School of Pharmacy
Doctor of Pharmacy
Admission to the Pharm.D. Program
Pharm.D. Graduation Requirements
Non-Professional Curriculum Graduation Requirements
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Professional Curriculum
The pre-pharmacy program consists of a minimum of 68 credits of
pre-pharmacy course work, which can be completed at most accredited colleges.
The admission application for pre-pharmacy freshmen and transfers is available from the UW–Madison Office of Admissions and Recruitment.
See School of Pharmacy Admission Policies and Procedures.
Students will complete their 4th-year clerkships at "hubs" in
various locations in
- Completion of the required number of professional Doctor of Pharmacy degree credits.
- Completion of pre-pharmacy course requirements.
- Completion of courses required in the professional pharmacy curriculum, including the required number of professional electives, selected from the list of approved elective courses.
- Completion of non-professional curriculum graduation course requirements.
- Fulfillment grade point average and professional behavior requirements as outlined in Promotion Policies and Procedures.
*Any course that meets any Pharm.D. course requirement must be taken for a letter grade, unless the course is, by definition, a credit/no credit course. No course that meets any Pharm.D. course requirement may be taken pass/fail. "Any course requirement" means (1) any pre-pharmacy course requirement, (2) any Pharm.D. professional curriculum course requirement, (3) any Pharm.D. non-professional curriculum graduation course requirement, and (4) the Pharm.D. professional electives requirement.
For graduation with the Pharm.D. degree, students must complete 2 credits of any kind of history and 3 credits of humanities electives. Guidance in the selection of courses to fulfill these requirements is available from the UW–Madison pre-School of Pharmacy advisor and the School of Pharmacy Admissions Office.