The University of Oklahoma

College of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Jennifer L. Richardson
Director of Recruitment & Admissions

Pharmacy Student Affairs

1110 N. Stonewall Avenue
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73117

Phone (Work): 405-271-6598

Website:

Program Deadline (back to top)

Application Deadline for Program? June 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: Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center? Yes
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:
  • Early Assurance
Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No

Program Description (back to top)

Founded in 1893, the OU College of Pharmacy carries a rich tradition of highly trained pharmacists. That tradition continues in today's modern world of pharmacy where we train and produce competent, compassionate pharmacists ready to compete in today's health care market and provide patient care in a variety of settings matching any career goals our graduates may have. The quality education we provide is evidenced by our top 25 ranking in the U.S. News & World Report of the best pharmacy schools in the U.S.

Our motto is a Prescription for Inspiration and in that spirit, we seek students who are well-rounded, display care for others and their communities, and are ready to step up as leaders and lead the way for pharmacy, inspiring those around them and being inspired as an individual to reach higher. Our students enjoy the advantage of being on a comprehensive academic health sciences center campus, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, located in Oklahoma City. TOUHSC is a robust environment of hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, research facilities, and more. OUHSC is the largest and premiere healthcare provider for the state of Oklahoma.

 

 

Program Statistics (back to top)

Total entering class size for current calendar year including early assurance advancing to the P1 year: 55
Number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the current calendar year: 1

Program Criteria (back to top)

Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.5
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 3.0
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: 64
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 31
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 96
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Total 64  96 
Math  Calculus   
Physics  Physics   
Chemistry  General Chemistry w/lab    
Chemistry I (organic)  Organic Chemistry w/lab   
Biology / Biological Sci  Biological Sciences    
  English   
  Electives  24   
Microbiology  Microbiology w/lab   

Additional Information

 

  1. Please refer to our website at https://pharmacy.ouhsc.edu/programs/doctor-of-pharmacy/prepharmcourses.
  2. All pre-requisite coursework must be completed at a regionally accredited college or university.
  3. Pre-requisite coursework may be satisfied if taken outside of the U.S. as long as the applicant provides a World Education Services course-by-course evaluation. WES is the ONLY acceptable foreign course evaluation accepted by OUHSC. Acceptance of foreign coursework to satisfy pre-requisite course requirements is at the discretion of the College of Pharmacy. I It is recommended this be done at least one year prior to a planned entry year.
  4. The 6 hours of English coursework must be completed at a U.S. college or university. Foreign coursework will not be accepted to meet this requirement.
  5. To be eligible for admission, applicants must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or hold DACA status at the time of application.

Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required

Yes

Link to Supplemental Instructions:
Details: OUHSC requires a supplemental application. Only those invited for an interview will receive information on submitting the supplemental application. Those invited to complete the supplemental will need to do so prior to the selected interview date. You will need your PharmCAS Application ID # to enter on your supplemental application. The supplemental application fee is $50.00. Do not send official transcripts to the university. Official transcripts should be submitted directly to PharmCAS.
Supplemental Application fee: $50.00
Obtaining the Supplemental Application:

OUHSC requires a supplemental application. Only those invited for an interview will receive information on submitting the supplemental application. Those invited to complete the supplemental will need to do so prior to the selected interview date.

You will need your PharmCAS Application ID # to enter on your supplemental application. The supplemental application fee is $50.00.

Do not send official transcripts to the university. Official transcripts should be submitted directly to PharmCAS.

Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?

Required

Details:

 If you are applying early decision, it is recommended to take the July PCAT. However, if you take the September PCAT, you should plan to email the preliminary score report to OUPharmD@ouhsc.edu no later than September 13th. 

We accept all 2019-20 PCAT scores for 2020 admission.

There may be occasions we will allow someone to substitute the GRE, DAT, OAT, or MCAT for the PCAT. Inquiries about exam substitutions can be directed to OUPharmD@ouhsc.edu

Note: Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: 35th
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores:

Yes

Details:
Required of all applicants for whom English is not the first language. Only the TOEFL is accepted. This requirement may be waived if the applicant has a US high school diploma or has or will have a bachelor's degree from a US university. This requirement cannot be waived for an associate's,  master's, or doctoral degree from a US university. 
Note:Select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS.
Do you accept or require other admission tests:

Yes

Tests:
MCAT  -  Accepted
GRE  -  Accepted
CASPer -  Not Accepted
Situational Judgement Test -  Not Accepted
DAT   -  Accepted
GMAT  -  Not Accepted
Other:

Yes

Details: OAT
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
  • Other non-citizens (e.g., DACA students)
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Details:

We only accept World Education Services (WES) course-by-course evaluations. Acceptance of foreign coursework for pre-requisite course requirements are at the discretion of the college.

Evaluations (Letters of Reference) (back to top)

Are letters of reference (LORs) required by your institution? Yes
Number of LORs required: Two (2)
Institution Specific Details:

We do not accept references from friends, family members, politicians, or clergy. If we receive one of these, you will be asked to submit a different reference from someone who knows you well in a work, volunteer, or academic setting such as employers, volunteer supervisors, or professors. We do not require a letter from a pharmacist or health care professional.

Please indicate your LOR type requirements.

  • Clergy: Not accepted




  • Family Member: Not accepted

  • Friend: Not accepted



  • Politician: Not accepted







What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes

Interviews (back to top)

Interview Format:
  • Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Details:

Interviews are by invitation only and are based upon the applicant’s completed application. We receive many more applications than we have available seats, therefore, not all applicants will receive an interview.

Applicants must interview in person on their assigned day and time. Interviews cannot be conducted via telephone or video conferencing due to the nature of the activities that occur that day.

 

 

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

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

Yes

Amount: $100
Refundable? No
Details: Accepted early decision program applicants will have 10 business days to pay the deposit from the date of notification of their acceptance from OUHSC Admissions & Records. Regular decision applicants accepted prior to March 1st will be required to pay the deposit no later than March 1st unless otherwise instructed. Regular decision applicants accepted after March 1st will have 7 business days to pay the deposit from the date of notification of their acceptance from OUHSC Admissions & Records.
First day of classes and/or matriculation: 08/17/2020
Web link or URL of your institutional web page: Subject to Change