Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Degree Program

Promoting health. Providing care. Prescribing solutions. At Roseman you get more collaboration and less lecturing. Our curriculum emphasizes early patient & advocacy experiences in a variety of real-world settings. Ignite your career in the changing world of pharmacy.

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Roseman University’s Accelerated three-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) provides students with a one-of-a-kind educational experience focusing on active and team-based learning, a focused and efficient block curriculum, and early patient and advocacy experiences in a variety of real-world settings.

Pharmacists are an integral part of a healthcare team, working in retail or various retail, hospital, or various healthcare settings, compounding medications, counseling patients, conducting research, and/or teaching.

Roseman University’s Six-Point Mastery Learning Model® leverages unique teaching methods to facilitate deep and lasting active learning, reduce competition, increase collaboration and teamwork, and expose students to the healthcare setting early, allowing for greater competency, mastery, and confidence.

Fast Facts

  • Earn the PharmD in 3 years
  • Learn on-campus in our unique hexagonal classroom setting
  • August start
  • 1 University | 2 Locations (Nevada & Utah)
  • Competitive residency match rates
  • 70% of graduates report having a job prior to graduation
  • Two dual degree opportunities: Fast-track BS/PharmD and Dual Accelerated PharmD/MSPS
  • Enhanced experiential learning in the CVS Health Spanish Pathway
Explore the Diverse Career Paths in Pharmacy

Duration

3 Years

Location

Modalities

  1. On-Campus

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Admissions

June 3, 2024: FINAL PharmCAS Application Deadline for class starting August 2024

Submit Your PharmCAS Application     

No Supplemental Application fee required. Students are encouraged to apply before the application deadline.

All prospective students are encouraged to schedule an in-person or virtual meeting with an academic advisor to discuss their prerequisites and readiness to apply.

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THE PCAT IS NOT REQUIRED

In order to be eligible for admission to the PharmD program, applicants must:

  • Complete a minimum of 60 semester credit hours (90 quarter hours) of study at an accredited college or university in the United States or its equivalent abroad.
  • Achieve a preferred cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or higher out of 4.0 scale.
  • Receive a grade of “C-” (70% or higher) in all Science and Math prerequisite courses and a grade of “B-” (80% or higher) in the English and Speech/ Communications courses.
  • Complete the PharmCAS application by the deadline. All applicants that meet the minimum criteria will have their file evaluated. The file evaluation process will be competitive, and the most competitive applicants will be invited for an on-campus interview.
  • All applicants that meet the minimum criteria will have their file evaluated. The file evaluation process will be competitive, and the most competitive applicants will be invited for an on-campus interview.

Note: applicants may not disregard any part of their college-level educational history. An applicant who fails to report all institutions attended will forfeit his/her eligibility for admission to the university or will be dismissed. All credentials submitted for admission to Roseman University of Health Sciences become the property of the university and will not be returned or released.

General Chemistry I with Laboratory

4 semester hours OR
4 quarter hours of Chemistry I AND 4 quarter hours of Chemistry II

General Chemistry II with Laboratory*

4 semester hours OR
4 quarter hours of Chemistry III

Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory

4 semester hours OR
4 quarter hours of Organic Chemistry I AND 4 quarter hours of Organic Chemistry II

Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory*

4 semester hours OR
4 quarter hours of Organic Chemistry III

Calculus I

3 semester hours OR
4 quarter hours

General Microbiology (Lab not required)

3 semester hours OR
3 quarter hours

Human Anatomy (Lab not required)

Human Physiology (Lab not required)

The College requires a total of 6 semester hours or 8 quarter hours of Human Anatomy and Human Physiology. These prerequisites can be fulfilled by completing one of the following options:

3 semester hours of Human Anatomy AND 3 semester hours of Physiology (Introductory courses not accepted)
OR
3 semester hours of Human Anatomy and Physiology I and 3 semester hours of Human Anatomy and Physiology II
OR
6 semester hours of Human Physiology


We will accept applications with coursework in progress

Applicants must complete at least five of the Science/Math prerequisites listed above by December 31st of the year before enrollment and all eight must be completed at the time of enrollment.

You must submit an official transcript documenting the final grade earned in any prerequisite class that was in progress when you submitted your application.

