Our Doctor of Pharmacy Application

Dear Prospective Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in the College of Pharmacy at Idaho State University. Selecting a pharmacy program is one of the most important career decisions you will make.

Idaho State University is a public institution with the main campus located in Pocatello, Idaho. It is the leading health education University in the State of Idaho. The Doctor of Pharmacy degree can be completed in either Pocatello or Meridian, Idaho or in Anchorage, Alaska. Students may complete their fourth year at our clinical sites in Idaho (Boise, Pocatello, or Coeur d’Alene) or at our sites in Reno, Nevada or Anchorage, Alaska. Entry into the program is competitive. We accept 95 new students each year from a large pool of qualified applicants.

The admissions process for the Doctor of Pharmacy program at ISU College of Pharmacy has two different admission application options – Early Assurance (September 5 application deadline) and Traditional (March 1 application deadline).  Please review the two options and determine the application option that is right for you: 


Either option leads to admission into the same Doctor of Pharmacy program which will challenge you and help you to develop into a crucial member of a profession with abundant opportunities.

There are two components of the admissions process: the completion of a Doctor of Pharmacy application and the subsequent required interview for selected applicants. To qualify for consideration, application materials must arrive to the College of Pharmacy by 5:00pm MST on the application deadlines (Sept 5 for Early Assurance and March 1 for Traditional):  Online application submitted electronically, hard copies of transcripts, letters of recommendation, personal statement delivered to the college, and the $55 application fee paid.

After the September 5 and March 1 deadlines, all completed applications will be reviewed. Selected applicants will receive an invitation to interview in Meridian, Pocatello or Anchorage. This required on-campus interview has two primary purposes. First, it gives us an opportunity to meet and interview you. Second, it gives you an opportunity to see if our program will meet your needs. Applicants are responsible for their own transportation, accommodations, and meals for the interview. The Admissions Committee will determine whether or not to accept you as a student in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program based on a combination of your application and interview scores. Decisions regarding acceptance may be made as early as March 1, continuing until late July.

Upon acceptance into the Doctor of Pharmacy program, students are required to complete criminal background checks. An applicant will be disqualified from admission if the applicant has a criminal record of conviction, plea agreement, withheld judgment, and/or pending charges considered serious in nature (felony or misdemeanor). Please see the application instructions link below for further details. Make sure to contact the college directly before applying if you have any questions about this policy.

Good luck! We sincerely hope that you find the best situation for your future success. If you have any additional questions or inquiries, please call: (208) 282-3475.

Dr. Cynthia Tillotson
Director of Admissions & Student Affairs
College of Pharmacy – Idaho State University/University of Alaska Anchorage


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