The Washington State University College of Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy professional program is located on the Health Science campus in Spokane, Washington. The first 3 years of didactic studies are located on the WSU Health Sciences campus while the 4th professional year is spent in various geographic regions, such as Spokane, Wenatchee, Yakima, Seattle, Olympia and some international specialty rotations. WSU is a student-oriented campus with face-to-face opportunities to meet with world-class professors. Our faculty rank among national leaders in diabetes research and education, and cancer research. Typically we receive over 500 applications for 125 seats in the fall classes. In the past few years the average cumulative GPA for the admitted group has been in the 3.4 to 3.5 range, based solely on college-level courses. Over 75% of the admitted students have already completed their bachelor degrees, and about a quarter of our students are concurrently enrolled in the WSU Honors College. Only students admitted to the PharmD program are eligible to apply for the over $200,000 in scholarships awarded by the College of Pharmacy each year. PharmD students are required to pay professional-level tuition each semester of the four-year professional program. Our graduates report starting salaries in the $95,000 to $105,000 range with many employers offering sign-on bonuses. Recent graduates have had up to six job offers prior to graduation.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Microbiology with lab||4-6||5-10|
|Human Anatomy with lab||4||5-10|
|Physiology with lab||4||5-10|
|Philosophy--logics, ethics or critical thinking||3||5|
|Intro to Psychology||3||5|
|Introductory Biology with lab||8||15|
|Principles of Chemistry with lab||8||15|
|Organic Chemistry with lab||7||15|
|English Writing I & II||6||10|
Please contact the College of Pharmacy for more information on course equavlencies or refer to our website at: http://www.pharmacy.wsu.edu/prospectivestudents/pharmacyprerequirements.html
Biochemistry must be an uppderdivision course taken at a 4 year college/university.
All science courses must be completed by the end of the spring term before beginning the PharmD program.
All non-science courses must be completed by the end of the summer term before beginning the PharmD program.
Applicants should sit for PCAT no later than November to ensure we have PCAT scores in time for applicaiton evaluation. Early decision applicants should test in July.
International transcripts must be evaluated by ECE (ece.org) or WES (wes.org), or any similar translating service and the completed report sent to PharmCAS postmarked by December 1. Upper division coursework must be completed in the US.
1 professional and 1 academic LOR are required. A third letter is RECOMMENDED.