Thomas Jefferson University

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Thomas Jefferson University

  • City , State Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Est. Tution $154,000
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
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Thomas Jefferson University Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 72 Faculty: 50
Est. Applications: 444 Acceptance Rate: 12% Est. Class Size: 52

Program Description

The Doctor of Pharmacy program at the Jefferson College of Pharmacy provides students:

  • Active learning through Interprofessional education with other health professional students
  • Immediate exposure to the practice of pharmacy
  • Multiple opportunities for personal professional development and networking
  • Solid knowledge base to build your professional career on

The program begins with courses that establish the basis to build your knowledge of disease state management, wellness, literature evaluation, healthcare policy, and practice standards. Included will be the opportunity to experience many different pharmacy practice settings and to learn how to best serve patients as a member of the healthcare team through Interprofessional courses and activities. Students at Jefferson are involved in professional organizations, community service, leadership and research activities to enhance personal skills and abilities to complement knowledge gained. All leading toward becoming a practice-ready pharmacist at the program conclusion.

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PharmD Program Highlights

  • Private Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $300 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: 130 S. 9th Street, Suite 100, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

Acceptance Rate for Thomas Jefferson University

12%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 12%

School Demographics (2018)

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


Tuition: $38,500 per year
Tuition Fee: $1,678 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

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


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 72
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 44
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 112
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab 4/6
Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab 4/6
Calculus 3/5
Microbiology w/lab 4/6
English Composition 3/5
Social Sciences 9/15
Humanities 9/15
General Biology I w/lab 4/6
General Biology II w/lab 4/6
General Chemistry I w/lab 4/6
General Chemistry II w/lab 4/6
Physics I algebra or calculus-based with lab 4/6
Physics II algebra or calculus-based with lab 4/6
Organic Chemistry I w/lab 4/6
Organic Chemistry II w/lab 4/6
Remaining credits may be candidates choice 4/6
Total 72/112

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information Please review the list of acceptable references. Clergy may be accepted if they served as a course instructor or in a supervisor role. All faculty are acceptable but science faculty are preferred.
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
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: Co-Worker, Family, Friend, Politician, Teaching Assistant
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
Details: We prefer individual letters but will accept a committee letter. A committee letter is accepted as 1 letter of reference.
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?

Conditionally Accepted


Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with one interviewer
Interview Dates:
Details: Interviews occur on a rolling basis beginning in September following receipt of an interview invitation. The interview will focus on the applicant’s understanding of and commitment to the profession of pharmacy, verbal communication skills, and program fit. Applicants will have opportunities to ask questions. Applicants should prepare for the interview and plan to spend a half-day for the interview process. Early decision candidates will be interviewed first.



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? No
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No

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