2010 - 2012 Graduate Bulletin

VI. Graduate Programs

Feik School of Pharmacy

The Feik School of Pharmacy envisions itself as a partner in the community of health care educators and practitioners who are patient advocates dedicated to the delivery of superior care and enhancement of the quality of life for all citizens through the development of highly trained, culturally-competent, caring pharmacists.

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)


The program focuses on a strong foundation in the pharmaceutical sciences, curricular integration, provision of high-quality pharmaceutical care, lifelong learning, appropriate use of technology, and opportunities for multi-cultural and multi-language development. The School promotes full emergence of the student as a practitioner and scholar, and the faculty as fine-tuned educators through community and professional service, leadership opportunities, planned development activities, and scholarship. The 4-year integrated course of study provides approximately 37 hours in the pharmaceutical sciences, 11 hours in pharmacy administration, and 106 hours in pharmacy practice and experiential learning.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must complete a pre-pharmacy course of study at any U.S. accredited college or university. The pre-pharmacy curriculum must compare in content and comprehensiveness with the Incarnate Word pre-pharmacy program. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0 in pre-pharmacy course work and 64 semester hours (71 hours for Graduate/professional financial aid). Students who have completed a 4-year degree are encouraged to apply. Prerequisites include:

  • 4 – General Biology with Lab
  • 8 – General Chemistry with lab
  • 4 – Microbiology with lab
  • 8 – Human Anatomy/Physiology
  • 8 – Organic Chemistry with lab
  • 4 – Physics with Lab
  • 6 – English Composition
  • 3 – Calculus
  • 12 – Humanities
  • 6 – Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • 3 – Statistics

The process for admission to the Fall class opens in August and concludes December 1 of the previous year. All students, including UIW Pre-pharmacy students, must apply for admission to the professional program using the PharmCas® online process. Applicants must have official transcripts from all colleges attended, undergraduate and graduate, 2 letters of recommendation, official score reports from the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT: Code #099), proof of 80 hours of experience in an approved pharmacy setting, and acceptable TOEFL scores when English is not the primary language. An onsite interview (applicants’ expense) is required for persons who are under consideration for admission. A critical thinking assessment and writing sample will be taken at that time. Review of applicants begins after the close of the admission window. Interviews are conducted in late February and March of the matriculation year. Notification of admission occurs on or about May 1 of the matriculation year.

More information regarding the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program can be found in a separate UIW Feik School of Pharmacy Bulletin and on the School of Pharmacy webpage, www.uiw.edu/pharmacy/.

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