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 higher thant the state and national average on the NAPLEX examination and successfully pass the NAPLEX and MPJE licensing exams 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, student affairs and admissions, and, curriculum.
All applications that are complete and received by the January 4, 2016 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 service; strong essays and personal statement; and a broad knowledge of the pharmacy profession. Qualified candidates will be invited to campus for an interview.
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.
For information about the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, Pharm.D.,and MS/PhD programs, please visit http://pharmacy.uc.edu.
|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 must be for science majors and include a lab. General education electives must include electives in humanities and arts, and, behavioral and social sciences. In addition, on elective in each category must have a focus in culture and diversity , and, ethics.
The Supplemental Application is completed online and can be found at:
All applicants must complete the Supplemental Application to be considered for admission.
We will accept scores for PCAT from July 2014- through January 2015
TOEFL is required if english is a second language
As part of your PharmCAS application, we require that you submit three letters of recommendation. We suggest that the letters come from your academic instructors, employers, and/or someone of your choosing. We will not accept letters of recommendation from politicians, friends, family members, co-workers or clergy.
Interviews are 45 minutes long and are conducted by a faculty member and a pharmacist-preceptor. The interview focuses on non-cognitive abilities. The interview day also includes a session with current students and a tour of the Academic Health Center.