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Contact Information

1122 Health Sciences North
64 Medical Center Drive
PO BOX 9500
West Virginia
United States
West Virginia

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2023
While we have rolling admissions and consider all candidates to our program, it is strongly encouraged that one applies and completes their applications as early as possible. In addition, applications must be in "received" status by this deadline. Payment and official transcripts must be received at PharmCAS by June 30 to move to the status of "complete" and then "verified." Please see application instructions PDF under the section "Check Status" for further explanation.
November 1, 2022
Applicants who meet this deadline will be given priority in scheduling of their interviews and receive admissions decisions by December 1st. Additional benefits include opportunities for scholarships and other financial aid.

Program Information

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

Last Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MSCR (Clinical Research)
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 with a student to faculty ratio of 6 to 1 with experiential education opportunities across the united states and in selected foreign countries where students have the opportunity to learn pharmacy from a global health perspective. State of the art classrooms, library, laboratory, including a dedicated pharmacy skills center, and simulation center facilities are part of a multi-disciplinary health sciences center, including the fields of medicine, dentistry, nursing, and public health where students learn a team based interdisciplinary approach to health care. The campus also includes a 400+ bed tertiary care hospital, level-I trauma center, a 150 bed state of the art newly opened children's hospital, a 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. The School's placement rate of graduates into post graduate residencies is far above the national average. 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

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. While we have a minimum GPA requirement, our admissions committee looks for academic promise within a candidate's application. Academic promise is evaluated in multiple ways, including on time progression, academic rigor, demonstrated scientific knowledge necessary for the PharmD program, academic resilience in the ability to overcome previous obstacles, and letters of recommendation supporting a candidate's ability to succeed in a professional program.

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/Speech Communication 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 (Micro or Macro) 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 (no lab required) 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 2023 Semester.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
In person laboratories are preferred to meet the requirements; however, online equivalent laboratory experiences are also acceptable.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
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 science 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 Residency Documentation: Visit for more details.

Supplemental Materials


PCAT and Other Tests


Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Three (3)
  • 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 (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
We will accept committee letters, while they are not required, we fully accept them as meeting all three required letters of recommendation.
Conditionally accepted
We will accept composite letters, while they are not required, we fully accept them as meeting all three required letters of recommendation.
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 and/or persistence, 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.



International Applicants

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.
The TOEFL may be required for students who have completed prerequisites at a foreign institution.
Details on Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs


Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
Applicants deemed eligible will be scheduled for a personal interview. Priority Deadline Interviews are held in October & early November. Other interviews are held from late November through June. 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

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 7, 2023 and culminate with the White Coat Ceremony and Celebration on August 12, 2023.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings