College of Pharmacy


The College of Pharmacy

The Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy opened in 1996. The PharmD program prepares pharmacy professionals in a humanistic, interdisciplinary tradition to become competent, qualified practitioners. WesternU now supports specialty residencies (Cardiology, Community Practice, Infectious Diseases) and fellowships (Cardiology, Transplant, & Health Outcomes).

Programs offered in the College of Pharmacy:

Doctor of Pharmacy Program

The PharmD professional program at Western University of Health Sciences is a four year program designed to train students for the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy. Students will need to complete a minimum of two years of preprofessional education at an accredited college or university before being admitted to the PharmD.

International Post Baccalaureate PharmD (IPBP) Program

The Western University College of Pharmacy offers a unique opportunity for American and/or foreign trained Pharmacists with a bachelor’s degree (B.S. or equivalent) who wish to progress to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree. Applicants are admitted with advanced standing into the second year of our traditional PharmD curriculum thereby by-passing the first-year entirely. The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree awarded to the students in the international program is the same as those awarded to our students in the traditional PharmD program.

Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSPS)

The major focus of the Master of Science (MS) program in Pharmaceutical Sciences is to provide students with a strong research focus, training and skills in order to prepare them for careers in academia, pharmaceutical industry, or public/private research institutions.

Postdoctoral Training

Post-doc’s have the opportunity to participate in didactic and experiential teaching, as well as assist in the development of clinical skills with pharmacy students in all phases of pharmacy school. WesternU has an innovative block structure in the curriculum, which allows students to focus on one topic at a time, and for faculty (and other lecturers) to focus their teaching time.