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PharmD Pathway: International Pharmacy Graduates

This pathway to the PharmD program is intended for foreign graduates who earned a pharmacy degree (Baccalaureate, PharmD, or equivalent) and desire to advance their careers by earning a PharmD degree in the U.S. This program is open to domestic and foreign applicants. If an applicant qualifies for this program, prerequisite courses will be waived. Further waivers of coursework within the PharmD curriculum may be obtained after validation and review of past coursework.

To begin the application process, please reach out to Lori Berg, Director of Admissions at lori.berg@wne.edu.

Admissions Requirements

  • A Pharm.D., Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Pharmacy, or equivalent degree within native country allowing practice of pharmacy.
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Submission of Application for candidates with a pharmacy degree

Send an email to the Director of Admissions indicating the desire to transfer into the WNE PharmD program and include an unofficial evaluation from one of the approved agencies listed below. If deemed necessary by the Admissions office, the applicant may be directed to submit an application through PharmCAS.

The Director of Admissions will complete an initial review of the evaluation. If the candidate qualifies to move forward, the Director will ask for the following information be submitted:

  • An official evaluation from one of the approved agencies:
    • World Education Services (WES)
    • Foundation for International Services (FIS)
    • Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
  • Course syllabi for all pharmacy courses (appearing on the list of courses below), if available:
    • Immunology
    • Biochemistry
    • Pharmaceutics/Lab
    • Pharmaceutical Calculations
    • Pathophysiology
    • Principles of Genetics and Genomics
    • Pharmacokinetics
    • Medicinal Chemistry
    • Pharmacology
    • Pharmacy Outcomes
    • Pharmacy Ethics
    • Drug Literature Evaluation

Once the above information is verified, applicants will complete the remaining application requirements listed below.

Remaining Applications Requirements

  • English language proficiency 
    • The applicant must have met or exceeded the minimum required score and can use any of the following standardized tests to meet our English language requirement:
      • TOEFL—79 IBT
      • IELTS—6.5
      • PTE Academic—58
      • STEP Eiken—2A
      • iTEP—4
      • Duolingo—110 DET
  • Provide two letters of recommendation (in English) from individuals who can describe the applicant’s attributes, abilities, or knowledge base and can evaluate the applicant’s likelihood of success in the program.
  • Provide a curriculum vitae (CV) in English
  • Submit a personal essay
  • Complete a successful admissions interview