We want you to feel excited about the opportunities that await you at Western New England University! Some noteworthy accomplishments of our program include having the highest NAPLEX license exam pass rate (91.4%) in Massachusetts and Connecticut. For students looking to pursue pharmacy practice residencies after completing the PharmD program, we are excited to share that our residency match rate is the second highest in the country!
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We want you to feel excited about the opportunities that await you at Western New England University! Some noteworthy accomplishments of our program include having the highest NAPLEX license exam pass rate (91.4%) in Massachusetts and Connecticut. For students looking to pursue pharmacy practice residencies after completing the PharmD program, we are excited to share that our residency match rate is the second highest in the country!
Western New England University
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield
Massachusetts
01119
United States
Massachusetts
  • Name: Lori J Berg
    Title: Director of Admissions and Recruitment, Health Professions
    Office: College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    Phone (Work): 413-796-2076
    Email: lori.berg@wne.edu
  • Name: Paula Geddis
    Title: Assistant Director of Admissions for Health Professional Programs
    Office: College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    Phone (Work): 413-796-2528
    Email: paula.geddis@wne.edu

Program Application Deadline

March 1, 2021
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
No
Private
No
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
Yes
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance

Last Entering Class

51

Upcoming Entering Class

66
35

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MSOL (Organizational Leadership)
No

Program Description

The Western New England University Doctor of Pharmacy program prepares entry-level practitioners to provide pharmacy care to an increasingly diverse patient population in a variety of practice environments. The program fosters critical thinking skills, embraces professionalism, and instills a commitment to life-long learning, community service, and leadership. The WNE Doctor of Pharmacy program is a four year, 148 credit curriculum that includes both classroom instruction and hands-on (experiential) learning. With an maximum incoming class size of 75, our low student-faculty ratio ensures students receive individualized attention. In the classroom, students engage in discussion and learn through integration and application of pharmaceutical, clinical and administrative sciences. Introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPE) and advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE) provide a framework for learners to integrate classroom skills in a supervised environment early in the program and practice the skills in a more independent manner during the final year as they evolve into independent practitioners. Visit our web pages for additional information: http://www.wne.edu/pharmacy

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

N/A
3.0
Our preferred minimum GPA for prerequisite coursework is 3.0.
67
40

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology 1 with Lab 4
Biology/Biological Science General Biology 2 with Lab 4
Math Calculus 3
Statistics Statistics 3
English Composition / Writing English Composition 1 3
English Composition / Writing English Composition 2 3
Economics Economics 3
Psychology Psychology 3
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Public Speaking 3
Ethics Ethics 3
Social/Behavioral Science Social Science Elective OR Public/Population-based Health 3
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 with Lab 4
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 with Lab 4
Chemistry General Chemistry 1 with Lab 4
Chemistry General Chemistry 2 with Lab 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 1 with Lab 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 2 with Lab 4
Microbiology Microbiology with Lab 4
Physics Physics with Lab 4
If admitted, all prerequisite coursework must be completed prior to orientation in August.
Science Courses must be designated for science majors. The Social Science Elective requirement may be satisfied with a course in history, sociology, political science, or law and society. While Ethics is preferred, coursework in philosophy or religion may be used to satisfy the requirement. Organic Chemistry, Human Anatomy/Physiology, and Microbiology courses earned more than five years prior to applying to the College cannot be used to satisfy pre-pharmacy course requirements unless approved by the Admissions Committee on an individual applicant basis. Please visit our PharmD Admissions web pages: https://www1.wne.edu/pharmacy-and-health-sciences/admissions/pharmd/index.cfm
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No

PCAT and Other Tests

Recommended
While not required, applicants are encouraged to submit PCAT scores. All submitted PCAT scores will be reviewed by the admissions committee.
N/A
No

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
Committee letters will fulfill one recommendation requirement.
No
Conditionally accepted
Composite letters will fulfill one recommendation requirement.
No
Two letters of reference are required but additional recommendations up to four will be considered: It is required that one letter be from a professor, preferably from within a science discipline, We would prefer the second letter to come from a health care practitioner, preferrably a pharmacist, however this is not required.

Residency

No
No

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
N/A
Yes
English language testing (TOEFL or IELTS) is required for all applicants who are non-native English speakers who have resided in a country, where English is the primary language, for less than 10 years, UNLESS the applicant has earned or is degree pending (will have earned by anticipated matriculation date) a bachelor's degree or graduate degree following three or more years of campus-based post-secondary instruction in the United States.

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
A typical interview day consists of a program overview presentation, tour of facilities, student panel and a writing sample is completed. Each applicant will Interview with faculty members and/or alumni Applicants can expect to be on campus for approximately 4 hours and are responsible for arranging accommodations and travel to campus. If an applicant is traveling from a distance and is unable to travel to campus for an interview, they may be offered the opportunity to interview via online conference call for an additional fee if requested.

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
An enrollment deposit of $750 is required to be submitted within two weeks of acceptance. A second enrollment deposit of $750 is required to be submitted by May 1. After May 1, both deposits are due within two weeks of acceptance.
  • August 30, 2021
Orientation is mandatory and is held from August 23, 2021 through August 27, 2021. Classes begin on August 30, 2021.
No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No