Getting ready to apply to the UW–Madison PharmD program? Learn more about the application process for a detailed description of what to expect and required materials, details about the interview process, and admission policies.
Admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy Program
While admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program is competitive, we evaluate every applicant holistically to find those who have the background and ambition to become pharmacy leaders. We do not require or prefer a bachelor’s degree for admission, however, all applicants must complete 72 credits of prerequisite courses at any accredited college/university, which typically takes two to three years to complete.
With our rolling admissions process, we review all applications as they are completed and verified by PharmCAS, filling seats in the class throughout the application cycle.
- Fall 2022 Application Opens: July 14, 2021
- Priority Application Deadline: November 1, 2021
- Final Application Deadline: February 1, 2022
To ensure continued academic success, all applicants must meet our prerequisite course requirements in order to be considered for admission to the PharmD program. A minimum of 72 credits of prerequisite college-level coursework is required from any accredited college/university.
We are looking for leaders, achievers, and difference makers who have performed inside and outside the classroom. You’re more than a number — there is no required minimum GPA or PCAT exam score. The Admissions Committee holistically reviews all applicants using the 10 selection criteria.