Doctor of Pharmacy
Pharmacy today is about caring for patients. At WSU, we are training students to be part of a health care team. You will learn the traditional practices of dispensing and compounding medications, but also be taught to give flu shots, take blood pressure, test blood glucose, communicate medical information in understandable language, assess a patient’s overall health, and more.
Other Pharmacy Degrees
Pre-Pharmacy at WSU
Undergraduate Pharmacy Program (University College)
WSU Pharmacy Fact Sheet for Students
Average time to completion
Pre-pharmacy prerequisites: 2.5 years
Pharmacy school: 4 years
Pharmacy specialty residency (optional): at least 1 year
Annual Tuition for 2012-2013
*Non-resident students may apply for state residency after living in the State of Washington for 12 months. Read more information on student residency »
Scholarship Quick Facts (2012-2013)
|Number of applications received last year:||275|
|Number of individual awards last year:||184|
|Total scholarships awarded last year:||$237,150|
|Total accepted:||122 (57% female, 43% male)|
|Students incoming with a Bachelor's degree or higher:||
Strengths of our Program
- Washington State University College of Pharmacy is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Click here to see full details on our accreditation.
- Your first-year courses focus on actual pharmacy - pharmaceutics, integrated pharmacology and pharmacy communications – compared to other schools where you study just general sciences such as biochemistry, genetics, physical chemistry, and anatomy/physiology.
- Your tuition is lower than private schools.
- You are not rushed; you are with us for four years. You will find this is a safe place to learn and grow. You will learn to excel as an individual and as a team player.
- You have the option for more intensive study of pharmacy business management and could be selected to represent us nationally in business plan competitions, where we are proven leaders!
- You have the opportunity to do laboratory research for credit.
- Student ambassadors help you adjust to student life.
- WSU has higher than average passing rates on state and national licensure exams.
- You will have leadership opportunities from multiple student organizations on campus and nationally.
Is pharmacy right for you?
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Student Services Office
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