University of the Incarnate Word

Feik School of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Dr. Amy Diepenbrock
Assistant Dean

Office of Student Affairs

University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway CPO #99
San Antonio, Texas 78209

Phone (Work): 210-883-1000


Program Deadline (back to top)

PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019: May 1, 2019

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation

Program Information (back to top)

Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Institution Type: Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Type of academic term:
  • Block
Dual Degree Programs Yes
If Yes, Check all that apply:
  • Other
  • If Other, please list:Pharm.D/M.A.A.
Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? Yes
Open House Information:
  • Dates


    Please contact us at any time at 210-883-1060 to request a personal tour of the Feik School of Pharmacy.

Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? Yes
Alternative enrollment options available
  • Early Assurance
Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
Satellite/Branch Campuses:

Program Description (back to top)

The Feik School of Pharmacy is a partner with pharmacy educators and practitioners who are patient advocates in the healthcare community. We are dedicated to the delivery of superior care and enhancement of the quality of life for all citizens through the development of highly trained, culturally-competent, caring pharmacists. The goal of the program is to provide the San Antonio and South Texas communities with a greater number of trained, professional pharmacists to meet the population's health care needs. Our rigorous four year curriculum is focused on training pharmacists to practice in varied multilingual and multicultural settings using evidence-based therapeutic and managerial principles. We always emphasize the use of technological advancements to optimize medication therapy and patient outcomes in a compassionate, legal, and ethical manner. The curriculum imparts the skills and attitudes required to think critically and communicate effectively to lead and advance the profession. 


With a strong emphasis on community involvement, patient advocacy, and counseling for underserved populations, the curriculum provides opportunities to the student to become conversant in medical Spanish. Coupled with the diversity of the basic educational requirements, the curriculum satisfies the goal of producing a graduate whose personal ethics and professional skills allow for full participation and prosperity in the medical community. The integrated course of study provides approximately 37 hours in the pharmaceutical sciences, 11 hours in pharmacy administration, and 106 hours in pharmacy practice and experiential learning. For additional information, please visit us at

Program Statistics and Criteria (back to top)

Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 250
Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 125
Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 105
Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: 15
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: 105
Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: 105
Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.5/4.0
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.5/4.0
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 3 or more years, no degree (>60 sem hrs)
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 37
Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 63
Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.25/4.0
Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 18-36
Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 2.94:1

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 70
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 42
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 94
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Summer 2019 term
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Total 70  94 
General Chemistry I    
General Chemistry I lab    
Math Calculus    
Math Probability & Statistics    
General Biology II    
General Biology II lab    
Microbiology lab    
Human Anatomy & Physiology I    
Human Anatomy & Physiology I lab    
Human Anatomy & Physiology II    
General Chemistry II    
Human Anatomy & Physiology II lab    
English Composition I    
English Composition II    
Fine Arts (any)    
Philosophy (any)    
History (any)    
Social Science (any)    
General Chemistry II lab    
Organic Chemistry I    
Organic Chemistry I lab    
Organic Chemistry II    
Organic Chemistry II lab    
Physics I    
Physics I lab    
Public Speaking   

Additional Information

Anatomy and physiology must be human, not comparative. Many college equivalencies are listed on our website. Please see for more information.

AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework


Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required


Deadline: 03/01/2019Received by deadline
Supplemental Application fee: $50
Obtaining the Supplemental Application:

Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?


The oldest PCAT considered: 09/2016

We accept PCAT exam scores prior to February 15, 2019.

Note: Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
TOEFL® required?


Note:Select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS.
Other required tests or credentials:

Immunization series complete and a background check.

Experience (back to top)

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

Residency (back to top)

Is proof of state residency required? No
Is preference given to state residents? No
Is preference given to residents of other states? No

Foreign Applicants (back to top)

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 AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations: 02/28/2019 Postmarked by deadline

Foreign Transcripts must be verified by certified transcript translation service in English translation.

Letters of Reference (back to top)

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:


  • Clergy
  • Employer
  • Faculty Adviser
  • Health Care Professional
  • Pharmacist
  • Pre-Health Adviser
  • Professor (Liberal Arts)
  • Professor (Math)
  • Professor (Science)
  • Supervisor


Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED:

  • Family Member
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
Are Composite Letters accepted? No

Interviews (back to top)

Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
Interview Format:
  • Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interview Dates:
  • October 2018 - April 2019

Five major activities occur on interview day. They are as follows: 1) Multiple Mini Interview 2) Critical Thinking Skills Assessment (computer based - 1 hour exam) 3) Spontaneous Writing Sample (30 minutes) 4) Tour of the facilities by current students 5) Student question and answer session

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Acceptance letters are mailed following the applicant interviews on a continual basis. If a waitlist is formed, decisions to accept from this list are made by July 1.
When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Two weeks after the acceptance letter is mailed out.
Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?


Amount: $500
Due: Two weeks after acceptance letter is mailed.
Refundable? No
New Student Orientation Information:
  • May 2019 & August 2019
First day of classes and/or matriculation: August 2019; typically the second week of August
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes