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Why choose WSU for your PharmD?

At WSU it’s about more than just becoming a pharmacist, it’s about leading pharmacy into the future.

Our expert faculty is passionate about inspiring the next generation of leaders in pharmacy. From researching the latest breakthroughs in medicine, to real-world experiences in policy-making, the Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences gives you the tools to invent your future in pharmacy.

While here, you are in charge of your education. Rather than sitting through large lectures, class time is used for self-guided learning and in-depth discussion with instructors and peers, readying you for a lifetime of learning and collaboration. Spend the first three years on campus, and gain first-hand experience in summers and your fourth year through pharmacy rotations. Our four-year curriculum gives you plenty of time to truly master the material so that you can be a leader in health care.

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Two PharmD Locations

WSU Health Sciences – Spokane, Washington
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.

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Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences – Yakima, Washington
Smaller class sizes in Yakima allow for more interaction with professors so you can personalize your learning experience, focusing on areas of pharmacy that most interest you.

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Pharmacy student age range: 18-58

More than 10 student organizations

Certificates & Dual Degrees

Expand your skill-set beyond the realm of pharmacy through our PharmD certificate and dual degree programs.

Student Experience at a Glance

I chose the WSU pharmacy program because of the heart-warming welcome they gave me when I arrived on campus. The nature of the student and faculty community at WSU has shown me that everyone is there to help each other. I love that students from all over the country can come together to support each other through this 4-year journey and make everlasting friendships along the way.


-Crystal Lewis, class of 2022

Student Success in Numbers

91.4% on-time graduation rate for 2021

87% of 2021 graduates actively looking, accepted a job, residency, fellowship, had a pending offer, or were in negotiations.

Over $300,000 awarded in scholarships each year

Tuition & Costs

The WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is proud to offer one of the best values on the West Coast. Along with a high return on your investment, the college provides guaranteed scholarships for Early Admissions and opportunities for financial aid.

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What’s Happening at the College?

Think WSU Might be Right for You?

Fall 2022 PharmCAS applications are now open! Start your application today to take the first step on the path to becoming a Cougar pharmacist.

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