Southwestern Oklahoma State University

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Southwestern Oklahoma State University

  • City , State Weatherford, Oklahoma
  • Est. Tution $89,856
  • Deadline 02/01/2022
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Southwestern Oklahoma State University Quick Facts

Duration: 2-4 Years Courses: 67 Faculty: 36
Est. Applications: 133 Acceptance Rate: 60% Est. Class Size: 80

Program Description

The COP offers the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree, which is a 2 + 4 program. Students must complete 2 years of pre-professional study, which includes general education courses as well as prescriptive courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and math. This is followed by 4 years in the COP at SWOSU in the professional Pharm.D. program, which includes didactic and experiential courses in the pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice as well as a final year of full-time structured advanced pharmacy practice experiences at off-campus pharmacy practice sites.

The Admissions Committee rely heavily on interview criteria, objective data, performance in required math & science courses, overall GPA, PCAT scores, and ACT or SAT scores are significant. Students are admitted to the professional Pharm.D. program in the Fall and Spring. Approximately eighty-five students are admitted to the professional Pharm.D. program each year.

Faculty in the COP provide instruction in all the courses in the professional Pharm.D. program. Graduates of the COP at SWOSU continue to perform above average on the NAPLEX, the national licensing examination for pharmacy.

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Public Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $500 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • No 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:100 Campus Drive, Weatherford, Oklahoma 73096

Acceptance Rate for Southwestern Oklahoma State University

60%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 60%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 60% Male: 40% Age: 18-61


Tuition (In-State): $22,464 per year
Tuition (Out-State): $37,800 per year
Tuition Fee: $1,314 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: 67
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 37
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
English Composition I 3
American Government & Politics 3
U.S. History 3
Computer & Information Access 3
Applied Calculus 3
Principles of Biology w/lab 4
Microbiology w/lab 5
Human Anatomy w/lab 4
General Chemistry I w/lab 5
Organic Chemistry I w/lab 4
General Physics 3
General Psychology 3
Introduction to Macroeconomics 3
World History, World Cultural Geography, or Introduction to Humanities 3
Public Speaking 3
Intro to Music, Art Survey, Literature, Philosophy 3
General Chemistry II w/Lab 5
English Composition II 3
Organic Chemistry II w/Lab 4
Total 67

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information No letters of reference (LORs) required by your institution.
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED:
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?
A Committee Letter is:
Does it count as more than one LOR?
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?



Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Details: The Admissions Committee will decide whether you receive an interview or not based on your Test scores and your GPA’s.  We typically interview twice as many as we admit.  The interview is conducted by 1 pharmacy instructor and 1 pharmacy student.  There is a 30 minute written section.



February 1, 2022

General School Information


Dual Degree Program? Yes
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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