University of South Florida

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University of South Florida

  • City , State Tampa, Florida
  • Est. Tution $66,440
  • Deadline 02/01/2022
  • Apply Now


University of South Florida Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 72 Faculty: 50
Est. Applications: 428 Acceptance Rate: 22% Est. Class Size: 94

Program Description

The only state-funded 4-year PharmD program located in a metropolitan area in Florida.  Our program offers:

  • The lowest tuition rates in the state
  • An innovative curriculum that includes the use of augmented and virtual reality technology and emphasizes a collaborative approach to patient care and research
  • State-of-the-art learning and simulation facilities
  • Unparalleled interdisciplinary learning environment among pharmacy, medicine, nursing, public health, and other health care professions
  • Entrepreneurial academic partnerships offering students hands-on experiences in managing and delivering technological-advanced pharmaceutical care

Emphasis is placed on the comprehension and assimilation of knowledge, with subsequent demonstration of competency.  Lectures are limited to increase faculty to student interaction. Elective opportunities allow students to pursue areas of interest and focus their attention to position themselves for post-graduate education, training, or employment. The college places emphasis on pharmacogenomics, leadership, informatics, geriatric care.

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Public Institution
  • Baccalaureate Degree Preferred
  • $200 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score Required Minimum 65
  • Minimum Two (2) Letters of Reference are required
  • Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 12901 Bruce B Downs Blvd. MDC 30 Tampa, Florida 33612

Acceptance Rate for University of South Florida

22%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 22%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 59% Male: 41% Age: 18-61


Tuition (In-State): $16,610 per year
Tuition (Out-State): $34,355 per year
Tuition Fee: $3,294 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: N/A Average GPA: 2.75 Minimum PCAT: 65


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: 72
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 104
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2020 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
English 3/5
Calculus 3/5
Biochemistry 3/5
Genetics 3/5
General Psychology or Sociology 3/5
Economics (micro or macro) 3/5
Humanities and Arts AND/OR Behavior and Social Sciences. Applicants with an earned Bachelors degree at time of application only need to complete 6 credit hours. 9/15
Statistics 3/5
General Biology I & II w/lab 8/13
General Chemistry I & II w/lab 8/13
Organic Chemistry I & II w/lab 8/13
Physics 4/7
Microbiology 3/5
Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II 8/13
Cell or Molecular Biology 3/5
Total 72/104

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information Two (2) letters of recommendation are required (it is recommended but not required that one letter be from a biological or physical science professor) on your behalf to PharmCAS.
We do not accept letters of recommendation from family members or friends.
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Clergy, Co-Worker, Employer, Faculty Advisor, Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Pre-Health Advisor, Politician, Professor of Liberal Arts, Science and Math, Teaching Assistant, 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: Family or Friend
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? Recommended but Not Required

Interview Information

Interview Format: Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interview Dates:
Details: Our interview process assesses interviewees’ non-cognitive skills. The interview day consists of a panel with student delegates, welcome from the Dean, two assessments (oral interview – Multiple Mini Interview and a group activity), program overview, and a tour of USF Health.

Early decision interviews are in September and October. Some Regular Decision interviews occur in October and November. The majority of regular decision interview days occur late January – April.



February 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? Yes
Follows the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No


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