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DOCTOR OF PHARMACY

Launch Your Pharmacist Career with Experiential, Innovative Education

The Doctor of Pharmacy Program at Manchester University equips future pharmacists with the knowledge and know-how to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Our pharmacy degree features a dynamic learning environment that seamlessly integrates classroom education with real-world experiences.

Our four-year, on-campus Doctor of Pharmacy Program, which requires at least two years of pre-pharmacy coursework, is an integrated educational environment encompassing the disciplines of pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice. Through this comprehensive program, you’ll prepare for a wide range of career opportunities, from community pharmacies to clinical, hospital and institutional settings.

Moreover, our innovative technologies keep us at the forefront of the profession, while our strong connection to liberal arts equips you with transferable skills crucial for success in the ever-evolving world of health care. In addition to our in-person doctorate in pharmacy, we offer the opportunity to earn your Pharm.D. mostly online with our distance pathway. Our Pharm.D./Pharmacogenomics dual degree programs are also available.

MU AT A GLANCE

  • 139 - 151* total credit hours
  • Years to Completion
  • Tuition: Learn more
  • Fall Session: August 2024
  • Locations: MU Fort Wayne
  • Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
139

Credits

4

Years

Tuition

Learn more

Fall Session

August 2024

Learning Environment

Manchester University Fort Wayne  |  On-site

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Credit hours may vary depending on elective courses. Up to 151 Credit hours possible.

Why Choose Manchester’s Doctor of Pharmacy?

As a Doctor of Pharmacy student, you’ll immerse yourself in three years of didactic (instructional) study, along with Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) that place you into various real-world pharmacy settings. The fourth year is entirely experiential, involving six required and four elective rotations of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE). Upon graduation, you’ll be required to take and pass the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE) to obtain licensure.

With a focus on experiential learning, our pharmacy degree program will prepare you to become a well-rounded pharmacist. You’ll benefit from immersive field experiences, personalized faculty support, and specialized tracks in leadership, residency-acute care, residency-ambulatory care and research.

Career readiness

Our pharmacy students graduate with the skills and knowledge to excel in diverse pharmacy careers, with a strong emphasis on patient-centered care.

Cutting-edge education

Our doctorate in pharmacy features a forward-looking education, state-of-the-art labs and research opportunities to prepare you for success in ever-evolving professions.

Faculty excellence

Our credentialed faculty are experts in their respective fields who are fully engaged and recognized nationally. Many serve in leadership roles in pharmacy and life sciences associations.

Meet your professors

Manchester Pharmacy Students Get Hands-On Experience

Watch a video from our Pharm D program at MU Fort Wayne.

Manchester Pharmacy Students Get Hands-On Experience

Toyin Akintelure from Manchester University Fort Wayne.

I feel very prepared coming into this first rotation. A lot of resources were already given to me in the classroom. I just feel great about my learning experience at Manchester."

Toyin Akintelure, Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate

What Can You Do With Your Doctorate in Pharmacy?

Our pharmacy degree graduates put patient care first and understand the valuable roles they serve in their communities. With a curriculum that infuses instructional classroom lessons with first-hand experiential learning in a variety of pharmacy settings, our Doctor of Pharmacy graduate program will give you a competitive edge to hit the ground running as you begin your career.

Our Doctor of Pharmacy opens doors to diverse opportunities. As a Manchester University pharmacy student, you’ll gain the sought-after skills and experience needed for a wide range of settings in this dynamic field, including: community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, residency programs, pharmaceutical industry and research fellowships. 

For a more in-depth look at where our Pharmacy Degree Program can take you, check out our Pharmacy Exploration Center.

Career outlook for Doctor of Pharmacy graduates

Manchester University‘s doctorate in pharmacy has a proven track record of impressive outcomes and are pioneers of Pharm.D./Pharmacogenomics Dual Degree Program.

MU's Pharm D Program has a 77 percent residency match rate.

Manchester University has a 77 percent residency match rate.

MUFW has a 97.8 percent job placement rate within the Doctor of Pharmacy Program.

97.8 percent of students are employed or in residency within 6 months of graduation.

How much do pharmacists make?

The earning potential for pharmacists is substantial, making it an attractive career choice. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics , the median annual wage for pharmacists in the United States is $132,750. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $79,950, while the highest 10 percent earned more than $164,230.

A student enjoys the MU Hooding Ceremony with the Pharmacy Program.

$132,750
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Explore Our Pharmacy Degree Curriculum

Our comprehensive doctorate in pharmacy curriculum includes a variety of courses designed to prepare you for success in the field of pharmacy. Highlights of our Doctor of Pharmacy graduate program include:

  • Interprofessional education: Collaborate with health care professionals from different disciplines.
  • Pharmacy lab experience: Gain practical pharmacy skills throughout your program.
  • Expert-led courses: Learn from industry experts in specialized fields.
  • View all required courses for this program.

Doctor of Pharmacy Accreditation

Our Doctor of Pharmacy Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. This means, as a student in our pharmacy graduate program, you’ll receive a high-quality education that meets rigorous standards.

ACPE Standards Complaints

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the pharmacy program accreditation agency, is required to demonstrate to the U.S. Secretary of Education its expectations regarding a program’s recording and handling of student complaints. ACPE must demonstrate a link between its review of complaints and its evaluation of a program in the accreditation process.

A complaint regarding Manchester University’s compliance with ACPE standards, policies or procedures can be filed by a Manchester University Pharm.D. student by completing a formal written complaint using the student complaint eform which can be found in the Students Complaints folder of the Pharmacy Home folder in the University’s learning management system, Canvas. Institutions, students, faculty or the public may submit a detailed written complaint directly to ACPE at csinfo@acpe-accredit.org.

Get Started on Your Doctor of Pharmacy

Take the next step toward earning your Doctor of Pharmacy. We have the resources to help you get started.

Admissions Requirements

Admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at Manchester University is limited and competitive. Students who meet minimum requirements may apply and, among the pool of applicants, those who are most qualified are chosen to interview for acceptance into the program. Meeting all minimum admissions criteria doesn’t guarantee an interview and/or admission to the program.

International students interested in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program (on-campus only) must meet additional requirements.

View all Doctor of Pharmacy admissions requirements.

Application Process

Applications for admission are accepted between mid-July and June each year for the following fall semester. Submit application materials through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS), a centralized application service to apply to multiple Pharm.D. programs offered by schools and colleges of pharmacy.

The annual admission cycle is as follows:

  • Mid-July – PharmCAS application becomes available
  • Fall to Spring – Interview days scheduled
  • June 1 – Deadline for PharmCAS application NOTE: Deadline is subject to change and may be extended.
  • Summer – Final admissions decisions
  • August – Orientation and classes begin

 

Apply Now or Request More Information

Manchester graduates future pharmacists who are equipped to make a difference. If you've checked us out and feel that Manchester is right for you, apply today or request more information.

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