School of Pharmacy
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
Pharmacists are professionals who have studied drug development, use and distribution. Pharmacists work with physicians and other health-care professionals to create, implement, and monitor drug treatment plans. Pharmacists require clinical drug therapy knowledge, excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills as well as effective communication capability.
Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences provides a unique educational experience, combining the best in classroom, laboratory and experiential learning under the direction of a world class faculty, right in the heart of Boston.
- 0-6 pharmacy program - students are admitted as freshmen
- Opportunities for participation in:
- lab-based and field research;
- global experiences;
- leadership; and
- political advocacy
- Cooperative education (Co-op), a program unique among US schools of pharmacy, provides for three 4-month experiences, with a total of up to 48 weeks of practical experience, that satisfies the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) requirement of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
- A Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Studies degree is conferred at the end of the didactic portion of the curriculum
- A Doctor of Pharmacy degree is conferred following the successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Studies degree and six 6-week Advance Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE)
The Doctor of Pharmacy Program provides a foundation of basic science and targeted liberal arts course work, a comprehensive, integrated professional course curriculum and extensive professional work experience which prepares students for challenging clerkship rotations in a wide variety of pharmacy practice settings.
Read the PharmD curriculum plan.
The pharmacy curriculum includes introductory (cooperative education) and advanced pharmacy practice experiences. These pharmacy practice experiences are provided primarily under the direct supervision of qualified pharmacist preceptors and occasionally with other qualified health care professionals. The school is affiliated with many world-class practice sites throughout the United States, providing students with access to experienced clinicians and scholars. Although every effort is made to accommodate individual circumstances and requests, students should be prepared to travel outside of the Boston area to complete some of their pharmacy practice experiences. Availability of a car may be required, as some sites are not accessible by public transportation. All expenses associated with pharmacy practice experiences, including travel and housing, are the responsibility of the student.
Co-operative experiences are an integral part of a Northeastern education. Learn more about the PharmD employers and opportunities on the NU Pharmacy Co-op page.
How to Apply
To apply to the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Northeastern, visit our Admissions website to access our online application process.
Licensure Pass Rates
The pass rate for the Northeastern Class of 2012 taking the NAPLEX exam was 99.11%.