Concordia University Wisconsin's School of Pharmacy (CUWSOP) offers two different types of dual degrees.


Bachelor's/PharmD dual degrees are intended for students exploring or beginning their studies at an undergraduate institution. CUWSOP currently partners with various four-year colleges and universities to offer 3+4 dual degree programs where students earn a bachelor’s degree from their undergraduate institution and a PharmD degree from CUWSOP in a total of seven years.

Master's/PharmD dual degrees are intended for students ready to apply or already accepted into CUWSOP's PharmD program. Students that pursue a Master's/PharmD dual degree have the opportunity to complete coursework towards one of three Master's degree options during their time at CUWSOP.

 

Bachelor's/PharmD Dual Degrees

Earn your bachelor's and PharmD in less time

Concordia University Wisconsin’s School of Pharmacy currently partners with various four-year colleges and universities to offer 3+4 dual degree programs where students earn a bachelor’s degree from their undergraduate institution and a PharmD degree from CUW in a total of seven years.

How it works

  • Students spend three years at their undergraduate institution working towards a bachelor’s degree, while fulfilling the pre-pharmacy requirements for CUW’s PharmD program
  • Upon PharmD admission, students begin the four-year PharmD program at CUW and use courses taken during their first (P1) or first and second (P1 and P2) years at CUW to fulfill their bachelor’s degree requirements at their undergraduate institution.
  • After successfully completing the requirements at their undergraduate institution and the first (P1) or first and second (P1 and P2) years in the PharmD program at CUW, students will receive a bachelor’s degree from their undergraduate institution and will continue through the PharmD curriculum at CUW to earn their PharmD.

Partner institutions

Benefits to students

Students who pursue a 3+4 dual degree program will benefit from:

  • Achieving a bachelor’s degree and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in a total of seven years
  • A course equivalency guide that provides an easy navigation of pre-pharmacy coursework that can be completed at their undergraduate institution
  • An admission counselor at CUWSOP who will work with students to ensure they are competitive throughout the admission process
  • Early consideration for admission through the Early Decision admission option
    • Preferred enrollment with an admission decision by October 1, if applying Early Decision
    • No deposit requirement, if offered admission through Early Decision

PharmD application process

Students on a 3+4 dual degree plan who are seeking admission into the PharmD program at CUW will apply for admission during their third year of their undergraduate program. To be guaranteed an interview*, 3+4 dual degree students will need to:

  • Submit the PharmCAS application by June 1 the year they plan to enroll in the PharmD program
  • Maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA and a C- or better in all pre-pharmacy coursework
  • Take the PCAT and achieve a minimum composite score of 35

*CUW does extend interview invitations to candidates with a GPA lower than 2.75 and a PCAT lower than 35 on a case-by-case basis. Students are encouraged to discuss their academic record, test result, and any unique circumstances with the admissions team at CUW’s School of Pharmacy.

Questions?

Please contact us at pharmacy@cuw.edu or 262.243.2728.

Master's/PharmD Dual Degrees

Earn your master's degree while pursuing your PharmD

Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy (CUWSOP) offers three Master's/PharmD dual degree programs that enable students to earn a specialized master's degree along with their Doctor of Pharmacy degree. 

How it works

Candidates for admission to a Master's/PharmD dual degree program must first meet CUWSOP admissions requirements and then complete a supplemental application for the desired master's program. Admission to each program is reviewed and approved by the master's program process. 

Master's/PharmD Dual Degree Options

PharmD/Master's of Business Administration

  • Tomorrow's pharmacy leaders are being formed today. This degree combination provides an exceptional path for graduates to prepare for management, administrative, entrepreneurial, and leadership roles in pharmacy and healthcare organizations

PharmD/Master's of Public Healthcare

  • As healthcare reform continues to be at the forefront of the healthcare industry, prevention focused public health is projected to grow in demand and importance. Pharmacists can and should play a critical role in leading this discussion. The PharmD/MPH dual degree program allows students to focus on a medication safety and pharmacovigilance concentration to complement their passion for service and desire to improve public health. 

PharmD/Master's of Product Development

  • Born out of collaboration with industry partners, the innovative Master of Science in Product Development gives students hands-on and industry-relevant experience taught by experts in the field. Students will choose one of two concentrations: Pharmaceuticals or Chemicals. As the only degree of its kind, graduates are prepared to fill an unmet need and become future leaders in the product development industry. 

Questions?

Please contact us at pharmacy@cuw.edu or 262.243.2728.