Touro University California

College of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Jacqueline Harte
Admissions Counselor

Office of Admissions

1310 Club Drive
Vallejo, California 94592


Program Deadline (back to top)

Application Deadline for Program? June 1, 2020

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation

Program Information (back to top)

Satellite/Branch Campuses:
Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
Institution Type: Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Type of academic term:
  • Quarter (4 terms per academic year)
Total # of PharmD seats filled in the last entering class:
Dual Degree Programs Yes
If Yes, Check all that apply:
  • PharmD/M.P.H.
Structure of your PharmD program: 4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Required
Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? Yes
Alternative enrollment options available:
  • None
Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? No
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No

Program Description (back to top)

The Touro University California College of Pharmacy program is a four-year Doctor of Pharmacy program located on historic Mare Island in the Northeast corner of the San Francisco Bay. Our program is unique nationwide in that it includes two full years of clinical practice that is preceeded by just two years of didactic instruction while the national paradigm is three years of didactic instruction with a one year clinical component. This curriculum prepares students for a clinically-oriented, contemporary pharmacy practice.


Pharmacy school, however, is about more than the curriculum, and differences between schools are largely due to philosophical differences around how the material is presented.  We invite you to experience "The Touro Difference" (! 


We strive to provide students with individualized attention through small classes and engaging faculty with an open door policy and comprehensive training including simulation in our innovative on-campus pharmacy practice center. The program emphasizes expanded clinical experiences, the extensive use of technology, and teamwork with other students. Our vision is to cultivate inspirational teaching and scholarship, transformative leadership, and exemplary service.  Additional information may be found by visiting

Program Statistics (back to top)

Total entering class size for current calendar year including early assurance advancing to the P1 year: 100
Number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the current calendar year: 0

Program Criteria (back to top)

Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.75
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.75
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 90 semester units
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: See Website
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 135 quarter units
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Total 90 semester units  135 quarter units 
  Inorganic (General) Chemistry with lab  12 
  Organic Chemistry with lab  12 
  Option 1 - Combined course, Human Anatomy and Physiology, with lab; OR Option 2 - One course each, Human Anatomy and Human Physiology, with labs 
  Microbiology with Lab 

Additional Information

All prerequisites must be satisfied prior to the first day of mandatory orientation, though applicants may apply, be interviewed, and be accepted with some prerequisite coursework not yet completed. While not required, the Admissions and Standards Committee strongly recommends that all incoming students complete a minimum of 3 semester/5 quarter units of Biochemistry.  The PCAT is not required though scores may be submitted with the PharmCAS application if available.  Touro University considers two GPAs - Cumulative GPA and Science GPA. The Cumulative GPA includes all coursework completed while the Science GPA includes all physical and biological science coursework (not justs those listed as pre-requisites). Additional information may be found at

Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required


Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?

Note: Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores:


Note:Select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS.
Do you accept or require other admission tests:

Residency (back to top)

Is preference given to state residents? No
Is preference given to residents of other states? No

Foreign Applicants (back to top)

Are foreign citizens considered (excluding Canadian citizens)? No
Eligible citizenship type for admission:
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS

Touro University California will only accept a FTER from World Education Services (WES).  FTER must demostrate completion of at least 90 semester hours of degee applicable coursework from a regionally accredited US institution. FTER must also, at a minimum, include semester units and letter grade for each course, as well as a cumulative GPA. FTER should be submitted with the PharmCAS application. Applications received without this documentation will be rejected. Typically, graduates of foreign institutions will supplement their non-US coursework with several courses completed at regionally accredited US institutions.

Evaluations (Letters of Reference) (back to top)

Are letters of reference (LORs) required by your institution? Yes
Number of LORs required: Four (4)
Institution Specific Details:

Two letters are required.  One letter must be from an academic reference or a pharmacist.  The remaining letter may be from any other source, excluding family members.  Pre-Health Professional Committee letters will satisfy the entire letter requirement.  Full details may be found at

Please indicate your LOR type requirements.

What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Conditionally Accepted
Details: Committee letters will be accepted provided at least one contributor is a science professor who had the applicant as a student in his or her course.
Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Conditionally Accepted
Details: Composite letters will be accepted provided at least one contributor is a science professor who had the applicant as a student in his or her course.
Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes

Interviews (back to top)

Interview Format:
  • Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers

Interviews are conducted using a panel style, group interview format. Up to five candidates are interviewed together by two pharmacy faculty members and one pharmacy student.  In addition to the panel interview, candidates will be required to write an on-site essay and complete a short calculations assessment. 

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?


Amount: $200.00/$1,000.00
Refundable? No
Details: Applicants accepted prior to March 1st will be required to pay an initial, non-refundable deposit of $200.00, due within two weeks of the date on the letter of acceptance. A second, non-refundable deposit of $1,000.00 will be required on or before March 15th. Applicants accepted after March 1st will be required to pay a single, non-refundable deposit of $1,200.00.