Lipscomb University

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Lipscomb University

  • City , State Nashville, Tennessee
  • Est. Tution $151,752
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
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Lipscomb University Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 64 Faculty: 34
Est. Applications: 349 Acceptance Rate: 15% Est. Class Size: 54

Program Description

Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy embraces our mission to provide an educational environment characterized by academic excellence and Christian faith, where students are prepared to optimize patient medication outcomes in an ethical and compassionate practice. The College of Pharmacy is dedicated to educating student pharmacists who demonstrate values consistent with our mission through their compassion, care, trust, and research.

Through a combination of educational experiences ranging from basic science coursework to direct patient interactions, curricular experiences will prepare student pharmacists to:

  • Optimize medication outcomes in an ethical and compassionate manner;
  • Satisfy pre-licensure requirements of Boards of Pharmacy;
  • Develop student pharmacists into effective practitioners with excellent patient care skills;
  • Manage ethical, cultural, and socioeconomic challenges the student pharmacist will encounter throughout everyday practice.


PharmD Program Highlights

  • Private Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $700 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
  • No Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • No Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 1 University Park Dr. Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3901

Acceptance Rate for Lipscomb University

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

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 62% Male: 38% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $37,938 per year
Tuition Fee: $2,904 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

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


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 64
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 28
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 97
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 I & II w/lab 8/12
Speech Communication 3/4.5
Economics (micro or macro) 3/4.5
Social Science and Humanities Electives 12/18
General Electives 6/10
Organic Chemistry I & II w/lab 8/12
Microbiology w/lab 4/6
Biology w/lab 8/12
Statistics 3/4.5
Calculus 3/4.5
English Composition I 3/4.5
English Composition II 3/4.5
Total 64/97

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information One letter of recommendation is required from your pre-health committee.  If your school does not have a committee, two academic letters will be accepted as a substitution. All applicants will also need to submit one letter from a supervisor in a work or volunteer setting and one letter that serves as a character reference.
LOR types that are REQUIRED: Supervisor
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Clergy, Employer, Faculty Advisor, Health Care Professional, Pharmacist,
LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Pre-Health Advisor, Professor of Liberal Arts, Science and Math, Teaching Assistant, Friend, Politician
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: Co-Worker, Family
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?

Recommended but Not Required


Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Details: Qualified applicants are invited to campus to interview with two members of the Admissions Committee. Interviewers will seek to get to know you as an individual and learn the motivations, goals & expectations influencing your career choice. Interviews generally from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Expect to participate in the interview, group activity & a campus tour. Additional activities will be included to allow you to meet student pharmacists and experience Lipscomb’s unique culture.



June 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? No
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No

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