Pharmacy Program Overview


Collaborative. Interprofessional. Innovative. MBKU’s College of Pharmacy prepares graduates to be practice-ready and competitive in today’s fast-paced health care environment. Apply today


  • Ketchum graduates will be educated and trained to be practice-ready in providing a number of primary care services.
  • A small class size of 52 allows individualized student to faculty interactions.
  • Medical Spanish will be emphasized.
  • Our students will take one year of patient / physical assessment courses.
  • Our graduates will be certified or certifiable in diabetes management, immunizations, MTM, smoking cessation and travel medicine.
  • The curriculum is designed to maximize active learning, teamwork and lab activities. Within the P1-P3 years, approximately 50% of the curricular hours are lab & experiential work.
  • With an emphasis on collaborative learning, small groups and interprofessional education, our graduates will be ready to be active members of the health care team.

Apply Today

The 2015-16 admissions cycle has begun. Students applying for seats in the College of Pharmacy’s class beginning fall of 2016 should apply during this cycle. Apply today!

Here are some helpful tips regarding this year’s cycle:

  • The deadline for submitting your application through PharmCAS for MBKU is March 1, 2016.
  • A bachelor’s degree is not required, but recommended.
  • Three letters of recommendation are required.

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Feel free to contact us with questions about MBKU’s pre-requisites, the admissions process, etc.

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Director of Admissions

The Marshall B. Ketchum University College of Pharmacy program has completed its on-site evaluation for consideration of Precandidate status per the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Board of Directors. Authorization of an onsite evaluation for consideration of Precandidate status does not carry with it nor imply an accreditation status. The on-site evaluation is authorized solely for purposes of gathering additional information in furtherance of an accreditation decision. The Board will consider Precandidate status at the next regularly scheduled meeting, which occurs June 2016. For an explanation of the ACPE accreditation process, consult the Office of the Dean or the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, Illinois 60503, 312- 644-3575; FAX 312-664-4652; website.

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