Frequently Asked Questions

(Please monitor this website frequently as this College of Pharmacy is in a dynamic planning process. This information may be updated or changed frequently.)

  1. How many students will be accepted?
  2. Will Lipscomb University students be given priority in acceptances?
  3. What are the prerequisites?
  4. What will tuition be?
  5. Will we share clinical facilities with Vanderbilt?
  6. Will the program be accredited?
  7. What do I need to do to apply?
  8. Questions about the PCAT?

1. How many students will be accepted?
Each professional year will have 75 students. [Back to Top]

2. Will Lipscomb University students be given priority in acceptances?
Lipscomb University students enrolled in a pre-pharmacy curriculum are especially encouraged to apply. While all criteria for admission will apply, additional consideration will be given to Lipscomb University applicants. [Back to Top]

3. What are the prerequisites?
Lipscomb University's Pre-Pharmacy Prerequisites can be found here. [Back to Top]

4. What will tuition be?
The total tuition cost for the first professional year can be found on the Admissions website by clicking here[Back to Top]

5. Will we share clinical facilities with Vanderbilt?
The College of Pharmacy is currently exploring all available options for clinical education sites, including Vanderbilt. [Back to Top]

6. Will the program be accredited?
It is important that all applicants clearly understand the accreditation process governed by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).  A short explanation of this process is as follows:

Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy has been granted Full Accreditation Status by the ACPE.  The College has demonstrated to the satisfaction of ACPE that the program complies with accreditation standards, including the appropriateness of the program’s mission and goals, the adequacy of resources and organization to meet the mission and goals, outcomes which indicate that the mission and goals are being met, and the reasonable assurance of the continued compliance with standards.

The official ACPE statement is as follows: "Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences’ Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60503, 312.664.3575; FAX 312.664.4652. Web site www.acpe-accredit.org."

The College prepared for the most recent ACPE accreditation site-visit during 2011-2012, ending with an accreditation site visit in late April 2012. Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy has fulfilled the accreditation requirements set forth by ACPE for the Professional Degree Program in Pharmacy and is granted Accreditation Status through June 30, 2014. http://www.acpe-accredit.org/. [Back to Top]

7. What do I need to do to apply?
Applications will be available through PharmCAS. For information on the college's admissions process, please visit our Admissions page. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please call 615.966.6656 or 800.333.4358, x. 6656, or email pharmacy@lipscomb.edu. [Back to Top]

8. Questions about the PCAT?
The Pharmacy College Admissions Test is required for admission into the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy. If you would like to have your scores sent to Lipscomb, please use recipient code 104. For more information about the test, visit the PCAT website. [Back to top]