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Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

Doctor of Pharmacy
Doctor of Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

The Pharmacist is a vital member of the healthcare team as the foremost drug information expert. They’re knowledgeable about the complexity of modern medication as well as the implications of natural herbals and traditional medicine. Pharmacists communicate with patients and other members of the healthcare team to deliver safe and effective therapy. They’re advocates for the welfare of the patient, leaders in the community, and contributors to research and the sciences.

The Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (PharmD) requires prerequisite coursework equaling 72-semester credits (108 quarter credits) that equate a two to three-year completed program before admission to the Sullivan University program. The Sullivan University PharmD consists of a three-calendar-year professional program offered at the Louisville campus.

  • Mission: To improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities through developing dynamic and thoughtful leaders, serving the needs of diverse populations, and innovating to improve the human condition.
  • Vision: Exceptional well-being while improving the lives of one student, one patient, & one community at a time.
  • Values: Compassion, Leadership, Excellence, Advocacy, & Respect.

Program Information


Program Highlights & Locations

The Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences boasts a three-year accelerated program. Students attend school year-round in the first and second years to complete the didactic portion of the curriculum. The third-year is the experiential portion of the program, wherein students work in a variety of practice settings to hone clinical and communication skills. 

Though demanding, the benefit of a year-round program is that Sullivan students enter the workforce earlier than their cohorts at other schools.

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Program Information


Accreditation Data

Sullivan University’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). The ACPE offices relocated on July 19, 2018. ACPE can be reached at the following:


Learn more about the Doctor of Pharmacy admissions process


The College's curriculum prepares graduates to be APPE-, team-, and practice-ready. The curriculum also develops students to be dynamic and thoughtful leaders, while motivating learners to become innovators in all realms of pharmacy practice.

SU COPHS offers a 3 calendar-year entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy program that supports and prepares students to meet the college's educational outcomes. All courses in the curriculum are mapped to ACPE Appendix 1 to ensure the program contains all necessary components. The first two professional years (PY1 and PY2) are divided into four 11-week quarters which consist of 10 weeks on instruction, 1 week of final assessments, and a 2-week break before the next quarter begins. The third professional year (PY3) is divided into four 12-week quarters which consist of two 6-week rotation blocks with a one-week break between each. The minimum credit hours required for program completion is 176.

PharmD Program Outcomes

PharmD Curriculum

PharmD Course Descriptions

Strategic Plan Overview

The 2016-2021 Strategic Plan was developed through a deliberative, step-wise process involving students, faculty, staff, preceptors, alumni, and community stakeholders. The plan is divided into five main sections, which align with the College’s mission and vision.

The sections are:

  1. Foster student success & professionalism
  2. Innovate in teaching, service, & discovery
  3. Advance health & wellness in the community
  4. Engage stakeholders in the work of the College
  5. Create an environment conducive to professional & personal fulfillment for faculty & staff

Each quarter, the Planning Committee — comprised of Standing Committee chairs, administrators, and a representative selection of students, faculty, and staff — meets to discuss progress on the Strategic Plan and generates a report that is discussed at the end-of-quarter faculty meeting. Over the course of a year (four quarters), all elements of the Strategic Plan will be updated. These updates, as well as the meeting minutes of the Planning Committee, are posted below, with the most recent update first. Please direct any questions or comments related to the Strategic Plan to the Dean, Misty Stutz.

Find out more information about program successes in graduation rates, placement rates and occupations for this program. View Licensure Disclosures by State.


Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Pharm D July 2016 - 2021 - Final Update