Doctor of Pharmacy

The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) is a five-year program designed to prepare students who are beginning their pharmacy education for careers primarily in community and hospital settings, as well as pharmaceutical industries, pharmacy organizations, and educational environments.


Admission requirements

Direct admission from high school is not available for the entry-to-practice program. Students are required to complete 10 specific prerequisite courses at the university level prior to being eligible for admission. The program is competitive for a limited number of seats. Priority is given to applicants who are residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. One seat is reserved for an Aboriginal student from the province of Newfoundland & Labrador.

The annual application deadline is Feb. 1 for program commencement in the Fall semester.

Application fee

In addition to the University’s general application fee, Canadian applicants are required to pay a pharmacy application fee of $125 CAD and international applicants $175 CAD.

Sample courses

PHAR 2250 - Pharmacy Practice I
PHAR 3410 - Leadership and Health Promotion
PHAR 3810 - Microbiology of Infectious Diseases


Career opportunities

Upon completion of the Pharm.D. program, pharmacy graduates have many exciting opportunities for beginning their careers, including a variety of practice settings. Some career choices include:

  • Community pharmacy
  • Hospital pharmacy
  • Academia
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Government
  • Pharmacy associations
  • Pharmacy residency training
Program Information

School of Pharmacy


Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)


St. John's

Honours Option:


Co-op Available:



• 6 years (1 year of prerequisite courses + 5 years in the Pharm.D. program).


Fall semester only

Application Deadline:

February 1

Supplementary Application:





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230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000