Office of the Registrar
School of Pharmacy (2020/2021)
6.2 Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) for Working Professionals, Part-Time Program
  • The 55 credit hour part-time, Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) for Working Professionals program can be completed within three to five years. Normally, a student must complete the degree requirements in a maximum of five years from the time of initial admission. A student must complete all courses outlined in Table 2 Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) for Working Professionals, Part-Time Program.

  • A student may follow the suggested course completion maps outlined on the School of Pharmacy’s website or can discuss a course schedule with an advisor in the faculty.

  • A student must complete PHAR 4900 and PHAR 4901 in the first semester of the program.

  • A student must maintain registration in at least one course in each academic year to remain active in the program.

  • PHAR 5901-5905 may be offered on a rotating basis.

  • A student may request to complete both APPE courses (PHAR 610P, PHAR 611P) in the same semester.

Table 2 Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) for Working Professionals, Part-Time Program
  • Required Courses

Not all courses are offered every semester. Students are strongly advised to consult with the Program Coordinator for assistance with course planning if not following one of the suggested course completion maps outlined on the School of Pharmacy website.

6.2.1 Additional Program Requirements

To be considered for graduation, a student must successfully complete all 15 courses and met all other program requirements normally within five years of commencing the program. The School of Pharmacy may offer the student the option to repeat a course on the grounds of academic difficulties.

  1. Applied Learning courses (PHAR 4910, 5920, 6930):

    • A student is permitted to repeat only one Applied Learning course. A student who fails an Applied Learning course on a second attempt will be required to withdraw from the program.

    • If a failed grade is received in more than one Applied Learning course, the student will be required to withdraw from the program.

  2. Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences courses (PHAR 610P, 611P):

    • If a student fails an APPE course, the student may appeal to the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School of Pharmacy for permission to continue to the student's next scheduled APPE course. Should this permission be granted, the student will normally be required to repeat the failed course at a later date.

    • If a failed grade is received in more than one APPE course, the student will be required to withdraw from the program.

    • A student is permitted to repeat only one APPE course. A student who fails an APPE course on a second attempt will be required to withdraw from the program.

6.2.2 Student Withdrawal

A student may be required to withdraw from the program at any time, if, in the opinion of the Dean of Pharmacy, the student is unlikely to benefit from continued attendance or if acceptable cause is demonstrated. The Dean will recommend to the Registrar that the student is required to withdraw from the program.

6.2.3 Leave of Absence

A student may elect to withdraw temporarily from studies by requesting a leave of absence up to a maximum of a one-year duration. In all cases, the intent to withdraw voluntarily should be discussed with the Dean. At the end of this period, the student, in consultation with the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School of Pharmacy, should ensure that sufficient revision and preparatory work is undertaken to allow studies to be resumed readily. In the absence of good cause, any such student who does not resume studies on the specified date may be deemed to have left the program.