The innovative Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum prepares students for a broad array of careers in pharmacy. Students are admitted to the Pharm.D. program after completing a minimum of 62 semester hours (e.g., 2 years) of preprofessional collegiate study at an accredited college or university. Subsequent to admission, pharmacy students must satisfactorily complete four (4) years of professional study. Pharmacy core courses include the basic pharmaceutical sciences (i.e., anatomy/physiology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, biopharmaceutics), followed by courses in clinical pharmacy practice (i.e., pathophysiology/therapeutics, drug information/literature evaluation, and pharmacokinetics), pharmacy administration (i.e., pharmaceutical economics, health care delivery) and pharmacy law. Introductory Practice Experiences which are integrated with the didactic course work are completed over the first three professional years of the curriculum. Temple University School of Pharmacy offers over 350 pharmacy practice sites for experiential education.
The curriculum enables students to differentiate their degrees and build professional portfolios by pursuing a series of elective tracks during the third professional year. These tracks include a chance to earn a certificate in Business through a collaborative agreement between the School of Pharmacy and the University's Fox School of Business and Management. Students also have the ability to complete specialty elective tracks in Advanced Clinical Practice, Clinical Research, Drug Safety and Nuclear Pharmacy during the third professional. The fourth year is comprised of 36 weeks of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences completed under the supervision of a faculty preceptor. In addition to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.), we offer the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Pharmaceutics, Pharmacodynamics and Medicinal Chemistry. Additional pharmacy graduate programs include the M.S. in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, Pharmaceutical and Regulatory Sciences, and Clinical and Pharmacovigilance Regulations.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Bio I||3|
|General Bio I LAB||1|
|General Bio II||3|
|General Bio II LAB||1|
|Physics I (algebra or calculus based)||3|
|Physics I LAB||1|
|Analytical Reading/Writing English Composition||3-4|
|Economics (Microeconomics or Macroeconomics)||3|
|General Chemistry I||3|
|General Chemistry 1 LAB||1|
|General Chemistry II||3|
|General Chemistry II LAB||1|
|Organic Chemistry I||3|
|Organic Chemistry I LAB||1|
|Organic Chemistry II||3|
|Organic Chemistry II LAB||1|
|Mathematics- Statistics (Recommended)||0-3|
Biology I must be equivalent to Biology 1111 and Biology II must be equivalent to Biology 2112 at Temple University. For more details, refer to the Temple University Undergraduate Bulletin at http://www.temple.edu/bulletin/ugradbulletin/ucd/ucdtoc.html
Anatomy and Physiology I and II may be taken in either the first or second year. Students may want to consider taking this course in the summer. An Anatomy/Physiology lab is not required.
ELECTIVES: Students must complete at least 18 elective credits in the following disciplines and must meet the minimal requirements defined: Social Sciences (6-9); Humanities (6-9); Mathematics (0-3). For more details on Pre-Requisite Course Requirements, refer to the following: pharmacy.temple.edu/academics/pharmd/prerequisites-pharmd
Holders of a degree (BA/BS, MA/MS, Ph.D.) may be exempt from completing up to 9 elective credits. Please contact the Office of Admissions at (215) 707-4900 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions regarding course requirements.
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Interviews are one hour. Applicants will have an opportunity to interact with current PharmD students and a tour of the facility is included.