Keck Graduate Institute

School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Jason Hartfield
Associate Director of Admissions

535 Watson Dr.
Claremont, California 91711

Phone (Work): 909-607-9145

Goldy Waworoendeng
Admissions Counselor II

Phone (Mobile): 909-607-9145


Program Deadline (back to top)

Application Deadline for Program? July 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:
  • Semester (2 terms per academic year)
Total # of PharmD seats filled in the last entering class:
Dual Degree Programs No
If Yes, Check all that apply:
Structure of your PharmD program: 4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
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)? Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? Yes

Program Description (back to top)


Along with a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), KGI graduates will receive a Certificate in one of four areas important for the future of pharmacy:

  • Medication Therapy Outcomes (MTO)
  • Healthcare Management (HCM)
  • Health Information Technology (HIT)
  • Medical and Clinical Affairs (MCA)

Further information on can be found at:

The KGI PharmD four-year plan can be found at:

KGI utilizes a flipped-classroom, active learning pedagogy. See an example class activity - Shark Tank at:

The Claremont Colleges

The Claremont Colleges ( are a consortium of five undergraduate and two graduate institutions. KGI students are able to share a wide range of facilities and services with students from any of the other campuses, including: the joint library system, health and counseling centers, Office of Black Students Affairs, the Chicano/Latino Student Affairs Center, Student Disability Resource Center, and Queer Resource Center.

Program Statistics (back to top)

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

Program Criteria (back to top)

Minimum overall GPA considered: N/A
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: N/A
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: 62
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 41
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 88
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Total 62  88 
Chemistry  General Chemistry I w/ lab 
Chemistry  General Chemistry II w/ lab 
Chemistry I (organic)  Organic Chemistry I w/ lab 
Chemistry I (organic)  Organic Chemistry II w/ lab 
Biochemistry  Biochemistry 
Biology I  General Biology I w/ lab 
Biology II  General Biology II w/ lab 
Microbiology  Microbiology 
Anatomy  Anatomy w/ lab 
Physiology  Physiology w/ lab 
Physics  Physics 
Math  Calculus 
Statistics  Statistics 
Social/Behavioral Sci  Economics 
Psychology  Psychology or Sociology 
Communication / Speech   Public Speaking/ Speech/ Interpersonal Communications 
English Composition / Writing  English 
English Composition / Writing  English Composition 

Additional Information

  • Prerequisites completed by July 15, 2020.
  • Grade of "C" or better in each prerequisite course.

Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required


Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?

Not Required or Considered

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)? No
Eligible citizenship type for admission:
  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS

KGI will accept evaluations from World Education Services. Applicants must be either a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident and all pre-requisite courses must be completed in the United States.

Evaluations (Letters of Reference) (back to top)

Are letters of reference (LORs) required by your institution? Yes
Number of LORs required: Three (3)
Institution Specific Details:
Letters of Reference:
  • One required from a professor or instructor with whom the applicant has taken an academic course.
  • The remaining two letters are up to the applicant, but one letter relating to pharmacy work (e.g. from a pharmacist, pharmacy supervisor, etc.) is preferred.

Please indicate your LOR type requirements.

  • Family Member: Not accepted

  • Pharmacist: Recommended but not required

  • Professor (Science): Recommended but not required

What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Conditionally Accepted
Details: All letters must be less than one year old.
Does it count as more than one LOR? Varies

Interviews (back to top)

Interview Format:
  • Individual applicants with one interviewer

Applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted with the interview dates.

Past candidates have found that the combination of activities throughout the interview day help them get to know the school and its cutting-edge, personalized environment. Group activities reflect the active learning approach of the school and one-on-one interviews allow candidates to experience the level of engagement of KGI’s entrepreneurial setting.

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

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


Amount: $1000
Refundable? No
Details: Regular admission applicants accepted prior to March 1st will be required to pay an initial, non-refundable deposit of $250, due within ten business days of the admission email date. A second, non-refundable deposit of $750 will be required on or before March 15th. Applicants accepted after March 1st will be required to pay a single, non-refundable deposit of $1,000.00. All retained deposits for matriculating students will go towards tuition costs. Applicants accepted via early decision will pay a total deposit of $250.