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Pharmacy Scholars Program

The Pharmacy Scholars Program is an exclusive opportunity for qualified Saint Louis University students who enter the program as freshmen to gain admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program at St. Louis College of Pharmacy (STLCOP), and access an accelerated pathway to completing both their bachelor’s degree and their Pharm.D.

The program allows students earning a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences at SLU to apply for admission into the first professional (P1) year of the Pharm.D. after three years of undergraduate study. Courses taken as part of the P1 year will reverse transfer to Saint Louis University and fulfill senior-level degree requirements.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy provides a challenging learning environment where pharmacy students can explore a variety of practice settings, develop medication expertise, and become leaders in the profession and their communities. The curriculum focuses on preparing students to provide interprofessional, evidence-based, patient-centered care in any practice setting, achieving positive drug therapy outcomes for patients.

Through this unique partnership between two of St. Louis’ most prestigious educational institutions, students seeking careers as pharmacists may take advantage of both the outstanding undergraduate education available at Saint Louis University and the innovative Doctor of Pharmacy program at St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5, weighted or unweighted, as reported on the high school transcript at the close of the junior year.
  • Completion of at least three years of high school math and science; four years of each is highly recommended.
  • Minimum official test score (only one of the following is required):
    • 26 composite ACT
    • 1240-1270 composite SAT, Math + Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (tests taken since March 2016)
    • 1170-1200 composite SAT, Math + Critical Reading (tests taken prior to March 2016)
  • At this time, only students who have declared health sciences in the Doisy College of Health Sciences are eligible for the pharmacy scholars program.

Application Process

The application will be live soon. Check back here for details.