University of Charleston

School of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Ms. Stacie Geise
Director of Pharmacy Enrollment & Admissions

University of Charleston School of Pharmacy
2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
Charleston, West Virginia 25304

Phone (Work): 304-357-4889


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? No
Institution Type: Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Type of academic term:
  • Semester (2 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.B.A
Structure of your PharmD program: 4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
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)? Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No

Program Description (back to top)

The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy offers student pharmacists a technology-infused, dynamic, and rigorous curriculum that prepares graduates to practice in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. Our students are trained to know about the body, medications, and what happens when medications enter both a healthy and diseased body. From a state of the art facility, to an in-house patient care clinic, the UCSOP makes it possible for students to participate in delivering pharmacy services to real patient’s just steps away from their academic classroom and labs. From the beginning, we envisioned a different kind of school of pharmacy -- one where the role of pharmacy was shaped by community-focused students and caring, hands-on faculty in an intimate environment. 

The UCSOP uses a holistic admissions process to identify talented, qualified, and committed individuals through a competitive admissions process.  Each applicant’s academic background and achievement, test scores, letters of recommendation, and more are reviewed. for more

Program Statistics (back to top)

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

Program Criteria (back to top)

Minimum overall GPA considered: N/A
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: N/A
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 56
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 36
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 84
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Total 56  84 
Anatomy  Human Anatomy & Lab (may be Human Anatomy & Physiology I) 
Physiology  Human Physiology & Lab (may be Human Anatomy & Physiology II) 
Biology I  Biology I and Lab 
Biology II  Biology II and Lab 
Chemistry  General Chemistry I and Lab 
Chemistry  General Chemistry II and Lab 
Chemistry  Organic Chemistry I and Lab 
Chemistry  Organic Chemistry II and Lab 
Microbiology  Microbiology and Lab 
Math  Calculus  4.5 
Statistics  Statistics 
English Composition / Writing  English I  4.5 
English Composition / Writing  English II  4.5 
Psychology  Psychology or Sociology  4.5 
Other  History or Political Science  4.5 
Other  Economics (Macro or Micro will be accepted)  4.5 

Additional Information

Courtesy Transcript Evaluation Available.

Email your transcript and questions to

Prerequisites must be completed prior to the beginning of the professional program. All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better prior to entry into the  program.

AP credit is only accpeted if it appears on a college transcript

All questions should be directed to 304-357-4889 or We do not waive any prerequisite coursework.

Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required


Link to Supplemental Instructions:
Obtaining the Supplemental Application:

Applicants can complete the Supplemental Application by visiting:

There is no longer a Supplemental Application Fee required.

Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?



The UCSOP will accept the MCAT, DAT or GRE in place of the PCAT Exam. Please contact us at or 304-357-4889 for more information. 

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:



Select code 8246 and 5419. The TOEFL is NOT required if you took prerequisite coursework at an accredited US college or university.

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


MCAT  -  Accepted
GRE  -  Accepted
CASPer -  Not Accepted
Situational Judgement Test -  Not Accepted
DAT   -  Accepted
GMAT  -  Not Accepted


Do you require accepted applicants to have CPR certification prior to matriculation: Yes

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)? Yes
Eligible citizenship type for admission:
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS

Translation by any recognized official transcript evaluation service is required, however WES is preferred. 

Evaluations (Letters of Reference) (back to top)

Are letters of reference (LORs) required by your institution? Yes
Number of LORs required: Two (2)
Institution Specific Details:

Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation.   Students can submit up to four letters if they wish. 

At least one letter must be from a professor. 

Please indicate your LOR type requirements.

  • Co-Worker: Not accepted

  • Family Member: Not accepted

  • Friend: Not accepted

Interviews (back to top)

Interview Format:
  • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers

Once the UCSOP receives a complete PharmCAS application and Supplemental Application, it will be reviewed. Competitive applicants will be invited for an on-campus interview. The interview panel consist of at least two members. Each interview is 30 minutes in duration. The interview process is designed to ascertain the applicant's strengths in the non-cognitive areas of interest identified as important measures and potential for success in the school's pharmacy program.

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

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


Amount: $1000
Refundable? No
Details: One (1) week after receipt of admissions offer, at least $500 of the early tuition deposit must be paid. The other $500 early tuition deposit is due May 1, 2020.
First day of classes and/or matriculation: 08/03/2020