The School of Pharmacy at Hampton University offers an innovative, entry-level, professional program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy Program requires six years for completion. The first two years of the program consist of preprofessional pharmacy education, followed by four years of professional pharmacy education.
First Time College Student:
Students may apply for admission into the pre-pharmacy program directly from high school and must complete two years of prerequisite coursework. Applicants who meet the requirements for admission to the University are eligible to be included in the School of Pharmacy's preprofessional program. Courses in the pre-pharmacy curriculum include the following: general and organic chemistry, physics, calculus, biology, English, speech, social science, history and humanities. Pre-pharmacy majors are assigned to an advisor within the School of Pharmacy who assists them to prepare for entrance into the professional program. Each pre-pharmacy student must apply for a seat in the professional program. The PCAT and a GPA of 2.75 are required to be considered for an interview to progress from the pre-pharmacy program into the professional level.
Students may complete the prerequisite courses at another institution, transfer into the professional program and complete four years of study leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The content and comprehensiveness of the prerequisite courses must be comparable to the pre-pharmacy courses offered at Hampton University. To be considered for admission, a transfer student must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.75. A recent PCAT (within the last 24 months), an on-site interview and a high degree of professionalism are required for admission to the professional school. Students following academic tracks other than pre-pharmacy at Hampton University may also apply to the Pharm.D. program, provided they meet the requirements for submitting an application.
Once accepted into the School of Pharmacy, students must successfully complete the four-year professional program to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The Pharm.D. degree is not a graduate degree, but is a professional degree, and is the only degree which will allow the graduate to become a licensed, practicing pharmacist. Students may not sit for the pharmacy licensing examination until they complete the full four-year professional curriculum and earn a Pharm.D. degree.
Applications and Information:
Applications and forms are available by visiting the Applications and Forms page and must be downloaded, completed and mailed to the following address in its entirety, on or before January 15:
School of Pharmacy
Office of Student Affairs/Admissions
Hampton, VA 23668