Chicago State University

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Chicago State University

  • City , State Chicago, Illinois
  • Est. Tution $95,904
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
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Chicago State University Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 63 Faculty: 28
Est. Applications: 389 Acceptance Rate: 18% Est. Class Size: 69

Program Description

The mission of Chicago State University College of Pharmacy (CSU-COP) is the development of student and faculty scholars who will impact the health care needs of people in the region, state, and the nation. The College will provide a strong foundation in the knowledge, integration, and application of the biomedical, pharmaceutical, social/behavioral/administrative, and clinical sciences to transform students into practitioners who are committed to humanistic service, capable of providing patient-centered care, and innovative leaders in advancing the pharmacy profession. The College embraces the mission of the University to educate individuals from diverse backgrounds to enhance culturally competent care and reduce health care disparities.

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Public Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Required
  • $500 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score 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: 9501 S King Drive, Douglas Hall Suite 3083 Chicago, Illinois 60628

Acceptance Rate for Chicago State University

18%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 18%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 53% Male: 47% Age: 18-61


Tuition (In-State): $23,976 per year
Tuition (Out-State): $35,964 per year
Tuition Fee: $3,942 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Average GPA: 2.5 Minimum PCAT: Optional


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 63
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 30
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 94
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
English I (composition) 3/4
General Biology I for majors 4/6
General Psychology or Sociology 3/4
Additional Coursework 11/16
Human Anatomy 4/6
General Chemistry I w/lab 4/6
Organic Chemistry I w/lab 4/6
Physics 3/4
Calculus 3/4
Speech (public speaking) 3/4
Economics (micro, macro, or general) 3/4
Statistics 3/4
General Biology II for majors w/lab 4/6
English II (Composition) 3/4
General Chemistry II 4/6
Organic Chemistry II 4/6
Total 63/94

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information Three letters of reference should be completed on the “Letters of Reference” form included in your PharmCAS application and submitted to PharmCAS by March 2, 2020. Applicants must adhere to the specified requirements regarding letters of reference criteria:
One letter must be from a Pharmacist or other licensed health care professional
One letter must be from a science professor who has instructed the applicant at the college/university level
The final letter can come from a Pre-health/faculty advisor, Supervisor/Employer, Pre-health Committee, professor in any discipline (preferably math) or second licensed health care professional.
LOR types that are REQUIRED: Professor of Science, Pharmacist
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED:
LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Employer, Faculty Advisor, Health Care Professional, Pre-Health Advisor, Professor of Liberal Arts and Math, Supervisor, Teaching Assistant
Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.

Pre-Health Adviser
Advisor must have 2+ years of familiarity with the applicant and have 10 plus years advising experience and limit the number of such LOR’s they deliver to a top specified percent of advisees.

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: Clergy, Co-Worker, Family, Friend, Politician
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
Details: Accepted from a Pre-health Professions Committee with Chair signature & committee members identified
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?

Not Accepted


Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Details: The Admissions Committee reviews a prospective student’s application to determine their interview eligibility. All interviews are scheduled on a first-called/first-scheduled basis. Applicants are invited for interview via email. During the interview process, the student meets individually with a two to three-person interview team composed of college of pharmacy faculty & administrators , advisory board members, preceptors and/or students. Applicants are evaluated on potential academic abilities, communication skills, readiness for and adaptability to the profession of pharmacy. Applicants will be notified via email by the College of Pharmacy of their status.



June 1, 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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