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PharmD Program

New for 2019-20:

- As of April 2020, the University o​f 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.

Why Pharmacy?

Why CU?

About the PharmD Program 

About the PharmD Program

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.

Get Started 

Get Started

Students aspiring to earn their PharmD from the University of Colorado should carefully read all admissions information and materials to ensure their application to the school is complete.

Admissions Requirements

Pre-Pharmacy Coursework

Computer Requirements



Students are admitted once per year, in the fall semester only. The admissions deadline for the PharmD program is June 1, 2020 for classes starting the following fall.

Early Decision

PCAT not Required (New for 2019-20)​

Tuition and Financial Aid 

Tuition and Financial Aid

Financial aid may be available as student loans, scholarships and/or work-study. To be eligible, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Tuition and Fee Chart

Financial Aid

Awards and Scholarships

After Acceptance 

After Acceptance

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 

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions regarding the PharmD program and admissions.

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