Pharmacy degrees were previously awarded as an undergraduate degree, but academic and professional standards have changed to require a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. Marshall currently provides a four-year Pharm.D. degree with classes in session from August to May each academic year.
The Marshall Pharm.D. program does not require a Bachelor’s degree for admission. Students can complete the necessary prerequisite coursework for pharmacy school in as few as two years.
Pre-Pharmacy Prerequisite Coursework
Admission to the Marshall School of Pharmacy Pharm. D. program is competitive. In order to be successfully considered for admission, applicants should meet the following requirements:
- A recommended minimum 2.5 overall GPA on a 4.0 scale,
- A recommended minimum 2.75 prerequisite coursework GPA on a 4.0 scale, and
- Completion of the PCAT, a PCAT score of 50 composite percentile or above, is recommended to be competitive
- Successful completion of the following pre-pharmacy prerequisite coursework.
(Successful completion is defined as receiving a “C” or better in the indicated course.)
|English Composition||6 credit hours OR 2 semesters|
|Calculus||3 credit hours OR 1 semester|
|Statistics||3 credit hours OR 1 semester|
|Biology w/ Lab||8 credit hours OR 2 semesters|
|Chemistry w/ Lab||8 credit hours OR 2 semesters|
|Human Anatomy w/ Lab||4 credit hours OR 1 semester|
|Human Physiology w/ Lab||4 credit hours OR 1 semester|
|Microbiology w/ Lab||4 credit hours OR 1 semester|
|Organic Chemistry w/ Lab||8 credit hours OR 2 semesters|
|Physics w/ Lab||8 credit hours OR 2 semesters|
|Social Science||3 credit hours OR 1 semester|
Total minimum credit hours: 59 hours
- CLICK HERE to download a helpful Pre-Requisite Digital Worksheet to help keep track of your coursework.
If you have questions regarding substitutions for prerequisite coursework, please email email@example.com and include the following: name of college/university, course description, and course syllabus.