West Virginia University

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West Virginia University

  • City , State Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Est. Tution $81,864
  • Deadline 04/01/2022
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University of Charleston Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 61 Faculty: 43
Est. Applications: 226 Acceptance Rate: 39% Est. Class Size: 89

Program Description

Located in Morgantown, “one of the most livable small towns in America,” West Virginia University (WVU) School of Pharmacy offers students the opportunity to earn the  Pharm.D. degree in a small class environment.  State of the art classroom, library, laboratory, and simulation center facilities are part of a multi-disciplinary health sciences center, including the fields of medicine, dentistry, nursing, and public health.  The campus also includes a 400+ bed tertiary care hospital, level-I trauma center, cancer research and treatment center, psychiatric hospital, rehabilitation hospital, regional eye center, a neurosciences center and a biomedical research facility.
Our graduates typically surpass the national passage rate on the NAPLEX exam and enter a wide variety of pharmacy related career paths.  In addition, many graduates are admitted into nationally recognized post-graduate studies.  Alumni, located in nearly all 50 states and several foreign countries, include recognized leaders in business, academic and professional arenas.  Prospective students may visit the School’s website to learn more about some of our noted alumni.


PharmD Program Highlights

  • Public Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $100 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score Required
  • Minimum Three (3) Letters of Reference are required
  • Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • No Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 1122E Health Sciences North, 64 Medical Center Drive, PO BOX 9500 Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-9500

Acceptance Rate for University of Wisconsin

39%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 39%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 58% Male: 42% Age: 18-61


Tuition (In-State): $20,466 per year
Tuition (Out-State): $41,850 per year
Tuition Fee: $3,243 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 3.0 Average GPA: 3.0 Minimum PCAT: N/A


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 61
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 40
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 100
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
English Composition 1 3/4
Public Speaking 3/4
General Education Foundation course for Foundation #5: Human Inquiry and the Past* 3/4
General Education Foundation course for Foundation #6: The Arts & Creativity* 3/4
General Education Foundation course for Foundation #7: Global Studies & Diversity* 3/4
Economics 3/4
Statistics 3/4
Introduction to Calculus or Calculus 1 3/4
General Biology 1 w/lab 4/5
Microbiology 3/4
General Chemistry 1 w/lab 4/5
Organic Chemistry 1 w/lab 4/5
Biochemistry 3/4
Physiology course at 200 level or greater. Students attending schools that only offer Anatomy and Physiology must take the two semester sequence (covering all body systems) to meet this requirement. 3/4
General Biology 2 w/lab 4/5
General Chemistry 2 w/lab 4/5
Organic Chemistry 2 w/lab 4/5
English Composition 2 3/4
Total 61/100

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information
  • Letters of Recommendation:
    Three (3) letters are required, one letter from a faculty instructor and two additional letters from: another faculty member, employer, academic advisor, pharmacist or other health care provider.  References should be from individuals who have the ability to evaluate the candidate’s academic abilities including written and oral communication skills, motivation, integrity, intellectual curiosity, empathy, problem solving and critical thinking skills at the collegiate level.NOTE:  An unsatisfactory recommendation is sufficient grounds for denial of admission.
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Employer, Faculty Advisor, Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Pre-Health Advisor, Professor of Liberal Arts, Math and Science, Supervisor
LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Co-Worker, 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, Family, Friend
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?

Recommended but Not Required


Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
Applicants deemed eligible will be scheduled for a personal interview. Early Decision Interviews are held in September and Regular Decision interviews are held from early November through April. Interviewees are judged on the quality of their answers and on their overall oral communication skills. Interviews will be conducted in person in Morgantown, WV at the School of Pharmacy. Interviews typically last about 30 minutes and are followed by a tour and debriefing totally 2 hours on campus.



April 1, 2022

General School Information


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

Contact Information

Website: http://pharmacy.hsc.wvu.edu/

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