1. What is the minimum GPA required for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Roseman? What is a competitive overall GPA?
The minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) is 2.8 on a 4.0 scale. However, admission is competitive and based on the candidate’s interview selection score and, if granted, the average interview score. The interview selection score consists of the overall GPA and science/math prerequisite GPA. PCAT score, if a candidate possesses a baccalaureate degree in physical, applied or health sciences, and if a candidate is a resident of Nevada or Utah. Candidates with the highest interview selection scores receive an invitation for an interview. Admission offers are extended to candidates with the highest combined interview selection and interview scores.
2. Is a bachelor's degree required for admission?
No, only the pre-pharmacy requirements are necessary.
3. Are letters of recommendation required?
No. Letters of recommendation are not required and are not accepted.
4. Does Roseman participate in PharmCAS, if so is a supplemental application required?
Yes, you must apply through PharmCas, and yes, you must complete a supplemental application.
5. Is there an admission test requirement?
The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is required. For more information, visit www.pcatweb.info.
6. Is pharmacy experience required? Do you give preference to candidates who have pharmacy experience or to pharmacy technicians?
No, Roseman does not require applicants to have pharmacy experience. Candidates without pharmacy experience have the same chance of receiving an invitation to interview for the program as those with pharmacy experience.
7. Is there an advantage to applying early?
The College of Pharmacy does not give preference in the admissions process to candidates who apply early. However, candidates with competitive interview selection scores who apply before December may be invited to participate in one of the initial interview days.
8. I am reapplying to the program - will it help or hurt my chances for receiving an offer of admission?
The Pharmacy Admissions Office evaluates all applicants using the same formula. It will not help or hurt your chances of getting an interview.
9. I am not a resident of Nevada or Utah, can I still apply?
Roseman accepts applicants from all 50 states and abroad. Tuition and fees are the same for ALL students. Applicants who complete the Declaration of Nevada or Utah Residency form and submit the appropriate documentation establishing they are residents of Nevada or Utah will be given additional preference in the interview selection process.
10. Roseman requires that I earn the equivalent of 60 semester hours before enrolling in the program.
However, the 10 prerequisites required for the program do not add up to 60 hours, what additional courses should I take to meet this requirement?
You can fulfill the remaining hours with any additional subjects. The College of Pharmacy does not award any preference in the admissions process to candidates completing specific courses.
11. I finished my prerequisites over seven years ago. Will they be accepted?
Yes. It is recommended however, that all coursework be completed within six years of the time of application to the program.
12. Must I have all the prerequisite courses completed before I apply?
No, but you must have a plan in place which allows you to complete all requirements prior to entering the program. At least five of the eight science/math prerequisites must be completed by December in order to apply for the next fall enrollment. You may enroll in classes through the summer prior to entrance to fulfill requirements.
13. Can I take prerequisites at a community college? How do I know if the prerequisites offered at my college will satisfy Roseman's requirements?
Yes, coursework can be taken at any accredited community college or university. If you have any questions whether a course you have taken or are planning to take meets the prerequisite requirements, please e-mail Dr. Michael DeYoung directly with course name and catalog description and he will let you know if it fulfills Roseman’s requirements. A course syllabus may also be requested.
14. I completed five (5) semester hours of Human Anatomy and Physiology, do I need to take an additional human anatomy or human physiology class?
Yes, you must take another anatomy and/or physiology class in order to fulfill the six (6) semester hours of lecture human anatomy and physiology prerequisite.
15. What are the minimum prerequisites needed to be eligible to be considered for admission and enrollment into the program? Can I finish prerequisites in the spring and summer before I enroll?
Applicants must possess a minimum overall GPA of 2.8 when they submit their application in order for the Pharmacy Admissions Office to review their application for admission.
Candidates must complete a minimum of 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of study in an accredited college or university, earn a grade of “C” or better in all required science/math prerequisites courses and a “B” or better in English and Speech to be considered for enrollment in the program.
Candidates must complete at least five of the eight science/math prerequisites by the end of December, and the remaining prerequisites may be completed in the spring and summer before classes begin in the fall.
16. What do I need to do to be eligible to obtain a Nevada or Utah State Board of Pharmacy Intern License?
Applicants must be eligible to obtain a NV or UT state board of pharmacy intern pharmacist certificate of registration in order to enroll in the program. Applicants who have any of the following conditions should check with the appropriate state board before applying to the program:
If you have you been diagnosed or treated in the last five years for a mental illness or a physical condition that would impair your ability to perform any of the essential functions of your license, including alcohol or substance abuse; if you have been charged, arrested or convicted of a felony or misdemeanor; if you have been a subject of an administrative action whether completed or pending; and/or if you had a license suspended, revoked, surrendered or otherwise disciplined, including any action against your license that was not made public.
