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: 

      • Michelle Hansen  
      • Admission Officer 
      • Dept 3375 1000 E University Ave 
      • Laramie 
      • Wyoming 
      • 82071 
      • Phone (Work): 307-766-6125 
      • Phone (Fax): 307-766-2953 
      • Email: 

    • Website:

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019:  June 3, 2019

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
    • 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)
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
    • Open House Information:
      • Dates:  
      • Details:  
    • Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? Yes
    • 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 and one year on rotations.  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.

    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

  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 200
    • Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 52
    • Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 52
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: 10
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? Yes
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: 32
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: 20
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: NA
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: NA
    • 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)
    • Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No
      • Details: 
    • Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 35
    • Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 65
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.44
    • Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 18-51
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 2:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 63
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 48
    • 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 2019 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 63  55 
      General Biology +Lab  
      Animal Biology +Lab  
      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  
      Principles of Biochemistry  
    • Additional Information: 

      Other clarifying information: 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. Students who are taking a fusion course of Human Anatomy and Physiology must take two semesters with labs to be equivalent. General Biology II will subsitiute for Animal Biology. 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 requires students to complete the University of Wyoming’s University Studies program 2015 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:

      The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy does not accept prerequisites courses that were taken online. If a student has taken a course online they should contact the Manager of Pharmacy Student Services.



    • Does your program accept AP credits for prerequisite coursework? Yes

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? No

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: January 2016
      • Details: 


      • 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. 
    • Other required tests or credentials: 

  10. Experience ↑ 

    • Is health care-related experience required? Not required

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? No
      • Details: 
    • 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

  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
      • Pre-Health Adviser
      • Professor (Liberal Arts)
      • Professor (Math)
      • Professor (Science)
      • Supervisor
      • Teaching Assistant
      • 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 Format:
      • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
    • Interview Dates:
      • TBD 
    • Details: 
      The interview process is approximatley a half day, that includes lunch with current students, a problem solving test, a 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 admissions offer.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $750
      • Due: 10 working days after the admissions offer
      • Refundable? No
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • August 22, 2018 
      • Details: Orientation is August 22, 23, 24, 2018. Its considered the first day of program and is required of all incoming P1 students. The School of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony will be on the 23st.
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: August 22, 2018
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes
      • Details: Students must contact the school to request a deferred entrance.