School of Pharmacy
Your career in pharmacy begins here.
Concordia University Wisconsin's PharmD Program is career-focused and built for students who want to make a difference in the lives of others.
Our manageable program tracks allow you to engage in cutting-edge research with hands-on experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Start your pharmacy career with Concordia
Which pharmacy program are you looking for?
Bachelor's & PharmD 7-Year Program
Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Concordia's accelerated pharmacy program allows you to spend 3 years pursuing your bachelor's in pharmaceutical science, and then four years pursuing your Doctor of Pharmacy. You may choose to complete the 3-year portion at either or Wisconsin or Ann Arbor campus.
Doctor of Pharmacy
Finish the 4-year portion of your bachelor's & PharmD dual degree program at our campus in Mequon, Wisconsin. Just a short drive north of Milwaukee, CUW is famous for our beautiful campus on 200 acres of lakefront property.
Doctor of Pharmacy - PharmD Program
Our award-winning PharmD program will set you apart in the world of healthcare with a holistic foundation focusing on patient care, teamwork, knowledge, and servant-leadership.
Our student-centered approach means your education and experience come first. Small class sizes allow for personalized attention from experienced faculty, and our hands-on approach puts you in the driver's seat in our state-of-the-art pharmaceutical facilities.
The best part? Concordia's accredited PharmD program allows you to pursue licensure anywhere in the United States and provides you with plenty of networking opportunities, so you'll graduate prepared for an immediate impact in the field.
Student faculty ratio10:1
RANKED BY GRADUATES
AS A TOP CHOICE
CUW is a wonderful university that strives to make students' short and long-term goals a reality. The staff and programs are diverse and open up many doors for every student and the experiences that I gained I will carry throughout my entire career as a pharmacist.
Our student-focused PharmD program provides an exceptional education with unique opportunities you won't get at a large institution. CUW's world-class PharmD program consists of 148 credits. Plus you may enjoy summer and winter breaks free from classes through the end of your third year in the program - giving you the necessary time to refresh and recharge as you prepare for your professional career as a pharmacist.
Build a career, and a network
It’s not just what you know that gets you a future job but also whom you know. Our PharmD program will allow you to build a professional network of pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. Which will help you to find your career path in pharmacy, tailor your education to hone in on this career path, and successfully land your dream job upon graduation.
EXCELLENT RETURN ON INVESTMENT
CUW SOP ranks 13% higher than the national average on students who feel they were provided access to guidance on career planning. And with a 99% job placement rate, you can be confident your PharmD degree from Concordia will land you the competitive job you seek.
Ranked by graduates as a top choice
“If I were starting my pharmacy program over again, I would choose the same School of Pharmacy.” That's what our graduates say about our PharmD program. CUW SOP scores 13% higher than the national average of pharmacy school graduates.
Master's and PharmD
Our 4-year master's/PharmD program offers the balance you need to maintain a healthy personal life while simultaneously engaging in cutting-edge research in our state-of-the-art facilities with additional hands-on clinical fieldwork experience. You'll finish with both your master's degree and a doctorate in pharmacy in *4 years.
View our master's options below
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Online Master of Public Health
Concentration in Medication Safety and Pharmacovigilance
Concordia is passionate about developing world-class pharmacists and healthcare professionals ready to serve with the highest level of care and integrity. The fully online Master of Public Health prepares graduates to be responsible clinicians by preparing you to:
- serve as a medication safety officer and champion for our healthcare system
- manage safety regulations on a local, national, or international level
- work in epidemiology or big data
- 39 Credits - 12 of which count towards both degrees
Master's in Product Development
Chemical/Pharmaceutical concentration options
Our MPD focuses on drug development and discovery work, preparing you to enter the workforce with a one-of-a-kind skillset for an unmet area of industry. The MPD program is unique in that it provides training in the technical aspects of product development while training you on the business, legal, and regulatory aspects as well.
- Partner with an industry expert to build on existing ideas or cultivate original designs during projects
- Classes incorporate sustainability concepts, emphasizing optimization of the triple bottom line—people, profit, planet
- 48 credits - 17 of which count towards both degrees
* Please note the MPD curriculum requires one additional year due to the credit requirement
Master's in Business Administration
Multiple concentration options
Combining your PharmD with an MBA can give you a competitive edge in the marketplace by positioning yourself as a well-rounded leader, with a foundation in business as well as patient care.
- Online or in-person courses
- 15 concentrations to choose from
- 39 credits - up to 19 of which may count towards both degrees
We are going to focus on trying to make sure everyone has the opportunity to go to college and pharmacy school. Sometimes people think ‘I’m not smart enough’, or ‘I’m not in the right place.’ If someone has the support, motivation, and willpower, they can succeed. We want to assist in making sure everyone who has the passion and the skill to become a pharmacist has that option.
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Frequently asked questions
Concordia University's pharmacy program is offered exclusively in-person on our campus in Mequon, WI.
CUW SOP ranks in the top 25% of pharmacy schools nationwide in residency placement with a 74% PGY1 residency match rate.
Yes! We offer both bachelor's/PharmD and master's/PharmD dual degrees. The bachelor's/PharmD program will allow you to get your bachelor's and PharmD in a total of seven years.
Our master's/pharmD dual degree options enable you to earn a master's degree along with your Doctor of Pharmacy degree in four years one of the following options:
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Master of Public Health
- Master of Pharmaceutical/Chemical Product Development