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Remove the Barriers to Earning a Pharmacy Degree

Interested in becoming a pharmacist but aren’t willing or able to relocate to get a pharmacy degree? Manchester University’s Pharmacy Distance Pathway helps you achieve your goals with a Doctor of Pharmacy program that can be completed almost entirely online and on your own schedule.

As one of the first asynchronous remote learning Pharm.D. programs, our Pharmacy distance pathway gives you a unique level of flexibility while obtaining a world-class education. Over 90 percent of the coursework for this program can be completed flexibly online with the remaining experiential component live and in-person and may be completed in a location near you. 

Supplement your online learning with periodic in-person sessions either at MU’S Fort Wayne location or in your own neighborhood – you’ll have the opportunity to identify local sites and work with the program in which to gain clinical experience.

With this unique approach to a Pharm.D, you’ll study the same material and under the same faculty as students who study in person, giving you an ideal balance between high-quality education and flexible learning structure.


  • 144 total credit hours
  • Years to Completion
  • Tuition: $41,000/year
  • Fall Session: Aug. 26, 2024
  • Locations: 90 Percent Online
  • Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education






Fall Session

Aug. 26, 2024

Learning Environment

90 Percent Online


Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

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Why Choose Manchester for a Remote Pharm.D.?

We’re proud to offer a remote learning opportunity that brings you all the flexibility of asynchronous classes as well as experiential learning that prepares you to thrive in a pharmacy career. Some of the unique benefits of our online pharmacy program include:

Flexible, asynchronous learning

We created this course to fill a need for an asynchronous and remote pharmacy program.

Our asynchronous program allows you to study while accommodating your existing commitments.

Courses are also spread out across the whole year instead of only two semesters, which means you have a lighter course load for your first two years.

Support for remote clinical experience

Clinical experiences are essential for training as a pharmacist, but you don’t have to move to Fort Wayne for them. You can complete your experiential learning right in your own community by submitting locations near you for approval as clinical sites.

Access to on-campus labs

All students have access to our pharmacy labs, even remote learners. Once a year you’ll have the opportunity to travel to campus, form connections with peers and professors, and get hands-on experience gaining the lab skills necessary for modern pharmacists.

Faculty support

Our remote learning students have access to the same expert faculty as every other student. Plus, you’ll spend a month working closely with a professor in person during your fourth year as part of your sequence of advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs).

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Access to Student Life

Even if you're not attending classes in-person, you’re still a part of our MU community. You’ll have full access to all of our support services, including career counseling and peer mentoring. Student groups are also available to you, and meetings are held in a hybrid manner so you can participate.

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

MU Pharmacy student works in real on the job setting

There are lots of opportunities to connect and make sure that you get the best education possible."

Reed Steffen, Student Pharmacist

What Can You Do With Your Pharmacy Degree?

Your Pharm.D. will open doors to a vibrant career helping patients get the prescriptions they need to be healthy.

Pharmacists can work in a wide variety of settings, including community and retail pharmacies, hospitals, in-patient care facilities, research laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, and more.

As a pharmacist, you’ll work in concert with physicians and other members of a care team to ensure people are receiving the medications most appropriate for their health goals. Some pharmacists also find work in the pharmaceutical industry.

Career outlook for Pharm.D. students

Pharmacy is a growing field, and job opportunities will expand by 3 percent by 2032, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

We have a proven track record of producing career-ready pharmacists from our programs. Among the graduating class of 2022, 89.2% are either employed or completing post-graduate training.

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?

Pharmacists are among the highest-paid health care workers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary of a pharmacist is $132,750.

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

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Explore Classes for the Pharmacy Distance Pathway

Our in-depth curriculum equips you with everything you need to know to be an expert pharmacist, including courses in biochemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacotherapy, and more.

You’ll follow a course progression designed to help you complete this robust curriculum in three years in a flexible, accessible structure. In addition, you’ll gain clinical experience through introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs) and advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs).

IPPEs take place during years 1-3, and are shorter experiences completed either between semesters or for a few hours a week during a semester. APPEs are the primary focus of your fourth year. You’ll have the chance to work full- time in a variety of different pharmacy settings, including one four-week placement on campus working with a faculty member.

Doctor of Pharmacy Accreditation

We are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. In addition, our in-person Doctor of Pharmacy, on which all remote coursework is based, is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education .

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

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

To be considered for the Doctor of Pharmacy, you must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a science or science-related field; a master’s degree in a science or science-related field; or a relevant professional degree (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, etc.). This degree must be equivalent to one conferred by a U.S. accredited institution.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale is preferred.
  • A minimum science GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale is preferred.
  • A minimum math GPA of a 2.25 is preferred on a 4.0 scale.
  • All prerequisite coursework (at least 60 credit hours) completed by August 1 prior to fall admission at an accredited institution. A “C-” letter grade or better must have been earned in all prerequisite coursework.

  • Learn more about our admissions process

Application Process

In order to provide a high-quality learning experience, the number of seats in the distance pathway are limited. Interested students should apply through PharmCAS , which opens on July 18 and closes June 1 of the following year. Those who apply by Oct. 1 will be given priority consideration for the distance pathway.

A completed PharmCAS application includes a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and a report of all past institution(s) attended. Transcripts from past institutions should be sent directly to PharmCAS). Applicants who studied outside the U.S. will be required to order a course-by-course foreign credit evaluation report from World Education Services (WES) indicating the US degree equivalency and have it sent directly to PharmCAS

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