Our PharmD Program

Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy opened its doors in 2002. Our Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree program educates future pharmacists in a fully-integrated environment at our faith-based academic health sciences center. 

We offer exceptional education and clinical experience at Loma Linda University Health Training Sites. Graduates are able to provide high-quality pharmacy care as fully participating members of interprofessional healthcare teams, committed to whole person care.

At Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy we develop competent, compassionate pharmacists whose professionalism encompass the physical, mental, social and spiritual dimensions of health.

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Accreditation

Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), since 2007. 

Loma Linda University continually meets the rigorous accreditation standards set forth by:

  • Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA)
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Admissions

Admissions includes an application process through PharmCAS. You may request additional information about admissions process by completing the Contact Us form.

Application Deadline

Applications are due April 1, 2022 to enroll in August of 2022. Please apply early and complete all the required application steps. 

Curriculum

Our Curriculum is designed to keep up with best educational practices and is evaluated by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.

Dual-Degree Program

We offer three dual-degree program options. Earn a master's degree at the same time as a doctorate of pharmacy (PharmD), through partnership with Loma Linda University School of Religion and School of Allied Health Professions.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available on a first come, first served basis. Apply early, even if you are not sure you will be accepted, you can decline financial aid later. 

FAQ

Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Housing

For information regarding housing, please visit Housing & Dining.

Information Sessions

We bring our 30-60 minutes school information sessions to you, via Zoom. 

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Topics we cover:
- About the PharmD program
- Application process
- Answers to your questions

Length of Program

Our Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) is a full-time, four-year degree program. Classes are normally between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Friday. No undergraduate courses are taught at LLUSP. 

Possible Careers

There are over 100 career opportunities in the Pharmacy industry, with starting salaries around $140,000. Here are few of the top Pharmacist specialties:

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Cardiology
  • Community
  • Compounding
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Geriatric
  • Hospital
  • Industry
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nuclear
  • Oncology
  • Pediatric
  • Poison Control
  • Psychiatric
  • Veterinary

Prerequisites & Requirements

Requirements for our PharmD program include successful completion of a baccalaureate degree, preferably in chemistry, biology, physics, or a related scientific field. Students who do not have a bachelor’s degree must ensure that the appropriate number of hours in general education courses have been met.

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Transfer & International Students

Transfer (Advanced Standing)

The School of Pharmacy accepts students with advanced standing into the PharmD program under the following conditions:

  1. Student must meet one of the two following conditions:
    • They must be currently enrolled in good standing at an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy, or
    • If not currently enrolled, they must be currently eligible to be re-enrolled at their previous ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy.
  2. Student must have a grade point average of not less than 3.25 or equivalent in a PharmD program.
  3. Student must complete the prescribed admissions process and provide for evaluation all requested documents (eg. transcripts, syllabi, and/or course descriptions) related to their previous enrollment in pharmacy school. Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Students will only be admitted with advanced standing to either the PY1 or PY2 years of the LLUSP curriculum.

International Students

International students (non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. permanent residents) of Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy have additional application steps and financial obligations.

Tuition

Expected Cost of Attendance

ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022
YEAR OF PROGRAM YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4
Tuition $48,000 $48,000 $48,000 $48,000
Fees $3,676 $3,676 $3,676 $3,676
Books & Supplies $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000
Total $53,676 $53,676 $53,676 $53,676

Please Note - Expected costs are based on full time attendance. From year to year, increases are anticipated consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.