Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
School of Pharmacy

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Connie Stamper-Carr 
      • Director of Student Services 
      • Office of Professional & Student Affairs 
      • 200 University Park Drive 
      • Suite 220 
      • Edwardsville 
      • Illinois 
      • 62025 
      • Phone (Work): 618-650-5159 
      • Phone (Fax): 618-650-5152 
      • Email: 

      • Denyse Anderson 
      • Office Support Specialist 
      • Office of Professional & Student Affairs 
      • 200 University Park Drive 
      • Suite 220 
      • Edwardsville 
      • Illinois 
      • 62025 
      • Phone (Work): 618-650-5156 
      • Phone (Fax): 618-650-5152 
      • Email: 

    • Website:

      • A view of the Pharmaceutical Sciences building from the medicinal garden.


  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2018:  February 1, 2018

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
    • Institution Type: Public
    • Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
    • Type of academic term: 
      • Semester (two terms per academic year)
    • Dual Degree Programs Yes
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
      • PharmD/M.B.A
      • Other
      • If Other, please list: The Pharm.D./M.B.A. is a concurrent degree
    • Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
    • Open House Information:
    • Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? Yes
    • 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 full-time 4-year Pharm.D. program consists of a 3-year didactic curriculum followed by 3 semesters of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences. During the didactic portion of the curriculum, students will participate in Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences each semester. The program must be followed as prescribed and students cannot enroll part-time. Classes will be held in the fall and spring semesters only except during the APPE experiences.


    The SIUE School of Pharmacy has fulfilled the accreditation requirements set forth by Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) for the Professional Degree Program in Pharmacy and has been granted Accreditation Status through June 30, 2023. ACPE authorized the following statement: The SIUE School of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, IL 60602-5109, (312) 664?3575; Fax (312) 664?4652, website:


    The SIUE School of Pharmacy prepares pharmacists who can serve the health care needs of the citizens of Illinois and its surrounding region. The School provides a contemporary and innovative Pharmacy education utilizing state-of-the-art technology and new modern classrooms. The curriculum provides for interprofessional education, integrated and team-based learning, experiential education throughout the four years, and preparation for contemporary roles including health promotion, prevention and wellness. There is the opportunity to pursue a concentration of study for some of the didactic electives and for an advanced practice experiential elective. The hallmark of the program at SIUE is the focus on “Excellence.” Highly qualified students and competent and dedicated faculty are attributes of our program. The culture of SIUE is one of a community of learners, teachers and scholars.


    The combination of scientific and technical emphasis of our program ensures that our graduates are prepared for highly-competitive pharmacy careers. Students complete a Senior Assignment that serves as an integrative capstone learning experience. The SIUE Senior Assignment has been recognized by the US News and World Report for its excellence. The School also prepares students for cultural competency and openness to diversity. This outcome is accomplished through the didactic curriculum and the experiential education. Numerous didactic and experiential education electives are also offered. Students develop citizenship and leadership skills as part of the co-curricular organizational opportunities.


    A major component of the Pharm.D. curriculum (approximately 30%) is comprised of Experiential Education. This can best be defined as practical experience in a variety of pharmacy settings. Experiential Education, often called “rotations,” is the bridge between the classroom and the pharmacy practice environment. During their offsite experiences students work with practicing pharmacists or faculty members who are commonly referred to as “preceptors.” Contemporary pharmacy curriculums have two levels of experiential education incorporated over the course of the program: Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE). During the IPPE program students develop practice skills while during the APPE program they are expected to demonstrate their achievement of the skills needed to be a practicing pharmacist.


    The experience starts with a didactic class in the spring semester P3 year that defines the experience. As part of this class, the students are assigned a five-week APPE capstone rotation block to be completed during their P4 year. During this APPE five week capstone rotation, the student is expected to work on a capstone project and have a rough draft of the final paper ready for the mentor and course coordinator at the end of the rotation. A final paper and poster is due in April of the P4 year. The capstone project is an independent, research based project that should follow the established guidelines for a research or publishable paper. It is desirable that the student can work on all aspects of a research project which include development of the idea, literature search, collection of data, analysis of the data and an appropriate conclusion based on the results. The student is able to spend a minimum of 120 hours from start to finish.


