University of Wyoming
School of Pharmacy



  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Maria Bennett  
      • Manager of Pharmacy Student Services  
      • HS 295 
      • Dept 3375 
      • 1000 E University Ave  
      • Laramie 
      • Wyoming 
      • 82071 
      • Phone (Work): 307-766-6132  
      • Phone (Fax): 307-766-2953 
      • Email: mariav@uwyo.edu 

    • Website:


  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2014:  February 3, 2014


  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 


  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • Institution Type: Public
    • Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
    • Type of academic term: 
      • Semester (two terms per academic year)
    • Dual Degree Programs Yes
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
      • PharmD/M.B.A
    • Structure of your PharmD program:
      • 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
    • Open House Information:
    • Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? No
    • Alternative enrollment options available
      • None
    • Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)?: No
    • Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service?: No
    • Satellite/Branch Campuses:



  5. Program Description ↑ 

    The pharmacy curriculum at the University of Wyoming begins with a two-year preprofessional program followed by the 4-year professional program. The professional program consists of three years of coursework on campus and 40 weeks of experiential coursework performed off-campus. The UW School of Pharmacy admits approximately 52 students every fall. Students in the School of Pharmacy have their own special activities and share in the congenial college community. Students may enter the professional program only upon official acceptance by the School of Pharmacy. Entry into the program is limited and competitive. http://www.uwyo.edu/pharmacy">www.uwyo.edu/pharmacy

    The Doctor of Pharmacy/MBA will take five years to complete - four years of Pharmacy studies and one year of MBA core courses. Students spend their first year (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters) in the MBA program taking core courses and completing a summer experiential project (30 credits). The next four years will encompass the traditional Pharm. D. curriculum, including the MBA Capstone course in Year 2. Students completing this program will earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and a Master of Business Administration degree http://www.uwyo.edu/pharmacy/admissions/doctor-of-pharmacy-mba.html">http://www.uwyo.edu/pharmacy/admissions/doctor-of-pharmacy-mba.html.


  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number interviewed for fall 2013 entering class: 200
    • Estimated number accepted for fall 2013 entering class: 52
    • Estimated fall 2013 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 52
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program: NA
    • Estimated number of transfer applicants accepted: NA
    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: 20
    • Estimated percent of males in 2013 entering class: 50
    • Estimated percent of females in 2013 entering class: 50
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.6
    • Estimated number of students to be interviewed: 200
    • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2014 entering class: 32
    • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2014 entering class: 20
    • Number of TRANSFER seats available for fall 2014 entering class: NA
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.8
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.8
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: NA
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 1 to 2 years, no degree (1-60 sem hrs)
    • Age RANGE of entering students, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 19-46
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 5:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 67
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 45
    • Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:  55
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Spring 2014 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 67  55 
      General Biology +Lab  
      Animal Biology +Lab  
      Calculus 
      Statistics 
      General Chemistry I +Lab  
      General Chemistry II +Lab  
      Organic Chemistry I +Lab  
      Organic Chemistry II +Lab  
      Human Anatomy  
      Human Anatomy Lab  
      Human Systems Physiology + Lab  
      Medical Microbiology +Lab  
    • Additional Information: 

      Other clarifying information: Students are required to complete 67 semester hours before matriculation into the professional program. All science and math courses must be completed by the end of the spring semester prior to enrollment. All science courses must have labs. General Microbiology or Pathogenic Microbiology can be substituted for Medical Microbiology if it is not offered. Students who are taking a fusion course of Human Anatomy and Physiology must take two semesters with labs to be equivalent. It is strongly recommended that students complete a composition course and a literature course. Contact the Manager of Pharmacy Student Services for more information.

      The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy expects its current and future students to complete the University of Wyoming’s University Studies program prior to graduating from the professional pharmacy program. Work on the University Studies program should begin in the preprofessional years. For more information about the University Studies program please review the following website: http://www.uwyo.edu/unst/usp_2003_students_page.htm">www.uwyo.edu/unst/usp_2003_students_page.htm


  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? No

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: January 2011
      • Details: 

        October/November test dates

      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? Yes
      • Details: 

        Only for non-US citizens

      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 

  10. Experience ↑ 

    • Is health care-related experience required? Not required but recommended

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? No
    • Is preference given to state residents? Yes
    • Is preference given to residents of other states? No

  12. Foreign Applicants ↑ 

    • Is proof of U.S. residency required? Yes
    • Are foreign citizens considered? Yes
    • Are U.S. permanent residents considered? Yes
    • Are Canadian citizens considered? Yes
    • Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
    • Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations: Feb 1 ,2014 Postmarked by deadline

  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
      • Number of LORs you accept: Two (2)
      • Are LORs required? Yes
      • Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? to PharmCAS
    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
      • Co-Worker
      • Employer
      • Faculty Adviser
      • Health Care Professional
      • Pharmacist
      • Professor (Liberal Arts)
      • Professor (Math)
      • Professor (Science)
      • Supervisor
      • Teaching Assistant
    • LOR types that are RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED: 
      • Co-Worker
      • Employer
      • Faculty Adviser
      • Pharmacist
      • Pre-Health Adviser
      • Professor (Liberal Arts)
      • Professor (Math)
      • Professor (Science)
      • Supervisor
      • Teaching Assistant
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types. 
    • LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: 
      • Clergy
      • Family Member
      • Friend
      • Politician
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
      • A Committee Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? No
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? Yes
      • A Composite Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? No

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Dates:
      • We will interview every friday in the fall and early spring. 
    • Details: 
      The interview process is approximatley a half day, that includes breakfast with current students, problem solving test, writing sample and a meeting with faculty.

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Acceptance letters are mailed following the applicant interview on a continual basis
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? 10 working days after the offer.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $750
      • Due: 10 working days after offer
      • Refundable? No
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • August 22, 2014 
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: August 27, 2014
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No