Academic Programs


The West Virginia University Doctor of Pharmacy Program comprises four years of professional study preceded by a minimum of two years of pre-pharmacy coursework in a U.S. or Canadian accredited college of arts and sciences. The primary objective of the School of Pharmacy is to educate practitioners for current and future roles in the profession of pharmacy and to educate pharmaceutical scientists for careers in teaching and research.

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD.)

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.

Graduate Ph.D.

The WVU School of Pharmacy offers two graduate Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree programs. The Health Services and Outcomes Research (HSOR) Ph.D. program emphasizes research related to the access, cost, quality and outcomes of pharmaceuticals and health services.

The Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences (PPS) Ph.D. program emphasizes basic laboratory research.  


Other Programs

Continuing Education

The Office of Continuing Education's mission is to provide quality continuing pharmacy education activities for pharmacy professionals to enhance the delivery of patient-centered care.

Experiential Learning

The Office of Experiential Learning (OEL) supports the School's mission by providing opportunities for our students to gain hands-on experience in improving the health and well-being of West Virginians and society throughout all four years of their pharmacy curriculum.

Residency Programs

The WVU School of Pharmacy and WVU Hospitals (WVUH) offer Postgraduate Year 1 and 2 (PGY-1, PGY-2) residency programs for individuals wishing to pursue advanced clinical skills and training.