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#5 in the Nation NAPLEX Pass Rate 2019
 

No PCAT Required. Tuition Under $40K per year.

As a pharmacist, details matter. So join the pharmacists who dive the deepest when it comes to caring for communities. Get your Pharm.D. in the health care capital of America. Build the knowledge you need to be a pharmacist and gain the versatility you need to advance your career. 

We've designed a curriculum that will guide you through your most challenging and rewarding experience yet: a pharmacy degree. Our high first-time NAPLEX pass rate is evidence — No. 5 in the U.S. and No. 1 in Tennessee for the class of 2019. Prepare yourself to join one of the fastest-growing industries in the nation. Let our expert faculty share their clinical knowledge embodied with Christian values. We promise: you’ll never be a number. You’ll be a member of a community who knows you by name. 

And with our 100% job placement rate, we're confident that when you've earned your degree, you'll have a career to go with it. You also have the opportunity to maximize your time, money and effort when you choose one of our dual degree programs.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Our Admissions Process

The College of Pharmacy utilizes a rolling admissions process and a holistic application review to identify appropriate candidates for interviews and potential enrollment. The application opens in mid-July each year for enrollment in August of the following year. Application reviews and interviews are ongoing throughout the fall and spring semesters or until the class is full. Applicants are encouraged to apply early!

Note: the PCAT exam is not required, effective August 2018

Understanding Holistic Application Reviews

Many factors are considered in the holistic review of the application, interview and admissions process. They may include the following: academics, communication skills, letters of recommendation, problem solving skills, professionalism, work experience, degree earned, research, volunteerism, interview performance, attitude, timeliness and other factors that help differentiate those applicants that possess the highest likelihood of succeeding as part of the health care team.  

Certain exceptions may be granted on an individual basis concerning admission requirements. No assurances or guarantees are given or implied based on the completion of the prerequisites or achieving a high level of academic performance.

Admissions Process

Courses

Courses

Tuition & Aid

Tuition & Aid

New Scholarships Approved!  Valued at up to $75,000 each for qualified applicants who apply by Jan. 1

 

Tuition and Fees for 2021-22

  Tuition Fees* Total
Fall Semester $18,969 $1,672 $20,591
Spring Semester $18,969 $1,332 $20,251
Total Cost** $37,938 $3,004 $40,842

* Fees include: Insurance, Labs, Technology, Student Activity, etc.
** All amounts shown are estimates and subject to change.

Students who complete FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) may be eligible for direct federal Stafford loans and/or Graduate PLUS loans.

100%

Job placement rate

Networking

Both our deeply connected faculty and our experiential learning opportunities offer myriad ways for you to form relationships with leaders in the industry. These connections will serve and support you throughout your career.

Research Opportunities

We know that you want to be an innovator in the field. That’s why we offer unique research opportunities in our state-of-the-art facilities with our world-class faculty so that you can hone your expertise.

Nashville

A big city. An even bigger opportunity. We consider Nashville an extension of our classroom, and as a leading city in many industries, that means you’ll gain experience and insight you won’t find anywhere else.

98.3%

NAPLEX pass rate for Class of 2019

Our Faculty

Meet our faculty.

  • Tom Campbell headshot

    Tom Campbell

    Dean, College of Pharmacy

    Tom Campbell is the Dean and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy in Nashville. Dr. Campbell received his Pharm.D. degree from the University of Tennessee...

    Meet Tom Campbell
  • Scott Akers headshot

    Scott Akers

    Chair, Pharmaceutical Sciences

    Akers received his Pharm.D. from the University of Tennessee and his Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Kentucky. While at the University of Kentucky, he was a...

    Meet Scott Akers
  • Beth Breeden headshot

    Beth Breeden

    Chair, Health Care Informatics

    Dr. Beth Breeden is an Associate Professor and Chair of Graduate Studies in Health Care Informatics at the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She has more than...

    Meet Beth Breeden
  • Abbie Burka headshot

    Abbie Burka

    Associate Professor

    Abbie Burka is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director of Interprofessional Education, where she coordinates opportunities for students in the health science programs to collaborate and learn together....

    Meet Abbie Burka
  • Kevin Clauson

    Kevin Clauson

    Professor

    Kevin A. Clauson is an Associate Professor at Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Clauson interacts with student pharmacists in courses including health informatics and independent research in...

    Meet Kevin Clauson
  • Sarah Collier headshot

    Sarah Collier

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Sarah P. Collier joined the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy faculty as an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Fall of 2018. Dr. Collier earned her Bachelor of...

    Meet Sarah Collier
  • Zac Cox headshot

    Zac Cox

    Professor

    Zac Cox attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he studied pre-pharmacy. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of...

    Meet Zac Cox
  • Rachel Crouch headshot

    Rachel Crouch

    Assistant Professor

    Crouch received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Biochemistry and Spanish from Lipscomb University in 2008 and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy in...

