2016-2017 Admission Instructions

PharmD Applicant Resources

The College of Pharmacy at the University of South Carolina provides high quality, multi-faceted, and affordable pharmacy education as one of only two public Colleges of Pharmacy in the state of South Carolina. The University of South Carolina has been educating pharmacists and pharmacy specialists for 150 years. Applicants are encouraged to apply early in the Admissions Cycle due to the competiveness of our program. Currently, 110 students are admitted annually to the Pharm.D. program.


Students who meet the admission requirements for the College of Pharmacy’s rigorous Doctor of Pharmacy program are eligible to apply for admission into the professional program. Admission is highly competitive and based on established standards. Applications will be reviewed by the College of Pharmacy Admissions Committee composed of basic sciences and clinical faculty members, pharmacy students, and alumni.  Interviews are a required component of the admissions process and are extended by invitation only from the Admissions Committee. Each applicant must complete the following to be considered for admission:

  •  PharmCAS Application

    • In addition to the application you will be required to submit the following to PharmCAS:

o   3 Letters of Reference

o   Official PCAT Scores

o   Official Transcripts from ALL institutions attended

o   Application Fee

  •  Supplemental Application

    • In addition to the application you will be required to submit the following:

o   Prerequisite Course Requirements Checklist (submit to the College of Pharmacy Admissions Office)

o   Application Fee (submit electronically through the Supplemental Application)

    •  On-Site Interview

      • In addition to the application you will be required to submit the following to PharmCAS:

    o   In order to be considered for an on-site interview all materials listed above must be submitted to the appropriate systems/offices

    o   Selected applicants are notified via email

    As a state-assisted institution, preference will be given to in-state applicants. In-state applicants, for admissions purposes, are defined as South Carolina residents and any non-South Carolina residents attending a South Carolina college or university. Residency for the purpose of tuition will be based on the USC Office of Legal Residency.