the Pharmacy Admission Office will notify the applicant of the decision. Applicants receiving an interview invitation will be notified via e-mail with the dates for the upcoming interviews. The e-mail will instruct the applicant to contact the Pharmacy Admission Office to confirm an interview appointment.