Touro College (NY)
College of Pharmacy

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Heidi Fuchs 
      • Assistant Dean for Admissions and Enrollment Management 
      • Touro College of Pharmacy  
      • 231 West 124th Street 
      • 5th Floor 
      • New York 
      • New York 
      • 10027  
      • Phone (Work): 212-851-1192 x42578 
      • Phone (Fax): 212-531-2264 
      • Email: 

    • Website:

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2017:  March 1, 2017

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 


    • Institution Type: Private
    • Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
    • Type of academic term: 
      • Semester (two terms per academic year)
      • Semester (two terms per academic year)
    • Dual Degree Programs No
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
    • Structure of your PharmD program: Baccalaureate degree required for admission
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? Yes
    • Open House Information:
      • Dates: TBA 
      • Details:  
    • Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? No
    • Alternative enrollment options available
      • None
    • Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? Yes
    • Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
    • Satellite/Branch Campuses:

  5. Program Description ↑ 

    Touro College of Pharmacy, located in New York City, is a four year Doctor of Pharmacy program. The College is ideally situated in the Harlem community of Manhattan, home to a large number of health care facilities, community organizations focused on health, and an area rich in cultural heritage and diversity. Our location offers the advantage of an abundance of opportunities for student learning and career development.

    A baccalaureate degree is required for admission to the program. The Doctor of Pharmacy degree program at Touro is uniquely composed of two years of classroom experiences and two years of professional practice. Students receive individualized attention through small classes and a highly qualified faculty who are accessible and available to meet with students and provide one-on-one sessions.

    Courses in biological sciences, biomedical sciences, public health, pharmaceutical sciences, clinical sciences, and pharmacy practice form an essential part of the curriculum. The experiential years of our curriculum are designed to provide community-based education in health care facilities, public health agencies, and advocacy experiences. 

    The core values of the Touro College of Pharmacy reflect a commitment to providing educational and professional opportunities and fostering access to underserved populations. With a class size of 100 students per year and a program focus on communication, community engagement, population health, and leadership skills, our graduates will be highly sought after by the employment community.

  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2017 entering class: 240
    • Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2017 entering class: 100
    • Estimated fall 2017 entering class size including early assurance: 100
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2017: n/a
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2017 entering class: 0-100
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2017 entering class: 0-100
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.5
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.0
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: n/a
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: Baccalaureate degree in other discipline
    • Estimated percent of males in 2016 entering class: 30-40%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2016 entering class: 60-65%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2016 entering class: 3.22
    • Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2016 class: 21-62
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2016 class: 6:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: Bachelors degree
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 39
    • Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 105
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Spring 2017 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total Bachelors degree  105 
      General Chemistry with lab   12 
      Organic Chemistry with lab   12 
      Biochemistry   3-4  5-6 
      Biology with lab   12 
      Human Anatomy with lab OR Anatomy and Physiology 1 with lab  3-4  5-6 
      Physiology with lab OR Anatomy and Physiology II with lab  3-4  5-6 
      Microbiology with lab   3-4  5-6 
      Calculus   3-4  5-6 
      Economics   3-4  4-6 
    • Additional Information: 

      Biology, Chemistry. Organic Chemistry, Anatomy, Physiology must include a laboratory. 

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

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? Yes
      • Details: All applicants MUST complete a supplemental application to be considered. NO INVITATION NEEDED .
      • Deadline: 3/1/2017 Received by deadline
      • Obtaining the Supplemental Application: 




  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? No
      • Details: 

        Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is highly preferred

        If PCAT scores are submitted, please note the following:

        1. Official scores must be sent directly to PharmCAS by Pearsons.

        2. PCAT scores are valid only if the test was taken within the last two years (e.g., for Fall 2017 not before July 2014).


      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? Yes
      • Details: 
        To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the minimum scores.
        TOEFL scores must be no more than two years old.
      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • Other required tests or credentials: 

      Applicants must provide documentation that they have completed all required immunizations. A criminal background check is mandatory.

  10. Experience ↑ 

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

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? No
      • Details: 
    • 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: 4/1/17 Received by deadline
    • Details: 
      FTER will be accepted from one of the following:
      World Education Services (WES)
      Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
      Josef Silny

  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
      • Number of LORs you accept: Three (3)
      • Are LORs required? Yes
      • Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? to PharmCAS
    • Institution Specific Details: 

      The application requires three letters of recommendation, including one from a healthcare professional. We do not accept letters from family members.

      Recommenders must complete and submit the PharmCAS Reference Request Form directly to PharmCAS.

    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
      • Health Care Professional
      • Employer
      • Pharmacist
      • Pre-Health Adviser
      • Professor (Liberal Arts)
      • Professor (Math)
      • Professor (Science)
    • 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
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? No
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? No

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Format:
      • Individual applicants with one interviewer
      • Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
    • Interview Dates:
      • Early October 2016 through May 2017 
    • Details: 

      Touro College of Pharmacy will notify candidates selected for an interview via e-mail. The interview day will include group and individual sessions, meet and greet current students and participate in a tour given by pharmacy students. Interviews will take approximately four hours. Not all applicants will be selected for an interview


  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Acceptance letters are sent out to potential students via e-mail. please visit
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due?  The deadline for responding to acceptance letter via e-mail is five (5) days after offer is made.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $1000
      • Due: 2 weeks after acceptance deadline
      • Refundable? No
      • Details: Due to time constraints applicants accepted from the wait list may have to submit deposits sooner than 2 weeks after acceptance deadline..
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • August 7, 2017 
      • Details: 
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: One week after orientation
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes
      • Details: Deferment requests will be reviewed and granted on a case- by- case basis.