Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree completed prior to entrance in the Pharmacy program at KGI.
  • Grade of "C" or better in each prerequisite course. (See the list of required prerequisite courses below.)
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) AND minimum 2.75 average for required prerequisite courses, AND minimum 2.75 math and science grade point average.
  • Submit TOEFL and TSE scores (for graduates with a Bachelor's degree from outside U.S.)
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Transfer courses from other PharmD programs are not accepted.   Accepted students will be required to complete a background check, Immunizations, OSHA, and HIPAA certifications, and have evidence of health insurance as well as liability and malpractice insurance.
  • Science courses must be no more than ten years old.
  • All required prerequisites must be completed at a regionally accredited institution in the U.S.
  • The online application requires that you provide contact information for three references. These references must include:
    • One science professor or instructor
    • The remaining two references are up to the applicant, but one reference relating to pharmacy work is preferred.
    • Letters of Recommendation from family members are NOT ACCEPTED

Technical Standards

The School of Pharmacy maintains technical standards required of all students for admission, progression, and graduation. Download the document.

Required Prerequisite Courses

The following prerequisites may be completed as an undergraduate student at any university or two-year community college prior to enrollment in the Pharmacy program. If you have questions about locating a specific prerequisite, please consult our prerequisite comparison page for a list of acceptable substitutions.

General Chemistry 8 12 Yes
Organic Chemistry 8 12 Yes
Biochemistry * 3 4  
General Biology 8 12 Yes
4 6 Yes
Anatomy and Physiology 8 12 Yes
Physics 3 4  
Calculus* 3 4  
Statistics 3 4  
Economics (Micro or Macro) 3 4  
Psychology 3 4  
Public Speaking/ Speech/ Interpersonal Communications 3 4

* Effective Fall 2015

Courses in genetics, molecular biology, immunology, speech, and intermediate microeconomics are highly recommended.