Marshall University
School of Pharmacy

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Jennifer Kennedy  
      • Director of Student Affairs and Assessment 
      • Marshall University School of Pharmacy 
      • One John Marshall Drive 
      • Huntington 
      • West Virginia 
      • 25755 
      • Phone (Work): 304-696-7352 
      • Phone (Fax): 304-696-7309 
      • Email: 

    • Website:

      • We Are...Marshall University School of Pharmacy

      • We Are...Leaders in Innovation, Education, Practice and Research

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2015:  February 2, 2015

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? 
    • 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 No
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
    • 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)? 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 ↑ 

    The Marshall University School of Pharmacy will provide residents in the region with an affordable, public alternative for pursuing a Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The university’s strengths in clinical education and its strong linkages to ambulatory and inpatient care facilities provide distinct advantages for the development of a public pharmacy school that will produce well-prepared pharmacists for the field’s evolving role in the patient care continuum. The school is located in the Robert W. Coon Medical Education Building adjacent to the Huntington VA Medical Center. The facility recently received a $9 million renovation resulting in a state-of-the-art, 76,000 square-foot learning, research and pharmacy practice facility.

  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number interviewed for fall 2014 entering class: 150-175
    • Estimated number accepted for fall 2014 entering class: 80
    • Estimated fall 2014 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 80
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program: 13
    • Estimated number of transfer applicants accepted: 1
    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: 50%
    • Estimated percent of males in 2014 entering class: 45%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2014 entering class: 55%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.15
    • Estimated number of students to be interviewed: N/A
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • 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 2015 entering class: N/A
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.5 suggested
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.75 suggested
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: 50th percentile suggested
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 1 to 2 years, no degree (1-60 sem hrs)
    • Age RANGE of entering students, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 18-55
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 3.5:1

  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
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Spring 2015 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   10   
      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: 

      Students may request permission to complete a pre-requisite course requirement during the summer term prior to matriculation. However, preference will be given to students who have all pre-requisite coursework completed with the Spring 2014 term.

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? Yes
      • Details: Required for all applicants
      • Deadline: December 1, 2014 Postmarked by deadline
      • Supplemental Application fee: $100.00
      • Obtaining the Supplemental Application: 

        Please visit our website at: ; A link to the supplemental application is posted in the To Apply section.

        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 foreign applicants.

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: 2 years
      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? Yes
      • Details: 

        TOEFL is required if an applicant does not have a degree from a US school or if degree is from a foreign college/university where the primary language of instruction was not English.

        TOEFL is required of all foreign applicants. Minimum score requirements include a 100 Overall with 26 Speaking and 26 Reading. 

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

      Background Check, Drug Screen and Immunizations will be required prior to matriculation.  Information will be provided upon offer of admission.

  10. Experience ↑ 

    • Is health care-related experience required? Not required
      • Details: 

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? Yes
    • 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: December 1, 2014 Postmarked by deadline
    • Details: 

      Marshall University School of Pharmacy requires the WES ICAP package for all foreign 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 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: 
      • Family Member
      • Friend
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
      • A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
      • Details: 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 Dates:
      • multiple dates during the admission 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.

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? within 2 weeks of 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 offer letter
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • Details: Orientation takes place during the full week prior to the first day of class.
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No