Applicants are required to have completed 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. Located within the most comprehensive academic medical center in America, the College of Pharmacy provides access to the University’s vast resources and the advantages of enrollment in a relatively small academic environment. The College’s reputation emanates from the strength of its faculty and staff, student body, facilities, library, practice sites, curriculum, research enterprise, and contributions to practice and scholarship. Doctor of Pharmacy Program The Doctor of Pharmacy is a four-year 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 complete the core math/science classes as well as a general education curriculum.
Doctor of Pharmacy classes incorporate lecture, laboratory and recitation sections. Pedagogical techniques include large and small group activities, case study workshops, and professional experience program rotations precepted by clinical faculty within ambulatory and inpatient practice sites. Part-time practical experience activities are conducted during the first, second and third years of the curriculum, and full-time practical experience constitutes the entire fourth academic year. Combined degree programs for PharmD/MS, MBA, MPH or PhD are available for qualified applicants.
The Health Sciences Center The Ohio State University houses the most comprehensive Health Sciences Center in America. Academic programs include Dentistry, Medicine and Public Health, Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, and the School of Allied Medical Professions. Clinical facilities include University Hospitals and Clinics, the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, University Hospital East, the Children's Medical Center, OSU and Harding Behavioral Healthcare and Medicine, the Veterinary Teaching Hospitals, Dental Clinic, Optometry Clinic, and University Health Connection (located in the College of Pharmacy).
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 labs||10||15|
|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 will be sent an email asking them to complete the supplemental application. All applicants will be required to complete this prior to thier application being considered for admission.
Applicants are advised to take the PCAT in July or September. January scores likely will not be considered.
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:
Pharmacy experience is strongly recommended.
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.
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.