PharmD for Practicing Pharmacists

Admission Requirements

2017-18 Academic Year

Please refer to the University of Alberta Calendar - Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) for Practicing Pharmacists subheading

Admission requirements to the PharmD for Practicing Pharmacists program for the 2017-18 academic year include:

  1. Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from a recognized institution.
  2. a) Normally, an overall GPA of 3.0 or equivalent in all terms of full time study in a Bachelor of Pharmacy program.  b) For fourth-year University of Alberta BSc (Pharmacy) students to confirm an offer of final admission, a GPA of 3.0 must be maintained in fourth year, and their BSc (Pharmacy) degree must be conferred by June 2017.
  3. *Proof of current licensure or eligibility for licensure as a pharmacist with the Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP).
  4. *Authorization to administer drugs by injection.
  5. Official transcripts from a Bachelor of Pharmacy program and any other post-secondary institutions attended.
  6. Spoken English Requirement: Applicants must meet a spoken English requirement. See Spoken English Requirement in the University of Alberta Calendar.
  7. Curriculum vitae (CV)
  8. Cover Letter
  9. Three letters of reference
  10. Personal interview

For application consideration, international applicants must meet all of the requirements above.

*Note: Items 3 & 4 can occur after admission to the program, but must occur prior to the first rotation commencing (by December 1, 2017 for the full-time pathway and 30 days prior to first placement for the part-time pathway). The absence of such documentation will necessitate withdrawal from the program.

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions page for Admission FAQ's.