PharmD for Practicing Pharmacists

The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) for Practicing Pharmacists program is an undergraduate post-professional (post-Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy) program that provides advanced education in patient care.

The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) for Practicing Pharmacists degree is an undergraduate post-professional doctorate that provides advanced education in patient care.

There are two distinct pathways available to complete the PharmD for Practicing Pharmacists program. Pharmacists can either follow the full-time On-Campus program or the part-time Distance (remote) program. Following completion of the PharmD for Practicing Pharmacists program, graduates will be prepared to:

  • Become strong practitioners and lead the profession by engaging in full scope of practice

  • Advance their career through innovative practices

  • Demonstrate a competitive advantage when applying for unique and interesting positions

  • Develop the skills and knowledge to provide enhanced patient care

  • Utilize evidence-based information and clinical judgement to inform decisions

  • Contribute to collaborative decision-making for patients with complex pharmacotherapy

  • Develop strategies for continued learning throughout their careers

  • Provide education for a variety of audiences including patients and professionals

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 healthcare as we educate future pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists. Join us today!

Program Pathways

Currently, there are two distinct pathways available to complete the PharmD for Practicing Pharmacists program: