Medical University of South Carolina

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Medical University of South Carolina

  • City , State Charleston, South Carolina
  • Est. Tution $107,304
  • Deadline 04/01/2022
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Medical University of South Carolina Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 66 Faculty: 34
Est. Applications: 215 Acceptance Rate: 40% Est. Class Size: 85

Program Description

The Medical University of South Carolina has been producing high-quality pharmacy practitioners since 1882. MUSC provides a premier pharmacy education featuring innovative, interprofessional learning opportunities at South Carolina’s only full-range comprehensive academic health center. In 2018, the College ranked first in the nation in the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists Phase I Residency Match with a 91% success rate.

The College maintains three research centers, the S.C. Drug Discovery Core, and offers cutting-edge instruction in the pharmaceutical sciences with research opportunities in active laboratories. Nationally-recognized clinical pharmacists use the unique learning opportunities, practice experience, and active learning made possible by an academic medical center.

MUSC pharmacy students enjoy robust student life and typically exceed the national average in student satisfaction, NAPLEX and MPJE scores, residency placement and post-graduation employment. Beautiful and historic Charleston, S.C. has been designated as one of America’s most livable cities and is an expanding mecca for high-tech industry.


PharmD Program Highlights

  • Public Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $485 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
  • No Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • No Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 280 Calhoun Street, MSC 141, Charleston, South Carolina 29425-1410

Acceptance Rate for Medical University of South Carolina

40%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 40%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 72% Male: 28% Age: 18-61


Tuition (In-State): $26,826 per year
Tuition (Out-State): $40,056 per year
Tuition Fee: $550 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 3.0 Average GPA: 2.5 Minimum PCAT: N/A


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 66
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 36
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 99
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 8/12
Organic Chemistry 8/12
Physics 3/4.5
Calculus 3/4.5
Statistics 3/4.5
Biology 8/12
English Composition 3/4.5
English Literature/Composition 3/4.5
Speech/Verbal Skills/Public Speaking 3/4.5
Economics 3/4.5
Psychology 3/4.5
Human Anatomy 3/4.5
Human Physiology 3/4.5
Liberal Arts Electives 9/13.5
Microbiology 3/4.5
Total 66/99

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Co-Worker, Employer, Faculty Advisor, Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Pre-Health Advisor, Professor of Liberal Arts, Science and Math, Supervisor, Teaching Assistant
LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Clergy, 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: Friend, Family,
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?

Recommended but Not Required


Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with one interviewer
Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interview Dates:
Details: Interviews are by invitation only. Our interviews are a half-day. They include an overview of the program by one of the Deans, a tour of the campus with student ambassadors, a panel discussion with student ambassadors, and multiple mini-interviews or one-on-one interviews. The interviewers include faculty members, alumni, staff, and preceptors.  Early decision interviews are held first and are usually conducted in late September/early October.



April 1, 2022

General School Information


Dual Degree Program? Yes
Part of an academic health center? Yes
Pharmacy observation hours required? No
Supplemental application requirement? Yes
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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