Before you apply, learn about admission requirements:

All of the following criteria must be met for admission into the Pharm.D. Early Assurance Program with Mount Mary University and the Medical College of Wisconsin:

  • Earn a Bachelor of Science or Bachelors of Art degree from Mount Mary with the appropriate pre-requisite courses;
  • Earn at least a C letter grade or better in the following MCW School of Pharmacy pre-requisites:
    • General Biology/Lab (1 course) = BIO 100/100L Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology and Lab
    • Advanced Biology or Biochemistry (1 course) = CHE 352 Biochemistry, BIO 337/337L Genetics and Lab, and/or BIO 325/325L Microbiology and Lab
    • General Chemistry/Lab (2 courses with Lab) = CHE 113/113L General Chemistry 1 and Lab, CHE 114/114L General Chemistry 2 and Lab
    • Organic Chemistry/Lab (2 courses with Lab) = CHE 333/333L Organic Chemistry I and Lab, CHE 334/334L Organic Chemistry II and Lab
    • Statistics (1 course) = MAT 216 Elementary Statistics, PSY 310 Behavioral Science Statistics, or MAT 346 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
    • Calculus (1 course) = MAT 251 Calculus I
    • Economics (1 course) = BUS 301 Microeconomics or BUS 302 Macroeconomics
    • Physics (1 course) = PHY 201 General Physics I
    • General Education (4 courses) = any four courses from the Core Curriculum not used to satisfy other requirements
  • Earn at least a B letter grade or better in the following MMU courses, which are MCW School of Pharmacy pre-requisites:
    • English Composition (2 courses) = ENG 110 Composition I, ENG 120 Composition II
    • Speech (1 course) = COM 104 Public Speaking or COM 205 Professional Business Presentations
  • Earn a minimum, cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all courses taken at MMU;
  • Enroll full-time (12 or more semester credit hours) each semester at MMU and complete all requirements within three years of the date of matriculation to MMU;
  • Complete a minimum of 90 semester credit hours to qualify for graduate financial aid at MCW;
  • Submit an Application of Essay to MCW and acknowledge in writing their ability to meet the School of Pharmacy Technical Standards for Admission, Promotion and Graduation;
  • Participate in an Early Entrance Interview at MCW and be recommended by the School of Pharmacy faculty for program admission;
  • Meet at School of Pharmacy minimum admission requirements;
  • Take the PCAT exam no later than September of the final year of pre-requisite coursework with a completion score of 50 or higher on the composite percentile score;
  • Participate in a pre-matriculation interview to ensure that all appropriate coursework will be completed by the published deadline, determine continued program interest, and discuss provisional admission requirements;
  • Complete all remaining School of Pharmacy admission requirements, including the successful outcome of a drug screening and criminal background check.



After you are accepted, see below for the admission requirements to fulfill.

  • Earn an undergraduate B.A. or B.S. degree in the program of your choosing
  • Maintain full-time status and earn a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  • Earn at least a C letter grade or better in specific MCW School of Pharmacy pre-requisite courses
  • Earn a B letter grade or better in College Research Writing and an oral communications class
  • Participate in a minimum of two MCW-sponsored events annually
  • Meet MCW Pharm.D. program admission requirements

Benefits of the 4+3 Pharm.D. Program

  • Early admittance students will be the first to learn about job opportunities for gaining valuable work experience in the field, such as pharmacy technicians or assistants.
  • Access to an MCW faculty mentor while enrolled at MMU
  • Ability to participate in at least two School of Pharmacy programs and events each year while enrolled at MMU

About the Medical College of Wisconsin

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Pharmacy School is the only three year Pharm.D. program in the Midwest located at an academic medical center, providing access to the world-renowned resources at Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center. MCW also provides students early and extensive exposure to a variety of clinical settings and world-class research in specialties such as precision medicine, pediatrics, pharmacogenomics, primary care, cancer and psychiatry.

The Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program has been granted Precandidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60603; (312) 644-3575; FAX (866) 228-2631