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  • Name: Kaylan Gaines
    Title: Director of Recruitment & Admissions
    Office: Office of Student Affairs
    Phone (Work): 262-243-2747

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2021

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Not Required
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance

Last Entering Class


Upcoming Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health), Other Dual Degrees
PharmD/MPD (Master of Product Development)

Program Description

CUW’s School of Pharmacy educates pharmacists to be servant leaders, dedicated to improving the health of our communities through excellence in teaching, research, service, and practice.

Experiential Education
* IPPEs: 2-week rotations during the middle of the four P1/P2 semesters
* Elective IPPEs: available to P3 students to explore specialized pharmacy settings
* APPEs: Eight P4 rotations to develop advanced pharmacy practice skills in diverse settings
* PGY1 residencies: four 12-month (clinical underserved/community) and one 24-month (academic emphasis)

Interprofessional Practice & Education
* Gain essential healthcare team experience with peers who are also pursuing advanced healthcare-related professional degrees in Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Medicine

* Commuter and family-friendly schedule with the majority of required coursework between 10am-3pm
* Focus on applied learning through skill-development labs and practice-based experiences
* Curriculum designed for students active involvement in professional organizations

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria


Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General Chemistry I with Lab 4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry II with Lab 4 6
Biology/Biological Science Biology I with Lab (Human Anatomy or Anat. & Phys would also count) 4 6
Biology/Biological Science Biology II with Lab (Human Anatomy or Anat. & Phys would also count) 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I with Lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II with Lab 4 6
Physics Physics I with or without Lab (Algebra or Calc based both acceptable) 3 6
Science/Math Elective(s) One or more advanced science elective course(s) (Examples: Physics II, Physiology, Anatomy, Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, or other advanced science course.) 5 6
Math Calculus (for math and/or science majors) 3 6
English Composition / Writing English Composition or Writing Course 3 4
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking Course 3 4
Economics Economics (micro, macro or general course) 3 4
Statistics Statistics (Biostats also acceptable) 3 4
General Elective(s) General Education Electives 17
Applicants need to complete course prerequisites before fall classes start in August.
In cases where Physics is more than three credits, additional credits would count towards the advanced science requirement. Please contact us at with questions about what will and will not satisfy these requirements.

Concordia University Wisconsin works with students individually to create course equivalency guides for the school at which they are fulfilling the pre-pharmacy course requirements. Contact us at for a course equivalency guide or for an individual transcript evaluation of pre-pharmacy coursework.

Supplemental Materials


PCAT and Other Tests

Concordia University Wisconsin is a PCAT Optional institution. If a student takes the PCAT, the rolling admissions model allows for a student to take any PCAT in the 2020-2021 cycle (or prior cycles). Any PCAT attempts should be sent directly to PharmCAS (code 104) and will be considered by the admissions committee.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with the admissions team at to determine if a PCAT score would strengthen their application.


Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Three (3)
  • Clergy: ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
No Answer
No answer
Concordia University Wisconsin requires three letters of reference to be submitted directly to PharmCAS. References should be able to speak to your academic performance, understanding of the pharmacy profession, and/or character. Choose references who know you well in professional and/or academic settings, such as professors, supervisors, advisors, or pharmacists. Reference letters are reviewed to assess your: Character Communication skills Academic ability Motivation and understanding of the pharmacy profession Commitment to community service



International Applicants

US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Foreign (non-US) Citizens, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
International students interested in applying to Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy must: Complete the PharmD application process through PharmCAS. Have foreign transcripts evaluated by a foreign evaluation service, as described on the PharmCAS website, and submitted to PharmCAS. Submit a TOEFL or IELTS score to PharmCAS if previous coursework was completed in a language other than English. CUW accepts a minimum score of 79 on TOEFL and 6.5 on IELTS. Submit Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) scores to PharmCAS. Complete the pre-pharmacy course requirements. Foreign pharmacy international coursework may partially or fully satisfy the pre-pharmacy course requirements, at the discretion of the associate dean for academic affairs.
All non-US citizens with less than ten (10) years of academic experience in an English-speaking environment.


Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
At Concordia University Wisconsin, our Interview Day is just as much about you getting to know us as it is about us getting to know you. That's why the Interview Day is a half-day program, where you'll meet faculty, staff, and current students and learn more about what makes the CUW School of Pharmacy unique. You'll complete a writing sample, and interview with one or two faculty and/or practicing pharmacists. Visit for more information.

Accepted Applicants

Accepted applicants are required to submit a $500 seat deposit by May 1, 2021 in order to register for fall coursework. Learn more about seat deposit options at our website:
  • August 16, 2021
Orientation is August 10-13, 2021.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings