Temple University School of Pharmacy

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Basic Information

Address: 3307 N. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19140
Phone Number: 2157074900
President: S. Suresh Madhavan, Ph.D.

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Additional Information

School Type: university
Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Pharmacy
Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Science

School Setting:


Established in 1901, we carry more than a century's worth of history and reliability in pharmacy education. Our programs, assets, and products support our ongoing success in creating opportunities to transform lives.


We offer degree programs in pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, and regulatory affairs/quality assurance and lead innovations in pharmacy practice and science. We promote and preserve pharmacy and pharmacy-related professions by delivering excellence and opportunity through education, scholarship, research, and practice.


Our campus is in a pharmaceutical industry and healthcare hot spot. Students benefit from the school's long-standing connections across the job marketplace and Temple University's infrastructure.


The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recognizes Temple as one of 99 universities to merit the R1 "High Research Activity" classification. In our school, faculty research has translated into three biotech startups that are positioned to change the course of medical treatment of major disease states.

School Size: 640
Classroom Size: 160
Student/Teacher Ratio: 13:1
School Holidays: Standard


Housing Availability:


Housing Type: Off-Campus, On-Campus
Diversity: 60% of students are from underrepresented minority groups

approx. $40,000 per year

Financial Aid:

Most accepted applicants receive scholarship funding

Disability Services:

Temple University, with its diverse student body and commitment to access, is a welcoming environment for students with a disability. We strive to create an inclusive learning environment where are all members of the community are valued.

Students with a disability considering Temple should follow the standard application procedures. Many of your questions regarding admissions can be answered by consulting the Undergraduate Admissions or Graduate Admissions offices.

Disability Resources and Services (DRS) encourages you to use any necessary accommodations when taking standardized tests such as the SATs or ACTs. Temple Admissions is Test Optional, an admissions path for talented students whose potential for academic success is not accurately captured by standardized test scores.

The presence of a disability is not considered in admissions. Do not send your documentation of disability to the Admissions Office.

Prospective students are encouraged to meet with a DRS coordinator to learn more about resources and services available at Temple University. Please call 215-204-1280 or email DRS to schedule an information session.


At Temple, you're part of a community of more than 35,000 students, faculty, and staff who are mostly affiliated with Temple's eight campuses in Greater Philadelphia. The network of Temple alumni is nearly 400,000 strong. Temple's presence in Philadelphia and beyond shows up as a massive, respected blend of cultures, ethnicities, generations, and passions.

Pharmacy students have access to all Temple University student resources and typically spend time on both Main Campus and the Health Sciences Center Campus, home to the School of Pharmacy, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, and Temple University Hospital buildings and other supporting facilities. They are active in more than 30 student organizations, which provide countless opportunities to create meaningful connections with other students and members of the faculty and staff.


Nothing unites a campus like big-time college athletics. The Temple University Division I teams, including men's and women's basketball, men's football, and more, have a long history of success in NCAA competition, and our student-athletes are known for displaying a high level of integrity and sportsmanship. No matter the sport or venue, our athletic teams will make you proud to be a Temple Owl.

Parking Spaces/Availability:

Paid garage and street parking and free street parking

  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance
Study Abroad:

Fourth-year rotations - or Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) credit hours - provide an opportunity for you to advance your chosen career path, even before you graduate. We have relationships with rotation sites at Temple Health and other in/near Philadelphia as well as nationwide, for example, in Alaska or on an American Indian reservation in New Mexico in cooperation with the Indian Health Service (IHS).

Admissions Requirements:

To apply to the Doctor of Pharmacy program, submit the application and the required fee payment through PharmCAS.

Through PharmCAS, you will submit most of your standard application information and materials. You will need to input the following information.

  • Academic course history
  • Biographical data
  • Extracurricular and work activities
  • Transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended
  • Personal statement 
  • Two letters of reference 

You will need to electronically submit the School of Pharmacy’s supplemental application. To access to the online application, you must first acquire a PharmCAS number.

An interview is required for all accepted applicants.

Prerequisite courses include:

  • Anatomy/Physiology I
  • Anatomy/Physiology II
  • General Bio I
  • General Bio I LAB
  • General Bio II
  • General Bio II LAB
  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry I LAB
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Organic Chemistry I LAB
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Organic Chemistry II LAB
  • General Chemistry II
  • General Chemistry II LAB
  • Economics (Microeconomics or Macroeconomics)
  • Analytical Reading/Writing English Composition
  • Humanities - Electives (9 credits)
  • Calculus I
  • Physics I (algebra or calculus based)
  • Physics I LAB
  • Social Sciences - Electives (9 credits)
  • Mathematics - Statistics (recommended) (may be counted as an elective)
Application/Transfer Deadlines:

Our application deadline for the fall semester is March 1 of the same year. It is often extended through July, depending on availability.

International Students:

An international applicant is anyone who will need to obtain a U.S. visa. As an international applicant, you must be proficient in English, complete all program prerequisites, and complete the same application procedures that applicants who are U.S. citizens. In addition: Your foreign transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES) and official copies of transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you attended outside and within the U.S must be sent through PharmCAS. When reviewing your coursework to determine if the courses can be applied towards the Doctor of Pharmacy program prerequisites, you may need to supply details that are not available on a transcript or evaluation. The WES report may not include all the details needed to determine if courses will count towards prerequisites. You may be asked to submit official course descriptions and course syllabi in English. If this information cannot be provided, the coursework in question cannot be used towards fulfilling the prerequisites. We will request this information if needed. You are not required to take the TOEFL. However, we recommend you submit your results in PharmCAS if you have previously taken the exam.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Temple University School of Pharmacy is to offer degree programs in pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, and regulatory affairs/quality assurance and lead innovations in pharmacy practice and science. We promote and preserve pharmacy and pharmacy-related professions by delivering excellence and opportunity through education, scholarship, research, and practice.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Temple University's history begins in 1884, when a young working man asked Russell Conwell if he could tutor him at night. A well-known Philadelphia minister, Conwell quickly said yes. It wasn't long before he was teaching several dozen students--working people who could only attend class at night but had a strong desire to make something of themselves.

Conwell recruited volunteer faculty to participate in the burgeoning night school, and in 1888 he received a charter of incorporation for "The Temple College." His founding vision for the school was to provide superior educational opportunities for academically talented and highly motivated students, regardless of their backgrounds or means.

The fledgling college continued to grow, adding programs and students throughout the following decades. Today, Temple's more than 35,000 students continue to follow the university's official motto--Perseverantia Vincit, or "Perseverance Conquers"--with their supreme dedication to excellence in academics, research, athletics, the arts and more.

Summer Sessions:

Students often secure paid and unpaid work and internships in pharmacy during the summers.

Additional Information:

"Why choose Temple? We treat our students with respect, and we care about each one. You are a name here - someone that will make your mark on our legacy - not just another student. We have an open-door policy from the dean to the faculty and staff. We provide a home for education and growth by supporting our students in realms beyond academia - offering a holistic approach to ensure their health and wellness. Most importantly, our graduates are fully prepared, confident, and ready to launch the next phase of their careers. Come join us."

Michael Borenstein, PhD
Interim Dean