Sep 30, 2023  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pharmacy, Pharm.D.

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Taneja College of Pharmacy  
Department: Department of Pharmacy 


  • Pharmacy and Health Education
Also offered as:

The USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy (TCOP) curriculum is very similar to that offered by other schools and colleges across the state of Florida and the country. This is purposeful as there are standards that must be upheld by all pharmacy programs to remain in accordance with national accreditation, financial aid and state regulatory requirements. The USF TCOP Mission, Vision and Goals serve to guide curricular content as well as other TCOP endeavors. The integration of technology, student engagement in the educational process, and interprofessional activities serve as the foundation for each course. The faculty will utilize a variety of instructional methods to foster student attainment of course objectives.

All students will be enrolled on a full-time basis. Several courses may be taught predominantly on-line; however, the majority of courses will include classroom contact. Lectures will be limited so that peer and faculty interactions can be maximized. For many courses, students may be required to listen to lectures on-line, or complete activities and/or assignments in preparation for class. The emphasis of the USF TCOP is the comprehension and assimilation of knowledge, with subsequent demonstration of competency (skills and abilities).

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

Major Research Areas

Admission Information

All applications undergo a holistic review process whereby careful consideration is given to all the credentials presented by applicants. By utilizing this process, applicants’ academic record along with experiences and attributes are assessed for potential academic and clinical success.

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements, as well as requirements for the major listed below:

  • PharmCAS Application
  • At least two letters of recommendation (it is recommended one letter be from a biological or physical science professor)
  • US Citizen or US Permanent Resident
  • ≥ 2.75 Overall GPA (preferred)
  • Completion of prerequisite coursework
  • Official College Transcripts
  • PCAT is required. While 65th percentile composite PCAT score is preferred, we will consider applicants with lower scores that may have other strong academic indicators providing evidence of success. PCAT scores older than 3 years will NOT be accepted.
  • College Interviews - offered on a rolling basis
  • Criminal background check and drug screen

Curriculum Requirements:

Minimum Total Hours: 151 credit hours

  • Core Requirement: 97 credit hours
  • Concentration (Optional): 5 credit hours
  • Required Electives: 4 credit hours
  • Internship/Field Experience: 50 credit hours


Course Sequence and Descriptions

Course sequence and descriptions may be viewed here.



Core Requirements - 97 Credit Hours

Concentration Option Requirements

Students have the option of completing the Concentration, and/or electives, as noted below:

Pharmacy and Health Education Concentration (5 Credit Hours Minimum)

Students in the concentration must also take the Academia section for PHA7684 in the Field Experience requirements.

Required Student-Selected Course (pick one of the following):

Internship/Field Experience

Comprehensive Qualifying Exam

Doctoral Candidacy:

In lieu of the comprehensive Qualifying Exam, students must satisfactorily complete the internship and field experience.

Other Requirements

Progression Exams will occur at the end of each semester.  The format of the exams may include computer-based testing and/or objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs).


Co-curricular Activities- Students have requirements beyond the didactic and experiential coursework. These activities complement the coursework to meet accreditation requirements.

Graduation Requirements

A minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.50

  • Successful completion of the following within 7 years from the original date of admission:
    • All Didactic
    • Attend all MPJE and NAPLEX reviews
    • All Experiential Education
    • Professionalism (proficiency in professionalism, clinical skills, effective judgment and decision making)
    • Timely Submission of the application for graduation
    • Graduate application fee due at time of submission

Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathway

Also available as a Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathway  

Concurrent Degree

Also available as a Concurrent Degree  

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