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 only 80 new students each year from a large pool of qualified applicants.

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 February 1, 2017:  Online application submitted electronically, hard copies of transcripts, letters of recommendation, personal statement delivered to the college, and the $55 application fee paid.

Letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and your personal statement must be sent to:

ISU College of Pharmacy
921 South 8th Avenue
Box Stop 8288 
Pocatello, ID 83209

The application fee must be paid by credit card through PayPal once you have submitted the online portion of the application. Please note you are not required to have a PayPal account in order to make a payment.

After the February 1 deadline, 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 April 1st, 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


Creating a profile will be available August 1, 2017

The online application process begins by creating a username and password. Your username will be your email address. Once you have created your username and password you will receive an email to activate your account. You will then be able to log into your account. You will need to remember your username and password in order to check the status of your application.

You may enter all the required information on your application at one time or you may choose to enter each section at a different time. You may return to your application and edit information as needed until you submit your application. Do not submit your application until all sections have been completed. We will not begin to process your application until all sections have been completed and your fee has been received. Remember, the deadline for the application, transcripts, letters of recommendation, personal statement, and $55 fee is February 1, 2017.

Once you have submitted your application online, you may go to our website to view the status of your application. You will be able to see if transcripts, letters of recommendation, personal statement, and fee have been received.

Letters of recommendation can be found at If you have any additional questions or inquiries, please call: (208) 282-3475.
If you encounter difficulties in completing the application, please call: (208) 282-3475 or email: