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Contact Information

Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
259 Mack Ave.
United States

Program Application Deadline

January 4, 2023
October 3, 2022

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 3 - 4
Not Required

Last Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

The Wayne State University PharmD/PhD program is a unique concurrent degree program in which students complete both a PharmD as well as a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The program combines both the existing PharmD and PhD programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
More information can be found here:

Program Description

The Faculty of Pharmacy at Wayne State University have developed a contemporary curriculum for the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program that allows interaction with patients and healthcare professionals throughout the four-year program. The Pharmacy program is located in one of the world's leading urban research universities with the reputation of training excellent healthcare professionals. We educate future pharmacists to be highly competent health care practitioners, who effectively and safely provide patient-centered care with other health care team members in diverse settings, to be leaders within the profession and to be lifelong learners. Our PharmD graduates are differentiated and sought after because of their clinical skills and ability to provide inter-professional, evidenced-based care that ensures optimal health of the patient and of the public. Specifically, our graduates are practice-ready, eager, willing to work, and prepared to work with diverse populations. Graduates of the Pharmacy professional program consistently score higher than the national and state averages on the NAPLEX (national licensing exam). Learn more from our website at:

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

The cumulative GPA is calculated by PharmCAS.
The prerequisite GPA is calculated by the Wayne State University Admissions Committee. The prerequisite GPA calculation includes only the highest grades earned in repeated coursework.
Wayne State University does not require a specific number of credits to be completed before starting the program. Instead, we require all students to have completed all prerequisite and general education courses before starting the program. For more information about prerequisite courses and transfer credits, please visit our website:

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science BIO 1510-Basic life mechanisms 4
Microbiology BIO 2270 - Introductory Microbiology 3
Microbiology BIO 2271 - Introductory Microbiology Lab 2
Anatomy & Physiology BIO 2870 + BIO 3200 - Six credits of Anatomy & Physiology with at least three of those credits at the 300/3000 level or above 6
Chemistry CHM 1100/1130 - General Chemistry I & Lab 5
Chemistry CHM 1140/1150 - General Chemistry II & Lab 5
Chemistry CHM 1240/1250 - Organic Chemistry I & Lab 5
Chemistry CHM 2220/2230 - Organic Chemistry II & Lab 5
Biochemistry CHM 5600: Biochemistry 4
Math MAT 2010 - Calculus I 4
Physics PHY 2130/2131 - General Physics I & Lab 4
English Composition / Writing ENG 1020: Introductory College Writing (BC) 3
Communication / Speech (Verbal) COM 1010 - Oral Communication (OC) 3
Statistics STA 1020: Elementary Statistics 3
Other Civic Literacy (CIV) 3
Other Cultural Inquiry (CI) 3
Other Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) 3
Other Global Learning (GL) 3
English Composition / Writing Intermediate Composition (IC) 3
Other Social Inquiry (SI) 3
All science and math prerequisites — or their equivalent — must be completed by May 31 of the year for which you are applying. (For instance, to begin the program in Fall 2023, you must complete these courses by May 31, 2023.)

All non science and general education prerequisites — or their equivalent — must be completed by August 31 of the year for which you are applying. (For instance, to begin the program in Fall 2023, you must complete these courses by August 31, 2023.)
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Due to the unique situation created by COVID-19, the WSU PharmD Program will accept online courses and labs taken in Winter 2020, Spring/Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring/Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Winter 2022, and Spring/Summer 2022.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
P/N grades will be accepted if the grading institution's policy is a C or better to receive a Pass. If the school accepts C- or below as a Pass, students will be required to submit a letter from the instructor documenting what the grade earned would have been. This policy applies to the following semesters: Winter 2020, Spring/Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021, and Spring/Summer 2021. Please check the website for updates about future semesters:
Applicants must earn at least a C/2.00 or higher in all prerequisite and general education courses.
Students with a bachelor's degree are exempt from completing the University General Education requirements. Those who qualify under the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) policy (see are exempt from all general education classes.
All science prerequisite courses must be completed within the six years prior to admission.

Supplemental Materials


PCAT and Other Tests

Conditionally Required
• The PCAT is no longer required for all applicants with a prerequisite GPA of 3.0 or higher.
• Applicants with less than a 3.0 prerequisite GPA must complete the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) within five years of the time of application submission. Also, only the most recent PCAT scores will be considered.
The deadline to take the PCAT for Fall 2023 admissions is October 28, 2022.
The deadline to take the PCAT for Preferred Deadline applications for the Fall 2023 admissions is July 8, 2022.
A minimum composite score of 50th percentile or higher is preferred. A 50th percentile or higher in chemistry, quantitative, and biology as well as a 25th percentile or higher in the reading section is preferred.

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Non-academic factors, including volunteer experience, experience in a health care setting, leadership roles in student organizations, research experience and other unique characteristics are evaluated by the committee. While these factors are not required, they may have a positive impact on your application and affect your ranking against other applicants. However, such experience does not replace or excuse lower academic performance.

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Two (2)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Any Subject Area): REQUIRED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): REQUIRED
  • Professor (Math): REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): REQUIRED
Not Accepted
Not Accepted
Applicants must submit two electronic letters of reference. One letter must be from a college or university instructor; the second can be from any professional reference such as another instructor or a supervisor at a work or volunteer site. Personal references are not accepted. Please note that while PharmCAS will allow applicants to submit up to four letters of references, the WSU PharmD program will only consider two letters for each candidate.



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
If coursework was completed at a non-US institution, transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES). The official course-by-course evaluation must be sent to PharmCAS. Canadian students who attended English speaking schools can send their transcripts directly to PharmCAS. Canadian students who attended French speaking schools should submit a WES course by course evaluation to PharmCAS. Please see the following website for information regarding foreign transcript prerequisite evaluations:
You are exempt from taking the TOEFL if:
1)Your native language is English.
2)You have completed all secondary or post-secondary education in the U.S., Canada or other English-speaking countries specified by WSU.
3)You have completed an associate of arts or science degree from a U.S. institution or completed acceptable transfer credit from a U.S. institution of the equivalent of WSU's Basic and Intermediate Composition requirements with a 2.0 grade-point average or higher.
More information about the WSU English language proficiency requirements can be found on the website:
Details on Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs


Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Not sure at this time
Because of the highly competitive nature of admission to this program, successful completion of all admission requirements does not guarantee an interview or admission. A personal interview will be granted to select individuals who meet all admission requirements by established deadlines. Applicants should obtain as much information as possible about the role of pharmacists and be able to articulate it during the interview process. Interviewers are interested in how well applicants communicate, their drive to be a pharmacist, and their understanding of the pharmacy profession. Completion of the personal interview does not guarantee admission to the WSU PharmD Program.

Accepted Applicants

If you are admitted to the WSU PharmD program, you will be asked to submit a nonrefundable $1,000 deposit. The enrollment deposit will be credited to the cost of your tuition.
The PharmD academic calendar can be found online at

Background Checks and Drug Screenings