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Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

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: Our mission is to provide equitable and inclusive education to develop diverse and innovative pharmacists who serve communities and improve health.
  • Vision: Exceptional well-being while improving the lives of one student, one patient, & one community at a time.
  • Values: Compassion, Leadership, Excellence, Advocacy, & Respect.

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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.

Locations:
Louisville Campus
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Program Information

Accreditation

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:

Admissions

Learn more about the Doctor of Pharmacy admissions process

Curriculum

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

SU COPH PharmD program 2022-2027 Strategic Plan

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

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3-Year Accelerated Program

Our PharmD program is a unique, year-round, three-year accelerated program that allows students to finish their education and earn a pharmacist’s salary a year sooner than about 90% of other U.S. colleges and schools of pharmacy. The program puts students on the fast track to their degree and licensure. 

“Pharmily” Environment

Sullivan University embraces a “Pharmily” philosophy, offering a student-centered program that is a welcoming, inclusive environment where all are our valued. Our small class sizes and low student-to-faculty ratio allow faculty to give individualized attention to each student. 

Small Program Feel in Kentucky’s Largest City

Sullivan University’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is located in Louisville, KY, home to rich cultural events and attractions, amazing restaurants, numerous parks and outdoor activities, and, of course, the Kentucky Derby. Louisville is also home to a large concentration of hospitals and health systems, allowing for diverse experiential learning opportunities. 

Alumna Perspective

A Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences alumna shares her experiences as a pharmacy student and her career success.