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Pharmacy, Doctorate

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #601 (ARWU) Milwaukee, WI, United States
 The MCW’s Pharmacy School offers an innovative model of pharmacy education, helping to develop a pipeline of new, world-class pharmacists for Wisconsin to ensure that high quality healthcare continues for future generations in both urban and rural communities throughout the state.
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MCW is one of the few pharmacy schools in the country offering a three-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree. Our innovative program will provide you with early and extensive exposure to a variety of clinical settings and world-class research in specialties such as precision medicine, pharmacogenomics, cancer and psychiatry. 

The programme

In addition to small class sizes and significant one-on-one attention from renowned faculty, as an MCW Pharmacy School student, you will find a supportive, approachable and innovative learning environment. The educational experience delivered through our unique program blends more than a century of rich medical education traditions with cutting edge educational technologies and team-based learning models in a 21st century pharmacy school curriculum.

Direct clinical exposure to many different medical specialties, including biomedical research, provides you with virtually limitless career options upon graduation, including hospitals, clinics, retail pharmacies or community health centers. No matter which career you choose, the MCW Pharmacy School is here to help you answer your special calling to serve patients and your community.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry 
  • Self-Care & Wellness 
  • Integrated Sequence (IS): Principles of Drug Action, Pharmacogenomics 
  • IS: Renal and Cardiovascular 
  • Genetics & Clinical Immunology 
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology 
  • IS: Infectious Diseases I IS: Infectious Diseases 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

If you are interested in becoming a MCW Pharmacy School student, you must complete the prerequisite courses listed below before you begin your coursework in our PharmD program:

  • General Biology
  • Advanced Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Statistics
  • Calculus
  • Physics
  • Economics
  • English Composition
  • Public Speaking
  • General Education Electives

The MCW Pharmacy School requires a recommended minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.00 on a 4.0 scale, and a recommended minimum cumulative prerequisite GPA of at least 2.50 on a 4.0 scale

The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is required to apply to the Pharmacy School

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41000 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    41000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41000 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    41000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41000 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Milwaukee

  • 1066 - 1770 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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