The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, located at the University of Cincinnati, is one of the oldest Colleges of Pharmacy in the United States. The College is located on the Academic Health Center Campus, along with the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health.
The nationally recognized Pharm.D. program at the University of Cincinnati (UC) engages students in a rigorous curriculum that includes didactic coursework and experiential learning that begins in the first professional year. Small class sizes allow students to learn from our expert faculty who have received education and training in the pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice. Pharmaceutical Science faculty have successful research endeavors in such areas as drug metabolism, cancer, molecular pharmaceutics and neuropharmacology. Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Science faculty have active practices in the specialty areas of cardiology, family medicine, geriatrics, oncology and psychiatry and research interests in health and medication outcomes. The strong academic foundation our students receive is proven by the fact that our students consistently score in the top 20% of those who take the NAPLEX examination to become a licensed pharmacist.
The Pharm.D. program at the University of Cincinnati consists of a minimum of two years of a pre-pharmacy curriculum and four years of Pharm.D. curriculum. Pre-pharmacy coursework can be completed at the University of Cincinnati, or at any accredited college or university. The Pharm.D. program at UC is fully accredited by The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. As a component of accreditation the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy received commendation in the areas of experiential learning, faculty-student relations and extensive library services.
All applications that are complete and received by the December 2 deadline will be carefully reviewed for admission consideration. To be considered a qualified candidate, applicants should have a strong academic background (as demonstrated by cumulative college GPA and PCAT scores); a demonstrated history of leadership and involvement in community affairs, student affairs, and professional affairs; strong essays and personal statement; and a broad knowledge of the pharmacy profession. Qualified candidates will be invited to campus for an interview.
For information about the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, Pharm.D.,and MS/PhD programs, please visit http://pharmacy.uc.edu.
Outside of the classroom, our students are committed to their communities and the profession through the College of Pharmacy’s ten student organizations. Students volunteer their time and expertise to many community service organizations providing interdisciplinary outreach services to the underserved in the Greater Cincinnati area.
In addition, many of our students are involved in national student organizations, and several hold positions on the governing boards of national pharmacy associations.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Education Electives||12||18|
|First year Chemistry||8||12|
|First year Chemistry lab||2||3|
|First year Biology||6||9|
|First year Biology lab||2||6|
|Organic Chemistry lab||2||4|
|College Physics lab||2||3|
Biology, Chemistry and Physics courses must be for majors and the student must complete 1 full year of each. Each course requires a laboratory component or a separate laboratory course. Please go to http://www.pharmacy.uc.edu for more information.
The Supplemental Application is completed online and can be found at:
All applicants must complete the Supplemental Application to be considered for admission.
The January 2014 PCAT will not be accepted for this application cycle
International students who are non-native English speakers must demonstrate English proficiency by submitting a TOEFL score to PharmCAS by December 2, 2013. Minimum acceptable scores:PBT 600, CBT 250, IBT 100. International students may also demonstrate English profieciency by earning a degree (bachelor, master, Ph.D.) from an accredited college or university in an English speaking country
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Interviews are invitation-only and are conducted by two College of Pharmacy faculty members. Interviews are preceded by an information session. Interviews are usually 30-45 minutes in length. Applicants will then attend a current student guided tour of the Academic Health Center and meet with current students for a Q&A session. The applicant assumes all expenses for attending the interview. While we make reasonable efforts to schedule the interview at a convenient time , applicants are expected to make themselves available to participate in the interview. Interviews are held on Fridays and Saturdays from January through the middle of March.