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Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) Program

Admission to The Ohio State University is competitive. All future BSPS students must first apply and be admitted to the university. You must indicate 'Pharmaceutical Sciences' on the application as your desired major. 

Apply using the Ohio State Undergraduate Application

Doctor of Pharmacy (PHARMD) Program

The Ohio State Doctor of Pharmacy program operates on rolling admission. Applicant review begins as early as September for early decision applicants. Regular process student interviews occur between January and March. You are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible after the opening of the PharmCAS application. Doing so gives your application the chance to be reviewed and considered for an interview the most times.

Ohio State uses the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) to process transcripts, test scores and letters of recommendation. We encourage students to begin the application process 12-18 months prior to intended enrollment date.

The pharmacist application opens for each new cycle in early-to-mid July of each year for student seeking admission for the following autumn. The PharmCAS application deadline to be considered for the next cohort, which begins at the start of autumn semester, is the first Monday in February each year.

For questions pertaining to the application process for the PharmD program, please e-mail

To apply, submit an application through PharmCAS: 

Apply using PHARMCAS

Residency Program

 All residency programs utilize the ASHP supported Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) for ALL resident application submissions.

To complete a PhORCAS application, the following information is required:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • 3 References
  • Copy of College Transcript(s)
  • Please see program specific page for deadlines and/or required supplemental application materials.

Apply using the PHORCAS Application Portal

If you are applying for one of the Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency positions and have any questions regarding the Graduate School application please contact Jessica Wood, Graduate Program Coordinator in Health-System Pharmacy at The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy, 500 W. 12th Avenue, 138-A Lloyd M. Parks Hall, Columbus, Ohio 43210, 614.292.6822.

PhD Program

The College of Pharmacy deadline for completed applications with financial assistance (Graduate Teaching Associateships and Graduate Research Associateships) for the Fall Term is December 15.

To apply on line or to print an application, visit the graduate school website and follow these instructions:

  • On the first page, select Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Create your account then select PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Indicate the Area of Specialization at the bottom of the "Program Data" tab. We offer specializations in the following areas:
    • Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
    • Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    • Pharmacology
    • Translational Science

Apply using the Graduate Program Application