How do I Know if I am Eligible?


If you wish to join the inaugural class by becoming a MCW Pharmacy School student, you must file an application through the MCW Pharmacy School Application System.
*All applications completed and submitted by February 1, 2017 will be given priority review.
**The final application deadline for the MCW Pharmacy School is May 1, 2017. Applications completed and submitted by this deadline will be given full consideration for admission to the MCW Pharmacy School.

Taking the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) or Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).
*There is no minimum PCAT or MCAT score needed to apply.
**Official PCAT and MCAT scores must be sent to the MCW Pharmacy School Office of Student Affairs by May 1, 2017.  Official scores must be sent directly from the testing agency either electronically or by mail.
***Unofficial scores may be accepted until official scores can be obtained and sent to the MCW Pharmacy School Office of Student Affairs.

Completing the minimum pre-pharmacy requirements at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.
*All pre-pharmacy requirements must be completed by July 31, 2017. Students considering applying for admission to the MCW Pharmacy School must complete 90 credit hours of undergraduate study prior to matriculating to be considered for federal financial aid assistance. 

Achieve the recommended minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale as calculated by the MCW Pharmacy School Office of Student Affairs and a recommended prerequisite GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Earn a grade of C or better in all prerequisite math and science courses, and a grade of B or better in all prerequisite English and speech courses.

Submit three professional or academic references, by the appropriate deadline.
*Letters of recommendation may also be accepted through an optional document upload via the MCW Pharmacy School application, by email, or by mail.

Demonstrate the proper motivation for and your commitment to the profession of pharmacy through previous health-related work, volunteer experiences, research, or other related experiences.

Complete a personal statement that demonstrates an applicant’s written communication skills that are necessary to interact successfully with patients and colleagues.

Completing the MCW Pharmacy School applicant interview process, by invitation only.

All official transcripts and official PCAT or MCAT scores can be sent electronically to: pharmacy@mcw.edu

Applicants may elect to mail official documents to:
MCW Pharmacy School
Office of Student Affairs
8701 West Watertown Plank Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226

An application to the MCW Pharmacy School is considered complete when all application criteria have been submitted by the May 1, 2017 deadline. 

What happens after I am interviewed?


After you have completed and submitted your application it will be reviewed by the MCW Pharmacy School Office of Student Affairs.  You may receive direct correspondence from the Office of Student Affairs if your application is missing important information or if your application requires any clarification. Applicants who successfully complete all the above criteria may be considered for provisional admission to the MCW Pharmacy School.

Applicants offered provisional admission will pay a refundable $500.00 tuition deposit by the deadline in the admission offer letter.  Tuition deposits become non-refundable after July 15, 2017.

As part of the provisional admission process applicants must submit to a required criminal background check, drug screening and will met all immunization requirements set by the MCW Pharmacy School.

The MCW Pharmacy School Office of Student Affairs, Admission Committee, and Dean reserve the right at any time to rescind an offer of provisional admission to an applicant that does not meet or successfully complete the above listed criteria.


The MCW Pharmacy School has applied for accreditation to the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) – the national agency for accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education.


For additional information, please visit our page on accreditation.


innovative 3-Year Program

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 MCW Pharmacy School accepts the PharmCAS application, available Tuesday, July 18, 2017.  Applications completed and submitted by Sunday, December 31, 2017 will be given priority review.  The final application deadline is Thursday, February 1, 2018. All prerequisite classes must be completed by July 31, 2018. Qualified applicants will be offered the opportunity to interview at the MCW Pharmacy School starting in the fall of 2017.  Applicants who successfully complete both the application and interview may be offered provisional admission to the MCW Pharmacy School.