Admission Requirements

Doctor of Pharmacy

Beginning each fall, members of the next class are selected using a modified rolling admissions procedure. Under this system, qualified applicants are admitted into the doctor of pharmacy program on an ongoing basis until the class is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all required admissions documents early in the cycle to maximize their admissions potential.

Applications received after November 1 face significantly increased competition for admission and may be placed on a waiting list, regardless of qualifications. 


Application Process

Priority is given to candidates who complete their application by November 1.

1. Complete a PharmCAS application  
This includes submitting PCAT scores and three letters of recommendation, at least one letter from a science professor and a pharmacist is strongly preferred.

2. Complete a supplemental application 
This includes submitting a passport size photo and $50 application fee

The applicant is responsible for ensuring the timely receipt and updating of all required application documentation. A file will not be reviewed by the Admissions Committee until all application materials have been received by the Admissions Office.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must complete a minimum of 64 prerequisite credit hours prior to enrollment into the PharmD program. All requirements must be completed at a regionally accredited U.S. institution with a letter grade of C or higher. Applicants with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in all coursework attempted will be considered for admission.


Applicants with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution are required to complete the economics, math and science prerequisites. The bachelor’s degree must be conferred prior to entrance into the program.

Applicants who have not earned a bachelor’s degree are required to complete the non-science prerequisites in addition to the economics, math and science prerequisites. Electives coursework may include basic science, math or liberal arts courses; however, advanced science coursework (chemistry, biological sciences, pharmaceutical sciences and clinical sciences) is beneficial in preparation for the program.

Economics, Math and Science Requirements

  • Economics – 3 credit hours (Course must be denoted as an economics course in your university catalog)
  • Calculus – 3 credit hours  (Example: Calculus I, Analytical Geometry & Calculus)     
  • Physics with lab –  4 credit hours  (Physics for health professions majors - does not need to be calculus based)
  • General chemistry with lab – 8 credit hours
  • Organic chemistry with lab – 8 credit hours
  • Biological sciences – 4 credit hours each of General Biology, Anatomy & Physiology (one course covering the whole body, or a two-course progression), and Microbiology, all with lab
  • Public Speaking - 3 credit hours
  • Statistics - 3 credit hours

Non-Science Requirements
(Only required for applicants who have not earned a bachelor's degree.)

  • English Composition – 6 credit hours (Courses must be writing intensive. Basic literature courses will not be accepted.)
  • Humanities – 6 credit hours (Literature, Philosophy, Music, Art, Drama, Foreign Language)
  • Social Sciences – 6 credit hours (Religion, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology)
  • Electives –12 credit hours  (Recommended: pharmaceutical sciences or clinical research courses, advanced biology or chemistry. Several business electives may also meet the requirements of the dual Pharm D/MBA program)

International Applicants

  1. International applicants are eligible for admission if they have completed all prerequisite courses at an accredited U.S. institution. No international coursework will be accepted. All transcripts, PCAT scores, and letters of recommendation must be sent to PharmCAS.
  2. All documents required by the International Admissions Office must be received when requested in order to be eligible to receive U.S. student visas.
  3. If English is not the applicant's native language, applicants must submit official scores for the TOEFL {>100 (internet-based) or IELTS (>7.0, with no individual band score below 6). Applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree in English in the U.S. are not required to submit English proficiency test scores. 


Applicants must submit an application through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) online at Original official transcripts from all US post-secondary schools (including the planned fall courses) and Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) scores must be submitted to PharmCAS. All college coursework attempted must be submitted to PharmCAS.

For applicants currently enrolled in classes, it is imperative to update newly completed coursework. When fall grades are available, the applicant must submit official transcripts to PharmCAS to update their application. Transcripts reflecting spring grades must be sent directly to the CPHS Admissions Office. Applicants are also required to submit three letters of recommendations to PharmCAS. At least one letter from a science professor and a pharmacist is strongly preferred.

Applicants gaining acceptance to the Doctor of Pharmacy program are required to submit to a urine drug screen and a criminal background check through the PharmCAS system. Results of these screens which violate policies and procedures of CPHS, Campbell University or one the affiliated institutions may have a negative impact on the candidate’s ability to matriculate into the program.

Supplemental Materials

A supplemental application with the required application fee and passport size photograph must be submitted to CPHS. Failure to complete the required supplemental components will delay the review of a candidate's application until all elements are completed.


Completed application packages are evaluated by the Admissions Committee to determine the applicant’s potential as a student pharmacist. Based on this evaluation, an invitation to participate in a personal admissions interview may be extended. The interview is designed as a two-way exchange with the goal of mutually enhancing the understanding of both the applicant and the Admissions Committee. Applicants are notified by email of admissions decisions following the interview process.

Early Decision Program

An Early Decision Program is available for eligible applicants. Through this option, applicants select one school as their preference through PharmCAS. The college and the student have the potential to benefit from this program by confirming admissions and enrollment for qualified applicants early in the admissions process.

To be eligible for the Early Decision Program, the applicant must complete the required eight semester hours of organic chemistry, the PCAT examination, a PharmCAS application along with three letters of recommendation, and the supplemental application with fee and photograph.

All materials must be forwarded to the appropriate locations prior to the early decision deadline in order to be considered as an early decision candidate. A decision will be rendered by the deadline specified by PharmCAS.

Valid admissions decisions for an early decision candidate consist of: acceptance, denial or deferral of the applicant to the general applicant pool (applicant becomes eligible to apply to other pharmacy programs while still being considered by their primary preference).

Refund Policy

Campbell University is committed to compliance with the Higher Education Act and its subsequent modifications; federal regulations regarding the return to Title IV (R2T4); return of unearned tuition assistance benefits; and the requirement to disclose consumer information concerning student tuition refunds. All tuition refunds must comply with oversight regulation.

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