Doctor of Pharmacy for Working Professionals

The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) for working professionals is an accessible, part-time option for practicing pharmacists in Canada who are keen to achieve the Pharm.D. credential while working. The program requires the completion of 15 courses and can be completed part-time in a three-year, four-year or five-year option through a combination of online coursework, two on-campus clinical skills courses, applied learning activities, and two six-week advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs):

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared with:

  • Expanded knowledge and skills in pharmacotherapy, leadership, management, and interprofessional collaboration
  • Applied learning experiences to advance clinical expertise
  • Advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills to enhance patient care.

Program features

Online: offered in partnership with Memorial's Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) - a leader in online learning.

Flexible: program completion in three, four or five years with applied learning activities completed at the workplace.

Convenient: only two short visits to campus required with flexibility where pharmacy practice experiences are completed.

Cost effective: tuition is competitive with other Canadian and U.S. programs.

Admission requirements

The Pharm.D. for working professionals is open to pharmacists who have graduated with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited Canadian pharmacy program or the former pharmacist diploma program from the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Trades and Technology, and/or have successfully completed the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Qualifying Exam. Applicants must be currently licensed to practice pharmacy in Canada and in good standing with the licensing body.

Application fee

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

Tuition for the Pharm.D. for working professionals is $524 per credit hour. Miscellaneous fees and charges as well as online learning charges will apply.

Additional documents required for admission

Your application to the Pharm.D. for working professionals will require you to submit the following:

  • background/resume form
  • professional reference
  • official transcript(s)

The School of Pharmacy provides full details on supporting documents required for admission.

Sample courses

PHAR 4900 – Clinical Skills I
PHAR 4901 – Essentials of Pharmacy Practice
PHAR 4910 – Applied Learning I

Program Information

School of Pharmacy


Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)



Honours Option:


Co-op Available:



Three, four or five years.
See curriculum maps in main content.


Fall semester only

Application Deadline:

Feb. 1 March 1
Document Deadline: March 1 March 15

Supplementary Application:


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