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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Institution Name Medical College of Wisconsin
College or School Name School of Pharmacy
Short Name Med C Wisconsin
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If you need to post a notification below your institution name, please enter it here: 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.
Street 1 Medical College of Wisconsin
Street 2 School of Pharmacy
Street 3 8701 Watertown Plank Road
City Milwaukee
State Wisconsin
Zip 53226
Country United States
Program Location: Wisconsin
Admissions Office Contact(s):
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program? June 1, 2023
Final Application Deadline Description:
What is the priority application deadline for your program? April 3, 2023
Describe any requirements or incentives for applicants who apply by the priority deadline.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below: Full Accreditation
Satellite/Branch campuses:
Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Is your institution public or private? Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center? Yes
Academic Term Type: Quarter (4 terms per academic year)
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum? * 2 - 3
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Preferred
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available? Yes
If Yes to alternate enrollment, check all that apply: Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 36
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Target number of Pharm.D. seats for the upcoming P1 entering class: 45
Maximum number of Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 73
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 13
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? No
Does your institution offer a concurrent, double, or second degree program, as defined above? No
Provide any additional information regarding dual, concurrent, double, or second degree programs:
I would like to mark this section as done. 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
Program Description Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Minimum Overall GPA: 2.00
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: 2.50
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants: 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).
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 90
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 27
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants: 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.. 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.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
List of 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
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? June 30
Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Enter any additional information regarding online course prerequisites: Online and hybrid taught classes may be accepted only from a regionally-accredited university, college, or community college in the U.S. or Canada.
Can applicants use pass/fail classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Enter any additional information regarding pass/fail course prerequisites: 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.
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: For Summer 2023 admission, all prerequisites must be completed by June 30, 2023. 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 2023 transcripts to be sent directly to PharmCAS as soon as they are available and before the cycle closes on June 30, 2023. Please visit PharmCAS's Academic Update page for additional information: https://www.pharmcas.org/application-instructions/academic-update
Link to additional course prerequisites information: https://www.mcw.edu/education/pharmacy-school/prospective-students/requirements
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS? No
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee? No
Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy: Optional
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:
Additional PCAT information: 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
Minimum composite PCAT score considered:
Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements. Yes
If yes, select which other admission tests you accept or require: GRE, MCAT
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
Please note any additional relevant information:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution? Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required? Three (3)
Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.
  • 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 (Any Subject Area): 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
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Conditionally accepted
If you've selected "Conditionally Accepted," please post the criteria you require and all necessary information for the applicants. Evaluations from individuals are preferred. Inquire with the Office of Academic and Student Affairs directly for additional guidance: pharmacy@mcw.edu.
Does it count as more than one evaluation? Yes
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Conditionally accepted
If you've selected "Conditionally Accepted," please post the criteria you require and all necessary information for the applicants. Evaluations from individuals are preferred. Inquire with the Office of Academic and Student Affairs directly for additional guidance: pharmacy@mcw.edu.
Does it count as more than one evaluation? Yes
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations: 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.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is preference given to state residents? No
Is preference given to residents of other states? No
Additional information about the program’s state residency requirements: The cost of tuition is the same for in-state, out-of-state, and international students.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)? Yes
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission: 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)
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Other clarifying information, if necessary: 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.
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores? Yes
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: 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.
Does the institution offer a post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists in the U.S. or abroad? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Does the institution offer an online interview option? Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: 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.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is a deposit required to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
Is the deposit refundable for any period of time? No
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies: Admitted students pay a non-refundable electronic deposit of $100, which is applied to their first term’s tuition.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class: 2023-07-05
Additional details for accepted applicants: 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, 2023.

Accepted applicants with remaining coursework must complete all courses by June 30, 2023, prior to the start of the 2023-2024 academic year.
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation? Yes
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service? Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? Yes
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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