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Earn a Bachelor's and Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in just 6 years 

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Pharmacy School offers an accelerated pathway to becoming a Doctor of Pharmacy. Our unique partnerships with institutions across the state of Wisconsin allow students to earn their bachelor's and PharmD degrees in 6 years total (compared to the traditional 8-year trajectory). That's two additional years of valuable work experience to add to your resume, plus two years earning a competitive salary instead of paying tuition.


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We invite you to come see all the Medical College of Wisconsin campus has to offer! Schedule a time to chat with the Student Affairs team, meet faculty / current students, and explore our classroom and lab spaces.


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Education Program Coordinator II


Kendra Kalscheur, MS

Program Manager for Student Affairs and Enrollment


Angela Kowalski, MS

Program Manager of Student Affairs

How the Dual-Degree Program Works

Take classes for three or four years at an MCW partner institution  

Complete the requirements for admission to the MCW School of Pharmacy 

Move on to MCW’s three-year, accelerated PharmD curriculum 


Earn your bachelor’s and PharmD in as little as six years

Enter the job market or residency training one or two years sooner

Dual-degree students are paired with a faculty mentor from MCW

Gain access to career discussions and shadowing opportunities with MCW’s clinical partners

Start Your Career Sooner & Save on Tuition


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Why Choose the MCW School of Pharmacy?

Key Location

  • Located on a premier academic medical center
  • Partnerships with Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Wisconsin, and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center

Accelerated Curriculum

  • One of few institutions in the country where you can earn your PharmD in three years (instead of four)
  • Early clinical experiences begin in your first year and continue throughout the 3-year program

Unique Learning Environment

  • Customize your PharmD education through academic concentrations
  • Small class sizes with a 4:1 student to faculty ratio

Our Partner Schools

The MCW Pharmacy School has partnered with a number of schools across the state to help you accelerate your path towards a career in pharmacy. With an MCW PharmD degree, you'll be prepared to fulfill all aspects of the expanding role of the pharmacist, including administering vaccines, conducting basic medical tests (strep throat, flu, etc.), performing physical assessments and helping patients manage chronic diseases such as diabetes. You'll graduate with all the tools you need to provide superior healthcare and increase the quality of life for your patients and your community.


Alverno College

Whether you want to prepare life-saving medications for patients or work in a research laboratory to develop the next cure, Alverno’s 3+3 dual-degree program can prepare you for a rewarding career.


Beloit College

The 3+3 and 4+3 dual degree program developed by Beloit College and the MCW Pharmacy School provides students the opportunity to  obtain both a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a Doctor of Pharmacy with two completion options. 


Carroll University

The 3+3 dual degree program developed by Carroll University and the MCW Pharmacy School allows students participating in Carroll’s Target Health Sciences program to earn a BA or BS degree from Carroll and a PharmD degree from the MCW Pharmacy School in just six years.


Carthage College

The 3+3 or 4+3 program with Carthage College allows students two completion options to gain a bachelor's degree and PharmD degree in six or seven years. 

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Lawrence University

The 3+3 or 4+3 program with Lawrence University allows students two completion options to gain a bachelor's degree and PharmD degree in six or seven years.


Marquette University

The 3+3 partnership program with the College of Health Sciences and the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences allows a Marquette University student to earn a BA or BS degree and a PharmD from the MCW Pharmacy School in just six years.


Milwaukee School of Engineering

The 4+3 partnership program with Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) allows students early assurance admission into the MCW Pharmacy School


Mount Mary University

The 4+3 partnership program provides Mount Mary students early assurance admission into the PharmD program at the MCW Pharmacy School. 


Ripon College

The partnership between Ripon College and the MCW Pharmacy school allows students to earn a Bachelor's Degree AND a Doctor of Pharmacy in just six years.


St Norbert College

Qualified St. Norbert College students participating in the 3+3 program can gain early assurance admission to the MCW Pharmacy School through a partnership between the two institutions.

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The early assurance direct admission program allows students to obtain both a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in either Biological Sciences (General Biology), Microbiology, or Biochemistry from UWM and a PharmD from MCW in a total of six years.


Viterbo University

The 3+3 agreement allows students to obtain both a bachelor of science (B.S.) degree in biology or biochemistry from Viterbo and a doctor of pharmacy degree from MCW in six years (3+3).


Wisconsin Lutheran College

For students interested in a career in pharmacy, Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) offers a pioneering 3+3 dual-degree program with the MCW Pharmacy School.

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If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please contact the Pharmacy School Office of Student Affairs.

MCW Pharmacy School

8701 Watertown Plank Rd. 

Milwaukee, WI 53226

(414) 955-7476

Kendra Kalscheur

Program Manager for Student Affairs


Niki Karp

Administrative Assistant Sr.

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