The College of Pharmacy will help you apply for this license.
17. Am I required to submit a resume with my supplemental application?
No, resumes and personal statements are not required.
18. What is academic forgiveness and who is eligible to request this option?
To improve your overall and/or science/math prerequisite GPA’s, anyone who has taken coursework five (5) years or longer since the date of applying to Roseman is eligible. However, applicants making this request must complete all 10 required prerequisites within the last five years, including English composition I, and speech. Transcripts from all post-secondary education institutions are still required. Pharmacy applicants requesting academic forgiveness are then evaluated using the same admissions formula. There is no deduction of points for requesting this option.
19. When is the application available? When is the deadline to apply?
Admission is done annually. The application will be posted on the website no later than September for classes beginning the following fall. Please read the topic Admissions Timeline under Admissions Requirements for deadline information.
APPLICATION PROCESS, NOTIFICATION, INTERVIEWS, FINAL NOTICE
1. Do I have to fill out a separate supplemental application for the Nevada and Utah campuses?
No, there is only one supplemental application, one supplemental application fee, and one ranking. All supplemental applications are processed in Nevada. You must indicate on the supplemental application if you wish to be considered for admission at a specific campus.
2. How will I know if my application has been received and complete?
An e-mail will be sent within three weeks after your supplemental application packet is received by the Admission Office. A checklist of requirements to keep in your file is included in the supplemental application. If you are invited for an interview and anything is missing from your packet, you will be contacted.
3. May I call your office to find out the status of my application?
The best way to contact the Admissions Office is to email email@example.com.
4. When will I know if I will get an interview?
The Pharmacy Admissions Office invites candidates via e-mail and phone for interviews and will continue issuing invitations through April.
5. I'm making changes to my contact information. How do I notify you?
You must inform the Roseman College of Pharmacy Admissions Office in writing of all changes to your address and phone numbers. Please include full name, plus old and new information.
6. When and how will I be notified of my final admission status?
The Pharmacy Admissions Office will notify all candidates of their final admission status in writing by the end of May.
1. How many years does it take to receive a PharmD degree?
Roseman offers a 3-year PharmD program using the block curriculum system.
2. Are both the Henderson, NV and South Jordan Campuses accredited?
Yes, both campuses have the same program and are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Visit the ACPE website for more information.
3. May I attend your program part-time?
No, students must attend our program full-time. Students are required to attend class Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday schedule includes assessments and/or experiential training.
4. What are the tuition and fees for Roseman? What is the maximum amount I can borrow for a student loan? When should I apply for a student loan? Can I apply for FAFSA? Are there scholarships available?
Please visit the Financial Aid & Scholarships page.
5. Is health insurance required? Where can I go to learn about the Roseman Student Health Insurance Plan?
Yes, health insurance is required. If you do not have health insurance, you must obtain it through Roseman. Please read the Student Health Insurance page for more information.
6. What year do clinical experiential rotations start? Can I complete rotations outside of Nevada and Utah?
While our curriculum features exposure to pharmacy practice in the first two years of the program, the third and final year emphasizes rotation in a variety of clinical pharmacy practice settings. Students already enrolled in the program may contact the Office of Clinical Programs to request to complete rotations out-of-state. However, the College of Pharmacy makes no guarantees that it will be able to grant these requests.
7. Is on-campus housing available at Roseman?
On-campus housing is not available, however, there are many apartment complexes and homes within a 10-20 minute drive from both our Henderson, NV and South Jordan, UT campuses. Please visit the Housing page for more information. Once students are admitted into the pharmacy program, they are able to participate in a roommate and housing database.
1. Do I need the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination to apply to Roseman?
ALL applicants must receive a grade of A or B in the English and speech prerequisites in order to be enrolled. Therefore, the TOEFL test is not required or accepted.
2. Can I apply to Roseman if I am an international student?
Yes, if you have an F1 visa status, an I-20 and a U.S. social security number.
3. I have completed coursework outside of the United States. Should I have my international transcript evaluated prior to applying?
Yes, international course work must be evaluated by any service accepted by PharmCas. Please do not submit foreign transcripts.