The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy iPharmD®
offers working pharmacists the ability to obtain a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree - completely at a distance.
This national and 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. The NTPD Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
- The NTPD Program requires the completion of a total of 65 credit hours:
- 35 credit hours of online didactic coursework.
- 30 credit hours of live experiential training, which is equivalent to 30 weeks of rotations.
- Program requirements can be completed in as few as two years.
- April 15 is the application deadline for fall semester and October 15 is the application deadline 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 an online delivery modeled after our North American-Trained PharmD (NTPD) Program. Didactic coursework is delivered online, and students travel to Colorado to complete their experiential requirements. The ITPD Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
- The ITPD Program requires the completion of a total of 90 credit hours:
- 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 one month at the start of the program and ten months at the end of the program.
- You will complete some didactic and all experiential requirements during your on-campus visits.
January 15 is the application deadline and courses begin summer semester.