California Health Sciences University

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California Health Sciences University

  • City , State Clovis, California
  • Est. Tution $182,700
  • Deadline 05/02/2022
  • Apply Now


California Health Sciences University Quick Facts

Duration: 3-4 Years Courses: 72 Faculty: 31
Est. Applications: 536 Acceptance Rate: 15% Est. Class Size: 83

Program Description

The central mission of the College of Pharmacy is to improve the healthcare outcomes of people living in Central California by providing highly trained collaborative and compassionate pharmacists, committed to practicing at the top of their licenses.

Fostering student success is the cornerstone for CHSU’s student support services. CHSU is committed to offering services designed to graduate successful pharmacists. From Student Orientation(s) to Career Services, CHSU offers resources and support that address the changing needs of our pharmacy students. This region also provides students with affordable housing, high quality of life, and plentiful job opportunities.  By achieving Candidate accreditation status with ACPE, our students have the same rights as full accreditation allowing them to take the pharmacy board exams. Please visit our website for additional information:

California Health Sciences University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Private Institution
  • Baccalaureate Preferred
  • $250 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score Not Required
  • Minimum Three (3) Letters of Reference are required
  • Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 120 N. Clovis Ave.Clovis, California 93612

Acceptance Rate for California Health Sciences University

15%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 15%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 57% Male: 43% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $45,675 Per Year
Tuition Fee: $722 Per Year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.70 Average GPA: 2.70 Minimum PCAT: Not Required


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 72
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 33
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 108
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
General Chemistry w/lab 4/8
Organic Chemistry I w/lab 4/8
General Biology I w/lab 4/6
Microbiology 3/4
Physiology 3/4
Anatomy 3/4
Social/Behavioral Sci 3/4
Economics or equivalent course 3/4
Calculus 3/4
Public Speaking or equivalent course 3/4
Additional coursework 27/40.5
Chemistry II w/lab 4/6
Organic Chemistry II w/lab 4/6
Biology II 4/6
Total 72/108

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information Three letters of reference are required.  It is preferred that one come from a professor from whom the applicant has taken a course The other two can come from any one of the following: pre-health advisor, current or previous employer, health professional, professional associate, or faculty member.
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Employer, Faculty Advisor, Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Pre-Health Advisor, Professor of Liberal Arts, Math and Science, Supervisor
LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Clergy, Politician
Note: please verify the institution-specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.
LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: Clergy, Co-Worker, Teaching Assistant, Politician, Family or Friend
Are Committee Letters accepted? No
A Committee Letter is: Not Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
A composite Letter is: Not Accepted

Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Details: The purpose of the interview process is to assess the candidate’s communication skills, dedication to the profession of pharmacy and to assess proficiency, motivations, and preparedness for the PharmD. program. The interview is an all-day process and will consist of multiple parts – some of which will be evaluated and some of which are informational.  Please contact the Office of Admission’s for further information.



May 2, 2022

General School Information


Dual Degree Program? No
Part of an academic health center? No
Pharmacy observation hours required? No
Supplemental application requirement? No
Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Follows the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No

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