University of the Incarnate Word
Feik School of Pharmacy

Webpage: http://sites.uiw.edu/pharmacy/



  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Dr. Kevin Lord 
      • Assistant Dean  
      • Office of Student Affairs  
      • University of the Incarnate Word  
      • 4301 Broadway CPO #99 
      • San Antonio 
      • Texas 
      • 78209 
      • Phone (Work): 210-883-1000  
      • Email: rxadmissions@uiwtx.edu 

    • Website:


  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2015:  December 1, 2014


  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 


  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • Institution Type: Private
    • Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
    • Type of academic term: 
      • Semester (two terms per academic year)
    • 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? No
    • Open House Information:
    • Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? No
    • Alternative enrollment options available
      • Early assurance
    • 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 ↑ 

    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 http://sites.uiw.edu/pharmacy/.


  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number interviewed for fall 2014 entering class: 300
    • Estimated number accepted for fall 2014 entering class: 125
    • Estimated fall 2014 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 100
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program: 8
    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: 10
    • Estimated percent of males in 2014 entering class: 36
    • Estimated percent of females in 2014 entering class: 64
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.6/4.0
    • Estimated number of students to be interviewed: 350
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: 100
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: 100
    • 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)
    • Age RANGE of entering students, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 20-44
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 6.1:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 66
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 45
    • Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 99
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Summer 2015 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 66  99 
      General Chemistry I    
      General Chemistry I lab    
      Math Pre-calculus    
      Math Calculus    
      Math Probability & Statistics    
      General Biology II    
      General Biology II lab    
      Microbiology   
      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    
      Literature   
      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    
    • Additional Information: Anatomy and physiology must be human, not comparative. Science coursework needs to be completed within a 5-year time period. Many college equivalencies are listed on our website. Please see http://www.uiw.edu/pharmacy for more information.

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 


  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: 09/2012
      • Details: We accept  PCAT exam scores prior to November 1st of 2014.
      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? Yes
      • Details: Non-U.S. Citizen; Attended High School outside of the U.S.
      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • Other required tests or credentials: Immunization series complete and a background check.

  10. Experience ↑ 

    • Is health care-related experience required? Not required but recommended
      • Details: All applicants are required to complete 80-hours of pharmacy shadowing experience prior to matriculation in to the program.

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? No
    • Is preference given to state residents? No
    • 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 AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
    • Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations: 12/01/2014 Postmarked by deadline
    • Details: Foreign Transcripts must be verified by certified transcript translation service in English translation.

  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
    • Institution Specific Details: 
    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
    • LOR types that are RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED: 
      • Clergy
      • Employer
      • Faculty Adviser
      • Family Member
      • Health Care Professional
      • Pharmacist
      • Pre-Health Adviser
      • Professor (Liberal Arts)
      • Professor (Math)
      • Professor (Science)
      • 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: 
      • Family Member
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? No
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? No

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Dates:
      • December 2014, January 2015 and February 2015. 
    • Details: Four major activities occur on interview day. They are as follows: Panel Interview Critical Thinking Skills Assessment (computer based - 1 hour exam) Spontaneous Writing Sample (30 minutes) Tour of the facilities by current students Student question and answer session

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? March 2015
    • 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? Yes
      • Amount: $500
      • Due: Two weeks after acceptance letter is mailed.
      • Refundable? No
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • August 2015 
      • Details: August 2015 (first week of Aug)
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: August 2015 (second week of Aug)
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes
      • Details: Case by case consideration.