In Response to the COVID-19 Situation:
The University of Utah College of Pharmacy recognizes that in response to the COVID-19 situation, many colleges and universities have temporarily changed to a Pass/No Pass or Credit/No Credit grading system for the Winter 2020/Spring 2020/Summer 2020 terms. We will accept prerequisite courses taken Pass/No Pass or Credit/No Credit during these terms. Prerequisite courses taken prior to the COVID-19 outbreak must show a letter grade and we encourage students obtain a traditional letter grade for any required prerequisite coursework, if possible.
The first step to admission to the PharmD Program is contacting the College of Pharmacy advising office for assistance in the application process. Additionally, please ensure you have started your PharmCAS application. With the help of the advising office, please ensure you have a thoroughly completed application prior to final submission. It is your responsibility to make certain that all items arrive at the Office of Admissions. We will consider your application complete and proceed with an admissions review as soon as we receive all required documents. Applications for the 2021-2022 Admissions Cycle open on July 14th, 2021.
Application Process at a glance
Once you have submitted your application, it will be reviewed by our staff and Admission Committee members. The Admissions Committee will select individuals that they would like to interview for our program. Selection of applicants is based on the pre-requisite grade point average, the Admissions Committee's assessment of the candidate's personal statement, sustained community service, demonstrated sustained leadership ability, pharmacy/healthcare experience, and strong letters of recommendation. If your application meets requirements, and is deemed competitive, it will move forward through the admissions process.
Applicants will be notified, by email, about the current status of their application.
Students will be invited to interview throughout the admissions cycle, depending on when they apply. A personal interview will be scheduled by the Committee to further assess those factors, as previously listed, as well as communications skills, maturity and career goals. Individuals chosen to interview will be given 2-4 weeks to prepare travel arrangements for an in person interview. After the interview process is complete, each applicant will be notified with a decision from the Admissions Committee within 1-2 weeks, via phone call and/or email.
The full deposit amount required is $500.00. To hold your seat in this class, please pay this deposit within two weeks of receiving your acceptance notification. The $500.00 deposit is nonrefundable; however, it will be applied to your Fall Semester tuition. You may pay the required deposit with either a credit card, a cashier's check, a personal check, or a money order.
Once an applicant has accepted their admissions offer, they will receive instructions of the next steps needed. Those steps will include: a criminal background check through Certiphi, completion of the Graduate School application, updated and current record of immunizations, and more.