Cedarville University
School of Pharmacy



  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Ms. Kate Ford 
      • Pharmacy Program Representative 
      • HSC 253D 
      • 251 N. Main Street 
      • Cedarville 
      • Ohio 
      • 45314-0601 
      • Phone (Work): 937-766-7404 
      • Phone (Fax): 937-766-7410 
      • Email: kateford@cedarville.edu 

      • Sandy Yoder 
      • Administrative Assistant 
      • 251 N. Main Street 
      • Cedarville 
      • Ohio 
      • 45314-0601 
      • Phone (Work): 937-766-3290 
      • Phone (Fax): 937-766-4129 
      • Email: sandyyoder@cedarville.edu 

    • Website:


  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2014:  March 3, 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 No
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
    • Structure of your PharmD program:
      • 3-4 (three years prepharmacy required)
      • Other
      • If Other, please list: Students with baccalaureate degrees are invited to apply to the 4 year professional program. A Preferred Admission pathway (3-4 structure) exists for students who are pursuing their undergraduate training at Cedarville University. See http://www.cedarville.edu/Academics/Pharmacy/Admission.aspx
    • Open House Information:
    • Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? No
    • Alternative enrollment options available
      • Early assurance
      • If Other, please list: See http://www.cedarville.edu/Academics/Pharmacy/Admission.aspx
    • 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:



  5. Program Description ↑ 

    The School of Pharmacy at Cedarville University provides aspiring pharmacists with the unique opportunity to study in a distinctive, Christ-centered program focused upon innovation, ethical practice, and effective collaboration.  Cedarville University is a Christ-centered learning community equipping students for lifelong leadership and service through an education marked by excellence and grounded in biblical truth.  More than just a mission statement, this focus attracts more than 3400 students from around the nation to study in our 100 academic programs on a beautiful, 400-acre campus in southwestern Ohio. Outstanding students, world-class facilities, talented professors, and award-winning technology contribute to an education that U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and Peterson’s all recognize as one of the best in the Midwest.

    Taught by committed Christian faculty members who themselves are active pharmacists, you will also enjoy encouragement from your fellow Christian classmates and graduate with a clear understanding of Christ-like service as well as a deeper relationship with God. The professional curriculum utilizes a problem-based approach with topics organized into modules to help you learn the material by grappling with actual cases. Since our goal is to produce innovative, compassionate health care professionals, you will be regularly challenged by our professors and through your extensive practice experiences to integrate contemporary practices and pursue innovative solutions in an effort to improve patient care. And if you are interested in cross-cultural service, you will find abundant opportunities to volunteer or integrate this interest into one of your actual practice experiences.

    You will also enjoy our brand new, 3-story Health Sciences Center, opened in 2012. Featuring the latest in health care education technology, this facility, shared by our popular nursing program, will also enable you to develop valuable skills in inter-professional collaboration as you learn how to work in a team with other health professionals. And because of the excellent research tools located in the center as well as the interests of our professors, you will be able to develop your own research expertise, whether it is in practice or science. We welcome applications from high school students in our direct entry track, as well as collegiate transfers and college graduates for our professional program track, with strong academic credentials who possess a vision to use pharmacy as a tool to make an impact in lives and communities. Go to http://www.cedarville.edu/pharmacy to learn more.


  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number interviewed for fall 2013 entering class: n/a
    • Estimated number accepted for fall 2013 entering class: 65
    • Estimated fall 2013 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 60
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program: 40
    • Estimated number of transfer applicants accepted: 20
    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: 40
    • Estimated percent of males in 2013 entering class: 42
    • Estimated percent of females in 2013 entering class: 58
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.45
    • Estimated number of students to be interviewed: n/a
    • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2014 entering class: n/a
    • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2014 entering class: n/a
    • Number of TRANSFER seats available for fall 2014 entering class: 35
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 3.0
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 3.0
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: 50
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: Baccalaureate degree in other discipline
    • Age RANGE of entering students, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 21 - 42
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 2.9:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 50
    • Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: n/a
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Summer 2014 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total   n/a 
      English Composition    
      Microbiology with laboratory   
      General Chemistry I & II with laboratories   
      Organic Chemistry I & II with laboratories   
      Calculus I  4    
      Physics I with laboratory (algebra or calculus based permitted)   
      Human Structure and Function I & II with laboratories   
      Immunology   
      Speech   
      Pharmacy Calculations *Can be completed at Cedarville University during the summer prior to enrollment.   
      General Biology I with laboratory   
      Cell Biology with laboratory   
      Statistics    
    • Additional Information: 

      Please address specific questions regarding these requirements or transfer credit to the Pharmacy Program Representative, Kate Ford at kateford@cedarville.edu.


  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? Yes
      • Details: All applicants to the Cedarville University School of Pharmacy must submit a supplemental application which includes a personal statement regarding faith in Jesus Christ and a pastoral recommendation.
      • Deadline: November 1 Received by deadline
      • Supplemental Application fee: $30
      • Obtaining the Supplemental Application: 

        Directions for the Supplemental Application:

        Follow the link below to Cedarville's My Application page and register for a username and password.

        https://www.cedarville.edu/myapplication/graduate/pharmd.cfm" target="_blank">https://www.cedarville.edu/myapplication/graduate/pharmd.cfm

        Once signed in there will be a table of applications to choose from. Under the heading 'School of Pharmacy Programs' you will need to choose 'Doctor of Pharmacy Supplemental Application' and complete that application. Thank you! 


  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: 5 years
      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? Yes
      • Details: 

        Students whose native tongue is not English may be required to submit TOEFL scores.

      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 

  10. Experience ↑ 

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

  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? No
    • 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
    • Details: 

      WES evaluations are welcome.


  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
      • Number of LORs you accept: Three (3)
      • Are LORs required? Yes
      • Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? to PharmCAS
    • Institution Specific Details: 

      A recommendation from a pharmacist or an employment supervisor is required.

    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
      • Clergy
    • LOR types that are RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED: 
      • Employer
      • Health Care Professional
      • Pharmacist
      • Professor (Science)
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types. 
    • LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: 
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? No
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? No

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Dates:
      • December 10, 2013 - December 13, 2013 
      • Variable as class fills  
    • Details: 

      After candidates gain admission to the University and  the School of Pharmacy supplimental application materials are received, the Pharmacy Admissions Commitee reviews candidate files to determine who will invited to interview. The interview, which typically occurs on campus, involves interaction wth a panel of selected faculty members. Academic background, experience with and understanding of pharmacy, personal faith and motivations, and life experience are areas typically covered in the interview. Additionally, during the campus visit candidates interact with other members of the School of Pharmacy. 


  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Acceptance letters are mailed following the applicant interview week in December on January 6th.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Response to the acceptance letter is due by February 3rd.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: 500
      • Due: May 1 or within 30 days of acceptance
      • Refundable? No
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • August 13, 2014 
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: Instruction begins August 18, 2014
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes