Our class will begin to fill fast. Because we use the rolling admissions process it's in your best interest to submit your application materials as soon as possible.
It can take 4 weeks for UW-Madison to receive submitted PharmCAS applications. Please be sure to submit the UW-Madison Supplemental application as well.
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.
This will be the first admission cycle in which we are using Early Decision.
|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 2017 (courses can be completed in the summer of 2017)||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 the requirement).
Ethnic Studies (Diversity) requirement must include diversity issues within the U.S.
Communication "A" requirement is typically satisfied by an English Composition course.
The Supplemental Application is entirely online and can be accessed at: https://apps.pharmacy.wisc.edu/pharmdapply/
We recommend taking the PCAT in July or September, but we will accept all PCAT tests in the 2016-17 PCAT cycle (last available exam is January 5, 2017).
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.
VERY STRONG preference is given to International Applicants who have completed at least two semesters at an accredited college/university in the United States.
All International Applicants must complete our Communication "A" (English Composition) and our Ethnic Studies (Diversity) prerequisites from an accredidated college/university within the United States.
3 Letters of Recommendation. Three PharmCAS letters of recommendation are required. Electronic submission is strongly preferred. You will need to designate your evaluators as part of your PharmCAS application. All applicants must use PharmCAS recommendation forms. PharmCAS recommendation forms for Fall 2017 admission will not be available until the PharmCAS Application is opened.
Letter of recommendation requirements: