The North American-Trained PharmD program is a post-baccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy pathway for licensed pharmacists seeking to expand their knowledge of clinical pharmacy and their careers.
Our NTPD program has been educating post-baccalaureate pharmacists since 1999. Times have changed, but our commitment to advancing pharmacy education remains strong. The NTPD program is flexible, and fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and – depending on your needs - can be completed in 2 1/2 - 6 years. All graduates earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
Have questions about the program? Fill out our Request Information form and one of our knowledgeable admissions counselors will contact you.
The North American-Trained PharmD (NTPD) Program is open to pharmacists who are licensed in the United States or Canada and are in good standing with the licensing agency, provided the following requirements are met:
- The applicant received a baccalaureate degree from a five-year pharmacy program accredited by ACPE or Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP) and holds a valid license to practice pharmacy in the United States or Canada; or
- The applicant received a pharmacy degree from a non-United States or non-Canadian program and holds a valid license to practice pharmacy in a United States jurisdiction.
- Please Note: The Distance Degrees and Programs (DDP) Office offers two ACPE-accredited PharmD programs: the NTPD Program and the International-Trained PharmD (ITPD) Program. All licensed pharmacists who are not licensed to practice pharmacy in the United States, or are licensed to practice in Canada but were educated outside of Canada (ie, in a non-CCAPP-accredited school) are encouraged to review the admissions requirements for the ITPD Program.
Visit the North American-Trained PharmD Admission Information page to learn how to apply.
The NTPD Program requires the completion of 35 semester credit hours of didactic coursework and 30 credit hours of experiential training in advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs), or rotations, for a total of 65 semester credit hours.
All students have six years to complete the program requirements. To offer maximum flexibility, the 65 semester credit hours can be completed in a part-time or full-time format. The NTPD Program encourages students to complete, at a minimum, four to six credit hours per semester.
|Online didactic course requirements.|
|PRDO 7440||Evid-based Med & Lit Ev||3|
|PRDO 7490||Healthcare Informatics||1|
|PRDO 7492||Healthcare Informatics II||1|
|PRDO 7561||Instructional Methods||1.5|
|PRDO 7601||Public Health||1|
|PRDO 7602||Health Economics||1|
|PRDO 7621||Interprofessional Collaborative Practice||0.5|
|PRDO 7622||Interprof Healthcare Ethics & Health Equity||0.5|
|PRDO 7701||Special Topics in Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics||1|
|PRDO 7702||Clinical Skills Foundations-Introduction to Pharmaceut||1|
|PRDO 7742||Pharmacotx -Bone Conn Tis||0.5|
|PRDO 7730||Pharmacotherapy-Inf Dis||2|
|PRDO 7755||Pharmacotherapy V - Geriatrics, Neurology, Psychiatry||2.50|
|PRDO 7800||Clinical Problem Solving Skills||2|
|PRDO 7850||Clinical Capstone||3|
|Students are required to enroll in at least 2 credits from the list below.|
|PRDO 7323||ADSM II-III Critical Care||1|
|PRDO 7495||Innovation Entrepreneurship||1|
|PRDO 7775||Integrative Health & Medicine||1|
|PRDO 7777||COAST- IT Elective||1|
|PRDO 7818||Pharmaceutical Industry Fundamentals||1|
|NTPD students are required to complete a total of 5 experiential rotations totaling 30 credits|
|PRDO 8401||APPE - Ambulatory Care||6|
|or PRDO 8402||Ambulatory Care-Challenge|
|PRDO 8501||APPE Hospital/Health System||6|
|or PRDO 8502||APPE Hospital/Health System Challenge|
|PRDO 8701||APPE Elective Rotation (3 Elective Rotations Required)||18|