Doctor of Pharmacy


Accelerate Your Pharmacy Career

We’ve been trailblazers in pharmacy education for many years — and we continue to innovate in new and exciting directions. Regis University now offers both a 3-year* and 4-year track, allowing future pharmacists to tailor their education to their own career goals and timeline. Each track offers unique upsides and challenges, as well as a slightly different sequence of working through the course requirements. Regardless, the end result is the same — you will graduate as a Doctor of Pharmacy from one of the most respected institutions in the country. Fortunately, you don’t have to decide right away; you’ll have until the end of your first semester to decide which option is best for you.

The $100,000 Advantage
Choosing to embark on the 3-year Pharm.D. track offers numerous benefits and advantages, not least of which is the fact that you’ll begin working (and earning $100,000 or more) as a pharmacist a year sooner than your peers. And, while the 3-year track will help you graduate a full year earlier, you’ll still be eligible to earn a certificate in data science, pharmaceutical industry affairs, health care business management, or health care quality and patient safety to round out your professional skill set.

*Pending the ACPE Board’s approval in June 2023, the three-year accelerated pathway towards the Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.) will begin in Fall 2023.

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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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Program Snapshot

Program Format
Choose 3- or 4-year track

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Credits for Completion
150 credit hours

Key Dates
Application opens mid-July for August start

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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.

NAPLEX first-time pass rate for 2022 graduates (compared to 80% nationally)*
National median salary for pharmacists, 2021**
Residency match rate for the Class of 2023

*Additional program outcomes are listed under FAQs
**Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Pharmacists

Scholarships and Housing Assistance

Whether you choose the 3- or 4-year track option, we’re here to see you succeed as a pharmacy student. To that end, we offer a number of scholarships and housing assistance to make your Regis Pharm.D. experience as seamless as possible. Learn more about how you can earn up to $46,000 in scholarships and free housing options for Pharm.D. students.

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  • All admitted students are eligible to receive $40,000 ($10,000 per year) scholarship just for being accepted into the program.
  • Receive up to $1,000 to cover travel costs for a campus visit and program interview.
  • Earn up to $5,000 in additional funds for attending events created specifically for incoming Pharm.D. students.
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  • All incoming Pharm.D. students are eligible for free housing in the Residence Village apartments for the duration of their first year, including the summer semester.
  • Each apartment features three single-occupant bedrooms and a full kitchen shared among other Regis Pharm.D. students.
  • Pharm.D. students are not eligible for the on-campus meal plan.

The Regis Difference

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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.

Program Details

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

  • Completed online application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcripts of all college course work
  • Application essay
  • Supplemental questions
  • PCAT (optional)

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. The Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) is not required.

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 2023-2024 academic year: $1,161 per credit hour
Enrollment Deposit: $500
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. For information on program-specific fees, visit Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Total program credits: 150

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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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: 72.5% for the class of 2022

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: 67% for the class of 2022

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.