Marshall B. Ketchum University

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Marshall B. Ketchum University

  • City , State Fullerton, California
  • Est. Tution $199,640
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
  • Apply Now


Marshall B. Ketchum University Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 48 Faculty: 24
Est. Applications: 434 Acceptance Rate: 12% Est. Class Size: 52

Program Description

In 1904, Marshall B. Ketchum, MD, applied his training in pharmacy and ophthalmology to start a college that would eventually become Marshall B. Ketchum University. With well over 100 years of experience training health care providers, MBKU has both the knowledge and resources to continue providing a world-class educational experience.

When the university decided to start a pharmacy program, we did so with the future of health care in mind. It was imperative that the curriculum be setup in a way that graduates would be eligible to work as advanced practice pharmacists and work alongside future clinicians from other healthcare disciplines.

With approximately 52 seats per class, students will have substantial access to faculty, administration and each other. This access allows for consistent collaboration in learning and scholarship that will prove to enhance student success in the program and beyond. Additionally, a small class size allows students to customize their educational experience and to gives them the best opportunity to pursue their career goals.

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Private Institution
  • Baccalaureate Preferred
  • $1500 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: 2575 Yorba Linda Blvd. Fullerton, California 92831

Acceptance Rate for Marshall B. Ketchum University

12%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 12%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 61% Male: 39% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $49,910 Per Year
Tuition Fee: $635 Per Year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

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


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 48
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 27
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 71
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
Biology I w/lab 3/4
Biology II w/lab 3/4
Chemistry I (organic) 3/4
Chemistry I (organic) 3/4
Chemistry II (inorganic) 3/4
Chemistry II (inorganic) 3/4
Calculus 3/4
Anatomy 3/4
Physiology 3/4
English Composition / Writing 3/3
Social/Behavioral Sci 3/3
Communication / Speech 3/3
Psychology 3/3
Economics (Macro or Micro) 3/3
Total 48/71

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information Strongly Preffered: Pharmacist and Science Faculty

Recommended: Immediate supervisor, healthcare provider, Non-Science Faculty

LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Clergy, Employer, Faculty Advisor, Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Pre-Health Advisor, Professor of Liberal Arts, Math and Science, Supervisor, Teaching Assistant
LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Co-Worker
Note: please verify the institution-specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.
LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: Politician, Family or Friend
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
A composite Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes

Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Details: Applicants will interview with 2 individuals affiliated with the College of Pharmacy (i.e. faculty, student, preceptors, etc.).  These are 30 minute closed file interviews.



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? Yes
Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? Yes
Follows the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No

Contact Information


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