Doctor of pharmacy


Doctor of pharmacy

The Doctor of Pharmacy is a professional grade, not a graduate degree. It is given after two years of pre-pharmacy studies and four years of study in the professional program. Admission into the Pharm. D. program necessitates some previous college level study, but not a Bachelors degree. Though, while conclusion of other degree programs is not necessary for admission, it is not excluded.

Each year some learners join the Pharm. D. program after completing a Bachelors degree and in a not many cases, other professional degrees. Persons who have terminated a five-year BS in Pharmacy program may look for a Pharm. D. though the traditional program, but such persons frequently locate the non-traditional Pharm. D. Program better be appropriates their needs.

Admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program will require conclusion of:
  • All prepharmacy courses
  • An appropriate grade point average
  • A completed PharmCAS application
  • Completion of the PCAT
  • A completed supplemental application and fee
  • A letter stating goals for the practice of pharmacy
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
The Pharm.D. curriculum is included of the following, four-year course sequence:


First Year Pharm.D. Courses
First Term Credit   Second Term Credit
Pharmaceutical Sci. 462 3   Pharmaceutical Sci. 463 3
Pharmacy 351 1   Pharmacy 420 2
Medicinal Chem. 409 3   Pharmacy 330 2
Statistics 350 or 4001 4   Pharmacy 352 2
Biochemistry 415 or 515 3   Medicinal Chem. 410 3
(or Biology 310)1 (4)   Physiology 502 4
Total 16   Total 16


Second Year Pharm.D. Courses
First Term Credit   Second Term Credit
Pharmaceutical Sci. 464 4   Pharmaceutical Sci. 465 2
Medicinal Chem. 411 3   Medicinal Chem. 412 3
Pharmacology 659 3   Pharmacology 660 4
Pharmacy 431 3   Pharmacy 432 3
Pharmacy 451 1   Pharmacy 452 1
Elective 2   Pharmacy 476 2
Total 16   Total 16


Third Year Pharm.D. Courses
First Term Credit   Second Term Credit
Pharmacy 531 3   Pharmacy 532 3
Pharmacy 551 1   Pharmacy 552 1
Pharmacy 561 2   Pharmacy 562 2
PharmD Investigations2 4   Pharmacy 520 2
Soc. & Admin. Sci 540 2   Elective 4
Elective 4   Elective 4
Total 16   Total 16


Fourth Year Pharm.D. Courses
First Term Credit   Second Term Credit
Pharmacy 680 2   Pharmacy 691 3
Pharmacy 687 3   Pharmacy 692 3
Pharmacy 688 3   Pharmacy 693 3
Pharmacy 689 3   Pharmacy 694 3
Pharmacy 690 3   Elective 4
Elective 2      
Total 16   Total 16