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WSU PharmD Locations

With campuses in Spokane and Yakima, Washington, WSU’s Doctor of Pharmacy program has opportunities for everyone.

The WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences believes in giving you the tools you need to succeed. Established in one of the most progressive states in the nation for pharmacists, you will stay on the forefront of pharmacy practice. With dedicated faculty and staff at both WSU Doctor of Pharmacy program locations, pharmacy students have the benefit of face-to-face interactions with experts in their fields.

Situated on the WSU Health Sciences campus in Spokane and the Pacific Northwest University Health Sciences campus in Yakima, pharmacy students learn alongside future nurses and doctors. Interprofessional activities on both campuses prepare you to be a valuable member of a health care team.

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

Living in the Pacific Northwest

When you choose a Doctor of Pharmacy program, you are choosing more than a college, you are choosing where you will be living for the next 3-4 years. Along with our quality programs and opportunities, pharmacy students choose WSU for the natural beauty for which the Pacific Northwest is known.

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 career in pharmacy.

Pacific Northwest University, Yakima

Housed in 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 resources in addition to those available to WSU students.

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.

Living in Yakima

Located in the heart of Central Washington, Yakima is perfectly situated to give residents access to the diverse recreation of the Pacific Northwest, and with 300 days of sunshine each year there is plenty of time to enjoy all of it.

The Yakima Valley supports the surrounding agricultural regions known for their apple, wine and hop production. In fact, Yakima is the nation’s largest producer of hops and home to a flourishing craft beer industry. Scenic rivers, mountains and lakes are all within driving distance—as are the big city sites of Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon. That’s why the New York Times describes the region as having “serious wines and sweeping vistas.”

WSU Health Sciences, Spokane

As the largest medical hub between Minneapolis and Seattle, Spokane is the ideal place for you to be exposed to the latest diagnostic and therapeutic care in all fields. Students benefit from WSU’s connections to major hospitals and health care providers in the region.

Located on the WSU Health Sciences campus, pharmacy students learn alongside future Cougar nurses and doctors from the WSU College of Nursing and Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. The campus is part of Spokane’s University District with extensions of Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, Whitworth University, and the University of Washington all nearby.

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Living in Spokane

Spokane has all the amenities of a big city, with the feel of a small and supportive community. The city has become especially popular in the last 10 years for its cottage industry of craft brew beer, some of the most breathtaking views nature has to offer, and a thriving arts, culture and restaurant scene.

In the heart of downtown Spokane, the WSU Health Sciences campus is just a short walk from all of the best things Spokane has to offer. The campus itself borders the Spokane River and students looking for a few minutes of fresh air between classes can quickly find themselves overlooking the Spokane Falls. With 76 lakes in the Spokane area, and Mt. Spokane less than an hour drive away, the city offers a variety of outdoor recreation year-round.

WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has Advance Pharmacy Practice Experience locations in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii, Texas, Colorado, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, North Carolina, Minnesota, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York.

PharmD Practice Locations

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