Pharmacy established the first professional program at The University of Oklahoma in 1893. The College now offers the Pharm.D. degree, and Pharmaceutical Sciences programs, offering M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, on campuses located in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
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. Students attend class sessions in Oklahoma City or Tulsa. Class sessions meet concurrently on both campuses, joined by innovative technologies, and live access to faculty. Interactive classrooms feature multiple viewing monitors, personal microphones, and state-of-the-art presentation equipment to provide the student and faculty with the tools necessary to enhance learning.
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 drug information systems, 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.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Chemistry w/labs||8-10|
|Organic Chemistry w/labs||8-10|
|Biological Sciences (4 Hours must be microbiology w/lab)||12-16|
* 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.
1st attempt must be taken by the deadline.
Only World Education Services (WES) course-by-course evaluations are accepted.
The Admissions Committee requires a personal interview to assess an applicant’s communication skills as part of the admission process. 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. Applicants who have not submitted official transcripts of all completed coursework prior to January 15 of the admission year or who do not meet GPA and/or PCAT criteria established by the Admissions Committee will not be invited to interview. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate that they are on track to complete the pre-requisite coursework by June 1 of the admission year. It is the applicant’s responsibility to carefully review the pre-requisite course requirements to make sure they are eligible for admission prior to applying. If an applicant has a question about course eligibility then they are encouraged to contact the Office of Pharmacy Student Affairs for clarification.
In general, applicants can be considered competitive for an interview if they have at least a 3.0 pre-requisite GPA and a composite PCAT score of the 50th percentile with no subscore lower than the 25th percentile. Applicants not meeting these credentials may contact the Office of Pharmacy Student Affairs for more information on application strategies. Additionally, applicants should have no negative letters of recommendation and a compelling interest in the pharmacy profession and the college as a whole.
Interviews are held on a rolling admissions basis typically from December-February. Dates are subject to change based on needs. 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 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.
There is typically a morning and/or afternoon session on the day of the interview. Interviews last half a day and include a panel interview and tour among other activities.