Wayne State University

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Wayne State University

  • City , State Detroit, Michigan
  • Est. Tution $98,744
  • Deadline 01/04/2022
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Wayne State University Quick Facts

Duration: 3-4 Years Courses: Faculty: 29
Est. Applications: 258 Acceptance Rate: 45% Est. Class Size: 115

Program Description

The Faculty of Pharmacy at Wayne State University have developed a contemporary curriculum for the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program that allows interaction with patients and healthcare professionals throughout the four-year program. The Pharmacy program is located in one of the world’s leading urban research universities with the reputation of training excellent healthcare professionals. We educate future pharmacists to be highly competent health care practitioners, who effectively and safely provide patient-centered care with other health care team members in diverse settings, to be leaders within the profession and to be lifelong learners.  Our PharmD graduates are differentiated and sought after because of their clinical skills and ability to provide inter-professional, evidenced-based care that ensures optimal health of the patient and of the public. Specifically, our graduates are practice-ready, eager, willing to work, and prepared to work with diverse populations. Graduates of the Pharmacy professional program consistently score higher than the national and state averages on the NAPLEX (national licensing exam).

Learn more from  our website at: http://cphs.wayne.edu/pharmd/

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Public Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $1000 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score Required Minimum 50
  • Minimum Two (2) Letters of Reference are required
  • Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • No Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 259 Mack Ave. Ste. 2610, Detroit, Michigan 48201

Acceptance Rate for Wayne State University

45%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 45%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 60% Male: 40% Age: 18-61


Tuition (In-State): $24,686 per year
Tuition (Out-State): $50,004 per year
Tuition Fee: $2,693 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 3.0 Average GPA: 2.75 Minimum PCAT: 50


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
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
BIO 1510-Basic life mechanisms 4
BIO 2200 – Introductory Microbiology w/lab 4
BIO 2870 + BIO 3200 – Six credits of Anatomy & Physiology with at least three of those credits at the 300/3000 level or above 6
CHM 1220/1230 – General Chemistry I & Lab 5
CHM 1240/1250 – Organic Chemistry I & Lab 5
CHM 2220/2230 – Organic Chemistry II & Lab 5
MAT 2010 – Calculus I 4
PHY 2130/2131 – General Physics I & Lab 4
CHM 5600: Biochemistry 4
ENG 1020: Introductory College Writing (BC) 3
COM 1010 – Oral Communication (OC) 3
STA 1020: Elementary Statistics 3
Civic Literacy (CIV) 3
Cultural Inquiry (CI) 3
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) 3
Global Learning (GL) 3
Intermediate Composition (IC) 3
Social Inquiry (SI) 3

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information Applicants must submit two electronic letters of reference. One letter must be from a college or university instructor; the second can be from any professional reference such as another instructor or a supervisor at a work or volunteer site. Personal references are not accepted. Please note that while PharmCAS will allow applicants to submit up to four letters of references, the WSU PharmD program will only consider two letters for each candidate.
LOR types that are REQUIRED: Professor of Liberal Arts, Math, and Science
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Co-Worker, Employer, Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Supervisor, Teaching Assistant
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: Clergy, Faculty Advisor, Family, Friend, Politician
Are Committee Letters accepted?
A Committee Letter is:
Does it count as more than one LOR?
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?



Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Details: A personal interview will be granted to select individuals who meet all admission requirements by established deadlines. Applicants should obtain as much information as possible about the role of pharmacists and be able to articulate it during the interview process. Interviewers are interested in how well applicants communicate, their drive to be a pharmacist, and their understanding of the pharmacy profession.

Completion of the personal interview does not guarantee admission to the WSU PharmD Program.



January 4, 2022

General School Information


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

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Contact Information

Website: http://cphs.wayne.edu/practice/pharmd.php

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