Application Requirements

Doctor of Pharmacy


The following materials should be submitted through PharmCAS (Pharmacy College Application Service):
  • Online PharmCAS application
  • One letter of recommendation 
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate coursework

Prerequisite course work must be completed prior to matriculation and can be “in progress” at time of application.

If English is not your native/first language, you must meet the following language proficiency requirement:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – Internet-based: Minimum score of 82 (24 Writing, 20 Speaking, 22 Reading, 16 Listening), Computer-based: Minimum score of 213. Regis University's TOEFL code is 4656.
  • Applicants that have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited US institution do not need to provide a TOEFL score.

Eligibility for the program is pending the successful completion of a drug screening and a criminal background check. Admitted students will be required to complete the Colorado State Board of Pharmacy criminal background check to obtain a pharmacy intern license. Admission to Regis University does not guarantee professional licensure. To learn more, visit Disqualifying Offenses and Eligibility of Licensure Notification.

Other Requirements (If admitted)

Prior to starting classes at Regis, admitted students will be required to complete the Colorado State Board of Pharmacy criminal background check to obtain a pharmacy intern license. The questions the State Board asks pharmacy interns on the Intern License Application are listed below:

  • Have you ever been convicted of, pled guilty to, pled nolo contendere to, or received a deferred judgment for a felony?
  • Have you ever been convicted of, plead guilty to, pled nolo contendere to, or received a deferred judgment for a misdemeanor (including but not limited to DUI or DWAI?
  • Have you ever been convicted of, pled guilty to, pled nolo contendere to, or received a deferred judgment for any offense pertaining to state or federal drug law?
  • Have you ever had any disciplinary action taken against your license or pending against you in any state?
  • Do you have any physical or mental condition which may impact your ability to practice pharmacy safely?
  • Do you have, or have you had, any malpractice judgments rendered against you?

For more information regarding Colorado Intern Licensing please refer to the Colorado State Board of Pharmacy website: www.dora.state.co.us

 

The following courses must be completed prior to starting the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Prerequisites may be listed as "in progress" at the time of application. 66 credit hours of prerequisites are required for applicants with a completed bachelor's degree by the program start date. Students who will not have a completed bachelor's degree by the program start date are required to complete 72 credit hours of prerequisites. 

Natural Sciences and Mathematics 42 credit hours total
General Biology and Lab I 4 credit hours
General Biology and Lab II 4 credit hours
General Chemistry and Lab I* 5 credit hours
General Chemistry and Lab II* 5 credit hours
Organic Chemistry and Lab I* 5 credit hours
Organic Chemistry and Lab II* 5 credit hours
Calculus I 4 credit hours
Human Anatomy (lab recommended) 3 credit hours
Human Physiology (lab recommended) 3 credit hours
One of the following with lab: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics/Genomics, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, or Upper Division Equivalent 4 credit hours
Written and Oral Communication 6 credit hours total
English Composition 3 credit hours
Speech Communication or equivalent 3 credit hours
Social Sciences 6 credit hours total
Social Science electives (Sociology and Psychology recommended) 6 credit hours
Other 12-18 credit hours total
Economics 3 credit hours
Religious Studies** 0-3 credit hours
General electives (Philosophy recommended)*** 9-12 credit hours

*Four-credit courses in General Chemistry I & II and Organic Chemistry I & II will be honored as long as a lab is included.

**The Religious Studies prerequisite will be waived for those applicants that have or will have completed a Bachelor’s Degree by the program start date.

***Applicants that have or will have completed a bachelor’s degree by the program start date only need 9 credit hours of general electives. Applicants who will not have a bachelor’s degree by the program start date will need 12 credit hours of general electives.

Admissions Selection Criteria

Admissions decisions by the Admissions Committee involve consideration of several factors including:

  • Evidence of academic readiness for the Regis University School of Pharmacy curricula
  • Evidence of quality verbal, written and interpersonal capabilities
  • Virtual multiple-mini interviews with representatives of the Admissions Committee, School of Pharmacy faculty and community pharmacy leaders in addition to other required activities as part of the interview process
  • Math/Science GPA for undergraduate coursework
  • Performance in pre-pharmacy prerequisites.  A grade of C- or higher must be earned in all prerequisite courses.
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Evidence of non-cognitive behaviors congruent with the mission, values and pedagogy of the Regis University School of Pharmacy

The committee selects a diverse student group from the interviewed applicant pool. Applicants who have been selected for admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy program will receive either a conditional or final offer of admission within two weeks of their interview date. Offers of admission are sent until all program spaces are filled.

Conditional admission will be offered to applicants who are attending a post-secondary institution and whose final academic grades for prerequisite courses are not yet available. Applicants offered conditional admission are accepted into the program pending successful completion of prerequisite courses with a grade of "C-" or higher, maintaining grades consistent with the initial review and meeting the GPA requirements. Students must submit official transcripts to the Office of Admissions demonstrating that the conditional requirements have been met prior to the first day of regular classes. 

Final admission will be given to applicants who have met all of the admission criteria and who have submitted all application documentation.

An alternate list may be maintained until the beginning of classes. If space becomes available, alternate list applicants will receive written notification and/or a phone call of an offer of admission. Alternate list applicants will still need to complete all admission requirements. 

Applicants must reply to the Office of Admissions within 10 business days of receipt of the offer of admissions. A $500 non-refundable deposit is required upon acceptance. This may be submitted either by electronic transfer or check.

Successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening is required prior to beginning the program. Eligibility for the Doctor of Pharmacy program is pending the successful completion of the Essential Functions forms.

Students are required to be computer literate prior to entering the program. Necessary skills include proficiency in several computer applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

The Office of Admissions coordinates the communication between the School of Pharmacy and the applicants. Regis University reserves the right to deny admission, continued enrollment, or re-enrollment to any applicant or student who would pose an unreasonable risk of harm to self or others, or any unreasonable risk of disruption to the academic or clinical processes of the School of Pharmacy, the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, or Regis University. Adherence to the "Code of Ethics for Pharmacists," as described by the American Pharmacist's Association is required for all students in the program.

The Office of Admissions is committed to the protection of personal information. Use of personal information is strictly limited to the appropriate handling of applications, recordkeeping, and research intended to further improve the admissions process and pharmacy education.

The applicant acknowledges that admission decisions are made by Regis University personnel in the exercise of discretion and professional judgment and are not subject to review or appeal. Materials in support of an application for admission become the property of Regis University and will not be provided or returned to an applicant.

 


 

School of Pharmacy Guaranteed Admission Policy

If you are a high school student interested in attending Regis University as a pre-pharmacy student to be considered for seamless entry into the Doctor of Pharmacy program, begin by applying to the pre-pharmacy track within your Regis College academic program.

Newly matriculated freshman attending Regis University (specifically Regis College) may be eligible for guaranteed admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program as a Pharmacy Scholar if they successfully meet all guaranteed admission policy requirements upon entry into the PharmD program.

Guaranteed admission is an opportunity to earn a spot in the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Eligibility is based on an exceptional set of rigorous standards:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Cumulative math/science GPA of 3.0 and above 
  • Grades of C or better in all Regis University course work
  • Recommendation of pre-professional advisor 

Additional Requirements 

  • Requirement to observe TBL and tour facilities (can be during an interview day)
  • No academic dishonesty or any professionalism issues 

Students not meeting guaranteed admission policy requirements are still eligible to apply to the Doctor of Pharmacy program and have their applications competitively reviewed.