Shenandoah University

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Shenandoah University

  • City , State Winchester, Virginia
  • Est. Tution $140,320
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
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Shenandoah University Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 63 Faculty: 42
Est. Applications: 394 Acceptance Rate: 25% Est. Class Size: 97

Program Description


The Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy was created in 1995 to respond to the growing need for pharmacists in the health-care system. Shenandoah University responded to this need for additional pharmacists in a unique way. Combining new ideas in pharmacy education with the use of information technology, it created a new educational model that is even more relevant today. The School of Pharmacy offers a Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree (Pharm.D. degree) for traditional and nontraditional students. Dual degree options are available with MPH, MBA, MS PGPM.

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Private Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $1000 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
  • Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • No Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 1775 N Sector Court, Winchester, Virginia 22601

Acceptance Rate for Shenandoah University

25%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 25%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 63% Male: 37% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $35,080 per year
Tuition Fee: $1,810 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.50 Average GPA: 2.50 Minimum PCAT: N/A


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 63
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 35
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
Course Title: English 101 & 102 6/8
Public Speaking 3/4
General Biology I & II w/lab 8/12
General Chemistry I & II w/lab 8/12
Organic Chemistry I & II w/lab 8/12
Physics I w/ lab 4/6
Statistics 3/4
Calculus 3/4
Biological Science elective 3/4
Economics Micro, macro or principles of 3/4
Microbiology lab optional 3/6
Humanities-History, art, music, language, theatre, or other English course. 3/4
Social/ Behavioral Science-Accounting, anthropology, business, computers, economics, geography, health, management, political science, psychology, sociology or statistics. 3/4
Human Anatomy and Physiology 6/12
Total 63/71

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information The letters of reference can be from professors, health care providers, or other professionals with whom the student has interacted. A pharmacist is not required if you have not worked with one. You may have any combination of the allowed references.
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Faculty Advisor
LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Co-Worker, Employer, Professor of Liberal Arts, Science, and Math, Supervisor, Pharmacist
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: Clergy, Pre-Health Advisor, Family, Friend, Politician, Teaching Assistant, Health Care Professional
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?

Not Accepted


Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Details: Interviews will be offered on a rolling basis throughout the admissions cycle. A typical interview day will consist of a 30 minute interview with a faculty member and student (if possible), writing sample, and tour of facilities.



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? No
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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