New for 2019-20:
- As of April 2020, the University of Colorado will also accept prerequisite coursework with a Pass grade taken in the spring and summer of 2020.
- As of March 2020, the University of Colorado will accept online prerequisite coursework taken in the spring and summer of 2020.
- The PCAT is not required.
- Qualified applicants will have the option to complete a Virtual Interview, and if eligible, receive an offer of admission. Virtual Interviews begin in August.
- Qualified applicants that complete an on-site interview are eligible for partial travel reimbursement
The doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program is a four-year professional program that prepares individuals for a variety of careers within the pharmacy profession. A doctor of pharmacy degree is the only degree that prepares students to become practicing licensed pharmacists in the U.S. This curriculum includes didactic, professional skills and experiential learning opportunities. Three years of pre-professional studies are required prior to entering the program and may be completed at any accredited college or university.
Pharmacists make decisions and take actions that affect the safety of the public and the lives of their patients. Therefore, in addition to academic preparation, pharmacists must:
- Provide good judgment
- Have high ethical standards
- Be able to communicate well with patients of varying backgrounds and ages, as well as other healthcare providers
- Be knowledgeable about existing and new medications to ensure each patient receives the optimal results from drug therapy
We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and environments.
The PharmD (doctor of pharmacy) degree program at the University of Colorado is a full-time, four-year curriculum that prepares students for a career in pharmacy.
Admitted students will be sent an acceptance package with several forms, all of which must be completed and returned to the school along with any corresponding documentation, fees or certificates.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding the PharmD program and admissions.