Jul 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog

Pharmacy, Pharm.D.

Taneja College of Pharmacy  
Department: Department of Pharmacy 


  • Pharmacy and Health Education
Also offered as:

The USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy (TCOP) offers an innovative four (4) year curriculum, designed to educate, inspire, and transform healthcare.  The incorporation of educational technology, student engagement in the educational process, and interprofessional activities serve as the foundation for courses. Students are provided opportunities across the curriculum to learn and collaborate with other healthcare students, such as medical, physician assistant, nursing, and public health students. There are many curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular opportunities available to students. 

Students are enrolled as a full-time cohort. Courses are organized into series based on content: Foundational Sciences, Healthcare Innovations, Integrated Therapeutics, Evidence-Based Clinical Reasoning, and Pharmaceutical Skills. Instructional methods will vary depending on the series and may comprise of online and/or live lectures, team-based learning, case discussions, laboratory sessions, workshops, and simulations. The emphasis of the USF TCOP curriculum is student 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
  • 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 PHA 7684 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Elective   in the Field Experience requirements, or equivalent course with concentration coordinator approval.

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.

Academic Technology Requirements

See current technology requirements:  https://health.usf.edu/pharmacy/computer-requirements

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 seven (7) years from matriculation:
    • 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
    • Graduation application fee due at time of submission

Handbook and Resources

For the handbook and other resources, go to:  https://health.usf.edu/pharmacy/resources

Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathway

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

Concurrent Degree

Also available as a Concurrent Degree