Math and Science Prerequisites* (Grade of “C-” (70% or higher) is required)

If an applicant is completing the Chemistry series via “quarter system”, then general Chemistry III with lab and organic chemistry III with lab are required.

Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology courses are not required prerequisites. However, the Admissions Office strongly recommends them.

Introductory courses are not accepted.

English Composition I

Freshman Level 3 semester hours OR
3 quarter hours

Speech/Communications

3 semester hours OR
3 quarter hours


We will accept applications with coursework in progress.

Applicants must have completed the English and Speech/Communications courses at the time of enrollment.

You must submit an official transcript documenting the final grade earned in any prerequisite class that was in progress when you submitted your application.

Humanities Prerequisites (Grade of “B-” (80% or higher) is required)

Introductory courses are not accepted.

When the Admissions Office at the College of Pharmacy at Roseman University receives a complete application, they utilize the following criteria to determine which applicants are invited to interview:

Academic Achievement

  • Overall GPA
  • Science and Math prerequisite GPA
  • PCAT score or Bachelor’s, Master’s, or other Doctoral level degrees

Interview

An applicant’s academic achievements will determine if they are invited to interview.  The College of Pharmacy typically interviews until April.  Applicants are interviewed by a panel that consists of one faculty member and one student from the College of Pharmacy.

Through various questions, the panel assesses the applicant’s strengths and abilities in their:

  • Understanding and motivation for pharmacy
  • Professionalism
  • Leadership
  • Problem-solving
  • Working within a team
  • Oral communication skills

Based on a comprehensive review of an applicant’s academic achievements and interview assessment, the Admissions Office, with the Dean’s final approval, will offer admission to the most competitive candidates.  Offers of admission can be made through August.  A waitlist may be maintained until the beginning of orientation.  All admissions decisions are final.

An applicant can request that the Admissions Office use only your grades from the last five years to calculate overall and prerequisite grade point averages (GPAs).


Example:  If you apply for Fall 2023, and request academic forgiveness (to request this, you must check the appropriate box on the Roseman application), grades before January 1, 2018 will not be included in the calculation of your overall and math and science prerequisite GPAs.  Your credit hours are still valid and any degrees you have received will still be counted.


Applicants making this request must have completed five of the eight math and science prerequisites by the end of December and all 10 required prerequisites, including English and Speech, within the last five years.

he Assistant Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs reserves the right to adjust an applicant’s admissions status, disqualify an applicant from admissions consideration or rescind an offer of admission at Roseman should the applicant violate the PharmCAS Applicant Code of Conduct and/or demonstrate a lack of professionalism during the admissions process.

Foreign Transcripts must be evaluated and submitted directly to PharmCAS for consideration (Do not send directly to Roseman).

Roseman University requires Foreign Transcripts to be evaluated by World Education Services (WES). Select the WES “course by course” evaluation with grades.  Please do not submit foreign transcripts to Roseman University.


TOEFL scores are not required.

International applicants must have an F1 Visa status, an I-20 and a U.S. Social Security number.

The College of Pharmacy is currently accepting transfer applications for Fall 2024 entry.

  • Application Deadline: Monday, May 3, 2024
  • Application Fee: $60 (non-refundable)

Applicants interested in applying for transfer should:

  • Read all instructions and proofread your application before submitting it to the College. Any omissions will significantly delay the processing of your application and may result in denial of admission.
  • Complete and provide all information requested in the application, including all official transcripts of undergraduate and pharmacy coursework, and pay the $60 application fee (non-refundable).

To be eligible for transfer consideration, applicants must:

  • Meet a preferred cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in the professional program of the College/School of Pharmacy attended
  • Submit official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended
  • Submit a letter from the Dean of your current Pharmacy School that documents that you are in good academic and professional standing. Please have your Dean send the email directly to Lisa Stone, Interim Director of Admissions at lstone@roseman.edu and copy ruhspharmacy@roseman.edu.
  • Submit letter(s) of recommendation from a faculty member at the current college of pharmacy (Optional)

To begin the transfer application process, please visit Apply Here.


