Application for Admissions
Apply early - Applications are due May 1, 2024
Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy participates in PharmCAS (the Pharmacy College Application Service), a centralized application service for applicants applying to colleges and schools of pharmacy. How to Apply
Meet the Admissions Team
Chelsea Hofmann, Director of Admissions
John Weber, Admissions Specialist
LaTrenda Burries, Admissions Specialist
Lynn Lopez, DEI Coordinator
Doctor of Pharmacy
Here's how to become a Pharmacist
We're here to walk you through how:
- While most ACPE-accredited programs are similar, there are some variations on pathways to a PharmD degree. LLUSP offers a full-time, four-year program that requires some prerequisite college courses. However, a bachelor's degree is not necessary for admission to the LLUSP PharmD program.
- All applicants to the PharmD program must complete prerequisite courses in biological sciences, physical sciences, and general education (math, humanities, and social/behavioral sciences.) Our admissions staff can assist you in evaluating whether the courses you have completed meet the prerequisite requirements.
- All application materials (transcripts, narratives, and recommendation letters) are submitted and verified through PharmCAS, our centralized application system. We accept applications from July to May for admission to the class that starts in August.
- All qualified applicants are interviewed by LLUSP faculty members on-campus (preferred) or via Zoom.
- In addition to strong academic performance (preferred science/math and overall GPAs greater than 2.75), previous pharmacy experience is a vital characteristic of a successful application to LLUSP; both are strong predictors of success in the PharmD program. Because of this, pharmacy technicians are often excellent applicants to our program.
- Our student pharmacists receive their pharmacy intern licenses from the California State Board of Pharmacy upon enrollment in the PharmD program. Most students work as pharmacy interns during pharmacy school.
- After graduation from pharmacy school, pharmacists obtain a license to practice pharmacy after passing two board exams: (a) the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and, in most states, (b) a state board exam (either the California Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam (CPJE), the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam (MPJE), or another state exam.)