Educating Exceptional Pharmacists

Pharmacy is a rewarding and in-demand profession. Our Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program is offered full-time on our campus in Denver, Colorado. Learn more about our Pharmacist School.
Pharmacy is an in demand profession and our Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program is unique compared to others. Offered full-time on our campus in Denver, Colorado.

Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy

Choose Regis

Regis’ Pharm.D. program is anything but ordinary. Our students dive head-first into a rewarding and versatile health care field through an experiential, hands-on learning approach. From day one, students experience first-hand what it looks like to be on the frontlines of providing care and maintaining patient health. With an emphasis on social justice, our curriculum develops students as a whole person and prepares graduates to approach the care of the people they serve in much the same way. 

Regis graduates are uniquely qualified upon entering the workforce. We offer small classes and a faculty who are engaged mentors and invested in preparing competent and compassionate pharmacy professionals. Through our Team-Based Learning approach, students develop the critical thinking and communication skills needed to become an effective and vital member of a health care team.

Team-Based Learning: Our collaborative learning enivronment htat prepares students to become an integral part of a health care system. Integrated Curriculum: Small classes with student-focused faculty who are engaged mentors teaching our innovative and groundbreaking integrated curriculum.

Pharmacy Practice Experiences: More access to hands-on opportunities and service learning experiences. Dual Degree and Academic Certificates: Set yourself apart with these additional opportunities that are natural combinations to your Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at Regis University. The total degree requires a minimum of 72 semester hours of pre-pharmacy prerequisites, and 150 semester hours (four year professional program) of coursework noted below.

Year I Fall Semester (17 Semester Hours)
PHRM 750 Introduction to Pharmacy (2 semester hours)
PHRM 701 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 1 (4 semester hours)
PHRM 702 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 2 (4 semester hours)
PHRM 721 Integrated Pharmacy Laboratory 1 (1 semester hours)
PHRM 740 Pharmacy Law and Policy (3 semester hours)
PHRM 741 Therapeutic Principles of Self Care (3 semester hours)
Year I Spring Semester (17 Semester Hours)
PHRM 751 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience 1 (2 semester hours)
PHRM 703 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 3 (4 semester hours)
PHRM 704 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 4 (4 semester hours)
PHRM 722 Integrated Pharmacy Laboratory 2 (1 semester hours)
HCE 742 Ethics and Advocacy in Pharmacy (3 semester hours)
PHRM 730 Pharmacy and the United States Health Care System (3 semester hours)
Year II Fall Semester (17 Semester Hours)
PHRM 752 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience 2 (2 semester hours)
PHRM 705 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 5 (4 semester hours)
PHRM 706 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 6 (4 semester hours)
PHRM 723 Integrated Pharmacy Laboratory 3 (1 semester hours)
PHRM 727 Integrated Literature Evaluation 1 (3 semester hours)
PHRM 728 Integrated Literature Evaluation 2 (3 semester hours)
Year II Spring Semester (17 Semester Hours)
PHRM 753 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience 3 (2 semester hours)
PHRM 707 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 7 (4 semester hours)
PHRM 708 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 8 (4 semester hours)
PHRM 724 Integrated Pharmacy Laboratory 4 (1 semester hours)
PHRM 731 Pharmacoeconomics (3 semester hours)
Variable Elective 1 (3 semester hours)
Year III Fall Semester (17 Semester Hours)
PHRM 754 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience 4 (2 semester hours)
PHRM 709 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 9 (4 semester hours)
PHRM 710 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 10 (4 semester hours)
PHRM 725 Integrated Pharmacy Laboratory 5 (1 semester hours)
PHRM 732 Leadership and Management (3 semester hours)
Variable Elective 2 (3 semester hours)
Year III Spring Semester (17 Semester Hours)
PHRM 755 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience 5 (2 semester hours)
PHRM 711 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 11 (4 semester hours)
PHRM 712 Integrated Pharmacotherapy 12 (4 semester hours)
PHRM 726 Integrated Pharmacy Laboratory 6 (1 semester hours)
PHRM 743 Faith Traditions in Health Care (3 semester hours)
Variable Elective 3 (3 semester hours)
Year III Summer Semester (12 Semester Hours)
PHRM 760-767 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (6 semester hours)
PHRM 760-767 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (6 semester hours)
Year IV Fall Semester (18 Semester Hours)
PHRM 760-767 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (6 semester hours)
PHRM 760-767 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (6 semester hours)
PHRM 760-767 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (6 semester hours)
Year IV Spring Semester (18 Semester Hours)
PHRM 760-767 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (6 semester hours)
PHRM 760-767 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (6 semester hours)
PHRM 760-767 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (6 semester hours)

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above. For further information contact the Office of Admissions at 303.458.4344.


Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

Regis University School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60503, 312.664.3575; FAX 312.664.4652, web site

Tuition and Fees

Visit our Cost of Attendance page to see the tuition and fee schedule for the Doctor of Pharmacy program.



When will the next Pharm.D. class be admitted?

The next class will be admitted for Fall 2018. The deadline for application submission is March 1, 2018.

How long is the Pharm.D. program?

The Pharm.D. program is a four-year professional program. A minimum of two years of prerequisite coursework is also required.

Do I need a bachelor's degree to apply to pharmacy school?

No, a prior degree is not required to apply to the Pharm.D. program. However, applicants are required to complete two years of pre-pharmacy course work prior to starting the program.

Will the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) be required?

Yes, your official PCAT score should be submitted to PharmCAS as part of your online application.

Will I be required to interview at the University before I will be considered for admission?

Yes, prior to acceptance, qualified applicants will be required to interview on the Regis University campus. Interviews will be conducted from October through April. Specific dates will be scheduled. Please see the Interview Process collection of FAQ questions and answers for more information.

What factors do you consider when reviewing applications for an invitation to the campus interview?

We look at a number of factors when evaluating applications including breadth of educational experience, Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) score, prior professional and volunteer experience, prior degrees, cumulative grade point average, combined math and life science grade point average, letters of recommendation, and writing skills based on your application essay.

What factors do you consider when reviewing applicants for admission to the Pharm.D. program?

We take into consideration all of the materials submitted through PharmCAS and the results of the campus interview and on-site writing sample when evaluating qualified applicants. 

Do you give admission preference to Regis University students?

The School of Pharmacy does not offer an early assurance program for entrance into the Pharm.D. program for Regis University students or students from other universities or colleges. Regis University students, however, are afforded a guaranteed admissions interview provided they have completed at least three semesters of full-time study at Regis and have maintained a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in their prerequisite mathematics and life sciences courses.

Do you give admission preference to Colorado residents?

No, we seek to admit qualified candidates from around the country and throughout the world.

As a Jesuit institution, do you use “religion” as a criterion for admission?

Regis University is a pluralistic institution. People from all faith traditions are welcome and treated with respect and dignity. Religious preference is not a screening criterion.


What are the prerequisites for the PharmD program?

All prerequisite courses (minimum of 72 semester hours) must be completed prior to matriculation into the School of Pharmacy. You may be admitted prior to completion of all prerequisites, contingent upon successful completion by the start of classes.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

44 SH

General Biology and Lab I
4 SH
General Biology and Lab II
4 SH
General Chemistry and Lab I
5 SH
General Chemistry and Lab II
5 SH
Organic Chemistry and Lab I
5 SH
Organic Chemistry and Lab II
5 SH
Microbiology and Lab
4 SH
Calculus I
4 SH
Human Anatomy and Lab
4 SH
Human Physiology and Lab
4 SH

Written and Oral Communication

6 SH

English Composition
3 SH
Speech Communication
3 SH

Social Sciences

9 SH

Social Science Electives (Psychology and Sociology recommended)
9 SH


13 SH

3 SH
Religious Studies
3 SH
General Electives (Philosphy recommended)
7 SH


72 SH

Due to the dynamic nature of knowledge in the biological and chemical sciences, there is a seven year limit on those prerequisite courses. However, this time limit may be waived if the applicant has a prior bachelor’s degree or higher. Applicants with such a prior degree and who have completed the prerequisites will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Pharmacy credits obtained at another school or college of pharmacy are not eligible for transfer to the Regis University School of Pharmacy.