    Meet Rachel Crouch
  • Kevin Eidson headshot

    Kevin Eidson

    Director of Health & Wellness and Asst. Professor

    Eidson joined Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice in August of 2010. He teaches Pharmacy Law and Ethics and assists with coordinating continuing educational...

    Meet Kevin Eidson
  • Chad Gentry headshot

    Chad Gentry

    Associate Professor

    Chad grew up in East Tennessee and attended the University of Tennessee Knoxville and received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. He then...

    Meet Chad Gentry
  • Kayce Gill headshot

    Kayce Gill

    Health Sciences Librarian

    Kayce Gill is the Associate Health Sciences Librarian for the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She earned a Master of Science in Information Science from the University of Tennessee...

    Meet Kayce Gill
  • Ben Gross headshot

    Ben Gross

    Director of Assessment College of Pharmacy and He

    Gross received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Murray State University and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Tennessee. Gross completed a specialty residency in...

    Meet Ben Gross
  • Susan Hamblin headshot

    Susan Hamblin

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Hamblin has been practicing in clinical pharmacy with a focus in critical care/trauma for over 10 years. She graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy in 2007....

    Meet Susan Hamblin
  • Randy Jerkins

    Randy Jerkins

    Assistant Professor

    Jerkins graduated from Lipscomb University with a degree in Biology. He received his Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy in 1985 and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1986 from the...

    Meet Randy Jerkins
  • Justin Kirby headshot

    Justin Kirby

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Justin Kirby is a native of middle Tennessee having grown up in Lafayette before moving to Cookeville for college and, ultimately, to Nashville for pharmacy school. He remained in...

    Meet Justin Kirby
  • Jeff Lee headshot

    Jeff Lee

    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

    Jeff Lee has been a senior leader in the pharmaceutical industry focused on pharmacoeconomic and health outcomes research for over 20 years. Most recently, Lee worked for Allergan, Inc., where...

    Meet Jeff Lee
  • Lindsey Gorrell headshot

    Lindsey Miller

    Associate Professor

    Miller received her Bachelor of Science in Business degree from Eastern Illinois University followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. She then went...

    Meet Lindsey Miller
  • Kam Nola headshot

    Kam Nola

    Professor

    Kam Nola received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University, Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, and Masters of...

    Meet Kam Nola
  • Robin Parker headshot

    Robin Parker

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Robin Parker attended the University of Mississippi where she studied pre-pharmacy and she received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy in 2013....

    Meet Robin Parker
  • Jon Pouliot headshot

    Jon Pouliot

    Assistant Professor

    Jon was born and raised in Rhode Island. After completing his undergraduate studies at Providence College, he moved to North Carolina for his graduate work, receiving a Doctor of Pharmacy...

    Meet Jon Pouliot
  • Allison Provine headshot

    Allison Provine

    Associate Professor

    Allison Provine received her Bachelor of Science in Education and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Samford University. She then went on to complete a pharmacy practice residency at Emory Healthcare...

    Meet Allison Provine
  • Brent Thompson headshot

    Brent Thompson

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Thompson is a native Tennessean. After attending the University of Tennessee for his undergraduate work in Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, he attended the University of Tennessee Health...

    Meet Brent Thompson
  • Jimmy Torr headshot

    James Torr

    Associate Professor

    Torr completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Accounting from Lipscomb University in 2001 and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy...

    Meet James Torr
  • Sarah Uroza headshot

    Sarah Uroza

    Associate Professor

    Sarah is a native of Arkansas. She completed her pre-pharmacy work at the University of Central Arkansas and completed her Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of Arkansas for Medical...

    Meet Sarah Uroza
  • Matt Vergne headshot

    Matt Vergne

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Matt Vergne joined the Lipscomb College of Pharmacy in 2013. Dr. Vergne earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Harding University, and he earned a Ph.D. in...

    Meet Matt Vergne
  • Jessica Wallace headshot

    Jessica Wallace

    Associate Professor

    Jessica Wallace received her Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. She completed a...

    Meet Jessica Wallace
  • Greg Young headshot

    Greg Young

    Associate Dean, Experiential Education

    Prior to joining the faculty at Lipscomb University, Young served for six years as a Nuclear Pharmacist and Pharmacy Manager for Cardinal Health Nuclear Pharmacy Services. He previously served as...

    Meet Greg Young
8:1

Student-to-faculty ratio

Career Paths

Community Practice Pharmacist

Utilizes medication and clinical knowledge to ensure patients receive the most appropriate mediation therapy in a convenient and cost-effective way.

Hospital Pharmacist

Works directly with doctors, nurses and patients to make sure each patient receives the correct medication and dosage. They evaluate patient lab reports to offer consult for alternative medication options and work directly with patients to ensure they understand their medications while in the hospital and as they are discharged.

Other Pharmacist Careers

Research and Development, Academia, Long-Term Care, Home Health Care, Patient Advocacy, Managed Care