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Pharmacy (Doctor of Pharmacy)

Whether inspired by compassion or driven to improve lives and serve communities through your work, you can pursue the path of your calling with Creighton’s Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Our PharmD program prepares you to provide a level of care that treats the whole person—and it’s one of the top-ranked pharmacy programs in the nation.

The innovative PharmD program reflects changes in the practice of pharmacy regarding medication therapy management and patient-centered care. You’ll expand your knowledge of disease state management, disease prevention, patient outcomes and wellness. We offer three distinct pathways within the program: the Omaha Pathway, the Distance Pathway and the Phoenix Hybrid Pathway.

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Program Details

Program Goals

Pharmaceutical care is the direct, responsible provision of medication-related care to achieve definitive outcomes that improve a patient’s quality of life. Today’s pharmacy education focuses on:

Curriculum

The Creighton PharmD curriculum is designed to provide knowledge, skills, abilities, attitudes and values to deliver patient-centered care.

Learn more about the curriculum.

Pathways

Creighton University offers three pathways within the pharmacy program:

  • Omaha Pathway
    • Study in a full-time, traditional campus setting in Omaha. You’ll have access to a state-of-the-art skills lab and clinical experiences across the country.
  • Distance Pathway
    • Creighton was the first to offer an accredited distance PharmD program. This innovative pathway offers the same material as our traditional program, but offers the flexibility of distance learning.
  • Phoenix Hybrid Pathway
    • Our hybrid pathway in Phoenix offers online lectures with hands-on labs. The lab component is taught at our new state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Park Central in midtown Phoenix, AZ.

Admissions Requirements

Prerequisites

Admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy program requires a minimum of 63 semester hours or 95 quarter hours of prerequisite coursework.

Prerequisite courses may be completed at any regionally accredited institution and must be completed with a grade of C or better (a C- grade is not acceptable). All prerequisite coursework must be completed by August 1 of the desired year of entry.

International students: To provide adequate time for completion of international student paperwork and visa processing, we require all prerequisite coursework to be completed at a United States institution and all transcripts received by our office no later than July 1 of the year of matriculation.

*PCAT is not required for consideration for admission.

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Admissions Requirements

To apply, submit an online application and all supporting application materials through PharmCAS, a pharmacy centralized application service. All supporting application materials include the following:

  • An official transcript must be received from each institution the applicant has attended and/or is currently attending. Official transcripts must be received directly from the issuing institution(s).
    • All fall/winter term 2021 and prior transcripts should be directed to PharmCAS.
    • All spring/summer 2022 term transcripts should be directed to the Creighton Enrollment Services.
  • Two letters of recommendation (submitted through PharmCAS). We prefer that one letter come from a college professor who can attest to your ability to enter a competitive, professional program. If you have been out of school for some time, letters from a work setting can be helpful. Do not submit letters from family members or friends.

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Dates & Deadlines

The Creighton University Doctor of Pharmacy program operates on a rolling admission basis, meaning that qualified applicants are invited to interview and offered admission on a first-come, first-served basis. In the past three admission cycles, all available interview dates were full by early November. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Tuition & Financial Aid

PharmD tuition and fees vary by year. Learn more.

Financial Aid

Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions offers competitive scholarship awards to qualified PharmD candidates at the time of admission. A typical scholarship award ranges up to $100,000 for the duration and is divided annually throughout the four years of the program.

Experiential Learning

The Office of Experiential Education is located in the Pharmacy Practice Department at Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. The Office is responsible for managing Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs and APPEs/rotations) for pharmacy students throughout the curriculum.

Experiential Education refers to pharmacy practice learning activities students complete within real-world pharmacy settings. Activities typically begin as an introduction to pharmacy practice during the first three years (IPPEs) and progress to higher levels of practice as students complete advanced experiences (APPEs) during the fourth year.

Creighton also offers an opportunity for students in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions to obtain dual degrees. Currently students can obtain a PharmD/MBA or a PharmD/MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The Doctor of Pharmacy program at Creighton University is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) through June 30, 2023.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

190 S. LaSalle
Street Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60603-3499
Phone: 312.664.3575
Fax: 866.228.2631
csinfo@acpe-accredit.org
acpe-accredit.org

Creighton University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), with accreditation status most recently reaffirmed on July 31, 2017. The next on-site reaffirmation of accreditation is scheduled for 2026-2027.

The Higher Learning Commission

30 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 2400
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Phone: 312.263.0456
Fax: 312.263.7462
hlcommission.org

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accredited online pharmacy program in the U.S.

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starting salary for majority of graduates

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Creighton alumni match rate for PGY2 resident positions (2020)

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91%

of MentorMe participants matched with a residency program in 2020 (compared  with nonparticipants (91% vs. 46%; p=0.001)

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One of the top-ranked pharmacy programs in the nation

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88%

pass rate on Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (compared to 84% nationally)

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