University of Charleston

University of Charleston

Congratulations on choosing a UC School of Pharmacy education. We think you’ll agree that this is one of the best investments you and your family will ever make.

Tuition & Fees

2023-24 Doctorate of Pharmacy

  • $35,926 per year
  • Student fees:
    • $1,700 for first, second, and third professional years
    • $1,500 for the fourth professional year
    • Students in their final year are also required to pay a $200 graduation fee


Included within the fees:

  • Student Learning Technology Fee includes a MacBook to enhance classroom, practical, co-curricular learning, and patient interaction. Students keep their computer upon graduation
  • Annual Membership to one professional pharmacy organization of your choice
  • Annual opportunities to apply for monies to travel and/or present at local, regional and national conferences
  • Specially designed co-curricular experiences designed to complement the didactic curriculum
  • Access to key library resources and search engines to optimize learning and research
  • Certification in Immunizations, Point of Care Testing, Medication Therapy Management, and Oncology


Upon admission, a NON-REFUNDABLE tuition deposit of $500 is required to reserve your seat in the class. The deposit may be paid in two payments. $250 is due two weeks after receipt of an invitation for admission and the remaining $250 is due on or before May 1st.

  • The deposit is applied toward your tuition
  • The provision of the non-refundable tuition deposit guarantees your position in the School of Pharmacy


Applicants applying by the November 1st Priority Deadline will receive a $100 discount on their early tuition deposit.  Applicants interviewing on campus will also receive a $100 tuition deposit discount.  Applicants who apply by November 1st and interview on campus will receive a $200 discount.


Credit Hours & Financial Aid

An admitted student must have earned 72 credit hours of combined pre-professional and graduate coursework to be eligible to receive graduate-level federal financial aid. Applicants with less than 72 credit hours will be packaged at the undergraduate level for financial aid purposes until they acquire 72 credit hours. Students who are close to 72 credit hours may wish to take extra courses in the spring or summer prior to starting the program to count towards the minimum credit hour level for graduate-level federal financial aid.

Merit Scholarships

Your hard work is about to pay off. We are excited to announce that the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy is now awarding scholarships based on your grades. These scholarships are renewable each year with successful progression in the program.

  • 3.80 – 4.00 – $6,000 annually ($24,000 over 4 years)
  • 3.50 – 3.79 – $5,000 annually ($20,000 over 4 years)
  • 3.00 – 3.49 – $4,000 annually ($16,000 over 4 years)
  • Below 3.00 – $3,000 annually ($12,000 over 4 years)


Alternative Scholarship for Specific Schools

Students who currently attend a West Virginia Independent College or a school with an Articulation Agreement with the UCSOP will be awarded an annual $6,000 scholarship in place of the merit scholarship. The scholarship is renewable each year with successful progression in the program totaling $24,000 over 4 years.   The schools include:

  • Bethany College
  • Davis and Elkins College
  • Wheeling University
  • WV Wesleyan College
  • Ashland Community and Technical College*
  • Concord University*
  • Edinboro University*
  • Ferrum College*
  • Gannon University*
  • George Washington University*
  • Morehead State University*
  • University of the Cumberlands*
  • Virginia Tech*
  • West Virginia State University*

*= Schools that have an articulation agreement with UC School of Pharmacy.


For more information about affording your pharmacy degree at UC, please contact our Office of Enrollment & Admissions at or 304-357-4889.