College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Frequently Asked Questions

I have a question about:

ADMISSION

What are the recommended courses I should take during high school?

The University of Toledo requires specific completion of college preparatory curriculum course work for admission consideration.  The minimum academic core requirements are:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of math (Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry)
  • 3 years of natural sciences
  • 3 years of social science

What are the testing and GPA requirements?

To be admitted into the pre-professional division of the program, students must meet the following requirements:

2.5 GPA or GED or 20 ACT/950 SAT

Students not meeting these requirements will be admitted to the Department of Exploratory Studies in the College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences.

ACADEMICS

What resources do you have to help students and their academic success in the program?

Students in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have access to a variety of support services through the Student Affairs offices. First and foremost are academic advising services.  Advising is available for all UTCPPS pre-professional and professional division students.  
More information about our college’s Office of Student Affairs

Additionally, every new UT student is provided a full-time professional Success Coach who is with them for their entire UT journey — from orientation to graduation!  Success Coaches work to assist and empower students to develop skills and to implement individualized plans for academic and personal success.  
More information about our Success Coaches 

The University of Toledo Learning Enhancement Center (LEC) provides accessible, professional academic support services that enhance success and retention for pre-professional students on our Main Campus.  
More information on the Learning Enhancement Center

The University of Toledo Academic Enrichment Center (AEC) provides academic support services for students in the Health Science professional programs by facilitating student engagement and collaboration, fostering self-directed learning, and providing resources which contribute to student academic success.  
More information ion the Academic Enrichment Center

CAMPUS LIFE

Can I live in a Living and Learning Community?

The University of Toledo Living Learning and Special Interest Communities are on-campus housing based communities of students living together in the same residence hall who share similar academic or special interests. These communities extend learning outside of the classroom and promote intellectual, social and personal growth.  Many of our students choose to live in the Health Professions Living Learning Community (HPLLC).  More information about our Living and Learning Communities

Why do you have two different campuses?

In 2010, the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences expanded to include both the Main Campus and Health Sciences Campus.  The first two pre-professional years are taken on the Main Campus, and the professional years are taken on the Health Science Campus.  Information about the resources available on both campuses

THE PHARMD PROGRAM

How long is your PharmD program?

The Doctor of Pharmacy program is a six-year, entry-level program that includes professional practice development coursework and specialized experiential rotations to prepare students for practice.

How many seats are in each class of the professional division of the PharmD program?

There are 108 seats available in each class of the professional division of the PharmD program.

What are the costs for tuition and fees for the PharmD program?

  • The current finance brochures for the University of Toledo are available online.
  • The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) provides cost comparisons for the professional years of PharmD programs.

What is the difference between the Main Campus and the Health Science Campus for the PharmD program?

In 2010, the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences expanded to include both the Main Campus and Health Sciences Campus.  The first two pre-professional years are taken on the Main Campus, and the professional years are taken on the Health Science Campus. This places the College in an academic health center along with learners in the physician assistant, nursing and medicine programs. Pharmacy and medicine residents (licensed practitioners) who are gaining additional practice skills are present too.  This places UT among 41% the minority [Mary, I think you have the percentage of Ohio and USA schools in medical centers] of pharmacy schools who are located on a campus with its own hospital for learning at the bedside of patients.

The Health Science Campus has an added asset, the Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center.  It is tremendously effect in improving the quality of care by training health care professionals using simulation models, simulated clinical settings, and 3D Virtual Immersive Environments. 

Last Updated: 11/10/16