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College of Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmacy Program
The Manchester University College of Pharmacy is a four-year doctoral program requiring at least two years of pre-pharmacy coursework. The program is an integrated educational environment involving the disciplines of pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice. The program will consist of three years of didactic study, including Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) interwoven into the didactic curriculum sequence, and one year of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) involving six required and four elective rotations. Upon graduation, students will be required to take and pass the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE) in order to obtain licensure.

To improve the human condition by preparing graduates of ability and conviction to provide patient-centered care at individual, local, and global levels; and by advancing pharmacy education, service, practice, and scholarship. 


  1. To prepare graduates to apply principles of  pharmaceutical, social, administrative, and clinical sciences and deliver patient-centered care that promotes positive health outcomes as key members of interdisciplinary health care teams.
  2. To provide students, faculty, alumni, and the professional community with courses, programs, and resources that foster meaningful professional growth opportunities, intellectual curiosity, and a commitment to lifelong learning. 
  3. To advance the clinical, social, basic medical, and pharmaceutical sciences through individual and collaborative research.
  4. To advance pharmacy education through collaboration and innovation in teaching, assessment, research, and service.
  5. To advance the profession and practice of pharmacy through innovative patient care services, advocacy, and leadership.
  6. To inculcate a spirit of respect for the infinite worth of every individual.
  7. To cultivate a sense of service in our graduates that fosters a selfless commitment to providing healthcare in a principled, productive, and compassionate manner across diverse groups of people.

The Manchester University College of Pharmacy values:

  • Learning, because a rigorous and well-rounded academic experience prepares future pharmacists for lifelong growth, continuous improvement, and success.
  • Compassion, because warmth and empathy are foundational in caring for individuals. 
  • Excellence, because pursuing high achievement in education, service, and scholarship is essential to producing high quality pharmacists who improve the human condition.
  • Innovation, because new ideas provide opportunities to shape the future of pharmacy education.
  • Integrity, because honest and trustworthy professionals impact patients, colleagues, and community positively. 
  • Service, because we are committed to using our collective abilities to give back to the community.

Manchester University’s Doctor of Pharmacy program has been granted Candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, Illinois, 60603, 312/644-3575; FAX 312/664-4652, web site

Candidate Status
With respect to clarification of the meaning of Candidate accreditation status, graduates of a program so designed would, in the opinion of ACPE, have the same rights and privileges of those graduates from a fully accredited program. The Candidate accreditation status denotes a developmental program that is expected to mature in accord with stated plans within a defined time period. It should be underscored, however, that decisions concerning eligibility for licensure by examination or reciprocity reside with the respective state boards of pharmacy in accordance with their state statutes and administrative rules. Should Candidate accreditation status be awarded to a program, ACPE would, however, make its position known and make recommendations consistent with that position.

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