Doctor of Pharmacy Degree


The Rx for your success. 

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.


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

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500
Chicago, IL 60602-5109
Telephone: (312) 664-3575
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Program Snapshot

Program Format
Courses are taught on campus in 8-week and 16-week terms

Credits for Completion
150 credit hours

Tuition for the 22-23 Academic Year
$1,138 per credit hour

NAPLEX first-time pass rate for 2021 graduates (compared to 82% national average)
National Median Salary for Pharmacists in 2021*
residency match rate for the class of 2022

**Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Pharmacists

Program Details

Get all the details on our Pharm.D. program, including course requirements and application materials. 

Pharmacy Career Paths

Emergency Medicine Pharmacist

Emergency Medicine Pharmacists are responsible for the bedside treatment of patients in the emergency room or hospital. Emergency Medicine Pharmicists can expect to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to make decisions in a quick manner.

Pediatric Pharmacist

Pediatric Pharmacists ensure that medications and dosage of the medications being prescribed to children are safe. Pediatric Pharmacists should expect to work in hospitals and clinics.

Veterinary Pharmacist

Veterinary Pharmacists are responsible for the preparation of medication for animals. Veterinary Pharmacists should expect to communicate with pet owners about how medications should be administered and possible side effects.

Poison Control Pharmacist

Poison Control Pharmacists are employed by poison control centers and should expect to provide medical guidance to anyone who has concerns about or has come into contact with a poisonous substance.

Medical Science Liaison

Medical Science Liaisons are responsible for providing pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies with information about new research. Medical Science Liaisons should expect to travel for research conferences and maintain relationships with academic researchers.

Nuclear Pharmacist

Nuclear Pharmacists are responsible for the management and providing of radiopharmaceutical drugs to medical care facilities. Nuclear Pharmacists specialize in procurement, compouding, dispensing and use of radiopharmaceuticals. 

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Make Your Degree Work Harder

Our dual master's degrees combine pharmaceutical knowledge with information technology, patient care and management, or business knowledge through an M.S. in Health Informatics, M.S. in Health Services Administration or Master in Business Administration (in development for 2022).

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Pharmacy Practice Experiences

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.

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Team-Based Learning and Integrated Curriculum

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.

How to Apply

All application materials for the Pharm.D. program should be submitted through PharmCAS, including: 

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

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

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year: $1,138 per credit hour
Total program credits: 150
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 towards your tuition.
For information on program-specific fees visit Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Regis also offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school.  Visit Financial Aid for more information.

Dates to Remember

Application Opens: Mid-July

Early Decision Deadline: Early September

Priority Deadline: October 1

Final Deadline: March 1

Program Starts: Late August

What's Next?

Learn more about what to expect, from completing the application process to 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: 80.0% for the class of 2021

The most recent year of NAPLEX® all-time pass rate as found on the NABP website84% for the class of 2021

The residency match rate for the most recent graduating class: 47.1% for the class of 2021

A Culture of Excellence

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