Applicants must complete a Bachelors Degree prior to matriculation into the PharmD program.
The College of Pharmacy at The Ohio State University, established in 1885, has been a leader in pharmacy education throughout its history. The College of Pharmacy is located right across the street from the Wexner Medical Center and is part of the most comprehensive academic health science campus of any university in the country. Our students have access to all of the University’s vast resources, while also enjoying the advantages of enrollment in a small academic environment. The Doctor of Pharmacy program at The Ohio State University is currently ranked #6 by U.S. News and World Report. This is as a result of our exceptional faculty, staff and student body, patient-centered practice sites, innovative curriculum, groundbreaking research and close partnership with the Wexner Medical Center.
Our students have many inter-professional opportunities with academic programs on-campus which include Pharmacy, Dentistry, Medicine and Public Health, Nursing, Optometry, Veterinary Medicine, and the College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Clinical opportunities in Central Ohio include University Hospitals and its associated clinics, the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, University Hospital East, the Nationwide Children's Hospital, Harding Behavioral Healthcare and Medicine, the Veterinary Teaching Hospitals, and The Ohio State University Dental Clinic and Optometry Clinic.
Our curriculum is carefully and intentionally designed to prepare the best possible pharmacist. Didactic, integrated conceptual modules run alongside laboratory, recitation and practice experiences. Teaching techniques include large and small group activities, case study workshops, and professional experience rotations precepted by clinical faculty. Patient care laboratories and part-time practical experiences are conducted during the first, second and third years of the curriculum. The university arranges nine months of full-time rotations during the entire fourth academic year for all students. Combined degree programs for PharmD/MBA, PharmD/MPH or PharmD/PhD are available for qualified applicants.
The Doctor of Pharmacy is a four-year post-graduate professional program designed to prepare students for pharmacy licensure and practice. Students entering this program are required to complete a Bachelor’s degree prior to matriculation. Admission is competitive with the applicant required to meet GPA and composite PCAT minimums, as well as a core math, science and general education curriculum.
For Information on PharmD or Undergraduate Programs: Phone 614–292–5001. For Information on Master’s or PhD Programs: Phone 614–292–6822.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Biology with lab||3||5|
|General Chemistry with labs||10||15|
|Organic Chemistry with labs||8||12|
|Physics with lab||5||10|
|Human Anatomy with lab||4||5|
|Microbiology with lab||3||5|
Students entering this program are required to complete a Bachelor’s degree prior to matriculation. Students who earn their undergraduate degree from a college/university outside of the United States are required to complete a core set of general education courses.
Students will be sent an email asking them to complete the supplemental application. All applicants will be required to complete this prior to their application being considered for admission.
Applicants are advised to take the PCAT in July or September.
International applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to fulfill the TOEFL, MELAB or IELTS requirement. If your native language is not English, you should possess a minimum level of English proficiency which is demonstrated by minimum scores as follows:
Applicants can read more at: http://go.osu.edu/coptoefl
We require original transcripts produced by the academic institution in a sealed envelope. An official transcript with English translation must be submitted from each institution attended. We do not accept evaluations from WES, ECE, or similar evaluation services.
Transcripts should be mailed to:
Graduate and Professional Admissions Office
The Ohio State University
PO Box 182004
Columbus, OH 43218-2004
We strongly recommend having a letter of reference from a science faculty member and a pharmacist.
Selected candidates will be invited to visit campus to meet the Student Affairs staff, talk with current students, tour the facilities, and participate in a Doctor of Pharmacy interview with members of the Admissions Committee.