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The objective of the program is to educate students for current and future roles in the profession of pharmacy. In addition to learning the scientific and technical knowledge and communication skills necessary to be a pharmacist, students are instilled with the concept of a pharmacist's professional responsibilities as a provider of patient care. The Pharm.D. program is a six-year program, with four years of professional doctoral study preceded by a minimum of two years of preprofessional study at an accredited institution.

Accredited by the Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the School of Pharmacy graduates students who are eligible for examination to practice in any state. Successfully passing the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy examination gives graduates the option of practicing in 49 other states, D.C., and Puerto Rico, as long as they meet the requirements of reciprocity.

The Mylan Center for Pharmaceutical Care Education is a state-of-the-art patient care center. This facility is one of a few of its kind in the nation. It contains a model pharmacy, a drug information library, a multipurpose laboratory with laptop computers available at each work station, a sterile products laboratory, three small group classrooms, patient counseling rooms and a conference room. The Center is equipped with the latest computerized audiovisual and distance learning technologies to assist our faculty's efforts in innovative teaching.

To apply for admission to the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, please apply online at

Program Application Requirements

3 Letters of recommendation, Supplemental Application / Portfolio

Program Application Test Requirements


Application Deadlines

Spring Priority

February 1

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

West Virginia University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and also by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education. See more at:

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