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 either a three-year or four-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.
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 or four 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.
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.
In addition to the University’s general application fee, Canadian applicants are required to pay a pharmacy application fee of $125 CAD.
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.