Marshall University
School of Pharmacy

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Mary Montgomery 
      • Administrative Associate 
      • Marshall University School of Pharmacy 
      • One John Marshall Drive - CEB 
      • Huntington 
      • West Virginia 
      • 25755 
      • Phone (Work): 304-696-7354 
      • Phone (Fax): 304-696-7309 
      • Email: 

      • Megan Russell 
      • Director of Recruitment 
      • Marshall University School of Pharmacy 
      • One John Marshall Drive - CEB 
      • Huntington 
      • West Virginia 
      • 25755 
      • Phone (Work): 304-696-7354 
      • Phone (Fax): 304-696-7309 
      • Email: 

    • Website:

      • We are...Marshall.

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2018:  March 1, 2018

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    Early Decision applicants will have the $100 non-refundable supplemental application waived for the 2017-18 application cycle.

    • Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
    • Institution Type: Public
    • 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: 
      • PharmD/M.B.A
      • PharmD/M.P.H.
    • Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
    • Open House Information:
      • Dates: October 21, 2017 
      • Details: Fall Preview Day October 21, 2017 at the Coon Medical Education Building. Sign up information will be available on our website  
      • Dates: March 10, 2018 
      • Details: Spring Preview Day March 10, 2018 at the Coon Medical Education Building. Sign up information will be available on our website 
      • Dates: Multiple Dates 
      • Details: Pharmily Friday Visits are available from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The visit includes a student-led campus tour, an admissions session, and an optional one-on-one with a faculty member. Register at and we will contact you to confirm an available date. Please contact us directly with any questions or to arrange an alternate date for a visit.  
    • Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? Yes
    • Alternative enrollment options available
      • None
    • 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 ↑ 

    We are...Marshall.

    At the Marshall University School of Pharmacy, we do things a bit differently.

    • Forget the traditional classroom. At Marshall, you won’t see stadium seating or hear boring lectures. Health care is team-based, so why shouldn't the classroom be? At Marshall, it is. Active Learning is the focus of Marshall’s curriculum. We chose to design our innovative spaces to best suit your unique learning style: small, intimate spaces with only 80 students per class. Marshall is proudly one of the first three exclusively flipped classroom pharmacy schools in America.

      As part of active learning, Marshall has instituted the flipped classroom. The flipped classroom places special emphasis on the social, hands-on aspect of learning. Our outstanding faculty encourage interactive teaching in these classrooms that seat students at round tables to incite discussion, team problem solving, and peer learning. Lectures are provided in advance to make the classroom a place for interactivity, knowledge development and concept emphasis with the support of peers and professors. Gone are the days in which collaboration is discouraged. At Marshall, peer learning is not only encouraged, but expected. The result? Students have been shown to earn higher grades and are 50 percent more likely to succeed than in traditional classrooms. Read more about how active learning works at
    • Simulation before practice. State-of-the-art simulation areas allow you to practice skills and daily pharmacy activities before jumping into real-world situations. Mock environments include a hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy, compounding lab, and eight patient counseling offices. Applying information hands-on emphasizes memory and recollection.
    • Early practice experiences are a cornerstone of Marshall's program. There’s no waiting until your third year for practice experience. Huntington's unique tri-state area gives Marshall students the opportunity to be certified and giving immunizations within the first six weeks and have a student license in three states (West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio).


    Want to learn more about Marshall? 
    Visit our website at

  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2018 entering class: 150-175
    • Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2018 entering class: 120-130
    • Estimated fall 2018 entering class size including early assurance: 80
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2018: N/A
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2018 entering class: N/A
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2018 entering class: N/A
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.5+ recommended
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.75+ recommended
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: 50th percentile or greater recommended
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 1 to 2 years, no degree (1-60 sem hrs)
    • Estimated percent of males in 2017 entering class: 53%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2017 entering class: 47%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2017 entering class: 3.05
    • Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2017 class: 18-36
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2017 class: 4:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 64
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 47
    • Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Spring 2018 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 64   
      English Composition I & II   
      Biology I & II with Labs    
      Chemistry I & II with Labs    
      Human Anatomy with Lab    
      Human Physiology with Lab    
      Microbiology with Lab    
      Organic Chemistry I & II with Labs   
      Physics I & II with Labs    
      Social Science elective    
    • Additional Information: 

      Prerequisites are subject to change for upcoming admission cycles. Please visit our website at for updates.

      A minimum passing letter grade of "C" is required for all prerequisite coursework. Students may request permission to complete a prerequisite course requirement during the summer term prior to matriculation.

    • Does your program accept AP credits for prerequisite coursework? Yes

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? Yes
      • Details: Required for all applicants, along with non-refundable supplemental application fee
      • Deadline: Due by date of scheduled interview. Postmarked by deadline
      • Supplemental Application fee: $100.00; fee is waived for Early Decision applicants
      • Obtaining the Supplemental Application: 

        The supplemental application can be found at:

        Note: Admitted applicants will also be assessed a fee through our Graduate Admissions Office. That fee is $40 for domestic citizens or permanent residents and $150 for international applicants.

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: 2 years
      • Details: 

        MUSOP accepts PCAT test scores through the January test date of each academic year. The July PCAT test will be accepted on a case-by-case basis only.

      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? Yes
      • Details: 

        TOEFL is required if an applicant has not completed a degree from a U.S. institution or if a degree is from a international college/university where the primary language of instruction is not English.

        TOEFL is required of all international applicants. Please see the website at for minimum score requirements. 

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

      A background check, drug screen and specified immunizations will be required prior to matriculation.  Information will be provided to the student prior to matriculation in the summer.

  10. Experience ↑ 

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

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? Yes
      • Details: 
    • 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
    • Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations: March 1, 2018 Postmarked by deadline
    • Details: 

      Marshall University School of Pharmacy requires the WES ICAP package for all international coursework, or equivalent from an NACES member. Proof of English proficiency may be required based on individual assessment. 

  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: 

      Letters should be provided by references such as professors, academic advisors, pharmacists or other health care professionals, supervisors etc. who know and can provide comment regarding your ability to be academically successful in a school of pharmacy. 

    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
      • Employer
      • Faculty Adviser
      • Health Care Professional
      • Pharmacist
      • Pre-Health Adviser
      • 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: 
      • Clergy
      • Family Member
      • Friend
      • Politician
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
      • A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
      • Details: Committee letters are accepted, but not required.
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? No
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? No

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Format:
      • Individual applicants with one interviewer
      • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
      • Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
    • Interview Dates:
      • Multiple dates throughout the admissions cycle. 
    • Details: 

      Students invited for interview will spend a full day with the School of Pharmacy administration, staff and students and will participate in the various aspects of our holisitic admissions process including a one-on-one interview, a group dilemma, and a critical thinking assessment.

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Acceptance letters are mailed within two weeks of the applicant's interview.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? A response to admission is due within 2 weeks of the admission offer.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $500
      • Due: with acceptance letter
      • Refundable? No
      • Details: Acceptance letter and non-refundable enrollment deposit will be due within 2 weeks of the offer letter. In addition, a Graduate Admission Application fee will be required to complete the enrollment process. The fee is $40 for domestic citizens or permanent residents and $150 for foreign applicants. This fee is paid to the Graduate Admissions Office at Marshall University.
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • Details: Orientation occurs during the full week prior to the first day of class in August.
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: The School of Pharmacy generally follows the Marshall University academic calendar.
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No
      • Details: