The Washington State University College of Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy professional program is preparing the pharmacists of the future as pharmacists in every practice environment are accepting increasing responsibility for drug selection, therapeutic monitoring, and patient counseling. WSU ensures that each graduate will develop the necessary technical, communication, interpersonal, professional relations, and clinical synthesis skills to enter any clinical practice, residency, or fellowship. .
The first 3 years of didactic studies are completed on the WSU Health Sciences campus in Spokane, Washington. Our innovative curriculum delivers competency in all didactic areas with access to extensive academic support resources, and a student mentoring program that connects student pharmacists with current pharmacy practice innovators and leaders. The 4th professional year is spent in various geographic regions, such as Spokane, Wenatchee, Yakima, Seattle, Olympia, Tacoma, Vancouver, Pullman, Tri-Cities, 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 3.3-3.4 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.
Student pharmacists admitted to the WSU PharmD program are eligible to apply for the over $200,000 in scholarships awarded by the College of Pharmacy each year. WSU student pharmacists pay professional-level tuition each semester of the four-year professional program that is lower than tuition at a private pharmacy school.
WSU also offers a combined PharmD/MBA or PharmD/PhD option for those interested in research, with a sequential program schedule that allows completion of the PhD degree up to two years ahead of the regular PhD schedule.
|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.
Available July 14, 201. Go online to: http://www.pharmacy.wsu.edu/prospectivestudents/pharmacyapply.html
Applicants must provide a writing score, thus tests prior to July 2012 are not accepted.
Regular decision 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.
N/A; TOEFL is not considered as we do not accept international students.
Find our most complete and up-to-date information on our web site at: http://www.pharmacy.wsu.edu/prospectivestudents/pharmacyadmissioninformation.html
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.
Interviews are by invitation only. Applicants will be notified by email if they are selected for an interview. Interviews will include an interview with 1 faculty and 1 current student ambassador. The applicant is interviewed for about half an hour. Candidates are then given an opportunity to socially interact with current students and alumni as well as a brief campus tour. Total time at the interview is approximately 3 hours. Interviews are conducted in Spokane, at the WSU Spokane Health Sciences Campus or in Yakima, at the Pacific Northwest University campus.