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Regis is home to one of the first Pharm.D. programs in the country with both a 3-year and 4-year track, allowing students to tailor their education to their own needs and goals. Each track offers unique opportunities, but the end result is the same — you will graduate as a Doctor of Pharmacy from one of the most respected institutions in the country.

3-Year Track

  • Complete your Pharm.D. program a full year sooner
  • Begin working (and earning) as a pharmacist in just three years
  • Courses are taught on campus in 8- and 16-week terms throughout the year, including summer

4-Year Track

  • Pursue an optional dual degree program, combining your Pharm.D. degree with a master’s in health informatics, health services or business administration
  • Enjoy a summer break in between spring and fall semesters
  • Courses are taught on campus in 8- and 16-week terms during spring and fall only

$75,000 Guaranteed Scholarship
Starting in fall 2024, Regis University will offer a guaranteed $75,000 scholarship to all incoming Pharm.D. students, bringing the cost of tuition to $99k.

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Regis University School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

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2024 Interview Days

This day includes multiple in-person, on-campus interviews with faculty, community members and/or current students, a Team-Based Learning demonstration, a tour of campus and lab spaces, and the Health Science Reasoning Test.

Interview Day Priority Application
April 12 April 1
May 17 May 1
June 7 June 3

Program Snapshot

Program Format
On campus
8- and 16-week terms

Credits for Completion
150 credit hours

Key Dates
Application Opens: mid-July
Early Decision Date: early October
Final Deadline: early June
Program Starts: late August

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Join Regis Alumni Working As:

Emergency Medicine Pharmacist

Emergency medicine pharmacists are responsible for the bedside treatment of patients in the emergency room or hospital.

Pediatric Pharmacist

Pediatric pharmacists ensure that medications and dosages of the medications being prescribed to children are safe.

Veterinary Pharmacist

Veterinary pharmacists are responsible for the preparation of medication for pets and livestock.

Poison Control Pharmacist

Poison control pharmacists are employed by poison control centers to guide people who have come into contact with poisonous substances.

Medical Science Liaison

Medical science liaisons are responsible for providing pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies with information about new research.

Nuclear Pharmacist

Nuclear pharmacists are responsible for the management and provision of radiopharmaceutical drugs to medical care facilities.

The Regis Difference

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Dual Degree Options

Set yourself apart by taking advantage of our dual degree and certificate options. The additional required courses can be completed online during summer terms or after completion of the Pharm.D. program.

  • Doctor of Pharmacy and M.S. in Health Informatics
  • Doctor of Pharmacy and M.S. in Health Services Administration
  • Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Graduate Certificates

  • Health Care Business Management
  • Health Care Quality and Patient Safety
  • Data Science
  • Pharmaceutical Industry Affairs
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Hands-On Experience

In addition to classroom instruction, the Pharm.D. curriculum at the Regis University School of Pharmacy has an experiential component that provides students with a variety of clinical education sites where they receive hands-on experience under the guidance of professional preceptors in hospital, community and other clinic settings. Explore Pharm.D. experiential learning.

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Team-Based Learning

Regis’ School of Pharmacy is nationally recognized for its innovative and groundbreaking combination of Team-Based Learning (TBL) and real-life application opportunities in conjunction with our integrated curriculum. Explore TBL and integrated curriculum.

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"Pharmacy gave me the perfect balance of not being a frontline health professional, but rather a little more in the background and still involved in patient care."

Name: Elina Gonnov
Hometown: Denver, CO
Major(s) and Graduation Year: Doctor of Pharmacy, 2015

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"The highly-collegial culture allows for faculty to be innovated to teaching each generation of pharmacy student and meeting students where they are."

Name: Cassandra Hanna
Title: Director of Experiential Education, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Hometown: Littleton, CO

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By the Numbers

Guaranteed scholarship amount, bringing your total cost to under $100k
NAPLEX first-time pass rate, compared to national average of 80%*
National median salary for pharmacists**

*NAPLEX Pharmacy School, 2022
**Bureau of Labor Statistics, pharmacist, 2023

To apply to the Pharm.D. program, you will need:

  • Completed online PharmCAS application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcripts of all college course work
  • Application essay
  • Supplemental questions

All application materials for the Pharm.D. program must be submitted through PharmCAS.

Prerequisite course work must be completed prior to matriculation and can be marked "in progress" at the time of application.

All applications are initially reviewed on a rolling schedule for evidence of basic qualifications for admission to the Pharm.D. program, and those qualified will be invited for an on-campus interview. All interviews will be conducted from October through April. Letters of invitation for an interview will specify the date and time. It is the candidate's responsibility to arrange all other commitments to be available on the assigned day and time. There will be limited virtual interviews on a case-by-case basis.

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Tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year: $1,161 per credit hour
Enrollment Deposit: $500
Total program credits: 150
If admitted, a nonrefundable enrollment deposit is required to hold your position in the Pharm.D. program. The deposit will be applied toward your tuition. Tuition is one part of the overall cost of attendance, which includes all expenses students may have, including basic living costs. For more information about tuition, fees and your estimated cost of attendance, visit our Cost of Attendance for Doctoral Students page. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Earning your Doctor of Pharmacy from Regis sets you apart and expands your professional network—think of it as an investment in your future. Between scholarship opportunities and financial aid packages, advancing your education is within reach. Regis offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school.

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What's Next?

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Learn more about what to expect, from completing the application process to the next steps for admitted students.

Frequently Asked Questions

We look at a number of factors when evaluating applications, including breadth of educational experience, prior professional and volunteer experience, prior degrees, cumulative grade point average, combined math and life sciences grade point average, letters of recommendation, and writing skills based on your application essay.

The School of Pharmacy does offer an early assurance program for entrance into the Pharm.D. program for Regis University students. Through the Pharmacy Scholars program, Regis University students are afforded an admissions interview waiver, provided they have completed at least three semesters of full-time study at Regis and have maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and 3.0 GPA in their prerequisite mathematics and life sciences courses.

No. 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.

Graduates must successfully pass two examinations prior to entering pharmacy practice.

The NAPLEX®, or North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination®, measures a candidate’s knowledge of the practice of pharmacy. It is just one component of the licensure process and is used by the boards of pharmacy as part of their assessment of a candidate’s competence to practice as a pharmacist.

The MPJE®, or Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination®, combines federal- and state-specific questions to test the pharmacy jurisprudence knowledge of prospective pharmacists. It serves as the pharmacy law examination in participating jurisdictions and tests a candidate’s mastery of pharmacy law.

The interview day will consist of several activities. Each candidate will participate in multiple mini interviews. This approach allows you to speak with several different faculty members, current pharmacy students and/or practicing pharmacists. Along with the interview, you will be given a guided tour of campus and our pharmacy lab facilities, take the Health Science Reason Test (HSRT) and participate in a Team-Based Learning demonstration. During your visit, you will have the opportunity to chat with both faculty and staff to learn more about our Team-based Learning approach, pedagogy, and Jesuit mission, as well as life as a Regis Student Pharmacist.

The on-time graduation rate for the most recent graduating class: 80% for the class of 2023

The most recent year of NAPLEX® all-time pass rate as found on the NABP website85% for the class of 2022

The residency match rate for the most recent graduating class: 88% for the class of 2023

A Culture of Excellence

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The Doctor of Pharmacy Degree is offered by the School of Pharmacy within the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions.