»Doctor of Pharmacy Program Admissions

The Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP) will begin enrolling for fall 2015 on July 14, 2014 through PharmCAS. The deadline for applications is March 2, 2015. 

CUSP participates in the PharmCAS Early Decision Program. The deadline for EDP is September 2, 2014.

Our Doctor of Pharmacy program has been Approved for Consideration for Precandidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, which allows us to accept applications and admit students.

Chapman University’s School of Pharmacy program has been authorized by the Board of Directors for an on-site evaluation to be scheduled during fall 2014 for consideration of Precandidate status. Authorization of an on-site evaluation for consideration of Precandidate status does not carry with it nor imply an accreditation status. The on-site evaluation is authorized solely for purposes of gathering additional information in furtherance of an accreditation decision. The Board will consider Precandidate status at the next regularly scheduled meeting, which occur in January and June of each year, following the on-site evaluation. For an explanation of the ACPE accreditation process, consult the Office of the Dean or the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, Illinois 60503, 312-644-3575; FAX 312-664-4652; website www.acpe-accredit.org.  

See the Accreditation page for full details. 

To be considered for admission, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

1. Completion of the 63 semester units of pre-requisite courses at an accredited institution

2. Letter grade of C or higher for all prerequisite courses

3. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; the minimum pre-requisite GPA is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (GPA’s of 2.85 to 2.99 may be considered if student excels in other area)

4. PCAT composite score of 60th percentile & no less than 25th percentile in any area. PCAT score must be from test taken during time period January 2013 to January 2015. (PCAT composite score of 50th to 59th percentile may be considered if student excels in other area)

5. Meet and comply with the School of Pharmacy Technical Standards

A criminal background check, drug screening, and up to date immunization record will be required for all applicants offered admission.

+-Prerequisites

Course

Required Semester Credit Hours

Biology (General Biology w/ Lab)

4

Human Anatomy w/Lab

4

Physiology w/Lab

4

Microbiology

4

Chemistry (General w/ Labs)

8

Organic Chemistry w/ Labs

8

Physics w/Lab

4

Intro to Genetics

3

Calculus

3

Statistics

3

Psychology or Sociology

3

Economics (Micro or Macro)

3

Communications/Speech

3

English Composition

3

Electives

6

TOTAL

63


  • Physics can be non-calculus based
  • Genetics should be Human Genetics
  • Economics can be Micro or Macro
  • Statistics can be BioStatistics

+-PharmCAS Early Decision

Although Chapman cannot officially participate in the Early Decision program at this time, we will consider any student who gets all of their materials submitted before the Sept 2nd deadline as pseudo Early Decision applicants, as long as they didn't apply for Early Decision to another school, and will provide them with an admission decision by October 24th.

+-Admissions Process

To apply for the fall 2015 entering class at CUSP, students must complete the following steps. Applicants must apply through the PharmCAS website at www.pharmcas.org. The applicant will be evaluated only when ALL application materials have been received. 

1. Submit your Chapman University School of Pharmacy Application for Admission through the PharmCAS website at: http://pharmcas.org

2. To complete your Application for Admission, you must provide these required materials:

  • PCAT score (score must be from test taken between January 2013 and January 2015)
  • 2 completed and properly sealed letters of recommendation (one from a pharmacist or other health care professional, is recommended)
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended

If you have any questions regarding the Admission process, please contact:

Lawrence “LB” Brown, PharmD, PhD
Office of Student and Academic Affairs
Chapman University School of Pharmacy
9401 Jeronimo Rd.
Irvine, CA 92618
(714) 516-5480
lbbrown@chapman.edu

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