If you have questions about transfer of credit from another academic institution, please contact:
Office of Admissions


Where can I complete my prerequisite pharmacy courses?

Students may complete their pre-pharmacy course requirements at Regis University or at any regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. International graduates must submit an evaluation of foreign educational credentials from one of the agencies approved by Regis University. See the Prerequisites tab on this page for additional information.

Can I take prerequisite classes at Regis before applying to the Pharm.D. program?

Yes. Contact the Regis College Office of Admissions for information. The pre-pharmacy program is open to any student admitted to the University.

What is the time limit on prerequisites?

Due to the dynamic nature of knowledge in the biological and chemical sciences, there is a seven year limit on those prerequisite courses. However, this time limit may be waived if the applicant has a prior bachelor’s degree or higher. Applicants with such a prior degree and who have completed the prerequisites will be reviewed on an individual basis.

When must prerequisite coursework be completed?

All prerequisite coursework must be completed before you begin the program. You may be admitted prior to completion of all prerequisites contingent upon successful completion by the start of classes.


Where and when will I complete my pharmacy practice experiences?

Pharmacy practice experiences will be incorporated throughout the pharmacy curriculum. Students will spend time during the first three years participating in introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs) and their entire fourth year will be devoted to advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs).  The primary locations of our practice sites include the Denver Metro area into Colorado Springs (South) and Fort Collins (North).  We also have practice locations throughout the state of Colorado to experience.

Introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs) will include various real practice experiences in community, institutional, research and other healthcare settings. Advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs) will be primarily direct patient care experiences that build on the introductory experiences. 

How do I get to my pharmacy practice experiences?

Because experiential learning sites are off-campus, students will likely need access to a car for transportation to and from the pharmacy practice experiences. Students may also choose various forms of public transportation to pharmacy practice experiences outside of the immediate Denver area, but accommodations to your site requirements cannot be made if public transit is not available. Any transportation expenses will be at an additional expense to the student.


Why choose Regis University School of Pharmacy?

The Regis University School of Pharmacy environment is lively, contemporary and innovative. The curriculum builds strong foundational knowledge of pharmacotherapy while engaging students and faculty in discussions around application to patient care in pharmacy practice. The small class size allows us to build a community of learners with individual faculty mentoring.

What degree will be offered?

Students will graduate with a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree.

Can the Pharm.D. program be completed on a part-time basis?

No, the Pharm.D. program is for students who are enrolled full-time.

What will the tuition be for Pharm.D. students?

Tuition information can be found under the 'tuition' tab on this page.

Are there any scholarship opportunities?

Yes. Upon acceptance to the school, a committee of faculty will review each accepted applicant and award ten $250,000 in scholarships to incoming students. The monies will be divided over eight semesters. 

Is University housing available for Pharm.D. students?

Pharm.D. students live off-campus in the surrounding Denver neighborhoods or suburbs. Regis University’s off-campus housing service, found at, provides students with off-campus housing listings, a roommate finder, message boards, and other resources.

Can I work while in the program?

Working in a pharmacy or other healthcare fields can be a valuable component of your education. Initially however, students are encouraged to limit their outside work due to the academic rigor of the program. Ultimately, the choice of whether or not to work while in school is up to each individual student.

How do students pay for the program?

We appreciate that pharmacy school is a significant financial investment. Students typically pay for tuition and living expenses through various sources including personal resources, scholarships, and student loans. Once admitted to the program, you will have a financial aid counselor available to work with you on securing loans. Go to Office of Financial Aid for additional information.

How can I get more information?

Our admissions counselors are dedicated to helping you through the admissions process and answering questions you may have. Please feel free to call our office at 303.458.4344, email or request information.

Can I attend Regis University as a Pre-Pharmacy student?

Yes. Our Pre-Pharmacy option includes prerequisite coursework and affords a guaranteed opportunity to participate in interviews for admission to the PharmD program provided students meet minimum admission requirements. Click here to learn more. 


How will I know when/if to attend an interview day event?

Following the submission of a complete application through PharmCAS, selected applicants will receive an email interview invitation. The invitation will outline directions to Regis University, parking and instructions for the interview day. Adult family members are also invited to the interview day where they will enjoy separate programming from the applicant.

