Why choose WSU for your PharmD?

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When people think about a pharmacist, they often envision the person behind the pharmacy counter at your local grocery store. What they don’t know is that being a pharmacist is so much more. They are often the ones that can help a desperate parent with a sick child, or the first to identify an emerging infection in a patient.

You can find pharmacists working in hospital emergency rooms, in neonatal intensive care units, and organ transplant pharmacies. Pharmacists do more than just dispense therapies—they save lives. So if you ever wondered if a career in pharmacy might be for you, don’t hesitate to call me up to discuss your options. Our faculty who work in a variety of clinical settings are excited to share more about this amazing career path with students like you. Our goal is to make your experience in pharmacy school meaningful so that you can thrive and have a positive impact on your community.

How We Serve You

Our goal is to help you prepare to launch a successful and satisfying career in pharmacy from the moment you graduate.

5:1 student to faculty ratio

Dedicated Professional Advisors

We are one of the only pharmacy programs in the West that offer you a dedicated team of professional advisors. From the moment you step on campus, our advisors help you navigate through various pharmacy career avenues ensuring you land a job as soon as you graduate.

Pursue Your Passions

Specialized coursework and elective options allow you to prepare for wherever your path may lead.

71% residency match rate in 2023

Pharmacy students studying
86% employed at graduation*

*of 2023 Doctor of Pharmacy graduates actively seeking employment. Includes jobs, residencies, fellowships, pending offers, and those in negotiations.

Career Connections

Our programs connect you to professionals working in a variety of industries from pharmaceutical development, to government agencies. According to indeed.com, the annual salary for a pharmacist can range from $104,000 to $172,000.

The WSU PharmD Experience

2 Campus Locations in Spokane and Yakima, Washington
20+ student clubs and organizations

Whether your interests lie in professional development, specialized pharmacy practices, or stepping out into your community to serve public need, there is a place for you.

You will have the opportunity to explore student groups at the beginning of your first year during orientation week.
During the COVID-19 pandemic WSU student pharmacists volunteered their time to administer tens of thousands of the vaccine.
1,500+ vaccines administered by students each year
Did you know?

WSU faculty authored pharmacy training that is now considered the gold standard for pharmacists in the US and abroad.

250 experiential practice sites across Washington, California, Oregon, and Idaho plus APPE sites across the country and worldwide
Every year, student pharmacists on the international Advance Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotation in Ecuador work to set up mobile clinics and try to see as many patients as possible.