Pharm. D. Entry-Level Program
- Admission Requirements for class entering the Pharm.D. Program in Fall 2014
- Application Procedure for Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Puerto Rico sites
- Transfer Students
Inquires may be directed to:
Health Professions Division
Enrollment & Student Services
Nova Southeastern University
3200 South University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL. 33328
Graduation rates, NAPLEX & MPJE scores
- NAPLEX pass rate for the calendar year 2012: 97.16%
- MPJE pass rate for the calendar year 2012: 98.58%
- On time (6 year) graduation rates
Pharm.D. Entry Level Program:
Year 4 years +1yr +2yr Total 2012 86.6% 6.7% 1.4% 94.7% 2011 91% 2.9% 1% 94.8% 2010 92.9% 4.6% - 97.5% 2009 93.9% 3.6% 1% 98.5%
Year 2.3 years +1yr +2yr Total 2012 No graduating class 2011 92.3% 2.6% - 94.9% 2010 94.3% 2.9% - 97.1% 2009 92.9% 7.1% - 100%
Applicants for the first year class must meet the following requirements prior to matriculation:
- NSU College of Pharmacy applicants must complete a minimum of 76 semester hours of coursework at a regionally accredited college or university, including the following required courses:
All candidates who complete the 2014 admission criteria, as described below, will be considered for admission. The Dean is empowered to evaluate the total qualifications of every applicant and to modify requirements in exceptional circumstances. The updated admissions criteria will be in full effect for the entering class of 2014 and all future classes.
|General Biology||8 semester hours including laboratory|
|Anatomy and Physiology||8 semester hours including laboratory|
|General Chemistry||8 semester hours including laboratory|
|Organic Chemistry||8 semester hours including laboratory|
|General Physics||8 semester hours including laboratory|
|English||6 semester hours|
|Calculus||3 semester hours|
|Speech||3 semester hours|
|Statistics||3 semester hours|
|Macroeconomics||3 semester hours one or the other|
15 semester hours:
|Advanced Biology||3 semester hours (cellular or molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, or genetics)|
|TOTAL||76 semester hours|
The information below applies to both admission requirements.
- Students must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. To assure a well-rounded background for professional studies and adequate preparation in mathematics and sciences, the college requires students to earn a grade of 2.0 or better in each required pre-pharmacy course and a minimum grade of 2.0 in all biology, chemistry and mathematics courses.
- All applicants are required to take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT). Applications for the PCAT may be available at your college. You may register on-line at www.PCATweb.info or call 800-622-3231 for an application. You may also forward a written request to:
- Three letters of Evaluation - a letter from the pre-professional committee (if such a committee does not exist letters of evaluation from two science professors and a liberal arts professor are necessary). A letter of evaluation from a pharmacist is highly recommended and may substitute for a letter from a professor.
Pharmacy College Admissions
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555 Academic Court
San Antonio, TX 78204
Applicants should take the PCAT no later than January prior to the expected date of matriculation. The PCAT is designed to measure verbal ability, quantitative ability, reading comprehension, and knowledge of biology and chemistry. PCAT scores must be no more than five years old at the time of interview. PCAT scores should be submitted to the Pharmacy College Application Service.
The college participates in the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) for the receipt and processing of all applications for students wishing to enter our Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, or Puerto Rico site. PharmCAS takes no part in the selection of students.
To start the application process, please visit the PharmCAS web site: www.pharmcas.org
Applicants choosing to submit a paper application may contact PharmCAS directly for an application packet at:
P.O. Box 9109
Watertown, MA 02471
Listed below are the steps necessary to complete applications before they can be reviewed by the Committee on Admissions.
- The applicant must submit the following materials to PharmCAS by January 6, 2014:
- Completed PharmCAS application
- An official transcript from the registrar of all colleges and universities attended. This must be mailed directly to PharmCAS by the college or university.
- PCAT Scores (no more than five year old)
The PharmCAS application process could take 4-6 weeks.
- The following supplemental application materials must be received by the College Of Pharmacy by March 1, 2014:
- A supplemental application, which will be sent upon receipt of the PharmCAS application.
- A non-refundable application fee of $50.00.
A personal interview is part of the admissions process; however, being interviewed is not a guarantee of admission. Not all applicants will be granted an interview. Those selected for an interview will be notified of the date and time of such interview by the Office of Admissions.
Notice of acceptance or action by the Committee on Admissions will be on a "rolling" or periodic schedule; therefore; early completion of the application is in the best interest of the student.
After acceptance, final official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be forwarded to the Office of Admissions prior to matriculation. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that arrangements are made for these transcripts to be sent.
Circumstances may warrant that a student enrolled in one pharmacy college seeks to transfer to another institution. Any individual wishing to transfer to Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy must:
- Make a formal application to the NSU College of Pharmacy Office of Admissions
- Meet admissions requirements to NSU College of Pharmacy-including submitting official transcripts of all college work (including pharmacy transcripts)
- Be interviewed
- Be in good standing at the transferring institution, as documented by a letter from the dean of the transferring institution
- Supply a written statement outlining the reasons for requesting a transfer
Decisions on transfer applications are made by the Dean. The decision will be based on factors which include, but are not limited to: academic record, circumstances leading to the transfer request, available space, and admission standards. Student entering the College of Pharmacy with an advanced standing may be given credit for courses which are applicable to the courses outlined in the curriculum of the College of Pharmacy.
The Dean's Office will evaluate the courses and determine appropriate credits. The program, however, must be completed in seven calendar years. A minimum of 16 credit hours of didactic course work and minimum of five clerkships must be completed at Nova Southeastern University.