Earn Your PharmD-MBA at UW

Open House

  • Date: Monday, February 27, 2017
  • Time: 4:30-6:30 pm
  • Location: SCC 254
  • Wine & appetizers: provided!

This session will include a panel of speakers including current PharmD-MBA students, experienced professionals who have the PharmD and MBA degrees, and program leadership. Learn about the program, ask questions, and discover how this concurrent degree program can enhance your career!

Apply Now for fall 2017:

Create an application profile on the UW Graduate School web site, submit the items below, and pay the $85 application fee.

  • UW Graduate School application. Select “Business Administration – Bothell Business – (MBA/PharmD)
  • A current resume that includes:
    • Educational background, degrees earned, schools attended and dates of attendance, after high school
    • All full-time work experience since high school, with brief descriptions and dates of employment
    • Relevant community and/or extracurricular collegiate activities
    • Awards, honors, or other recognition (academic, community, military, etc.)
  • Two required essays and a third optional essay:
    • First essay – required (maximum 500 words): What are your short-term and long-term career goals? How will an MBA education assist you in achieving them, given your current educational and professional background?
    • Second essay – required: Choose from one of the following three topics (maximum 500 words):
      • Explain a difficult professional decision that you made and discuss, with the benefit of hindsight, whether you would decide differently in similar situations in the future.
      • Describe a problem your organization faced and the solution that was proposed to address it. What was your role in the design and implementation of the solution? What was the final outcome? What did you learn from the process?
      • Write about an experience or an event where you or your team went beyond what was expected of you. Describe what you learned about yourself, your team members and your organization during the process of exceeding expectations.
    • Third essay – optional: Address any other issues or factors that you believe would be helpful to the MBA Admissions Committee in considering your application.
  • Arrange for two Letters of Recommendation: one from a UWSOP faculty member, and one from a professional reference. Submit the names and email addresses of your recommenders on the application site, and the system will notify and provide instructions to them automatically. Recommendations must be sent to us online. Your recommenders may submit the references anytime, even before your application is complete.
  • Scan in your unofficial transcript in your online application. Upon acceptance into the program you will be asked by the Graduate School to submit one official transcript sent directly from the college or university where you received your undergraduate (and Master’s, if applicable) degree.
  • Scan in your unofficial Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) scores.
  • Pay $85 fee (payable by credit card)

International Student Applicants

Students who will need an F-1 or J-1 visa are not eligible for this program.

Upon acceptance, International applicants must show financial ability to cover first year expenses (details provided with online application). If your native language is not English or your bachelor’s degree is not from an accredited U.S. institution, you must demonstrate English language proficiency with the TOEFL or IELTS exams or other alternatives. More details on this issue are at (www.uwb.edu/applymba/prereqs). Please request that official TOEFL scores be sent to the University of Washington, school code 4854.

Scan in your unofficial transcript in your online application. Upon acceptance into the program you will be asked by the Graduate School to submit one official transcript sent directly from the college or university where you received your undergraduate (and Master’s, if applicable) degree. Applicants who earned their degree(s) from a college or university outside the United States and its territories will be asked to submit one official transcript and diploma.

Contact Us

If you have admissions questions, please contact Andrew Brusletten (abruslet@uw.edu) or Jana Davis (janad4@uw.edu).

About the Program

The partnership of UWSOP and the UWB creates a transformative educational opportunity for our PharmD students to earn their MBA with just one additional year of study. Students may choose a Leadership or Technology track for their MBA. UW Bothell No 1 in WA

With UW Bothell’s top-ranked educational value and the world-renowned faculty at UW School of Pharmacy, this program offers a new approach to health care leadership training.

As a UW PharmD-MBA graduate, you will be prepared to meet high level health care challenges now and in the future.

Who is eligible?

Current first-year (PY1) UW PharmD students with a bachelor’s degree may apply. Students must be in good academic standing with a minimum 2.7 Professional and Cumulative GPA at the end of Winter Quarter 2017.

Where are classes held?

UW Bothell School of Business classes take place on the UW Bothell campus or the UW Eastside Leadership Center, depending on course selection. Your pharmacy classes continue at the UW Seattle campus.

When does the program begin?

In mid-September, there is a required MBA retreat focusing on leadership, team processes, and decision-making. Regular classes begin in Autumn Quarter
5 Year PharmD-MBA

What is the application deadline?

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017

When will I be notified of admittance?

Notification: By June 9, 2017

Curriculum Plan

The program integrates second and third year pharmacy courses with the business school curriculum.

Year Degree Area Credits
Year 1 Pharmacy 53
Year 2 Pharmacy and Business * 64
Year 3 Pharmacy and Business 54
Year 4 Pharmacy 43
Year 5 Pharmacy 54

*Includes 8 elective MBA courses in Summer Quarter after Year 2. Tuition is paid at the MBA standard rate.

Tuition and Fees*

*subject to change

Why PharmD-MBA Now

Resident: $10,566/quarter

Nonresident: $16,405/quarter

Note: An additional fee of $675 is payable in Autumn Quarter of Years 2 and 3 to cover leadership training activities such as BBUS 501.