Admissions

Before you apply to the WSU PharmD Program, we suggest that you attend a general information meeting. These sessions are designed to answer questions about the program and they are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the lower level of the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building.

Admission checklist

The following admission requirements are effective for students applying to the PharmD program for Fall 2019 and later.

  • 2.75 minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA as calculated by PharmCAS.
  • 3.00 minimum prerequisite GPA as calculated by the Wayne State University Admissions Committee. Use our prerequisite worksheet to calculate your GPA; remember to select Pharmacy in the upper left of the page.
  • Students must have earned a "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher in all prerequisite coursework.
  • Course-by-course transcript evaluation (if coursework was completed at a non-U.S. institution).
  • Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) with a preferred minimum composite score of 50th percentile or higher. Applicants with a score lower than 50th percentile will be considered for admission only if their prerequiste GPA is greater than or equal to 3.2.  A 50th percentile or higher in chemistry, quantitative, and biology as well as a 25th percentile or higher in the reading section also is preferred. (Please note that the most recent PCAT score taken between 2013-2018 will be considered in this year's admissions process. Scores from the January 2019 testing dates will not be accepted for 2019 admission.)
  • Satisfactory completion of the Wayne State University English language proficiency requirements.
  • Two letters of reference submitted electronically to PharmCAS. One letter must be from a college or university instructor and the second one can be professional.
  • Personal statement submitted directly to PharmCAS.
  • Resume submitted directly to PharmCAS.
  • Participation in an on-site, face-to-face interview.
  • Students who are offered admission to the PharmD program will have a Criminal Background Check performed by Certiphi, Inc. through PharmCAS. Matriculation into the program will depend on the results of that check.

A degree is not required for admission into the PharmD program.

Applicants must abide by all deadlines noted on this website in order to be considered for admission to the WSU PharmD program. Because of the highly competitive nature of admission to this program, successful completion of all admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

Timeline

July 18, 2018: Application for Fall 2019 opens in PharmCAS
July 18, 2018: Last date to take the PCAT for Early Decision Applicants
September 4, 2018: Early Decision Deadline for Fall 2019
November 1, 2018: Application deadline for Fall 2019
November 2, 2018: Last date to take the PCAT for regular decision applicants
October through February: Admission Interviews
May 31, 2019: Deadline to complete the Science and Math prerequisites for Fall 2019 admits
August 31, 2019: Deadline to complete non-science prerequisites and general education requirements for Fall 2019 admits

Contact information

If you have additional questions, please contact:

Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Office of Student Affairs
259 Mack Avenue, Suite 1600
Detroit, MI 48201
313-577-1716
313-577-5589 Fax
cphsinfo@wayne.edu

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