Admissions & Aid
You can find academic requirements, application process, and tuition information here. But we encourage you to come visit our campus and speak to us in person. Information sessions are held on a monthly basis throughout the year. We'll go over academic and campus life at Touro College of Pharmacy, admissions requirements, the admissions and financial aid processes, and a current student will take you around on a campus tour.
You can start our PharmD program once you’ve completed 67 credits of undergraduate classes and meet the pre-professional coursework requirements listed below. While a bachelor’s degree is preferred, we welcome students without a degree who meet our requirements, are dedicated to the practice of pharmacy, and share our values.
If you’re attending one of our linkage agreement institutions and following their pharmd track, you can also start at TCOP before finishing your undergraduate studies.
We participate in PharmCAS early decision. If you're thinking of applying early decision, the deadline for the 2019-2020 application cycle is September 3, 2019 with your admissions decision provided no later than October 18, 2019. Review the PharmCAS Early Decision page to learn more about what early decision entails.
Need help funding your PharmD education? There are scholarships available. TCOP students receive a number of internal and external scholarships every year.
US citizens with degrees from foreign institutions should review our guidelines for International Students to ensure they meet all requirements. Non-native English speakers must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). If you need reasonable accommodations, please reach out to the Office of Student Disability Services.
Academic Requirements for Admission
In order to apply you'll need:
1. Minimum 67* credits pre-requisite coursework from a fully accredited college
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Preferred minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. But to give you an idea of our applicants, the average cumulative GPA for the 2018 admissions cycle was 3.18, and the average science GPA for the 2018 admissions cycle was 3.0.
*Students who wish to apply for graduate financial aid must have earned a minimum of 72 undergraduate credits prior to matriculation.
2. Prerequisites Courses
You must have completed the following coursework with a grade of “C” or better within the last ten years. Courses older than 10 years can be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
- Biology with lab (8 credits)
- General chemistry with lab (8 credits)
- Organic chemistry with lab (8 credits)
- Microbiology with lab (4 credits)
- Human anatomy with lab AND Physiology with lab (EACH 4 credits, total 8 credits) OR Anatomy and Physiology I AND II, each with lab (EACH 4 credits, total 8 credits)
- Physics with lab (4 credits)
- Biochemistry (3 credits)
- Calculus (3 credits)
- Economics (micro, macro or general accepted) (3 credits)
- English Composition (3 credits)
- English Oral Communication/Public Speaking/Speech (3 credits)
- Humanities (6 credits of English Literature/History, Philosophy, Ethics)
- Social/Behavioral Science (6 credits of Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology)
- Statistics with Biostatistics Preferred
- Computer Science
3. Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)
We strongly recommend you take the PCAT. Scores are valid only if the test was taken within the last two years (e.g., for Fall 2019 not before July 2017).
Candidates are required to submit three letters of recommendation, including one from a healthcare professional and at least one from a science professor from whom you earned a grade. We do not accept letters from family members.
5. Volunteer or work experience
We recommend you have volunteer or work hours in a pharmacy, public health or health care setting before applying.