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Pharmacy

Hello and welcome to the William Carey University School of Pharmacy website. The faculty, staff, and the University administration would like to thank you for your interest in our new School of Pharmacy.  We invite you to take a few minutes to learn more about the William Carey University School of Pharmacy family and our commitment to academic excellence, our school’s family, the Gulf Coast community, and to the profession of pharmacy.

Our School of Pharmacy offers the only accelerated three-year Doctor of Pharmacy program on the coast from New Orleans to Pensacola. Located on the Tradition Campus of William Carey University in the city of Biloxi, the faculty and staff look forward to serving the regional needs of the Gulf Coast, the state of Mississippi, and surrounding states.

The School of Pharmacy plans to enroll 64 students in its inaugural class, a class size that will provide a 10:1 ratio of students to faculty.  The School of Pharmacy will move into a new building, complete with state of the art classroom and laboratory space that will provide a comfortable and stimulating environment to learn.

Thank you again for your interest in the William Carey University School of Pharmacy.  You will find important admission and application information below.  Please feel free to contact us at pharmacyadmissions@wmcarey.edu if you have any questions regarding our admissions process or pharmacy@wmcarey.edu if you have any other general questions.  We look forward to partnering with you to become an educational leader in expanding and enhancing the future of pharmacy.

Dr. Michael Malloy, PharmD
Dean, William Carey University School of Pharmacy

Admissions Process

William Carey University School of Pharmacy is now accepting applications for July 2018 start date. The application process is comprised of an online application submitted directly to the school via the link below. The online application has an area for your personal statement and contact information for two references. In addition, you are required to list all colleges/universities you have attended and ensure all official transcripts are sent direct to the School of Pharmacy. Information about sending your transcripts will be sent to you via email after you complete the initial application.   

All applicants meeting the minimum criteria will have their files evaluated. Due to the large number of candidates that apply for admission each year, only the most qualified applicants will be invited for an interview. During the interview day, applicants will be given an introduction to the school and its curriculum and provided information on student services and financial aid. In addition, each candidate will have his or her application file reviewed for completeness, be interviewed by faculty, asked to provide a writing sample, and given a tour of the campus and the School’s facilities. Ample opportunities will exist to ask questions about the program, the University, and the local area. If there are any additional questions during the application process, please feel free to email pharmacyadmissions@wmcarey.edu

Application to the Doctor of Pharmacy program is highly competitive.  Priority is given to candidates who complete their application early.

Tuition and Fees

The tuition costs for the 2018-19 academic year will be $40,000 for WCU School of Pharmacy and is currently scheduled to remain level for three years for the class entering in 2018 (approximately $120,000 total in tuition). Additional items included in the full cost of attendance include items such as housing, utilities, food, transportation costs, health insurance (required for each student), books, supplies, and professional certificates/licensures will be the responsibility of the student. The Office of Financial Aid is available to all applicants to help them navigate the financial aid process. Feel free to contact Cathy Creel, Assistant Director of Financial Aid for the Tradition campus, at ccreel@wmcarey.edu for any questions or more information.

Admission, Application, and Prerequisite Information

Complete all prerequisites from regionally accredited U.S. colleges/universities or English-speaking Canadian colleges/universities and earn a grade of C- or better in each course.

**Note: Highly competitive applicants should have prerequisites completed within 7 years of the relevant application cycle. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to extend the period beyond 7 years on a case-by-case basis.

Overall GPA ≥ 3.0 is preferred
Science GPA ≥ 2.5 is preferred

All prerequisites must be completed by end of the Spring term immediately preceding matriculation into the School of Pharmacy unless informed otherwise by the Admissions Office.  Applicants do not have to have all prerequisites completed before applying, however the applicant must have a plan to complete prerequisites remaining by June 1, 2018.

All science lab courses must be completed in a live, in-person laboratory environment.  No online laboratory courses will fulfill the prerequisite requirement.

Prerequisites

Courses

Semester/Trimester Credit Hours

Quarter Credit Hours

English Composition I/II

6

9

Public Speaking/Speech

3

4

General Education (includes humanities, business, computer science, fine arts, or foreign language)

9

12

Economics (general, micro- or macro-)

3

4

Biology I/II with lab (for science majors)

8

12

Anatomy and Physiology I/II

8

12

General Chemistry I/II with lab (for science majors)

8

12

Organic Chemistry I/II with lab (for science majors)

8

12

Physics I (algebra-based course fulfills this requirement

3

4

Calculus I

3

4

General Statistics

3

4

Social Sciences (psychology, sociology, political science, or anthropology)

6

8

 

Pharmacy News

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Monday, May 1, 2017
On May 1, 2017, William Carey University marked another milestone in its history with the groundbreaking of the proposed School of Pharmacy on the Tradition campus.