School of Pharmacy | William Carey University

The School of Pharmacy has been granted Candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and SACSCOC has awarded WCU reaffirmation of accreditation for a ten-year period.

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Welcome! Thank you for your interest in our School of Pharmacy. We offer a two-year and ten months accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy program with an innovative curriculum that provides students with the knowledge and skill set required to excel as an entry-level practitioner. Taught by leading faculty, this dynamic program offers well-designed coursework, classroom interaction, and clinical experience enabling students to benefit from a targeted education. The clinical experience component will allow students to gain exposure to a variety of practice models and experiences enabling them to apply this knowledge within actual clinical settings. The accelerated program model allows students to complete the PharmD degree faster and to start their pharmacy career sooner.

Committed to Academic Excellence

Our University’s Vision, Mission, and Core Values help guide our faculty, staff, and students towards academic excellence. The University’s Vision, Mission and Core Values are reflected in those of the School of Pharmacy.  Students enrolled in our School of Pharmacy receive a quality education driving them towards leadership and service within the university and our communities.

The School of Pharmacy enrolled its inaugural class with a class size that enables students to experience a family atmosphere. The School of Pharmacy is located in a 33,000 square foot building providing a comfortable and stimulating learning environment complete with state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, student-friendly study areas and central learning spaces. We strive for excellence and are dedicated to enhancing our campus where our students can maximize their education during their journey at William Carey University.

Save time with our Accelerated Program

William Carey’s School of Pharmacy offers the only accelerated, three-year Doctor of Pharmacy program on the coast from New Orleans to Pensacola. Located on the Tradition Campus of William Carey University in Biloxi, MS, we offer a world-class faculty and dedicated staff who look forward to serving the needs of the Gulf Coast region, the state of Mississippi, and the surrounding states. The School of Pharmacy is located on an emerging campus adjacent to new and upcoming health science centers, clinics and research centers. These facilities and their future development allow us to focus on our academic offerings, plan for great growth and to focus on future opportunities for our students.

The School of Pharmacy’s accelerated doctorate program combines core science courses with an experiential learning component focused on clinical training to advance a student’s skills and knowledge as a practicing pharmacist when they graduate. The experiential learning component allows students to work alongside established and trusted industry experts, to gain advanced skills and knowledge to graduate, to become a leader in the profession, and to build their social impact as a pharmacist within our communities.

Program Benefits

  • Accelerated two-year and ten months PharmD program
  • Dean and leadership team with over 80 years of experience
  • Renowned and dedicated faculty with innovative teaching strategies
  • New 33,000 square foot building with state-of-the-art classrooms and labs
  • Vast array of experiential learning opportunities in actual healthcare settings
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required
  • No PCAT required
  • Preferred overall GPA ≥3.0, preferred science and math GPA ≥ 2.5
  • Currently progressing through the accreditation process

Pharmacy Reimagined

We believe this is an exciting time in health care and the pharmacy profession.  Imagine yourself being a part of it. The Doctorate of Pharmacy program allows for a well-positioned career which helps to improve the health of our communities through education, service, outreach, and research.

The demand for well-trained pharmacists is expected to grow and provide excellent opportunities in the upcoming years. According to the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics website, “Employment of pharmacists is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026.” With a positive employment outlook and an elevated pay structure, choosing a pharmacy path is an exciting and prosperous choice for students.

A pharmacy profession has many diverse career opportunities for today’s graduates to make a substantial impact on the health of the individual, community, and the nation. Our School is determined to make a difference in the lives of those who suffer from health issues such as diabetes, obesity, drug and tobacco addiction and asthma. Our graduates will be able to apply the skills they learned in their degree and advance the field of pharmacy nationwide.

Looking to make a difference in the industry and in your community? Then choosing pharmacy as your career choice may direct you towards the pathway you want. With a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, you may work at these types of organizations:

  • Retail or Community Pharmacies
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Managed Care Facilities
  • Long Term Care Facilities
  • Government Agencies such as the Department of Veteran Affairs at the Veteran’s Hospitals
  • Academia
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Pharmacy Industry careers in research and development or insurance

You can also view these helpful tips to see which pharmacy career is right for you.  You can get expert advice from real world pharmacists on why they chose their specialization.  And, you can learn more about pharmacy specialties.

There are countless opportunities for pharmacy graduates and with the proposed growth within the industry itself, we prepare our graduates to excel. Our deeply committed faculty and staff work endlessly with our students, so they are able to graduate as the best entry-level practitioners as possible.

Visit Us

Experience William Carey University for yourself. Visit our campus and learn more about our university and the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

Have more questions about the admissions process or want to apply? Contact us at:

Admissions: pharmacyadmissions@wmcarey.edu

Online Application: Apply Online Now. 

General Questions: pharmacy@wmcarey.edu

Explore our accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy program and its unique opportunities, then jumpstart your academic journey towards becoming a pharmacist. Apply today. 

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