    Please visit for more information about the SIUE School of Pharmacy.

  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2018 entering class: 126
    • Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2018 entering class: 82
    • Estimated fall 2018 entering class size including early assurance: 82
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2018: 22
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2018 entering class: 82
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2018 entering class: 82
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.75
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.75
    • 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)
    • Estimated percent of males in 2017 entering class: 40%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2017 entering class: 60%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2017 entering class: 3.65
    • Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2017 class: 19-32
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2017 class: 2.5:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 70
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 38
    • Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Spring 2018 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 70   
      General Chemistry I with lab    
      General Chemistry II with lab   
      Calculus I or Calculus for Life Science   
      English Composition I    
      English Composition II   
      Speech Communications    
      Microeconomics or Macroeconomics   
      Microbiology or Bacteriology   
      Psychology or Sociology   
      Philosophy Course    
      Organic Chemistry I   
      Organic Chemistry II    
      Organic Chemistry Lab    
      General Biology I with lab   
      General Biology II with lab   
      Anatomy and Physiology I with lab    
      Anatomy and Physiology II with lab    
      College Physics I with lab    
    • Additional Information:


    • Does your program accept AP credits for prerequisite coursework? Yes

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: November 2012
      • Details: 

        For Fall 2018 Admission, PCAT scores through November 2017 will be considered.

      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? No
      • Details: 
      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • Other required tests or credentials: 

  10. Experience ↑ 

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

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? Yes
      • Details: Copy of State Issued ID at time of interview
    • 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? Yes
    • 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: January 4, 2018 Received by deadline
    • Details: 

      WES or ECE evaluation required.  SIUE may require applicants to provide English translations of course descriptions.

  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
      • Number of LORs you accept: Two (2)
      • Are LORs required? Yes
      • Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? to PharmCAS
    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
      • Co-Worker
      • Employer
      • Faculty Adviser
      • Health Care Professional
      • Pharmacist
      • Pre-Health Adviser
      • Professor (Liberal Arts)
      • Professor (Math)
      • Professor (Science)
      • Supervisor
      • Teaching Assistant
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types. 
    • LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: 
      • Family Member
      • Friend
      • Politician
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? No
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? No

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Format:
      • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
    • Interview Dates:
      • October-March 
    • Details: 

      The SIUE School of Pharmacy will interview approximately 150 of the most qualified candidates each admissions cycle.  It is in the applicant's benefit to complete your application early. Students will be notified as to whether or not they have been selected for an interview as their application is completed, and then reviewed by the Admissions Committe. Interviews are held on a monthly basis from October through March.  On the day of the interview, students will also take a writing assessment, meet with current pharmacy students, and take a tour of the campus.  

      More information about our interview process can be found on our website

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Acceptance letters are typically sent to students within 3 weeks after the interview.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Responses to acceptance offers are due two weeks after the student is offered acceptance. Response times for acceptance offers may change dependent upon when the application is submitted. Students are encouraged to apply early.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: See Details Below
      • Due: See Details Below
      • Refundable? No
      • Details: 
        Admission Deposits
        Early Decision Admission Offer
        Full acceptance deposit ($500) - due two weeks after offer

        Regular Admission Offer - before March 1, 2018
        Initial acceptance deposit ($200) - due two weeks after offer
        Final acceptance deposit ($300) - due March 1, 2018

        Regular Admission Offer - after March 1, 2018
        Full acceptance deposit ($500) - due two weeks after offer

        Deposits are Non-Refundable.

        The enrollment deposit is applied directly to the student's fall tuition if the student enrolls in the SIUE School of Pharmacy. Enrollment deposits are non-refundable.

    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • August 6-9, 2018 
      • Details: 
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: 08/06/2018
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No
      • Details: