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)

Application Deadline for Program? June 1, 2020

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation

Program Information (back to top)

Satellite/Branch Campuses:
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
Total # of PharmD seats filled in the last entering class: 117
Dual Degree Programs Yes
If Yes, Check all that apply:
  • Other dual degrees
  • If Other dual degrees, please list:Pharm.D/M.A.A.
Structure of your PharmD program: 4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Preferred
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

Program Description (back to top)

The Feik School of Pharmacy is dedicated to delivery of superior care and enhancement of quality of life for all citizens through the development of highly trained, culturally-competent, caring pharmacists. The goal of the program is to provide  San Antonio and South Texas with a greater number of trained, professional pharmacists to meet the population's health care needs. Our curriculum is focused on training pharmacists to practice in varied multilingual and multicultural settings using evidence-based therapeutic and managerial principles. We emphasize the use of technological advancements to optimize medication therapy and patient outcomes in a compassionate, legal, and ethical manner.

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.

Program Statistics (back to top)

Total entering class size for current calendar year including early assurance advancing to the P1 year: 105
Number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the current calendar year: 10

Program Criteria (back to top)

Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.50
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.50
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 72
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
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Total 72  94 
Chemistry  General Chemistry I    
Chemistry  General Chemistry I lab    
Math  Calculus    
Math  Probability & Statistics    
Biology II  General Biology II    
Biology II  General Biology II lab    
Microbiology  Microbiology   
Microbiology  Microbiology lab    
Anatomy & Physiology I  Human Anatomy & Physiology I    
Anatomy & Physiology I  Human Anatomy & Physiology I lab    
Anatomy & Physiology II  Human Anatomy & Physiology II    
Chemistry  General Chemistry II    
Anatomy & Physiology II  Human Anatomy & Physiology II lab    
English Composition / Writing  English Composition I    
English Composition / Writing  English Composition II    
English Composition / Writing  Literature   
Social/Behavioral Sci  Fine Arts (any)    
Other  Philosophy (any)    
Social/Behavioral Sci  History (any)    
Social/Behavioral Sci  Social Science (any)    
Chemistry  General Chemistry II lab    
Chemistry I (organic)  Organic Chemistry I    
Chemistry I (organic)  Organic Chemistry I lab    
Chemistry  Organic Chemistry II    
Chemistry  Organic Chemistry II lab    
Physics I  Physics I    
Physics I  Physics I lab    
Communication / Speech   Public Speaking   
Other  Elective   

Additional Information

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

Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required


Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?



We accept PCAT exam scores prior to February 2020.

Note: Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores:


Note:Select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS.
Do you accept or require other admission tests:


Do you require accepted applicants to have CPR certification prior to matriculation: No

Residency (back to top)

Is preference given to state residents? No
Is preference given to residents of other states? No

Foreign Applicants (back to top)

Are foreign citizens considered (excluding Canadian citizens)? Yes
Eligible citizenship type for admission:
  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents
  • US Temporary Residents
  • Canadian Citizens
  • Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa
  • Foreign (non-US) Citizens
  • Other non-citizens (e.g., DACA students)
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

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

Evaluations (Letters of Reference) (back to top)

Are letters of reference (LORs) required by your institution? Yes
Number of LORs required: Two (2)

Please indicate your LOR type requirements.

  • Family Member: Not accepted

  • Friend: Conditionally Accepted

What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Not Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? No

Interviews (back to top)

Interview Format:
  • Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)

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)

Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?


Amount: $600
Refundable? No
First day of classes and/or matriculation: 08/17/2020
Web link or URL of your institutional web page: This is an estimated 2020 start date based on current calendar for 2019.