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Doctor of Pharmacy
Our nationally-recognized Doctor of Pharmacy program offers an outstanding record of student success with a proven curriculum. With top clinical training on a leading medical campus, the PharmD program combines the best of student life, acclaimed faculty, and cutting-edge research and facilities.
Our four-year Doctor of Pharmacy (or PharmD) degree program is designed to prepare students for a successful career in the ever-changing world of health care. Our graduates have gone on to become top pharmacists in every health care setting, leading researchers, and senior executives overseeing pharmacy services or business units.
If you want a PharmD that offers academic excellence, practical patient-centered clinical training, and groundbreaking research, then you belong at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy.
Since no bachelor’s degree is required to apply, you can fast track into the PharmD program as soon as you complete the required prerequisites from any accredited college — potentially saving you thousands in tuition.
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You'll get hands-on experience with patient care to prepare for your career. We partner with several nationally-ranked hospitals in walking distance as well as many health systems with over 1,000 preceptors (practicing pharmacists) around the state and beyond.
Our graduates are in high demand, with 92% finding employment within 6 months and earning more than $107,000, higher than the national average salary. Plus, we have the fifth-highest number of ASHP residency matches in the country, based on 2020 ASHP overall PGY1 placement data.
Learn from the best. Our faculty include board-certified practitioners, national fellows of the most prestigious professional pharmacy, medical and scientific organizations, and top scientists with major grants and patents.
Enjoy life amongst a community of learners and alumni from around the world in the thriving and diverse city of Madison, Wisconsin — a hub of opportunity with something for everyone.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy pairs a top-ranked pharmacy education with the lowest resident tuition in the state — all in one of the best places to live. Plus, fast track into the PharmD program from any college and save even more on tuition.
See all the reasons why UW–Madison is the right choice for pharmacy school
From academics and practical experience to student life, UW–Madison is brimming with opportunities to explore pharmacy and enjoy your experience. Learn what makes us one of the best places you can go to become a pharmacist.
Get practical, real-world experience working in local hospitals.
At the UW–Madison School of Pharmacy we know our students want to make a difference. That's why we give them the chance to work with real patients. With three local hospitals in walking distance, you'll be at the epicenter of patient care.
See why we have the best of a small school on a big campus that’s full of opportunities. Explore the excitement of living and working in Madison, our commitment to diversity, and the many student organizations to make connections and new friends.
University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60603, 312/664-3575; FAX 866/228-2631, web site www.acpe-accredit.org). The program was successfully reaccredited in January 2020 and will be scheduled for its next review in 2027-28.