Office of Student Services

Pharm.D. Program

West Virginia University School of Pharmacy graduates are recognized statewide and nationally as leaders in their profession. Pharmacy has been offered as a major at WVU for 100 years. Our mission is to educate students and practitioners to function at the highest level of contemporary pharmacy practice, to conduct research that advances scientific knowledge, and to deliver quality professional services. The WVU School of Pharmacy curriculum leads to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. 
 
Our curriculum emphasizes a strong science background related to the contemporary practice of pharmacy.  Students must have an understanding of the chemistry and pharmacology of drugs, dosage forms, pharmacokinetics, pathophysiology, therapeutics, and the behavioral and administrative aspects of practice and the healthcare system. Coursework emphasizes written and oral communication skills, utilization of case studies, problem-based learning, and computer literacy.

The School of Pharmacy is home to The Mylan Center for Pharmaceutical Care Education. The Center, opened in 1999, is a student laboratory used to teach a variety of hands-on skills such as compounding, patient counseling and physical assessment. The Center also features small classrooms used for breakout sessions, meetings, or small-group learning activities. Students work in small groups on active learning exercises such as case studies, journal clubs, and demonstrations. The model IV room and Health Education Center provide an opportunity for students to practice skills in a simulated inpatient or outpatient pharmacy environment. 

The WVU School of Pharmacy has over 300 students in its professional program. Approximately 90 students are admitted to the professional (Pharm.D.) program each year. Still have questions? Contact the Office of Student Services at 304-293-1894 or sopadmissions@lists.hsc.wvu.edu.

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