Ohio State University

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Ohio State University

  • City , State Columbus, Ohio
  • Est. Tution $93,584
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
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The Ohio State University Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 120 Faculty: 65
Est. Applications: 460 Acceptance Rate: 27% Est. Class Size: 123

Program Description

Established in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy is a global leader in pharmaceutical education, research, and clinical practice. As part of one of the most comprehensive health sciences campus in the nation and located steps away from the Wexner Medical Center, the college is home to world-class faculty, dedicated researchers and outstanding students who are leading the way in pharmacy education, practice and research.

The PharmD curriculum, Inquire, Innovate, Involve (I3) takes an innovative approach to education by structuring classes in modules so students can experience the integration of science and practice. The I3 curriculum allows students to get hands-on pharmacy training during the first year in the program and develops the interpersonal skills that are critical to patient interactions. The curriculum also focuses on helping students develop a comprehensive problem-solving approach through increased incorporation of active learning strategies, integration of pharmaceutical and clinical sciences, and an earlier introduction of integrated practical experiences that could be simulated and then practiced.

For Information on the PharmD visit: http://go.osu.edu/pharmd

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Public Institution
  • Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $525 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: 150 Parks Hall, 500 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210

Acceptance Rate for The Ohio State University

27%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 27%

School Demographics (2018)

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


Tuition (In-State): $23,396 per year
Tuition (Out-State): $47,092 per year
Tuition Fee: $865 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: N/A Average GPA: 2.70 Minimum PCAT: N/A


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 120
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 45
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 180
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
Biology w/lab 3/5
General Chemistry w/lab 10/15
Organic Chemistry w/lab 8/12
Physics w/lab 5/10
Calculus 4/5
Human Anatomy w/lab 3/5
Microbiology w/lab 3/5
Statistics 3/5
Basic Biochemistry 3/5
Human Physiology 3/5
Total 120/180

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information Three letters of reference are required. We strongly recommend having a letter of reference from a science faculty member and a pharmacist.
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Pharmacist, 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:
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 two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Details: Selected candidates will be invited to visit campus to meet the Academic Affairs staff, talk with current students, tour the facilities, and participate in a Doctor of Pharmacy interview with members of the Admissions Committee.



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

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Contact Information

Website: http://go.osu.edu/pharmd

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