Creighton offers three pathways to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree - a traditional pathway in Omaha, NE, an innovative Distance pathway, and a new hybrid pathway in Phoenix, AZ.
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Contact Information

Creighton offers three pathways to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree - a traditional pathway in Omaha, NE, an innovative Distance pathway, and a new hybrid pathway in Phoenix, AZ.
2500 California Plaza
Omaha
Nebraska
68178
United States
Distance Pathway/Online
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2022
November 1, 2021
Applicants who submit by our priority deadline will be provided an expedited admission review, early interview date options, and priority scholarship consideration.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
No
Private
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
Yes
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Distance pathway offered, Early assurance
Yes

Last Entering Class

103
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration)
No
Yes

Program Description

A Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University prepares you to provide a level of care that treats the whole person. Expand your knowledge of disease state management, prevention of disease, patient outcomes and wellness in a program that reflects changes in the practice of pharmacy in pharmaceutical care.

In 2001, Creighton University started the first accredited Distance Pathway, providing a full-time method to obtain a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, designed so students can complete a Doctor of Pharmacy program from wherever they are located. Our innovative distance learning pathway covers the same material as the traditional program, but offers students the flexibility of completing coursework using distance education technology. Students complete laboratory courses and other activities in Omaha during two to three week session each summer of enrollment. Clinical settings for our PharmD students are diverse and numerous. We have over 1000 established relationships with clinical sites across the United States and internationally, with over 30 elective opportunities to choose from, including unique opportunities in Medication Therapy Management. Graduates of the program are well positioned for employment in a wide range of health service settings, including private businesses, hospitals, clinics, government, military and academic and research institutions. Please visit our website for more details at https://spahp.creighton.edu/pharmacy/doctor-pharmacy/pathways/distance-pathway.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

N/A
N/A
63
27
95
40.5
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology I & II with labs* 8 12
Anatomy Human Anatomy* 3 4.5
Chemistry General Chemistry I & II with labs* 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I & II with labs* 8 12
Math Calculus* 3 4.5
English Composition / Writing English (including Composition) 6 9
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Speech (Must include public speaking.) 3 4.5
Psychology Psychology 3 4.5
Economics Economics 3 4.5
General Elective(s) Electives* 18 27.5
All prerequisite coursework must be completed by August 1st prior to program matriculation. International students (campus pathway only) planning to enroll under an F-1 visa are required to complete all prerequisite coursework by July 1st prior to program matriculation to ensure timely processing of Visa paper work.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
The biology, chemistry, and organic chemistry courses must be a two-semester, eight-hour or equivalent course sequences. A course sequence is considered to be a correlated pair of courses offering in-depth coverage of a specific field and must be at a level such that the courses would be acceptable as prerequisites to advance towards a baccalaureate degree in that discipline. For chemistry and biology courses, survey courses, courses without associated laboratories, courses designed for non-science majors, or online science courses utilizing a laboratory kit are not acceptable as prerequisite science courses.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

Varies
No
For any candidate that has matriculated into another professional pharmacy program, a letter from the dean at the prior pharmacy institution is required for admission consideration. This letter should state your standing in (or upon leaving) the pharmacy program and your eligibility to return, if you are no longer enrolled. Please reach out to the SPAHP Office of Admission at cuspahp@creighton.edu for more information on submitting a dean's letter.
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
PCAT is not required for consideration for admission.
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
No Answer
No answer
Creighton requires two letters of reference, but will accept up to four. Applicants are strongly encouraged to identify recommenders who can attest to their professionalism, maturity, aptitude for clinical doctoral coursework, and knowledge of the pharmacy profession.
Yes

Residency

No
No
Yes

International Applicants

No
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Do not send any foreign transcript documentation. School only considers U.S. credentials. If you have completed your course prerequisites at a foreign institution, you may be ineligible for admission to these particular pharmacy programs.
Students studying at Creighton who are on an international student visa are not eligible for the Distance pathway nor the Phoenix pathway due to federal regulations for distance study. We are able to welcome international students to our Omaha pathway.
Yes
The TOEFL may be waived if an international student has completed 2+ years of full-time college coursework at a regionally accredited college or university within the United States
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
Interviewees are required to be present for entire duration/agenda of the interview day, whether virtual or in person. Interview days consist of multiple information sessions, as well as a 25 minute interview. Either a pair of two faculty members or a pair of one faculty member and one alumnus will conduct the interview. The interview is closed file.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
A $400 non-refundable deposit is required.
  • 2022-08-15
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes