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Southwest Baptist University Collaborates with Cedarville University’s Doctor of Pharmacy Program

Southwest Baptist University is collaborating with Cedarville University to bring SBU students who meet the admission criteria to have preferred admission status and enrollment benefits in Cedarville’s Doctor of Pharmacy program.

Cedarville provides professional healthcare master’s and doctoral-level degree programs that are delivered with academic excellence and a biblical worldview. Programs are regionally and professionally accredited and are offered in flexible and accelerated formats.

This partnership allows SBU to bolster its already robust sciences and health sciences program and continue the great education undergraduate students receive. SBU continues to be a preferred choice for high school students to attend when wanting to advance in the medical field through majors and programs such as Biology-Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, and Chemistry.

Cedarville’s School of Pharmacy will reserve three seats for SBU students who meet the admissions criteria in each available cohort. Upon acceptance into the program, each student will receive a $10,000 tuition scholarship, reimbursement to cover the cost of admission, as well as a faculty and peer mentor.

“This affiliation agreement with Cedarville University is an amazing opportunity for our students at SBU,” said Dr. John Murphy. “This opportunity is second to none! The Pharmacy D. program will allow SBU students to continue their education in a Nationally Accredited program, with state-of-the-art facilities and amazing faculty all while being equipped to influence their profession and patients for Christ!”

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Cedarville to help SBU students further their education in health sciences through a Christian worldview,” said President Rick Melson. “As medical careers are becoming a more significant role in the community, we are excited to expand our program and make an investment in health sciences for SBU students.”

For questions or to learn more about this program and opportunity, contact Dr. John Murphy at or 417-328-1995.


*Published: 12/18/2022