Pharmacy (entry-to-practice) (DPharm)

University of Alberta Canada

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About Pharmacy (entry-to-practice) at University of Alberta

Why take the entry-to-practice PharmD program?

If you already hold a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree, please see PharmD for Practicing Pharmacists.

The entry-to-practice PharmD program prepares you for pharmacy practice in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, primary care and family care clinics, and community practice, as well as other specialized fields. Areas of study include pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, therapeutics, practice skills, and a coordinated experiential program.

This degree takes four years of full-time study to complete, not including the required pre-professional studies.

Why study Pharmacy at the University of Alberta?

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences offers one of the leading entry-to-practice pharmacy programs in Canada, drawing from a tradition of excellence in pharmacy education, research, and practice dating back to 1914. We are the only school of pharmacy in Alberta, which enables us to provide diverse experiential placement opportunities across the province. We are also the only school in Canada to offer a dual Pharmacy/MBA degree, and one of the few schools to offer a post-professional PharmD program for practicing pharmacists who wish to complete advanced education in patient care.

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Notes about fees for this course

If you are admitted into a new program for Fall 2020 you will receive a tuition guarantee for the total cost of that program. We'd encourage you to check out the cost calculator to review rates for program tuition and an estimate of fees related to living arrangements, health and dental plan, books, supplies and more.

Find out more about the new tuition model and program-based guarantee.

Entry requirements

This program does not allow admission directly from high school.

The Doctor of Pharmacy will be a four year program consisting of coursework and practice experiences. The minimum requirements for admission will be the satisfactory completion of *60 of University transferable work, including:

  • General Chemistry (*6)
  • Organic Chemistry (*6)
  • Human Physiology (*6)
  • English (which may include up to *3 in Writing Studies)(*6)
  • Biology (Cell Biology) (*3)
  • Biochemistry (*3)
  • Mathematics (Algebra or Calculus) (*3)
  • Statistics (*3)
  • Microbiology (*3)
  • The remaining credits can be made up by successful completion of a combination of university level course work.

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