University of Southern California Pharmacy

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Contacts

Website: http://pharmacyschool.usc.edu/
Phone: (323) 442-1466
Admissions e-mail: pharmadm@usc.edu

Program Information

  • BSc in Pharmacy/Doctor of Pharmacy (US schools)
  • 4 years in length
  • Joint programs are available (more applicable for US schools). Descriptions can be found here


Admission statistics

  • Number of applications for fall 2013: 1,065
  • Class size in 2012: 282
  • International students are not accepted.

Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree is required.
  • Required Courses
    • Calculus (1 semester)
    • Statistics (1 semester)
    • General Chemistry including lab (2 semesters)
    • Organic Chemistry including lab (2 semesters)
    • Physics including lab (1 semester)
    • General Biology including lab (2 semesterz)
    • Microbiology (1 semester)
    • Human Anatomy (1 semester)
    • Molecular or Cell Biology (1 semester)
    • Biochemistry (1 semester)
    • Psychology or Sociology (1 semester)
    • Microeconomics (1 semester)
    • English Composition (6 credits) - required for applicants with international degrees
    • Communication (3 credits) - required for applicants with international degrees
  • AP credits may be accepted.

For more information, click here

GPA

  • Minimum: 3.0 (4.0 scale)
  • Average accepted GPA 2012: 3.59

For more information, click here and here

PCAT

  • Not required

Supporting Documents

  • Two letters of recommendation to be submitted online with the PharmCAS application
    • One letter has to be from a faculty member and the second from a person who can best describe your capabilities and potential for a pharmacy education/career
  • Resume, which must be submitted along with the Supplemental Application
  • Official transcript from each higher education institute attended

For more information, click here

Interviews

  • Selected applicants will be notified two to three weeks prior to the interview
  • Consists of two parts: an oral interview and a writing test
  • The 2013-2014 interview sessions are on the following dates:
    • Saturday, November 9, 2013
    • Saturday, January 25, 2014
    • Saturday, March 8, 2014

For more information, click here

Timeline

  • June, 2012: Application becomes available on PharmCAS
  • Late October-April, 2012: Interviews are held
  • November 15, 2012: PharmCAS application and USC supplemental application are due
  • February 1, 2013: Deadline to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • April, 2013: Final deadline for making decisions of acceptance

For more information, click here

Tuition 2013-2014

All fees in USD

  • Tuition for Year 1: $46862
  • Total Fees: $76072 (including university housing - $15,900)

For more information, click here

For information on financial aid, click here

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