WSU Doctor of Pharmacy students in Yakima are housed on the PNWU campus. (Photo Keith Caffery Effler)
Designed by the same person who designed Central Park New York, Manito Park is a hidden oasis just a 10-minute drive from WSU Spokane.

Love Where You Learn

With locations in Spokane and Yakima, Washington we have something for everyone.

When you choose where to pursue your education, you are choosing more than a college, you are choosing where you will be living for the duration of your degree. What better choice than the scenic Pacific Northwest?

Spokane and Yakima  are among the 11 largest cities in Washington meaning you will find no shortage of urban comforts even while surrounded by all the amenities nature has to offer. Minimal congestion and low cost of living also means you spend less time and money on commuting and rent, and more time focusing on your education and future career. Washington is also one of the most progressive states in the nation for pharmacists, allowing pharmacy students to stay on the forefront of pharmacy practice.

Future pharmacy students can indicate your campus of choice within the supplemental application, which will be considered on a space-available basis.

Spokane, Washington

Housed on the WSU Spokane campus, students and researchers collaborate across specialties to advance human health. You will find yourself surrounded not only by doctoral, pharmacy, medical and nursing students, but by renowned faculty and researchers from the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Nursing, and Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.

In the heart of downtown Spokane, the campus is just a short walk from all of the best things Spokane has to offer. It is also part of Spokane’s University District with extensions of Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, Whitworth University, and the University of Washington all nearby.

Programs offered in Spokane

  • Bachelor of Sciences in Pharmaceutical and Medical Sciences
  • Doctor of Pharmacy
  • PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Molecular Medicine

Top 25 Best Places to Live Out West

and one of the top 100 places to live the the U.S. according to Liveability

#2 largest City in Washington
23.3% lower cost of living than the Washington state average.

1.4% lower than the national average.

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125+ parks within city limits
76 lakes within a 1-hour drive
Fun Fact

Spokane is the birthplace of Father’s Day and hosts the world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Hoopfest.

Yakima, Washington

Housed on the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) campus, pharmacy students learn alongside PNWU Doctor of Osteopathy and WSU nursing students and work together to serve the area’s urban and rural communities. Being on a shared campus, you will also have access to PNWU and WSU resources while learning alongside students training to be in various health professions including dentistry, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.

Smaller class sizes in Yakima means you can personalize your learning experience, focusing on areas of pharmacy that most interest you. As a full extension, Yakima has WSU faculty and staff on campus. With class sizes of about 15, you will have a tight-knit support group with all your classmates and professors.

Programs offered in Yakima

  • Doctor of Pharmacy
300 days of sunshine each year
2 hours drive to Seattle
29% lower cost of living than the Washington state average.

7.1% lower than the national average.

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The Yakima Valley also boasts

300+ miles of trails
170+ miles of rivers
90+ parks

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