The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) School of Pharmacy offers a 3-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program located on a premier academic health campus with nationally-ranked hospitals, health systems, faculty, and research. MCW offers a rigorous, student-centered, small-class approach to teaching. Classes begin in early July.
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The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) School of Pharmacy offers a 3-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program located on a premier academic health campus with nationally-ranked hospitals, health systems, faculty, and research. MCW offers a rigorous, student-centered, small-class approach to teaching. Classes begin in early July.
Medical College of Wisconsin
School of Pharmacy
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee
Wisconsin
53226
United States
Wisconsin
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2022
March 1, 2022
Students who apply by the priority deadline will receive priority consideration for new student scholarships.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
No
Private
Yes
Quarter (4 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 3
Preferred
Yes
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance
Yes

Last Entering Class

45
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
No
Yes

Program Description

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) School of Pharmacy offers a three-year, year-round Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center which includes access to Froedtert Hospital, Children's Wisconsin, the Milwaukee VA Medical Center, and numerous other facilities.

MCW’s PharmD graduates will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to practice at the top of their license and contribute to patient-centered care within a team-based model, ensuring optimal patient outcomes in concert with other healthcare professionals. MCW prepares the next generation of pharmacists to meet the growing healthcare needs of society, and MCW PharmD students complete more than 2,200 clinical practice hours. A pharmacy career offers individuals the opportunity to encourage wellness in the community and the chance to improve the lives of those they serve every day. MCW prepares graduates for both direct-to-career options (working in a pharmacy immediately following graduation) and post-graduate training options (such as residencies and fellowships).

The MCW School of Pharmacy’s PharmD program has been granted full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Upon receiving full Accreditation status, the MCW School of Pharmacy has demonstrated, to the satisfaction of ACPE, that its PharmD program complies with stringent accreditation standards. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for pharmacist licensure examinations upon successful completion of the PharmD program. Graduates from the inaugural Class of 2020 achieved a 97% first-time pass rate on the NAPLEX. Additionally, the post-graduate training match rate for MCW is 76%.

To chat with one of our current students, please visit https://www.mcw.edu/education/pharmacy-school/prospective-students/chat-with-us

To view our upcoming virtual visits, please visit https://www.mcw.edu/education/pharmacy-school/prospective-students/visit-us
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.00
2.50
The average cumulative GPA for the most recently admitted cohort of students was 3.10.

The average prerequisite GPA for the most recently admitted cohort of students was 3.20.

Prerequisite courses must be a minimum of three semester credits or approximate quarter hours and be completed with a grade of C or better (pass or satisfactory on a competency-based scale).
90
27
A maximum of 12 credits of Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) or College in the Schools (CIS) credit may be accepted if it appears on a college transcript.

All prerequisite courses must be completed by June 30, 2022. Students considering applying for admission to the MCW School of Pharmacy must complete 90 credit hours of undergraduate study prior to matriculating to be considered for federal financial aid assistance.
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology. Recommended courses include Foundations of Biology, Ecology, Zoology, Botany, Marine Biology, Human Structure, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Animal Physiology. Lab preferred but not required.
6
Biology/Biological Science Advanced Biology. Recommended courses include Genetics, Neuroscience, Cellular Biology, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Pathophysiology, Anatomy, Physiology, Bacteriology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Genetics, Genomics. Lab preferred but not required. 6
Chemistry General Chemistry 1. Lab preferred but not required. 3
Chemistry General Chemistry 2. Lab preferred but not required. 3
Chemistry Recommended courses include Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry. Lab preferred but not required. 3
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 1. Lab required. 3
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 2. Lab preferred but not required. 3
Statistics Intro to Statistics, Biostatistics, Data Analysis, Accounting or Business Statistics 3
Math College Algebra. Must be a 100-level or higher Math course. Calculus, Trigonometry, and Calculus with Geometry are accepted. 3
English Composition / Writing Must be a 100-level or higher English, Literature, Reading, or Writing course. 3
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Must be a 100-level or higher Public Speaking, Speech, or Communication course. 3
General Elective(s) Examples include Physics, Economics, Calculus, Ethics, Humanities, Social Sciences, Religion. Studio Art, Theater, or Physical Education classes do not satisfy this requirement. 12
June 30, 2022
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Online and hybrid taught classes may be accepted only from a regionally-accredited university, college, or community college in the U.S. or Canada.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Prerequisites must be a minimum of three semester credits or approximate quarter hours. Pass/fail grades will be excluded from the calculation of the prerequisite GPA.
For Summer 2022 admission, all prerequisites must be completed by June 30, 2022. You are not required to have a bachelor's degree to start the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. A bachelor's degree in the sciences from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. will typically satisfy all prerequisites for the MCW School of Pharmacy.

