Earn a Bachelor's and Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in just 6 years.
For students interested in a career in pharmacy, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Pharmacy School offers a groundbreaking dual-degree program with undergraduate schools from across the state of Wisconsin. The partnership provides a unique opportunity for students to gain their Bachelor of Science or Arts degree and Doctor of Pharmacy degree in as little as six years from a cutting-edge pharmacy school in an exceptionally supportive, accessible, and innovative learning environment.
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How the Dual-Degree Program Works
Complete the requirements for admission to the MCW School of Pharmacy
Move on to MCW’s three-year, accelerated PharmD curriculum
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
Why Choose the MCW School of Pharmacy?
- Located on a premier academic medical center
- Partnerships with Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Wisconsin, and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please contact the Pharmacy School Office of Student Affairs.