Doctor of Pharmacy

If you are interested in becoming a pharmacist, a PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) degree is needed. PharmD degrees do not require an initial bachelor's degree, but you do need to complete a set of college prerequisite courses and a specific number of college credits to apply to the PharmD degree program.

  • For more information on the PharmD degree and program, visit the PharmD section of the Guide.
  • If you are a current UWMadison undergraduate student, or a prospective UW-Madison undergraduate student, and interested in entering the PharmD program in the future, visit our UWMadison student pre-pharmacy website for more information on resources and pre-pharmacy advising available to you.
  • If you are a high school student or a first-semester college freshman interested in becoming a pharmacist, learn about our PharmD Early Assurance program and how you can get conditional admission to UWMadison's PharmD program.
  • For prerequisite and admissions information for all other students, visit the PharmD admissions website.

School of Pharmacy Graduate Programs

If you are interested in a pharmacy or biomedical sciences-related career that does not require a pharmacist license, consider checking out our graduate programs.



Faculty belong to four divisions within the School of Pharmacy. See each division page for a list of the faculty and each faculty members' area of research and specialization.

Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research Division

Pharmaceutical Sciences Division

Social and Administrative Sciences Division

Division of Pharmacy Professional Development


Academic Advising

Whether you’re a current School of Pharmacy student or a prospective student considering one of our programs, our team of dedicated advisors would love to hear from you. We provide a welcoming and supportive environment with expertise to help you identify and clarify your academic pathways and goals and help you develop meaningful plans to ensure success throughout your educational journey.

Please visit our PharmD advising page for more information. 

Financial Aid

Students who seek financial assistance should contact the UW–Madison Office of Student Financial Aid for financial aid applications and information about scholarships, loans, grants, work-study programs, and student employment.

School of Pharmacy Scholarships

The School of Pharmacy awards a variety of scholarships each year to admitted PharmTox and PharmD students. Awards are based on both academic merit and financial need. Students are invited to apply to School of Pharmacy-specific scholarships, as well as campus-wide or non-Pharmacy scholarships, through the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub.

Student Organizations

Students will find many organizations of interest, both in the School and across the UW–Madison campus. The School of Pharmacy student organizations website has a comprehensive listing of student organizations and groups that are affiliated with the School.


The School of Pharmacy is located in Rennebohm Hall on the west side of campus, near University Hospital and Clinics and Health Sciences Learning Center. The School of Pharmacy provides students and faculty with the finest possible physical environment for professional pharmacy and for research in pharmaceutical fields of study.