Because of the Block System and the highly integrated nature of the didactic component of the curriculum, the College of Pharmacy will consider requests for transfers from other Doctor of Pharmacy programs on an individual basis.

The College of Pharmacy requires all transfer students to fulfill the experiential learning requirements for the first year of the program (368 hours in a community pharmacy), starting no later than the fourth week of May and finishing prior to starting the second year of Roseman’s program in August.

Individuals with a prior BS in pharmacy will not be admitted with advanced standing into Roseman’s Doctor of Pharmacy program.

The Admissions Office will consider granting deferred admission in extenuating circumstances that would preclude an applicant from beginning classes at the start of the academic year.  Requests for deferment will be considered on a case-by-case basis upon an admitted applicant’s written request.

An applicant who requests and is approved to defer admission is considered under obligation to enroll and attend the pharmacy program the following year.  Applicants can only request to defer their offer of admission once and that deferral, if accepted, will only be valid for the next academic year.

Only applicants who accept an offer of admission and paid the tuition deposit will be considered for a deferral request.  You will be required to sign an agreement contract certifying that you will not apply to, attend or hold a deferment at another College or School of Pharmacy.  Violations of this contract will result in the deferment being revoked.

Deferral requests must be made no later than June 28, 2024.

Nevada State University

Fast-Track BS/PharmD in partnership with Nevada State University

The College of Pharmacy at Roseman University of Health Sciences has partnered with Nevada State University to offer a Fast-Track Degree program where students complete both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in six years.

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Dual Accelerated PharmD/MSPS 3+1 program

Roseman University College of Pharmacy in partnership with the College of Graduate Studies offers an innovative 3+1 Dual Accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PharmD/MSPS) program, allowing students to complete two degrees in four years. 

CVS health

CVS Health Spanish Pathway

The College of Pharmacy at Roseman University of Health Sciences has partnered with CVS Health to raise awareness of pharmacy careers and increase the number of Hispanic/Latino/Spanish-speaking applicants to the college’s Doctor of Pharmacy program.

About the PharmD Program

3,000 +

Alumni

Roseman University College of Pharmacy Graduates are Transforming the Profession of Pharmacy in Nevada, Utah and across the Country

88%

On-time Graduation

Percent of Students from the College of Pharmacy, Class of 2022 Who Graduated On-time

75%

NAPLEX Pass Rate

Percent of Students from the College of Pharmacy Class of 2022 Who Passed the NAPLEX Licensing Exam on the First Attempt

37

Residency Match

Thirty-one Class of 2023 Graduates and Six Alumni Matched for Residency in 2023

Student Voices

“I appreciate the layout of the classroom set-up and feel that I can personally benefit from being in the presence of each professor.”

Savannah Flores

PharmD Class of 2022

“I enjoy the fact that we start our rotations early on in our education. We become more confident in our ability to counsel patients as we learn about the medications.”

Nathan Heger

PharmD Class of 2022

“This continuous cycle of learning and addressing areas of weakness has cultivated skills that I have found useful for succeeding in both the classroom and in practice as a student pharmacist.”

Brittany Harnicher

PharmD Class of 2022

“I firmly believe in the Roseman University Six-Point Mastery Learning Model®, and what I like most about this model is the Block Curriculum, where we focus on only one topic at a time and move on to another topic every two weeks. This allows us to fully master a concept before moving on to the next one.”

Christine Taing

PharmD Class of 2022

“Collaborating with peers to get through assignments was essential to my education. For our class, we say we are all a pharmily, and it is true. We supported each other there every phase of the curriculum, and I don’t know what I would have done without my peers.”

Christopher Hernandez

PharmD Class of 2021

“Competency-based Education has helped me become better. The pressure to meet these standards is uncomfortable, but there is no growth in the comfort zone and I am happy to have a program push me and form me into a competent practitioner.”

Cameron Imahara

PharmD Class of 2021

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Six-Point Mastery Learning Model®

Roseman University strives to produce competent graduates in an educational environment that ensures high levels of achievement from all students and fosters cooperation and collaboration in the learning process. This is the concept of mastery learning.

Classroom As Teacher

Block Curriculum

Active & Collaborative Learning

Competency-Based Education

Assessment Learning

Early Experiential Learning

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