Doctor of Pharmacy

Housed in Saint Joseph’s University’s historic Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, North America’s first pharmacy school, the top-ranking Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program prepares students for successful careers in pharmacy. Our four-year PharmD degree features a competency-driven professional curriculum that mirrors the complex realities of modern practice. This includes a unique experiential learning component that offers the opportunity to work alongside pharmacists in real-world practice settings starting the fist month of your first year.

Direct Entry students will transition seamlessly to the professional phase of the program and start your four years of fully integrated, competency-driven coursework by meeting all progression requirements. The curriculum builds on foundational knowledge and skills, encouraging proficiency in a range of subjects, from human disease and pharmacology to pharmaceutics, therapeutics and pharmacoeconomics. You’ll also gain hands-on experience through our more than 400 clinical affiliation partner sites across the country — including some of the most renowned hospitals, medical centers, pharmaceutical companies and regulatory agencies. Transfer students may also enter the program at this phase if they’ve completed all required prerequisites. 

PRX 301Extrinsic Summative AR I1
PRX 302Professional Orientation2
PRX 305Foundations of Clinical Immuno3
PRX 316Practice Skills/Prof Behavior14
PRX 325Medication Use Systems 13
PRX 330Foundations of Biomedical Sci4
PRX 340Foundations of Pharm Sci 13
PRX 345Foundations of Pharm Sci 23
PRX 350iPSDT 1:DiseasePrev & SelfCare3
PRX 355iPSDT 2: Cardiovascular 13
PRX 365iPSDT 3: Pulmonary3
PRX 380IPPE-1: Service Learning 11
PRX 390IPPE-2: Service Learning 21
PRX 401Extrinsic Summative AR 21
PRX 415Fndtns Healthcare Policy/Law3
PRX 420Practice Skills/Prof Behavior23
PRX 425Medication Use Systems 23
PRX 430Health Info Retrieval & Eval3
PRX 435Lit Eval & Evidence-Based Med3
PRX 440Foundations of Pharm Sci 33
PRX 452iPSDT 4: Cardiovascular 23
PRX 454iPSDT 5: Renal/Hepatic3
PRX 455iPSDT 6: Endocrine/Reproductiv3
PRX 457iPSDT 7: Infectious Disease 13
PRX 480IPPE 3: Adv Comm/Ambul Care1
PRX 490IPPE 4: Institutional Pharmacy1
PRX 501Extrinsic Summative AR 31
PRX 510Applied Prof Behavior & Comm3
PRX 520Entrepreneurship3
PRX 530iPSDT 8: Infectious Disease 23
PRX 534iPSDT 9: Central Nervous Sys 13
PRX 538iPSDT 10: Central Nervous Sys23
PRX 543iPSDT 11: GI/Nutrition3
PRX 545iPSDT 12: Imm/Musculoskel/Skin3
PRX 553iPSDT 13: Hematology/Oncology3
PRX 555iPSDT 14: Infectious Disease 33
PRX 570Integrated Practice 13
PRX 575Integrated Practice 23
PRX 580IPPE 5:Adv Institutional Pharm1
PRX 590IPPE 6: Patient Care Elective1
PRX 610APPE: Community Pharmacy5
PRX 618Pharm Prof Dev & Enrichment1
PRX 620APPE: Ambulatory Care Pharm5
PRX 630APPE: Institutional Pharmacy5
PRX 640APPE: Acute Patient Care5
PRX 650APPE: Indir Patient Care Elec5
PRX 660APPE: Patient Care Elective5
PRX 670APPE: Academic Elective5
PRX 680APPE Research Elective5
Total Hours144

You can enter this PharmD program in the following ways:

Post-graduate student: Enter the professional phase of the program if you have a bachelor's degree and have completed all admission requirements. — no PCAT or GRE required. We also offer pathways for students who do not hold a bachelor's degree:

Direct-entry/6-Year PharmD: Enter as a first-year student to earn a BS in pharmaceutical and healthcare studies and a PharmD in just six years.

Transfer: Enter the pre-professional phase (Year 1 or 2) of the six-year BS/PharmD program or the professional phase (Year 3) depending on the prerequisites you've completed.