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Accredited iPharmD™ Online at University of Colorado Denver- CU Online - Denver, CO


Online Doctor of Pharmacy

About the iPharmD Degrees

The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy online pharmacy degree iPharmD™ offers working pharmacists the ability to obtain a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree - completely at a distance.

This national & international program is designed for working pharmacists to improve clinical care and medication therapy management skills – all while increasing career options.

Lasting Professional Success

Earning your Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Colorado may help you secure lasting professional success, whether you currently work at:

  • A hospital or community pharmacy
  • A clinical setting
  • A practice in any other type of pharmacy environment

North American-Trained PharmD (NTPD) Program


The NTPD Program is a flexible program for working pharmacists licensed in the United States or Canada. The program format is offered in a full-time or part-time format. Didactic coursework is delivered online and no visits to campus are currently required.

Experiential training requirements may be met through a combination of live rotations and, in many cases, through credit received for qualified previous professional work.

Program Structure

  • The NTPD Program requires the completion of a total of 65 semester credits:
    • 35 credit hours of online didactic coursework
    • 30 credit hours of live experiential training in advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs), which is equivalent to 30 weeks of rotations
  • Program requirements can be completed in as few as two years.
  • Application deadline is May 15 for fall semester and October 15 for spring semester.

International-Trained PharmD (ITPD) Program


The ITPD Program is modeled after our longstanding and successful on-campus entry-level PharmD program and includes online delivery modeled after our North American-Trained PharmD (NTPD) Program.

Program Structure

  • The ITPD program requires the completion of a total of 90 semester credits:
    • 54 credit hours of didactic coursework, many of which can be completed online
    • 36 credit hours experiential training in advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs), which is equivalent to 36 weeks of rotations
  • Program requirements can be completed within three to four years.
  • You are required to visit campus twice in the curriculum:
    • Approximately 1 month at the start of the program and 10 months at the end of the program
    • On-campus courses include didactic and experiential coursework
  • Applicants are admitted once per year, in the summer semester only. The application deadline for the ITPD program is early spring for the following summer.
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