University of Oklahoma
College of Pharmacy

Beginning in Fall 2015, the didactic portion of the PharmD program will be offered in a single location on the OU Health Sciences Center campus in Oklahoma City.



  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Jennifer L. Richardson 
      • Director of Recruitment & Admissions 
      • Pharmacy Student Affairs 
      • 1110 N. Stonewall Avenue 
      • Oklahoma City 
      • Oklahoma 
      • 73117 
      • Phone (Work): 405-271-6598 
      • Phone (Fax): 405-271-3830 
      • Email: OUPharmD@ouhsc.edu 

    • Website:


  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2015:  March 2, 2015


  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 


  4. Program Information ↑ 

    Beginning in Fall 2015, the didactic portion of the PharmD program will be offered in a single location on the OU Health Sciences Center campus in Oklahoma City.

    • Institution Type: Public
    • Is your institution part of an academic health center? Yes
    • Type of academic term: 
      • Semester (two terms per academic year)
    • Dual Degree Programs Yes
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
      • PharmD/M.S.
    • Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? Yes
    • Open House Information:
    • 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
    • Satellite/Branch Campuses:



  5. Program Description ↑ 

    Pharmacy established the first professional program at The University of Oklahoma in 1893. The College offers the Pharm.D. degree, and Pharmaceutical Sciences programs, offering M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, on the OU Health Sciences Center campus in Oklahoma City.

    The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy is committed to the education of professional and graduate students who, upon graduation, can meet the public need for safe and effective pharmaceutical care.


    The curriculum features the integration of basic and applied clinical sciences. First year courses provide a strong foundation of basic science coursework and an orientation to pharmacy practice. Second and third year courses provide integrated learning opportunities through a series of pharmaceutical care modules organized around organ systems and disease states. The modules are an educational framework offering faculty the opportunity to link complex therapeutic topics in context with a given groups of diseases and apply that knowledge to concepts learned in prior courses.

    In addition to the modules, students in the second and third professional years complete courses in areas related to pharmacy and health care management, pharmacy law and ethics, communications, and applications of advanced practice skills. The fourth professional year is devoted to nine one-month experiential rotations, as a precursor to the careers in all professional practice settings in which our graduates are employed. More information can be found on our website at http://pharmacy.ouhsc.edu


  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number interviewed for fall 2014 entering class: 155
    • Estimated number accepted for fall 2014 entering class: 130
    • Estimated fall 2014 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 100
    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: 50
    • Estimated percent of males in 2014 entering class: 45%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2014 entering class: 55%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.65
    • Estimated number of students to be interviewed: 200
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? Yes
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: 75-80
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: 20-25
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.5
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 3.0
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: 40th percentile
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 3 or more years, no degree (>60 sem hrs)
    • Age RANGE of entering students, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 20-50
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 3:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 64
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 31
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Spring 2015 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 64   
      Calculus   
      Physics   
      General Chemistry w/labs   8-10   
      Organic Chemistry w/labs   8-10   
      Biological Sciences (4 Hours must be microbiology w/lab)  12-16   
      English   
      Electives  24   
    • Additional Information: 

      * These are minimum requirements. A preference will be given to applicants who have successfully completed a biochemistry course, upper-level sciences, both human anatomy and physiology, statistics and/or have received a bachelor’s degree.
      **In order to be best prepared for pharmacy school and the PCAT, it is highly recommended that applicants complete general biology, microbiology (required), and at least either human anatomy or human physiology.
      *Electives can be chosen from these subject areas: Fine Arts (non-performance based), History, Political Science, Anthropology, Humanities, Geography, Philosophy, Literature, Social Science, Behavioral Science, Foreign Language, Communications, English. A maximum of six hours in statistics, business or computer science may be counted in the elective hours. Students are expected to have a computer proficiency level at or above basic word processing skills. Students are encouraged to select a diverse set of courses as preference is given to those with a broad-based educational background that includes a diversity component.


  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? Yes
      • Details: https://apps.ouhsc.edu/admissions If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Anita Bennett at anita-bennett@ouhsc.edu.
      • Deadline: 12/15/2014 Received by deadline
      • Supplemental Application fee: $75
      • Obtaining the Supplemental Application: 

        https://apps.ouhsc.edu/admissions

        If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Anita Bennett at anita-bennett@ouhsc.edu.


  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: January 2012
      • Details: 

         

      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? Yes
      • Details: 
        Required of all applicants for whom English is not the first language. Only the TOEFL is accepted.
      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 

  10. Experience ↑ 

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

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? Yes
    • Details: http://pharmacy.ouhsc.edu/residency/
    • Is preference given to state residents? Yes
    • 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: 12/01/2014 Postmarked by deadline
    • Details: 

      Only World Education Services (WES) course-by-course evaluations are accepted.


  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
      • Number of LORs you accept: Two (2)
      • Are LORs required? Yes
      • Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? to PharmCAS
    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
    • LOR types that are RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED: 
      • Employer
      • Faculty Adviser
      • Pre-Health Adviser
      • Supervisor
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types. 
    • LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: 
      • Clergy
      • Family Member
      • Friend
      • Politician
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
      • A Committee Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? Yes
      • A Composite Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Dates:
      • December-February 
    • Details: 

      Interviews are by invitation only and are based upon the applicant’s completed application. We receive many more applications than we have available seats, therefore, not all applicants will receive an interview.

      An invitation to interview does not imply acceptance for admission, and all expenses incurred during the interview are the responsibility of the applicant. Applicants must interview in person on their assigned day and time. Interviews cannot be conducted via telephone or video conferencing due to the nature of the activities that occur that day.

      Notifications of an interview are made via e-mail. Please make sure that the Office of Pharmacy Student Affairs has your correct e-mail address that you check most often.

      The OU College of Pharmacy uses the Multiple Mini Interview format for admission. Applicants complete a circuit of 8-10 stations focused on particular communication and interpersonal skills.

       


  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Acceptance letters are typically sent 2-4 weeks following the applicant interview. Depending on timing and the ability to review, waiting times could be more or less.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? 2 weeks from date of acceptance letter if accepted during December-February. Applicants selected from the waiting list may have a shorter response time depending on how close the acceptance is to the first day of classes.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $500
      • Due: 2 weeks from the date of the acceptance letter
      • Refundable? No
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • 08/12 - 14/2015 
      • Details: Subject to change
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: 08/17/2015 (Subject to Change)
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes
      • Details: On a case-by-case basis. Request must be due to extenuating circumstances.