Medical College of Wisconsin

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Medical College of Wisconsin

  • City , State Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Est. Tution $132,000
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
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Medical College of Wisconsin Quick Facts

Duration: 2-3 Years Courses: 90 Faculty: 22
Est. Applications: 187 Acceptance Rate: 27% Est. Class Size: 51

Program Description

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) School of Pharmacy prepares the next generation of pharmacists to meet the growing healthcare needs of society. We encourage you to visit our prospective students’ page here:

MCW’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) graduates have the knowledge and expertise to practice at the “top of their license” and contribute to patient-centered care within a team-based model ensuring optimal patient outcomes in concert with other healthcare professionals. A pharmacy career offers you the opportunity to encourage wellness in your community and the chance to improve the lives of those you serve every day. Learn more at

The MCW School of Pharmacy offers a three-year, year-round doctoral program at the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center which includes access to Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee VA Medical Center, Cancer Center, Eye Institute, Wisconsin Blood Center, and mental health facilities.


PharmD Program Highlights

  • Private Institution
  • Baccalaureate Degree Preferred
  • $100 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score not Required
  • Minimum Three (3) Letters of Reference are required
  • Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 8701 W. Watertown Plank Rd. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226

Acceptance Rate for Medical College of Wisconsin

27%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 27%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 50% Male: 50% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $44,000 per year
Tuition Fee: $930 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.50 Average GPA: 2.00 Minimum PCAT: N/A


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 90
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 27
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
General Biology 3
Advanced Biology-Lab preferred 3
General Chemistry I & II w/lab 6
Organic Chemistry I & II w/lab 6
Physics 1 3
Statistics 3
Calculus 3
Economics 3
English Composition 2 3
Speech 3
4 General Education Courses 3
Total 90

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information Choose at least three recommenders (up to four are allowed) from a variety of sources, such as college professors, work supervisors, volunteer supervisors, or research supervisors. Only choose recommenders that know you well in a professional capacity; please, no family, friends, or clergy. The letters of recommendation are submitted through PharmCAS.
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Employer, Faculty Advisor, Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Pre-Health Advisor, Professor of Liberal Arts, Science and Math, Supervisor, Politician, Teaching Assistant
LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Co-Worker
Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.

Pre-Health Adviser
Advisor must have 2+ years of familiarity with the applicant and have 10 plus years advising experience and limit the number of such LOR’s they deliver to a top specified percent of advisees.

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: Friend, Family, Clergy
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?

Conditionally Accepted


Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Details: When interviewing, be yourself and be prepared to articulate 1) what you know about the profession, 2) why you want to be a pharmacist, and 3) why the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy would be a good fit for your career path. The best way to prepare for the interview is to develop your understanding and motivation for pharmacy.



June 1, 2022

General School Information


Dual Degree Program? No
Part of an academic health center? Yes
Pharmacy observation hours required? No
Supplemental application requirement? No
Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? Yes
Follows the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No

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