Even though UW-Madison will accept all applicants who have SUBMITTED both the PharmCAS and Supplemental applications by November 1, we encourage applicants to submit the PharmCAS application at least 3 weeks prior to the deadline.
It can take 3 weeks for UW-Madison to receive mailed and verified PharmCAS applications after submission. Receiving a PharmCAS application by Nov 1 allows admissions to begin reviewing a file earlier, to determine admission interview offer decisions.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy will be proud to celebrate its 130th anniversary in 2013. Established by the Wisconsin legislature in 1883, UW-Madison was the first pharmacy school in the country to offer postgraduate work leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in pharmacy, and remains a leader in the development of innovative teaching techniques and programs to assist pharmacists around the world in maintaining their professional competencies. The School of Pharmacy is part of the Center for Health Sciences, and is housed in Rennebohm Hall, the new state-of-the-art pharmacy building. There are a number of School of Pharmacy student organizations and more than 650 student organizations on campus.
The mission of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy is to educate, train, and maintain competency of highly-skilled pharmacists and scientists; to create, transmit, and apply new knowledge based on cutting-edge research in the pharmaceutical, social, and clinical sciences; and to enhance the quality of life through improved health for the people of Wisconsin and the global community. The mission of the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy is to prepare students to provide high quality pharmaceutical care that has the patient as its focus and optimal drug therapy and health as its goal. The program stresses knowledge of the chemical, biological, social, and clinical sciences that underlie pharmacy, an understanding of the relevance of that knowledge to patient care, and the skills to apply that knowledge to specific care circumstances. The program promotes the development of analytical thinking, problem-solving abilities, communication skills, professional ethics, social responsibility, professional citizenship, the ability to adapt to changes and respond to challenges in health care, and a commitment to lifelong learning.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Total||68 (we accept students completing these 68 credits in 2 years)||102|
|General Biology (with labs)||8||12|
|General Chemistry (with labs)||8||12|
|Behavioral Science (General/Social Psychology)||3||4|
|Ethnic/Diversity Studies (Diversity Studies within the United States)||3||4|
|Elective Coursework (must have 68 semester hours by Fall 2013 (courses can be completed in the summer of 2013)||0-11||0-20|
|Organic Chemistry (with labs)||8||12|
|Calculus (integral & derivative)||4||6|
|Physics (with labs)||8||12|
|Microbiology (lab not required)||3||4|
|Statistics (any statistics course)||3||4|
|Communication A (English Composition)||3||4|
|Social Science (Sociology/Anthropology)||3||4|
Microeconomics is required (Macroeconomics will not fulfill requirement).
Ethnic Studies requirement must include U.S. issues/material.
"Communication A" requirement is usually an English Composition Course
The PCAT must be completed on or prior to the application deadline of November 1, 2013.
NOTE: PCAT has recently added new testing dates. The latest PCAT exam we will consider for Fall 2014 admission is the November, 1, 2013 exam.
The TOEFL is REQUIRED for applicants whose native language is not English who have not completed at least 60 semester credits in the U.S. (within the past 24 months) at the time of application.
Minimum TOEFL score of 100 is recommended.
Applicants must also provide documentation that they have completed all required immunizations after being accepted.
ECE and WES reports are accepted.
While not required, preference is given to International Applicants who have completed at least 12 semester credits at an accredited college/university in the United States.