Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Pharmacy Program Distance Pathway


Manchester University has submitted a proposal to ACPE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education) for a predominantly distance pathway for the Doctor of Pharmacy program. The ACPE Board will discuss the proposal at its January 2022 meeting to determine whether the pathway is on pace to launch, with a final decision coming in June 2022.  Manchester University will update prospective students interested in the distance pathway at each step of the process. Please keep in mind that the pathway may not be approved; however, admitted students would be invited into the traditional, on campus Doctor of Pharmacy program in Fall 2022 if approval is not granted.

A distance pathway allows Manchester to reach a broader audience and expand the mission and vision of the Pharm.D. Program into communities in and outside of Indiana. The distance pathway option removes the barrier of relocation costs for students who otherwise would not be able to pursue Manchester‘s program.

Students in the distance pathway would be required to complete some requirements on or near the Fort Wayne campus, totaling around 15 weeks over the four years of the program. These on-campus requirements include Orientation, summer lab and clinical examinations, and fourth year clinical experiences with Manchester University faculty.

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