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Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) International

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Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) International

Sullivan University is proud to welcome members from the global Pharmaceutical community to pursue their PharmD in the United States. All over the world, we look to Pharmacists as vital members of the healthcare team. No matter the communities they serve, they’re knowledgeable about the complexity of modern medication as well as the implications of natural herbals and traditional medicine. On any continent, these are our foremost drug information experts; deeply valued for their skills, experience, and wisdom. Internationally, pharmacists communicate with patients and other members of the healthcare team to deliver safe and effective therapy. They’re key advocates for the welfare of the patient; and simultaneously serve as leaders in the community as well as contributors to research and the sciences.

Program Information

Program Information

Admission to the Pharm.D. Program 

In addition to completing the prerequisites listed above, requirements for admission to Pharm.D. program include: 

  • A competitive grade point average both overall and in pre-pharmacy coursework, preference is given to applicants with a 3.0 or higher.
  • Math and science courses must not be more than 6 years old (considered on a case by case basis). 
  • Grade of C or better must be achieved in the required pre-pharmacy courses.
  • All pre-pharmacy courses must be completed by June prior to matriculation. 
  • Optional standardized test scores may be submitted for the Admissions Committee to consider while evaluating your application (PCAT preferred, GRE, MCAT, DAT, etc. test scores may be considered). The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a test score from any applicant in order to make a more informed admissions decision. We encourage you to speak with an Admissions Advisor about whether a test score might strengthen your application. Scores must not be more than 2 years old at the start of each application cycle. A standardized test score is required for all internal scholarship consideration.
  •   If English is a second language, an 80 TOEFL score is required.
    •  It is the applicant’s responsibility to obtain necessary information and application forms, and to schedule and take the test by a date that will assure delivery of results to the university by required deadlines. TOEFL scores are only valid for two years after the test date.
  •  All applicants must submit through the PharmCAS system.
    • Records in any language other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation and statement of equivalency to U.S. credits, diplomas, or degrees by World Education Services (WES), The student is responsible for any fees or other charges related to the obtainment of these documents.
  •   Admission is competitive and selective and those applicants selected for interview will be notified by our admission team. Consult the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences webpage, at, for further details.  
    • Applications received from international students will be reviewed on a competitive basis and fulfillment of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the university. An effort will be made to admit students from a variety of countries.
  • Pharm.D. student tuition is a contracted rate based on the student being enrolled in at least 4 credit hours of coursework. 
    •  Financial ability must be demonstrated by providing a valid bank statement or other financial document which demonstrates possession of the equivalent of one academic year’s tuition and living expenses in addition to an official financial certificate including signatures of the sponsor and a bank official and/or a notarized affidavit of support signed by the applicant and sponsor(s), specifying amount pledged in support that is accompanied by official bank documents such as an issued monthly statement. Persons receiving a scholarship may demonstrate financial ability by sending an original or certified copy of the award letter including the amount of the scholarship or the expenses it covers. The university may require an advance deposit of funds to cover one year’s tuition and living expenses for all non-immigrant international students before issuance of the Form I-20.

Program Highlights & Locations

The Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences boasts a three-year accelerated program. Students attend school year-round in the first and second years to complete the didactic portion of the curriculum. The third-year is the experiential portion of the program, wherein students work in a variety of practice settings to hone clinical and communication skills. 

Though demanding, the benefit of a year-round program is that Sullivan students enter the workforce earlier than their cohorts at other schools.

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The Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.) requires foundational prerequisite coursework equaling 70 semester credits (105 quarter credits). These foundational credit hours are required before matriculation to the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.


Semester Hours or Quarter Hours

English Composition I and II 

6 sem. or 9 qtr.

General Chemistry with Lab

8 sem. or 12 qtr.

Organic Chemistry with Lab

8 sem. or 12 qtr.

Calculus I 

3 sem. or 4.5 qtr. 

Microbiology with Lab 

4 sem. or 6 qtr. 

Biology I with Lab 

Biology I with Lab 

Anatomy (Human) and Physiology   

3 sem. or 4.5 qtr. 

Economics (Micro or Macro)

3 sem. or 4.5 qtr. 

Public Speaking (or Speech) 

2 sem. or 3 qtr. Statistics 2 sem. or 3 qtr. 

General Education Topics (Psychology, Humanities, Sociology, Foreign Language, etc.) 

27 sem. or 40.5 qtr. 


70 sem. or 105 qtr.

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3-Year Accelerated Program

Our PharmD program is a unique, year-round, three-year accelerated program that allows students to finish their education and earn a pharmacist’s salary a year sooner than about 90% of other U.S. colleges and schools of pharmacy. The program puts students on the fast track to their degree and licensure. 

“Pharmily” Environment

Sullivan University embraces a “Pharmily” philosophy, offering a student-centered program that is a welcoming, inclusive environment where all are our valued. Our small class sizes and low student-to-faculty ratio allow faculty to give individualized attention to each student. 

Small Program Feel in Kentucky’s Largest City

Sullivan University’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is located in Louisville, KY, home to rich cultural events and attractions, amazing restaurants, numerous parks and outdoor activities, and, of course, the Kentucky Derby. Louisville is also home to a large concentration of hospitals and health systems, allowing for diverse experiential learning opportunities. 

Alumna Perspective

A Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences alumna shares her experiences as a pharmacy student and her career success.