Doctor of Pharmacy
Discover quality education at an unbeatable value with the Marshall University Pharmacy School.
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Discover excellence at Marshall University School of Pharmacy (MUSOP), where innovative education meets hands-on experience.

We emphasize active learning with a curriculum designed to foster interactive teaching, teamwork, and peer learning in small, innovative classroom settings.

MUSOP takes pride in offering an innovative education at an affordable cost, providing one of the lowest tuition rates in the country.

Join our community and start your journey toward a fulfilling pharmacy career today.

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Students must complete an application for admission via the PharmCAS website. Applications must be completed and submitted electronically by the appropriate application deadline.

2024-25 Deadlines

MUSOP Preferred Decision: October 1, 2024

General Decision: June 2, 2025

Pathways to a PharmD at Marshall University

Accelerated 1-Year Prerequisite Completion Pathway

  • ACT Math Score of 24 (or equivalent SAT)
  • ACT English Score of 21 (or equivalent SAT)
  • High school GPA of 3.5
  • Work closely with the School of Pharmacy Office of Student Affairs regarding when to apply

Accelerated 2-Year Prerequisite Completion Pathway

  • Complete prerequisite coursework (55 hours) in 2 years with a 2.5 GPA
  • Indicate pre-pharmacy as their intended concentration upon entry to Marshall University
  • Must maintain continuous full-time university enrollment (excluding summer terms)
  • Work closely with the School of Pharmacy Office of Student Affairs regarding when to apply

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences to Doctor of Pharmacy Pathway

  • ACT Score of 21, Math Score of 21 or (or equivalent SAT)
  • Complete MTH 127 or 130 and ENG 101 with a grade of C or higher
  • Complete at least 15 credit hours of college coursework with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Complete the first 3 years with an undergraduate overall GPA and a GPA within in the major of at least 3.30 to enter the PharmD program in year 4

Traditional Bachelor’s Degree to Doctor of Pharmacy Pathway

  • Earn an undergraduate degree
  • A recommended 2.5 overall GPA
  • A recommended 2.75 prerequisite coursework GPA
Career Outlook
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of pharmacists is projected to grow 3 percent from 2022 to 2032, which is average for all occupations.
  • PharmD graduates are employed in roles such as: hospital pharmacists, clinical pharmacists, community pharmacist, compounding pharmacists, intensive care medicine, consultant pharmacists, and more.
  • The median annual wage for pharmacists in May 2023 was $136,030.
Program Highlights
Interprofessional Collaboration

Several times a year, pharmacy students collaborate with fellow healthcare students at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, the School of Physical Therapy, and the College of Health Professions to improve patient care through case studies.

No-Cost Certifications

While earning your PharmD at Marshall, you will earn three additional American Pharmacists Association certifications at no cost to you. You will earn:

  • Immunization (APhA) certification
  • Medication Therapy Management (APhA) certification
  • Diabetes Management (APhA) certification
Affordable Opportunity

Marshall prides itself on its affordability for students, offering one of the lowest in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees packages in the country. Compare tuition for yourself.