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Pharmacy (3+3 Dual-Degree)

Whether you want to provide healthcare services to people in your community or contribute to research, start training for your pharmacy career at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Our groundbreaking 3+3 Dual-Degree Program in partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin can get you into your lab coat faster.

We offer you the opportunity to earn your pharmacy degree one-to-two years sooner than other institutions. You’ll spend your first three years completing pre-pharmacy requirements at WLC. Then, through our partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), located directly across from our campus, you’ll take three more years of courses to earn your Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree.

Completing your Doctor of Pharmacy degree in six years - rather than the traditional eight years - means two more years of earnings and two fewer years of tuition and educational expenses!

A One-of-a-Kind Learning Experience

Dedicated to your success from day one

As an incoming freshman at WLC, you’ll work closely with your admissions counselor and faculty advisors to make sure the academic path to your PharmD degree is efficient and rewarding. During your time at WLC, you’ll also be partnered with a faculty mentor from MCW so your transition is as seamless as possible.

Learning beyond the classroom

As a student in the 3+3 Dual-Degree program, you’ll have access to an array of learning opportunities in and outside of the classroom, such as career discussion groups and shadowing opportunities with MCW Pharmacy School’s clinical partners. There’s also potential for undergrad students to take advantage of research opportunities at MCW’s cutting-edge facility.


The MCW Pharmacy School

The MCW Pharmacy School will prepare you to become the pharmacist of the future, fulfilling the increasing demand for pharmacists capable of providing a broader range of patient care services.

As one of the few pharmacy schools in the country offering a three-year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree located on an academic medical center, MCW’s Pharmacy School will provide you with the experience you need to be an innovator and an advocate for providing greater access to primary and preventative care for patients. You’ll gain early and extensive exposure to a variety of clinical settings and world-class research across a range of specialties.

The Doctor of Pharmacy program at MCW Pharmacy School has been granted Full Accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). The ACPE is the national agency for accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education.

Explore MCW Pharmacy School

Students enrolled in our pre-pharmacy program will be advised to pursue their Bachelor of Science degree in biology, biochemistry, or chemistry from WLC.

Students accepted into the early-assurance direct-admission program in pharmacy will no longer be required to take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT®).

Healthcare professionals make a real and measurable difference in their communities, across the nation, and abroad. Studying the health sciences at WLC, you'll receive a strong science foundation that supports your growth and development, the personal care and attention of our faculty, and our small-campus charm in a big city with access to diverse healthcare facilities. You'll graduate confident, fully prepared to live your purpose.