For Students Who Have Completed Coursework or Earned a Degree Outside of the United States

Not all coursework completed at a college or university outside the United States and Canada will satisfy the PharmD course prerequisite requirements. This includes pharmacy program degrees earned in another country.

Beyond meeting any requirements for international students to attend Roosevelt University (please review the requirements for International Students) and the demonstration of English language proficiency, students should also complete the following and will be considered on a case-by-case basis:

  1. Meet all Roosevelt University Doctor of Pharmacy Admission Requirements.
  2. Complete the following courses at an accredited U.S. college or university:
    • At least two semesters of biology and chemistry. (Biology courses include: biology and anatomy & physiology, while chemistry includes: general chemistry and organic chemistry. An example of two semesters in biology may be one semester of biology II and one semester of anatomy & physiology II. Students will still need to meet the required semester hours for all prerequisites).
    • Six credit hours of non-remedial English Composition I and II (NOW acceptable from any English-speaking country. Note that this should not be a course for English-language learners.)
    • Three credit hours of speech
  3. A TOEFL or IELTS is required for students who have completed less than 30 credit hours in the U.S. The minimum score required on TOEFL is 550, 213 (CBT) along with 4.5 or higher on the Test of Written English (TWE), or 80 (iBT) with 22 on the writing section and no less than 17 on any one section. TOEFL test scores must be from an examination taken within two years of the anticipated matriculation date into the Doctor of Pharmacy program. The minimum score of IELTS are 6.5 overall, 6.5 writing and no other section below 6.0 on the ACADEMIC IELTS.
  4. The TOEFL or IELTS test is waived for those students who:
    • completed at least 30 credit hours at an accredited U.S. or college or university AND have successfully completed 6 credit hours of non-remedial English and 3 credit hours of speech
    • earned a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree in the U.S or Canada (English curriculum) AND have successfully completed 6 credit hours of non-remedial English and 3 credit hours of speech in the U.S.

Students who wish to receive credit for pre-pharmacy coursework completed at a college of university located outside the United States must secure the services of a credential evaluation service, who will forward a detailed course-by-course evaluation to the Roosevelt University Pharmacy program.

Roosevelt University accepts foreign credential evaluations from the following agencies:

Results of the foreign transcript evaluation and the grade earned in the courses will be used by the Roosevelt University Doctor of Pharmacy program to determine if any of the credits can be used towards the fulfillment of the pre-pharmacy requirements.

As with any pharmacy program the admission requirements are subject to change. Please review the admission requirements periodically for updates and modifications.

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Pharmacy Enrollment and Student Services
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847-330-4500

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