At the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, it's also possible to earn your pharmacy degree while simultaneously earning a graduate minor in business. This is a joint program between the McWhorter School of Pharmacy and the Brock School of Business that lets you take MBA-level courses as electives for your pharmacy degree. On completing the program, you earn a graduate minor in business along with your Pharm.D.
Whether you plan on owning your own practice or working with a pharmaceutical company, a sound business background gives you strong advantages.
On graduation, you will receive both the Pharm.D. and Graduate Business Minor in the same semester. In this program, you must complete the Graduate Business Minor within one academic year of graduation from the Pharm.D. program.
You will have two separate grade point averages, one for business and one for pharmacy. Pharmacy school ranking and percentiles will be based on the pharmacy only GPA. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the business program to be in good standing.
Students may register for a maximum of 21 credits per full semester. If desired, you may petition the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs to exceed this maximum course load.
Admission to the McWhorter School of Pharmacy is competitive, meaning all applications are considered on merit. To process our applications, we use the PharmCAS system. To be considered for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program, you must have:
Please note: It is your responsibility to follow up with the McWhorter School of Pharmacy Office of Admission on items needed to complete your file.
Early Decision through PharmCAS
The McWhorter School of Pharmacy now offers Early Decision (ED) status through PharmCAS. The Early Decision program is a binding option for applicants who have decided that a particular pharmacy degree program is their first choice and that they will enroll if accepted. As an Early Decision applicant, you apply to only one pharmacy degree program and will typically be interviewed and notified of admission decisions earlier than other applicants to the same program. Contact us directly for information on Early Decision eligibility requirements.
Graduate business minor courses cannot be waived, substituted, shared or transferred. All coursework must be completed at the Brock School of Business.
A 1978 graduate of the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Randy Nelson has managed some of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies.