Mercer University

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Mercer University

  • City , State Atlanta, Georgia
  • Est. Tution $148,176
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
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Mercer University Quick Facts

Duration: 0-6/7 Years Courses: 66 Faculty: 44
Est. Applications: 442 Acceptance Rate: 31% Est. Class Size: 139

Program Description

Mercer University’s College of Pharmacy is recognized nationally for its outstanding contributions in the areas of patient care, teaching, service, and research. The College is located on Mercer’s Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta, Georgia. The College attracts students from throughout the nation, as well as from countries around the world.

The College also offers a PhD degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and 4 combined degree programs: PharmD/MPH, PharmD/MBA, PharmD/MSHI, and PharmD/PhD. A variety of research and networking opportunities are provided to all students and unique programs include an Entrepreneurship Track, an International Pharmacy Program, Global Medical Missions, an Advanced Clinical Track, and an Indian Health Service experience.

Mercer prepares graduates to effectively improve healthcare through excellence in patient-centered care and research. Caring and responsive faculty and administrators provide an environment that fosters innovation, creativity, the pursuit of intellectual curiosity, and a commitment to lifelong learning.

Please visit the College of Pharmacy’s website at: for additional details.

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Private Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Required
  • $750 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score Not Required
  • Minimum Two (2) Letters of Reference are required
  • Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 3001 Mercer University Dr, PAC-121, Atlanta, Georgia 30341

Acceptance Rate for Mercer University

31%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 31%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 65% Male: 35% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $37,044 per year
Tuition Fee: $150 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Average GPA: 2.5 Minimum PCAT: Optional


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 2020 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
Anatomy & Physiology I 3/5
Anatomy & Physiology II 3/5
Principles of Biology I w/lab 4/5
Principles of Biology II w/lab 4/5
Microbiology 3/5
Chemistry 4/5
General (Inorganic) Chemistry II w/lab 4/5
Organic Chemistry I w/lab 4/5
Organic Chemistry II w/lab 4/5
Biochemistry 3/5
Calculus 3/4
Statistics 3/4
English Composition I / Writing Intensive Course 3/4
English Composition II / Writing Intensive Course 3/4
Speech 3/4
Economics 3/4
Humanities elective 3/4
Humanities elective 3/4
Social / Behavioral Science elective 3/4
Social / Behavioral Science elective 3/4
Total 66/99

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information Two letters of reference are required, with preference for letters that attest to the applicant’s academic and professional attributes (e.g., college-level Science professors and pharmacists/supervisors).

Please note that applicants are encouraged to e-submit their PharmCAS application before their letters of reference have been received by PharmCAS

LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Pharmacist, Supervisor, Professor of Science
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: Politician
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
Details: Committee letters count as one letter of reference. Two letters of reference are required, with a preference for letters that attest to the applicant’s academic and professional attributes.
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?

Conditionally Accepted


Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with one interviewer

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)

Interview Dates:
Details: Competitive applicants are invited to interview on campus on a rolling basis until the class is filled. All interviews are conducted in person on the Atlanta Campus. For more information on interview preparation, please use this link:



June 1, 2022

General School Information


Dual Degree Program? Yes
Part of an academic health center? Yes
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

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