Temple University of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education

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Temple University of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education

  • City , State Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Est. Tution $139,016
  • Deadline 03/01/2022
  • Apply Now


University Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 62 Faculty: 47
Est. Applications: 569 Acceptance Rate: 23% Est. Class Size: 132

Program Description

The innovative Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum prepares students for a broad array of careers in pharmacy. Students are admitted to the Pharm.D. program after completing a minimum of 62 semester hours (e.g., 2 years) of pre-professional collegiate study at an accredited college or university. Subsequent to admission, pharmacy students must satisfactorily complete four (4) years of professional study. Pharmacy core courses include the basic pharmaceutical sciences (i.e., infectious disease, immunology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutics), followed by courses in clinical pharmacy practice (i.e., pathophysiology/therapeutics, drug information/literature evaluation, and pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics), pharmacy administration (i.e., pharmaceutical economics, health care delivery) and pharmacy law. Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences that are integrated with the didactic course work are completed over the first three professional years of the curriculum.  Temple University School of Pharmacy offers over 350 pharmacy practice sites for experiential education and numerous opportunities for inter-professional interactions.

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Public Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $1000 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)
  • No Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 3307 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140

Acceptance Rate for The University

23%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 23%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 64% Male: 36% Age: 18-61


Tuition (In-State): $34,754 per year
Tuition (Out-State): $37,282 per year
Tuition Fee: $1,867 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.7 Average GPA: 2.7 Minimum PCAT: N/A


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 62
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 34
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 Bio I w/lab 4
General Bio II w/lab 4
Physics I w/lab 4
Calculus I 4
Analytical Reading/Writing English Composition 3
Economics (Microeconomics or Macroeconomics) 3
Humanities 6
Social Sciences 6
General Chemistry I w/lab 4
General Chemistry II w/lab 4
Organic Chemistry I w/lab 4
Anatomy/Physiology I & II 6
Mathematics- Statistics (Recommended) 3
Total 62

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Employer, Faculty Advisor, Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Pre-Health Advisor, Professor of Liberal Arts, Science and Math, Supervisor, 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: Clergy, Co-Worker, Family, Friend, Politician
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR?
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?

Recommended but Not Required


Interview Information

Interview Format: Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Details: Interviews are one hour and are conducted by a faculty member. Applicants will have an opportunity to interact with current PharmD students during a tour of the facility and Health Sciences Campus.



March 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? 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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Contact Information

Website: https://pharmacy.temple.edu/

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