|Duration: 4 Years||Courses: 66||Faculty: 34|
|Est. Applications: 215||Acceptance Rate: 40%||Est. Class Size: 85|
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.
Location: 280 Calhoun Street, MSC 141, Charleston, South Carolina 29425-1410
|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|
|Minimum GPA: 3.0||Average GPA: 2.5||Minimum PCAT: N/A|
|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 Title||Semester/Quarter Hours|
|Speech/Verbal Skills/Public Speaking||3/4.5|
|Liberal Arts Electives||9/13.5|
|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.
|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 Format:||Individual applicants with one interviewer
Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
|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
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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