Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

  • City , State Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Est. Tution $72,288
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Quick Facts

Duration: 2-3 Years Courses: 70 Faculty: 29
Est. Applications: 218 Acceptance Rate: 40% Est. Class Size: 87

Program Description

The full-time 4-year Pharm.D. program consists of a 3-year didactic curriculum followed by 3 semesters of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE). During the didactic portion of the curriculum, students will participate in Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences each semester. The program must be followed as prescribed and students cannot enroll part-time. Classes will be held in the fall and spring semesters only except during the APPE experiences.

During a five-week APPE ImPaCT rotation, the student has dedicated time to work on a scholarly project.  This project is defined as an independent, pharmacy-related research endeavor that follows the established guidelines for a research paper. Students are expected to develop the idea, search the literature for background information, collect data, analyze the data and form an appropriate conclusion based on the results. A final paper and poster or platform presentation are presented in a public forum at the annual School of Pharmacy ImPaCT Poster and Presentation Day the week before spring final exams.

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Public Institution
  • Baccalaureate Degree Not Required
  • $500 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score Required
  • Minimum Two (2) Letters of Reference are required
  • No Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • No Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 200 University Park Drive, Suite 220, Edwardsville, Illinois 62025

Acceptance Rate for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 58% Male: 42% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $24,096 per year
Tuition Fee: $3,426 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.75 Average GPA: 2.75 Minimum PCAT: N/A


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 70
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 38
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
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 I w/lab 5
General Chemistry II w/lab 5
Calculus I or Calculus for Life Science 5
English Composition I 3
English Composition II 3
Speech Communications 3
Microeconomics or Macroeconomics 3
Microbiology or Bacteriology 4
Psychology or Sociology 3
Any Philosophy Course 3
Organic Chemistry I 3
Organic Chemistry II 3
Organic Chemistry Lab 2
General Biology I w/lab 4
General Biology II w/lab 4
Anatomy and Physiology I w/lab 4
Anatomy and Physiology II w/lab 4
College Physics I w/lab 5
Statistics 4
Total 70

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information Pharmacist/Healthcare Provider references are strongly encouraged. Supervisor, Employer & Professor references are also acceptable. The submission of more that two references or a committee letter is acceptable.
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Employer, Supervisor
LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Clergy, Co-Worker, Politician, Teaching Assistant
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? Yes
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: Applicants will be notified regarding their selection for an interview as their application is completed, and then reviewed by the Admissions Committe. Interviews are held on a monthly basis from September through April.  On the day of the interview, students will also complete a writing assessment, meet with current pharmacy students, and take a tour of the campus.

More information can be found on our website,



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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