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Program Overview

Program Overview

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 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. 18 in the U.S. and No. 1 in Tennessee for the class of 2017. 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 percent 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

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

Tuition rates published reflect first-year tuition charges.

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.

#1

First time NAPLEX pass rate in TN in 2017

Our Faculty

Meet our faculty.

  • Scott Akers

    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...

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  • Beth Breeden

    Beth Breeden

    Chair, Health Care Informatics

    Beth Breeden is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Her practice and research efforts include healthcare informatics, cognitive computing, artificial intelligence, and innovative/disruptive technologies such as blockchain....

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  • Abbie Burka

    Abbie Burka

    Assistant Professor

    Abbie Burka has been an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Lipscomb University since 2012. Burka currently serves as Director of Interprofessional Education, where she coordinates collaborative learning opportunities for...

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  • Kevin Clauson

    Kevin Clauson

    Associate 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...

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  • Tom Campbell

    Tom Campbell

    Interim Dean, College of Pharmacy

    Thomas Campbell is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy in Nashville. Campbell received his Doctor of Pharmacy...

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  • Sarah Collier

    Sarah Collier

    Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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  • Zac Cox

    Zac Cox

    Associate 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...

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  • Rachel Crouch

    Rachel Crouch

    Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

    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...

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  • Nate Daniels

    Nate Daniels

    Assistant Professor

    Daniels received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry at The Ohio State University in 2003 after which he worked in the pharmaceutical industry at Abbott Laboratories and Hospira Inc....

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  • Roger Davis

    Roger Davis

    Vice Provost for Health Affairs

    Roger L. Davis graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy with a Bachelor of Science in 1971 and a Doctor of Pharmacy in 1972. He served on the...

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  • Joe Deweese

    Joe Deweese

    Associate Professor

    Joe Deweese is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Freed-Hardeman University in 2004 and his Doctor of Philosophy...

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  • Kevin Eidson

    Kevin Eidson

    Assistant 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...

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  • Chad Gentry

    Chad Gentry

    Associate Professor

    Gentry currently is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy and is the Director of Experiential Education Quality Assurance. Gentry received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University...

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  • Kayce Gill

    Kayce Gill

    Health Sciences Librarian

    Kayce Gill is a Nashville native who grew up visiting the Nashville Public Library every Saturday. After completing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Lipscomb University, she decided to...

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  • Ben Gross

    Ben Gross

    Director of Assessment COP & HS

    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...

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  • Susan Hamblin

    Susan Hamblin

    Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

    Hamblin received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Mississippi in 2007. She completed her Pharmacy Practice Residency at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. in 2008 and completed...

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  • 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...

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  • Justin Kirby

    Justin Kirby

    Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

    Kirby has been an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice with Lipscomb University since 2017. His previous position was the clinical pharmacy services director at Perkins Drugs in Gallatin, Tenn. He...

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  • Jeff Lee

    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...

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  • Susan Mercer

    Susan Mercer

    Associate Professor

    Susan L. Mercer, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, joined the faculty of the Lipscomb College of Pharmacy in 2008. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from Seton Hill University and...

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  • Lindsey Miller

    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...

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  • Kam Nola

    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...

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  • Robin Parker

    Robin Parker

    Assistant Professor

    Parker attended the University of Mississippi where she studied pre-pharmacy. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy in 2013. Since graduation, Parker...

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  • Stephen Phipps

    Steve Phipps

    Associate Professor

    Phipps earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Montana. Shortly after this, he joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ where he served for three...

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  • Jonathon Pouliot

    Jon Pouliot

    Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

    Jonathon Pouliot received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Providence College in Providence, RI. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Pharmacy training from Campbell University...

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  • Julie Stephens

    Julie Stephens

    Assistant Professor

    Julie Stephens received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences from Auburn University in 2007 and her Doctor of Pharmacy from Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy in 2010. She...

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  • Catherine Terry

    Catherine Terry

    Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness

    Terry received the Bachelor of Science degree in Family Relations and Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Science from Lipscomb University in 2006. She also received a Master...

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  • Richard Thompson

    Richard Thompson

    Chair, Pharmacy Practice

    J. Richard Thompson is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and...

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  • Brent Thompson

    Brent Thompson

    Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

    Thompson studied Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology at The University of Tennessee as an undergraduate. In 2010, he received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Tennessee...

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  • Jimmy Torr

    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...

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  • Sarah Uroza

    Sarah Uroza

    Assistant Professor

    Uroza completed her pre-pharmacy course work at the University of Central Arkansas and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy...

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  • Matt Vergne

    Matt Vergne

    Assistant Professor

    Vergne received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Harding University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University. Vergne completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Analytical...

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  • Allison Walker

    Allison Walker

    Assistant Professor

    Allison Walker 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...

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  • Jessica Wallace

    Jessica Wallace

    Assistant Professor

    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 then went on...

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  • Greg Young

    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...

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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