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Academic Programs

iPharmD®


Tailored to the needs of very distinct audiences, iPharmD® consists of two academic programs for both international and North American working pharmacists with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy.

North American-Trained PharmD (NTPD) Program – The NTPD Program is a flexible Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program for working pharmacists who are licensed in the United States (US) or Canada [Canadian applicants must have received a baccalaureate degree from a five-year pharmacy program accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP)]. (See the NTPD Program Admissions Requirements page for eligibility requirements.) 

Didactic courses are delivered online. Experiential training requirements may be met through a combination of live rotations and, in many cases, through credit received for qualified previous work. No visits to campus are currently required. All PharmD pathways are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

International-Trained PharmD (ITPD) Program –The ITPD Program is an advanced standing entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program for working pharmacists who are licensed outside the United States(US) . (See the ITPD Program Admissions Requirements​ page for eligibility requirements.) 

The ITPD Program is primarily a distance-based degree but does require students to come to Colorado at the beginning of the curriculum for four weeks and at the end of the curriculum, for four weeks of didactic coursework, followed by experiential training.  Please refer to the program overview​ for details on this schedule.  Experiential training requirements are met through live rotations completed in the US.  ITPD students do not have to complete the APPE rotations consecutively, so students do have the option to come to the US for multiple short periods of time during the second live session. Additionally, ITPD students have the opportunity to complete one (1) elective APPE rotation at an international rotation site, upon approval.

All PharmD pathways are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

PLEASE NOTE: Successful completion of the ITPD program’s pathway to the PharmD degree does not ensure eligibility for licensure in the US, as each state sets its own requirements for licensure.