FALL INTERVIEW DATES - Oct 26th, Dec 7th. All application materials (PharmCAS & Supplemental) must be submitted at least 5 weeks before the interview date. Spring dates to be posted at a later time.
The Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy is one of eight schools located on a 200-acre campus in Birmingham's scenic Shades Valley. The campus incorporates traditional Georgian-Colonial architecture and large, grass malls with well-lighted, tree-lined paths. Conveniently located on Sherman Circle at the campus entrance, the McWhorter School of Pharmacy complex is housed in Ingalls and Russell Halls - providing 50,000 square feet of state-of-the-art teaching and laboratory facilities. Additionally, the pharmacy school houses the Global Drug Information Center and the Healthcare Ethics and Law Institute.
For over 80 years the McWhorter School of Pharmacy (MSOP) has prepared pharmacists through education, scholarship, example, and service. The MSOP has always sought to exhibit the highest standards of quality teaching, scholarship, and service to mankind. Since 1994, the MSOP all Pharm.D. program has prepared pharmacists for the ever changing pharmacy roles that are common in today's health-care profession. We believe education is our primary enterprise and we will continue to seek models and methods for delivering the very best learning opportunities to our students. MSOP students have a long-standing history of performing well on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX). MSOP currently enjoys a 10 year average of just greater than 98% first attempt pass rate for the NAPLEX.
The student recruitment and admission office strives to provide the Pharmacy Admission Committee with a qualified and diverse applicant pool. Approximately fifty percent of the pharmacy student body are out-of-state residents, twenty percent minority/international, and forty percent enter with a prior bachelor's degree. Please visit our website for specific details regarding admission requirements and procedures: http://pharmacy.samford.edu.
|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|
One semester of Organic Chemistry must be completed by the end of the Fall term to be eligible for admission consideration. Literature course must be 200/2000/Sophomore level or above. For more information please visit http://pharmacy.samford.edu
For more information please visit http://pharmacy.samford.edu. From this site click on PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS and then APPLICATION CHECKLIST.
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 refer to MSOP Supplemental Application.
World Education Services (WES) preferred
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://pharmacy.samford.edu.
You must have COMPLETED 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.