West Virginia University School of Pharmacy announces that the PCAT will be optional for the Admissions Cycle 20-2021.
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West Virginia University School of Pharmacy announces that the PCAT will be optional for the Admissions Cycle 20-2021.
1122E Health Sciences North
64 Medical Center Drive
PO BOX 9500
Morgantown
West Virginia
26506-9500
United States
West Virginia
  • Name: Jennifer L. Clutter
    Title: Program Coordinator
    Office: School of Pharmacy Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
    Phone (Work): 304-293-1552
    Email: jeclutter@hsc.wvu.edu

Program Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
WVU has a rolling admissions process, so it is highly recommended that applicants apply as early as possible.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Yes
Public
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
Yes
Early assurance

Last Entering Class

65

Upcoming Entering Class

75
35

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration)
No
Students will apply to the MBA program during their first professional year to join the Dual Pharm.D/MBA program. The GRE is required.

Program Description

Located in Morgantown, "one of the most livable small towns in America," West Virginia University (WVU) School of Pharmacy offers students the opportunity to earn the Pharm.D. degree in a small class environment. State of the art classroom, library, laboratory, and simulation center facilities are part of a multi-disciplinary health sciences center, including the fields of medicine, dentistry, nursing, and public health. The campus also includes a 400+ bed tertiary care hospital, level-I trauma center, cancer research and treatment center, psychiatric hospital, rehabilitation hospital, regional eye center, a neurosciences center and a biomedical research facility. Our graduates typically surpass the national passage rate on the NAPLEX exam and enter a wide variety of pharmacy related career paths. In addition, many graduates are admitted into nationally recognized post-graduate studies. Alumni, located in nearly all 50 states and several foreign countries, include recognized leaders in business, academic and professional arenas. Prospective students may visit the School's website to learn more about some of our noted alumni.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

3.0
3.0
WVU's admissions policies include a holistic review of all candidates; therefore, GPA is not the only quantitative or qualitative credential that is considered in choosing acceptable candidates.
61
40
100

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
English Composition / Writing English Composition 1 3 4
English Composition / Writing English Composition 2 3 4
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Public Speaking 3 4
General Elective(s) General Education Foundation course for Foundation #5: Human Inquiry and the Past* 3 4
General Elective(s) General Education Foundation course for Foundation #6: The Arts & Creativity* 3 4
General Elective(s) General Education Foundation course for Foundation #7: Global Studies & Diversity* 3 4
Economics Economics 3 4
Statistics Statistics 3 4
Math Introduction to Calculus or Calculus 1 3 4
Biology/Biological Science General Biology 1 with lab 4 5
Biology/Biological Science General Biology 2 with lab 4 5
Microbiology Microbiology 3 4
Chemistry General Chemistry 1 with lab 4 5
Chemistry General Chemistry 2 with lab 4 5
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 1 with lab 4 5
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 2 with lab 4 5
Biochemistry Biochemistry 3 4
Physiology Physiology course at 200 level or greater. Students attending schools that only offer Anatomy and Physiology must take the two semester sequence (covering all body systems) to meet this requirement. 3 4
Fall 2021 Semester.
Other clarifying information: It is preferred that applicants complete all prerequisites by the end of the spring term preceding the Fall they wish to enter the professional curriculum; however, with competitive applicants, up to 2 course deficiencies (non-sequential courses) can be completed in the summer term prior to matriculation. These course deficiencies must be completed before orientation to the pharmacy program. Orientation activities are required of all admitted students and are typically scheduled the week prior to the Fall term. *Elective courses must meet the University General Education Foundations (GEF) requirements. More can be found in the WVU Undergraduate Catalog at https://registrar.wvu.edu/curriculum-catalog/general-education-foundations-gef. Residency Documentation: Visit http://catalog.wvu.edu/graduate/graduateeducationexpenses/#residencytext for more details.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
July through February preferred. The minimum PCAT score listed is a preferred score. WVU will consider lower scores in light of the holistic review of all admissions requirements.
50
No

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Recommended but not required
Yes
Recommended but not required
Yes
Letters of Recommendation: Three (3) letters are required, one letter from a faculty instructor and two additional letters from: another faculty member, employer, academic advisor, pharmacist or other health care provider. References should be from individuals who have the ability to evaluate the candidate's academic abilities including written and oral communication skills, motivation, integrity, intellectual curiosity, empathy, problem solving and critical thinking skills at the collegiate level. NOTE: An unsatisfactory recommendation is sufficient grounds for denial of admission.

Residency

No
No
http://catalog.wvu.edu/graduate/graduateeducationexpenses/#residencytext

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
School only accepts foreign transcript evaluations from WES.
Yes
The TOEFL may be required for students who have completed prerequisites at a foreign institution.

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Applicants deemed eligible will be scheduled for a personal interview. Early Decision Interviews are held in September and Regular Decision interviews are held from early November through April. Interviewees are judged on the quality of their answers and on their overall oral communication skills. Interviews will be conducted in person in Morgantown, WV at the School of Pharmacy, in special circumstances we can accommodate virtual interviews. Interviews typically last about 30 minutes and are followed by a tour and debriefing totaling 2 hour time commitment.

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
WVU follows the Cooperative Admissions Guidelines policy. The deposit amount is $100 dollars and will apply towards the First semester's tuition and fees when the student matriculates. Further details about how to place the deposit to sent to student following initial provisional acceptance into the program.
  • August 16, 2021
Orientation to Pharmacy School will occur one week prior to start of classes and all activities are mandatory for entering students. This programming will begin on August 9, 2021.
No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No