A final official transcript will be required prior to the start of classes in the desired year of entry. Accepted applicants are instructed to arrange for their official spring 2022 transcripts to be sent directly to PharmCAS as soon as they are available and before the cycle closes on June 30, 2022. Please visit PharmCAS's Academic Update page for additional information: https://www.pharmcas.org/application-instructions/academic-update
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
Completion of the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)/Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is not required; rather, it's optional. If you believe the PCAT/MCAT provides evidence of your academic preparedness for the MCW PharmD program, you are encouraged to take the PCAT/MCAT and submit your scores to PharmCAS. For example, this could apply to students at or near the minimum cumulative/prerequisite GPA requirement or students who completed science prerequisite coursework more than seven years ago.

To learn more information about the PCAT, please visit https://www.pearsonassessments.com/graduate-admissions/pcat/about.html
Yes
GRE, MCAT
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Employer: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Faculty Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Math): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
Evaluations from individuals are preferred. Inquire with the Office of Academic and Student Affairs directly for additional guidance: pharmacy@mcw.edu.
Yes
Conditionally accepted
Evaluations from individuals are preferred. Inquire with the Office of Academic and Student Affairs directly for additional guidance: pharmacy@mcw.edu.
Yes
Applicants are required to submit at least three evaluations, and up to four are permitted. Applicants can submit evaluations from sources such as college professors, work supervisors, volunteer supervisors, or research supervisors. Recommenders must know you in a professional capacity.

We do not accept evaluations from family, friends, or clergy.

The letters of recommendation are submitted through PharmCAS.
Yes

Residency

No
No
The cost of tuition is the same for in-state, out-of-state, and international students.
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
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 (F1 visa, J1 visa, or international degree) students interested in applying to the MCW Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program must satisfy the standard admission requirements. International coursework may partially or fully satisfy the pre-pharmacy course requirements as determined by the MCW School of Pharmacy.

In addition to the standard admission requirements, international applicants must submit a course-by-course foreign transcript evaluation from the World Education Service (WES) to PharmCAS. Students who hold a pharmacy degree from a recognized school of pharmacy outside of the U.S. and are admitted to the PharmD program at MCW will be placed into the first year of the program and may be considered for advanced standing.

On the PharmCAS application, enter your name as it appears on your passport. If the name on your academic record is different from that on your passport, enter the name from your academic record in the “Alternate Name” section.
Yes
MCW accepts only Internet-Based TOEFL (iBT) test scores submitted directly to PharmCAS. Scores are considered valid only if earned within two years of the intended first term at MCW. (For example, no earlier than July 1, two years prior.) The recommended minimum score is 90.

International applicants are exempt from submitting English-proficiency scores via the TOEFL under the following circumstances: 1) The applicant holds a bachelor’s degree or higher completed in its entirety in the United States or another majority English-speaking country, or 2) the applicant’s native language is English.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
The MCW School of Pharmacy admits students on a rolling basis, conducting monthly interviews.

Each student participating in an interview day will receive a program overview and complete 1) a 30-minute writing exercise, 2) two individual face-to-face interviews with MCW School of Pharmacy faculty members, 3) a group activity, and 4) a tour of the MCW-Milwaukee campus.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, interviews will occur virtually if MCW is closed to visitors.

The Faculty Admission Committee reviews the interview results and makes a final recommendation regarding admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Admitted students pay a non-refundable electronic deposit of $100, which is applied to their first term’s tuition.
  • Jul 05, 2022
Following an interview, letters of admission will be sent by email and postal mail within one week of being admitted into the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. Students will be required to complete all items on the Matriculation Requirements checklist by June 1, 2022.

Accepted applicants with remaining coursework must complete all courses by June 30, 2022, prior to the start of the 2022-2023 academic year.
Yes
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
Yes
Yes