All requirements must be completed by the time of matriculation at MBKU.
A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent institution as determined by MBKU, is recommended for admission.
All prerequisite courses must be completed at a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. with a grade of “C” or better. Applicants educated outside the U.S. must utilize a transcript evaluation service to verify their degree and course work. The academic record must show credits and grades equivalent to those given by U.S. institutions of higher learning.
The following courses must be completed at a regionally accredited institution, in the U.S., with a grade of “C” or better prior to enrollment and are the minimum requirements for all applicants.
6 semester or 9 quarter credit hours of each of the following:
- General Biology (One year sequence, including laboratories)
- General Chemistry (One year sequence, including laboratories)
- Organic Chemistry (One year sequence, including laboratories)
3 semester or 4 quarter credit hours of each of the following:
- General or Medical Microbiology (Laboratory required)
- Human Anatomy (Laboratory required)
- Human Physiology (Laboratory required)
- Calculus (For science majors preferred)
- General Psychology
- Behavioral or social science course
- Communication course
Additionally, 6 semester credit hours or 8 quarter credit hours
- Waived for students with a verified BA degree
Advanced Placement credits will be accepted for fulfillment of no more than the equivalent of one non-science course of the prerequisite.
The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is not required for students with a bachelor's degree. Additional consideration will be given to those with community service, patient care, pharmacy and/or military experience.
Applicants who have not earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited institution must also submit official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language, or TOEFL, regardless of the official language of the country in which the education took place or the predominant language of the degree-granting institution. Scores should be sent directly using MBKU Code 4893. Minimum scores are noted below:
- Reading 22/30
- Listening 22/30
- Speaking 26/30
- Writing 24/30