This is an accelerated two-year and ten month PharmD program. The School of Pharmacy’s accelerated doctorate program combines core science courses with an experiential learning component focused on clinical training to advance a student’s skills and knowledge as a practicing pharmacist when they graduate. The experiential learning component allows students to work alongside established and trusted industry experts, to gain advanced skills and knowledge to graduate, to become a leader in the profession, and to build their social impact as a pharmacist within our communities.
This program is delivered in a traditional in-person format at William Carey’s Tradition campus in Biloxi, Mississippi, with required clinical/experiential learning that allows students to work alongside established and trusted industry experts, to gain advanced skills and knowledge to graduate, to become a leader in the profession, and to build their social impact as a pharmacist within our communities.
Applicant Prerequisites & Requirements
Prospective Students must:
- Complete all prerequisite courses from a regionally accredited US college or university or an English-speaking Canadian college or university with a grade of C- or higher. In addition, all prerequisite science lab courses must be obtained in person (no online lab coursework will be accepted).
- Highly competitive applicants should have prerequisites completed within 7 years of the relevant application cycle. The admissions committee reserves the right to extend the period beyond 7 years on a case-by-case basis.
- All prerequisites must be completed by end of the spring term immediately preceding matriculation into the School of Pharmacy, unless informed otherwise by the admissions office. Dual enrollment precludes admission into the School of Pharmacy; all course work must be completed prior to the first day of class.
- Have a preferred overall GPA or 3.0 or higher, with a preferred science and math GPA of 2.5 or higher.
- Bachelors degree preferred but not required.
Complete all application steps at https://www.pharmcas.org/
With successful completion of the Doctor of Pharmacy program, graduates will be prepared to work in retail or community pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, managed care facilities, long term care facilities, government agencies, or in Pharmacy industry careers on research and development or insurance.
The demand for well-trained pharmacists is expected to grow and provide excellent opportunities in the upcoming years. According to the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics website, “Employment of pharmacists is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026.” With a positive employment outlook and an elevated pay structure, choosing a pharmacy path is an exciting and prosperous choice for students.
A pharmacy profession has many diverse career opportunities for today’s graduates to make a substantial impact on the health of the individual, community, and the nation. Our School is determined to make a difference in the lives of those who suffer from health issues such as diabetes, obesity, drug and tobacco addiction and asthma. Our graduates will be able to apply the skills they learned in their degree and advance the field of pharmacy nationwide.