PharmCAS and supplemental applications are due 2/1/17 for regular applicants. For early decision applicants, the deadline is 9/6/16.
The ONLY state-funded traditional 4-year PharmD program located in a metropolitan area within Florida. The best value boasting the lowest-tuition rates in the State of Florida. Our program offers:
Emphasis is placed on the comprehension and assimilation of knowledge, with subsequent demonstration of competency. Lectures will be limited so that peer and faculty interactions can be maximized. The didactic and experiential elective opportunities allow students to pursue areas of interest and/or focus their attentions in order to position themselves for post-graduate education, training, or employment. In addition to the core curriculum, the college places emphasis on pharmacogenomics, leadership, informatics, geriatric care.
We are training the next generation of pharmacists. At USF COP you are embarking on an apprenticeship.
All applications undergo a holistic review process whereby careful consideration is given to all the credentials presented by applicants.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Biochemistry (upper division)||3||5|
|General Psychology or Sociology||3||5|
|Economics (micro or macro)||3||5|
|Humanities and Arts AND/OR Behavior and Social Sciences||9||15|
|General Biology I & II (w/lab)||8||13|
|General Chemistry I & II (w/ lab)||8||13|
|Organic Chemistry I & II (w/ lab)||8||13|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II||8||13|
|Cell or Molecular Biology (upper division)||3||5|
AP and IB test scores may be used in lieu of coursework to fulfill prerequisites. AP coursework is accepted with a score of 3 or higher. IB coursework is accepted with a score of 4 or higher. Credit toward prerequisites is awarded if your AP test score (3, 4, or higher) or IB test score (4, 5, or higher) is reported on your official transcript. DO NOT submit AP or IB test scores as part of the application process. Admitted students will be provided with specific information about submitting score reports to the Office of Admissions.
The supplemental application and non-refundable fee are due on September 6, 2016 for EARLY DECISION applicants. The deadline for regular decision applicants is February 1, 2017.
The Supplemental Application will be available on our website on August 1, 2016.
In addition to e-submitting the supplemental application, applicants must pay a $30 non-refundable application fee payable via electronic check or credit card. The supplemental application fee must be paid at the time of e-submission.
Applicants must also provide documentation that they have completed all required immunizations and criminal background check and drug screen prior to matriculation. In addition, incoming students must begin the the Florida Pharmacy Intern license process prior to matriculation (Further information will be provided once accepted).
We do not accept foreign coursework. All coursework must be completed at 2 or 4 year regionally accredited institution within the United States.
One letter of recommendation must be from a science professor. The science faculty member must teach in the "hard sciences" including biology, chemistry, and physics.
We do not accept letters of recommendation from family members or friends.
Invited applicants will participate in a half-day interview day. We have implemented the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) as part of the admissions process. The MMI is similar in format to the objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). Applicants rotate through a circuit of ‘stations', each designed as a brief (5–7 minute) interview with a trained interviewer who assesses non-cognitive characteristics that are important for success in pharmacy school. In addition, applicants will be required to provide a writing sample and participate in a small group activity.