What will the interview day consist of?

The interview day will consist of a number of activities. When you arrive you will register and be given detailed instructions about your day.  A light breakfast is provided with several faculty and current students available to welcome you.  Each candidate will participate in multiple mini-interviews lasting a total of about eighty minutes. This approach allows you the opportunity to speak with a number of different faculty members, current pharmacy students and/or practicing pharmacists. Along with the interview, you will be given a guided University tour and will have an on-site writing exercise to demonstrate your writing skills. At the end of the interview day there will be a short exercise demonstrating our team based learning approach in the classroom. In addition, all candidates get to join current students and faculty to mingle over a meal provided by Bon Appétit, our campus caterer specializing in fresh, seasonal and regional food. Good food and great conversation. 

Guests of candidates are welcome and will have the opportunity to tour campus with the School of Pharmacy Dean, followed by an information session with the Office of Admissions. The guest program is an excellent opportunity for family and friends to learn more about the School of Pharmacy on a personal level.

What are Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs)?

Multiple mini interviews (MMIs) are a series of short, structured conversations each involving a specific topic. This interview method was developed at McMaster University and has been adopted as the interview method for a growing number of international and U.S. medical, dental and physical therapy schools. The Regis University School of Pharmacy has adopted this method because it provides a more reliable assessment of the applicant characteristics and eliminates the possibility of misrepresentation due to a poor applicant performance in a one time - one interviewer event. This method of interviewing increases the opportunity for applicants to interact with a variety of people over a number of topics. Topics include ethics, leadership, communication, creative thinking, cultural awareness, stress management, compassion, empathy and cognitive moral development. Knowledge of pharmacy is not required for these interviews. During the MMI applicants will be assigned to a private and confidential interview room. Interviewers will move between applicant rooms. Each applicant will meet with nine interviewers. At the start of each session, the interviewer will enter the room, introduce themselves and provide the applicant with the question or scenario. The applicant will be given two minutes to read the question or a scenario and prepare for the interview. The interviewer will reenter the room and begin a conversation about what the applicant has read. The interview will last for six minutes and then the interviewer will proceed to the next station. The interviewers have undergone training in the interview and assessment process. They have been recruited from the School of Pharmacy faculty, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions faculty and pharmacist preceptors. The School of Pharmacy is dedicated to quality assurance and will perform an annual review of the MMIs to assure reliability of the process. To help us in this process we ask that applicants and interviewers complete a short survey at the end of the interview day. Acknowledgements: McMaster University, University of Saskatchewan, and University of Calgary.

What is the writing exercise?

This exercise is modeled after the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) writing sample. Applicants will be asked to review several topic statements and then select one for which they will formulate a reply. The reply is in the form of a coherent essay that addresses the topic through three specific writing tasks.


What is the mission of the Regis University Doctor of Pharmacy program?

To support the university’s mission, the mission of Regis University School of Pharmacy (SOP) is to educate men and women to become exceptional and socially responsible pharmacists. We commit to the Jesuit tradition of values-centered education focusing on personal development and leadership in the service of others, including the underserved.

Through our commitment to team-based education, we develop knowledgeable, skillful, and principled practitioners. Our learners excel in critical thinking and communication skills and are prepared to improve and transform health care in a global community.

We are committed to community engagement, professional leadership, and scholarly activities that contribute to the advancement of pharmacy education, pharmaceutical sciences, and pharmacy practice.

What is the vision of the Regis University Doctor of Pharmacy program?

The School of Pharmacy’s vision is to educate graduates who will become exemplary leaders in the pharmacy profession, and who will excel in public service and inter-professional health care by showing Cura Personalis (care for the whole person). We support this vision with faculty who excel in teaching, scholarship, and service, and by being the premier innovator in integrated team-based education. 

What are the values of the Regis University Doctor of Pharmacy program?

We hold the following core values:

  • Integrity – Honesty, fairness, respect for individual worth
  • Quality – Excellence, ability, reputation
  • Initiative – Purpose, innovation, life-long learning
  • Commitment – Justice, engagement, community
  • Service – Spirituality, compassion, caring
  • Leadership – Inspiration, collaboration, accomplishment

How to Apply

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