Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

The doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) is a clinical doctorate leading to the PharmD degree.

The PharmD program is a four-year professional program consisting of coursework and practice experience. Students in the program have completed the required prerequisite courses and have a competitive grade point average.


Description of this program and admission requirements are listed under the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) entries in the university's academic calendar. More details about admission requirements and process can be browsed in the menu on the left.

The scope of practice for pharmacists in Alberta is the broadest in the world.

Many services that once required an appointment with a family doctor can now be provided by an Albertan pharmacist, including provision of health advice, precision medicine, disease screening, injections and vaccinations, prescriptions and referrals.

In Alberta, pharmacy is much more than dispensing pills. Our faculty serves a transformative role with research and education that drives policy decisions, implementation and support for an integral new approach to health care as we educate future pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists. Join us today!

Top of our Class

Serving as Alberta's sole pharmacy school since 1914, we hold consistent rankings among the top three institutions in Canada, top 50 globally and top 15 for global research.

Our students consistently rank at the top of their class on their PEBCs compared to other Canadian pharmacy schools.

Aleady a pharmacist?

The doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) for Practicing Pharmacists is an undergraduate post-professional degree that provides advanced education in patient care. Learn more here: PharmD for Practicing Pharmacists