University of Tennessee

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University of Tennessee

  • City , State Memphis, Tennessee
  • Est. Tution $89,480
  • Deadline 02/01/2022
  • Apply Now


The University of Tennessee Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 62 Faculty: 71
Est. Applications: 654 Acceptance Rate: 27% Est. Class Size: 174

Program Description

The mission of the UTHSC College of Pharmacy is to prepare tomorrow’s pharmacy leaders and advocates for the profession.  Our graduates enter contemporary practice settings with confidence and a diverse skillset.  The curriculum strongly supports graduates who desire to continue their education through residencies or other postgraduate training, as well as those who plan to enter practice directly after graduation.

Our main campus resides in Memphis on the University of Tennessee’s Health Science Center campus, with additional campuses located in Nashville and Knoxville.  The college continues to be ranked in the top 20 of all colleges of pharmacy nationwide, and graduates consistently score greater than the national and state averages on board exam pass rates.

The UTHSC student pharmacist acquires clinical knowledge and finesse through a varied curricula consisting of:

  • An integrated curriculum introducing therapeutics-based courses in the P1 year
  • APPEs beginning in the P3 year, providing students earlier exposure to clinical rotations across the state and beyond
  • Clinical simulation – standardized patients, task trainers, high-fidelity patient simulators, and virtual reality
  • Interprofessional experiences and team-based training


PharmD Program Highlights

  • Public Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $500 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score not Required
  • Minimum Three (3) Letters of Reference are required
  • No Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • No Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 881 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38163

Acceptance Rate for The University of Tennessee

27%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 27%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 60% Male: 30% Age: 18-61


Tuition (In-State): $22,370 per year
Tuition (Out-State): $27,374 per year
Tuition Fee: $1,465 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: N/A Average GPA: N/A 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: 35
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 Biology/Zoology 8
Microbiology 3
General Chemistry 8
Organic Chemistry 8
Anatomy & Physiology 8
Calculus 3
Statistics 3
Communications/Speech 3
English Composition 6
Social Sciences 6
Humanities 6
Total 62

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Co-Worker, Employer, Faculty Advisor, Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Politician, Pre-Health Advisor, Professor of Liberal Arts, Math and Science, 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, Family, Friend
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
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: There will be at least 12 interview days during the admissions cycle. Selected applicants are invited for personal interviews at one of our campuses. Tours of the campuses, led by current students, are included in the interview day itinerary.



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? Yes
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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