Admission Requirements

Applicants must complete a pre-pharmacy course of study at any U.S. regionally 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 (72 hours for Graduate/professional financial aid). Students who have completed a 4-year degree are encouraged to apply.

  • Prerequisites include:

    Course Requirement Required Hours
    General Biology with Lab 4
    General Chemistry with Lab 8
    Microbiology with Lab 4
    Human Anatomy/Physiology with Lab 8
    Organic Chemistry with Lab 8
    Physics with Lab 4
    English Composition 6
    Calculus 3
    History 3
    Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
    Statistics 3
    Literature 3
    Fine Arts 3
    Philosophy 3
    Public Speaking 3



In addition to the above prerequisites, UIW undergraduate students must complete 3 credits of Religious Studies, and the Professional (Applied) Development Skills course. The process for admission to the Fall class opens in August and concludes in the spring semester prior to enrollment. 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), 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 in July and continues as applications are received. Interviews begin in October of the year prior to matriculation. Applicants are notified of admission following each interview date.