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Join the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University!

Transfer to Wilkes University's Pharmacy Program

Are you a college student who is considering a career in pharmacy? This is your chance to transfer to one of the best professional pharmacy programs in the country at Wilkes University’s Nesbitt School of Pharmacy. Our award-winning program is known for its close, supportive family, or “pharmily” type atmosphere with both faculty and fellow students. Professors will become your mentors; fellow students will become your friends for life.

Why Wilkes?

The Nesbitt School of Pharmacy is so much more than a school; it’s an experience. Students are encouraged to get involved in the campus and local community, and with more than 80 clubs and 23 Division III sports teams to join, your life as a Pharm.D. student will be full and rewarding. To top it off, Wilkes University has one of the most beautiful campuses you will find anywhere, with an eclectic mix of historic mansions and state-of-the-art buildings, laboratories and classrooms, and we are currently in the midst of an exciting $100 million campus-wide facility improvement plan.

Nesbitt School of Pharmacy graduates are known for their skills in all areas of pharmacy, and as a result are in high demand. With a nearly 90 percent placement rate, our pharmacists command an average salary of at least $100,000 after graduation. Career opportunities for pharmacists has never been better, and a doctor of pharmacy degree from Wilkes University will prepare you for these exciting, diverse careers including:

  • community pharmacists: both corporate and local drug stores;
  • clinical pharmacists: as part of medical care teams in hospitals or physician offices; 
  • nuclear pharmacists: management of materials related to digital imaging (MRI, CT scans, etc.);
  • Oncology pharmacists: assist cancer patients to manage dosage of medications;
  • Pharmaceutical company pharmacist: includes drug research, development, sales and marketing
  • Public health pharmacist: as an officer in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service and other federal agencies 
  • Higher education: about a third of our graduates pursue residencies and fellowships at some of the best research universities in the country.

I’m really happy I chose to transfer to Wilkes Nesbitt School of Pharmacy. The small-sized classes gave me the opportunity to build great relationships with my professors. I had many leadership opportunities, one of which included a once-in-a-lifetime medical missions trip to Guatemala. These wonderful opportunities would not have been possible at any other school.
— Himayapsill Batista Quevedo
First-year (P4) Student

I graduated with a bachelor's in 2015 without any thoughts of going into pharmacy, but after a few months out of school, I decided to look into pharmacy programs. Compared to other schools I had applied to, Wilkes was the most welcoming environment I had been in. The Nesbitt School of Pharmacy does not just focus on making its students good pharmacists, but also good people. The focus on community service and outreach programs was enlightening and stood out as a big connection with my undergraduate school too. The main selling point for my decision to come to Wilkes was really right in the school's mission statement –- providing high quality health care. Furthermore, they made my interview feel family-oriented, and the "pharm-ily" environment was more than welcoming and helped seal my decision in attending Wilkes.
— Meghan Muretta

I chose the pharmacy program at Wilkes University because of its smaller class size and the ability for students to have one-on-one attention with professors both in and out of the classroom. Wilkes also has a strong background in preparing students for postgraduate residencies, which was really helpful.
— Laura Misiewicz

At my previous college, most of my classes were large and I left there not making any real connections. As an international transfer student, the reason I chose the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes was because of the its track record of excellence and welcoming faculty. Being away from my family, it was important for me to feel inclusive and safe. The faculty is very supportive and their team-based approach helped to build and nurture my academic, social and professional growth. Wilkes is special because it provided all of those opportunities and has made a great impact on my life. I am proud to be a Colonel! 
— Cadean Daugherty

A bachelor’s degree is not required to transfer into the Pharm.D. program, but there are some requirements. Contact us to find out more.

Pharmacy Transfer Scholarships are Available

You may be eligible for a transfer student scholarship for the pharmacy program. Contact us to find out more about your eligibility.


For more information, please contact Karen Atiyeh at 570-408-4298 or email karen.atiyeh@wilkes.edu.