Ferris State University

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Ferris State University

  • City , State Big Rapids, Michigan
  • Est. Tution $106,752
  • Deadline 04/01/2022
  • Apply Now


Ferris State University Quick Facts

Duration: 3-4 Years Courses: Faculty: 49
Est. Applications: 377 Acceptance Rate: 39% Est. Class Size: 147

Program Description

The College of Pharmacy has been recognized as an accredited institution by the Michigan Board of Pharmacy since 1893 and is the principle source of pharmacy practitioners for the State of Michigan.

Complete information on the pharmacy program can be found on our website at:


PharmD Program Highlights

  • Public Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Required
  • $200 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score Required
  • Letters of Reference are not required
  • Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • No Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 220 Ferris Drive, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307

Acceptance Rate for Ferris State University

39%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 39%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 54% Male: 46% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $26,688 per year
Tuition Fee: $320 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Average GPA: 2.5 Minimum PCAT: N/A


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 51
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
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 1 w/ lab 4
General Chemistry 2 w/ lab 4
General Biology w/lab 4
General Biology 2 w/ lab 4
Anatomy and Physiology I w/ lab 4
Anatomy and Physiology II w/ lab 4
Microbiology 3
Genetics 3
Organic Chemistry 1 w/lab 4
Organic Chemistry 2 w/lab 4
Biochemistry 4
Calculus for the Life Sciences or Calculus 3
Statistics or Statistics for the Life Sciences 3
Physics 4
English Composition 1 3
English Composition 2 3
Advanced English Composition (300 level or higher) 3
Interpersonal Communication or Principles of Public Speaking 3
Introduction to Psychology or Introductory Sociology 3
Microeconomics or Macroeconomics 3
Cultural Enrichment I 3
Cultural Enrichment II 3
Cultural Enrichment at a 200 level or higher 3

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information A total of three letters of reference are recommende and can be selected from any of the individuals identified as not required but recommended. However, we will not disqualify an applicant for not having three letters of reference. See application policies outlined on our website at: http://bit.ly/1tnkVsl
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Employer, Faculty Advisor, Pre-Health Advisor, Professor of Liberal Arts, Science and Math, Supervisor
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, Health Care Professional, Teaching Assistant, Pharmacist
Are Committee Letters accepted?
A Committee Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR?
Details: .
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
Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interview Dates:
Details: Interviews are likely to be scheduled in Big Rapids, Michigan. They consist of an in-person interview, extemporaneous writing portion, Q & A  and overview of program session for applicants, and a possible tour of the College of Pharmacy.



April 1, 2022

General School Information


Dual Degree Program? Yes
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? Yes
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No

Contact Information

Website: http://www.ferris.edu/colleges/pharmacy

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