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  • Fast-Track: Sickle Cell Drug Targets Key Enzyme

    Woster research an awardee in Sickle Cell Disease/Advancing Cures funding; fast-track research focused on developing a new gene-modifying sickle cell disease treatment at MUSC could lead to human clinical trials in as few as three years.

  • Nappi and Haney Honored at MUSC Convocation

    Jean Nappi (MUSC Foundation Distinguished Faculty Service Award) and Jason Haney (MUSC Teaching Excellence Award in Educator-Mentor:Clinical/Professional) were recognized for excellence during the 2017 MUSC Faculty Convocation.
     
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    The College

    The College of Pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina provides a premier pharmacy education leveraging the innovative inter-professional learning opportunities offered at South Carolina’s only comprehensive academic health center with a full range of programs in the biomedical sciences.

  • South Carolina Midyear Reception

    South Carolina Midyear Reception

    South Carolina pharmacists and student pharmacists at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting can network and socialize at the South Carolina Pharmacy Reception on Monday, December 4, 2017 at the Funky Monkey Bistro & Bar in Orlando.

     

  • Mikell Named MUSC Pharmacy Honorary Alumnus of the Year

    The 2017 White Coat Ceremony featured as keynote speaker Nancy G. Mikell, who was also presented with the Honorary Alumnus of the Year Award. Mikell's address was the highlight of a week of 2017 Orientation activities capped by the ceremony at Baruch Auditorium August 17.   

  • Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Science

    Faculty nationally recognized for achievement in both teaching and practice provide interprofessional education and training in patient care, critical thinking and professional leadership.


Admission Criteria

The MUSC Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program requires at least 66 hours of prerequisite coursework (typically two years) followed by four academic years of professional study.

Submission of PharmCAS and supplemental application are required for International Applicants. Please refer to our International Admission Requirements for more information. 

Admission to the MUSC College of Pharmacy is competitive and based on the following:

  • Successful completion of prerequisite courses
  • Cumulative and prerequisite GPA
  • PCAT scores (composite and writing)
  • Interview evaluations
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Pharmacy exposure
  • Research experience
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Honors/awards

The PCAT is offered every year in January, July, September, October and November.  We strongly encourage taking the PCAT prior to the January 2018 test dates. The 2017-2018 test dates are:

July 18 - 19
September 7 – 8
October 23 - 31
November 1 – 3
January 3 - 4  (2018) 

Please visit the Pharmacy College Admission Test website for more information on registration deadlines.

Prerequisite requirements for PharmD Program:

General Chemistry8 hours
Organic Chemistry8 hours
Physics3 hours
Calculus3 hours
Statistics3 hours
Biology8 hours
English Composition3 hours
English Literature/Composition3 hours
Verbal Skills (Public Speaking)3 hours
Economics3 hours
Psychology3 hours
Liberal Arts Elective9 hours
Anatomy/Physiology6 hours
Microbiology3 hours
TOTAL66 hours

 

  • Calculus: General calculus and calculus for business or life sciences majors will be accepted
  • Science Courses: must be designated for science majors
  • Biology: Two general biology courses may be substituted with a combination of botany, zoology, cell biology, or genetics upon approval of MUSC COP
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology: May include a 3-hour course in anatomy and a 3-hour course in physiology or 6-hour anatomy integrated with physiology courses. 6 hours of Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and Animal Physiology will be accepted. 6 hours must come from two lecture courses
  • Microbiology: Microbiology lab is not required
  • Physics: Algebra or calculus based physics will be accepted. A physics lab is not required
  • Statistics: Introductory statistics or a statistics for life sciences, business, mathematics, etc. majors will be accepted
  • Public Speaking: Public Speaking or Speech will be accepted
  • Economics: Introductory economics, microeconomics, or macroeconomics will be accepted
  • Liberal Arts electives: Courses in humanities and social sciences are accepted. Examples of humanities include: art, business, ethics, creative writing, fine arts, languages, music, religion, and theater. Examples of social sciences include: anthropology, additional economic courses, child development, geography, history, management, political science, social work, sociology, and womens studies

To be considered for admission, applicants must take the PCAT exam prior to the PharmCAS application deadline on or before January 5, 2018.  PCAT scores are reported to PharmCAS using code 104 upon exam registration. Any exam scores older than 5 years will not be accepted and the exam will need to be repeated.

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  • In order to apply, a candidate must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (undergraduate and graduate GPAs will be combined).  The average GPA of admitted students is 3.5.  While a minimum PCAT score is not required, note that the average composite PCAT score of admitted students is 70
  • It is the candidate’s responsibility to verify that minimum GPA requirements are met. An application fee refund will not be issued if application requirements are not met
  • Applicants must submit transcripts from all institutions attended for all coursework (including outside of PharmD prerequisites) taken through the last semester prior to applying to PharmCAS
  • Applicants must submit transcripts of completed fall 2017 course grades to PharmCAS and update the PharmCAS academic update window as soon as grades are available

To accelerate the processing of fall 2017 course grades, applicants should request an official transcript to be mailed to MUSC Admissions in addition to PharmCAS. Please send official transcripts to:

ATTN: MUSC Admissions
Office of Enrollment Management
45 Courtenay Drive, 3rd Floor, Room 359
MSC 203
Charleston, SC 29425-2030

  • Applicants must submit transcripts for coursework taken during spring and summer 2018 semesters (if applicable) to the MUSC Admissions Office as soon as grades are available
  • When submitting transcripts via PharmCAS, applicants must use the Transcript Request Form found on the PharmCAS website. Only transcripts mailed along with the Transcript Request Form will be accepted
  • It can take up to five weeks to process transcripts via PharmCAS. It is recommended that applicants apply early to prevent any delays in processing
  • AP scores must be submitted by the applicant to MUSC Admissions, College Code 5407 to the Office of Enrollment Management address above
  • AP scores may be requested through College Board


 

 
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