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
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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.

Institution Address:
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Street 1: 2500 California Plaza
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City: Omaha
State: Nebraska
Zip: 68178
Country: United States

Program Location:: Distance Pathway/Online
Admissions Office Contact(s)::
- Name: Lindsay Johnson, MSHE
  Title: Director of Admission 
  Office: Office of Admission
  Phone (Work): (402) 280-2662
  Email: cuspahp@creighton.edu

Institutional Website::
- https://www.creighton.edu/
- https://spahp.creighton.edu/pharmacy/doctor-pharmacy/pathways/distance-pathway
- https://spahp.creighton.edu/pharmacy/admissions-information
- https://spahp.creighton.edu/pharmacy/prerequisites

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Program Application Deadline
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Final Application Deadline:
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What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program?: June 1, 2022
Final Application Deadline Description::
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Priority Application Deadline:
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What is the priority application deadline for your program? : November 1, 2021
Describe any requirements or incentives for applicants who apply by the priority deadline. :
Applicants who submit by our priority deadline will be provided an expedited admission review, early interview date options, and priority scholarship consideration. 


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Program Information
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Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below:: Full Accreditation 
Satellite/Branch campuses::
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Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines?: No
Is your institution public or private?: Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center?: Yes
Academic Term Type:: Semester (2 terms per academic year)
Program Structure:
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What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum?: * 2 - 4

Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions?: Not Required
Alternative Enrollment Options:
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Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available?: Yes
If Yes to alternate enrollment, check all that apply:: Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Distance pathway offered, Early assurance 

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Last Entering Class
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Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class:: 103
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Dual and Concurrent Degrees
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Dual Degree:
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Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? : Yes
If yes, check all that apply:: PharmD/MBA (Business Administration)

Does your institution offer a concurrent, double, or second degree program, as defined above?: No
Provide any additional information regarding dual, concurrent, double, or second degree programs: :
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Program Description
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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.

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GPA and Credit Hour Criteria
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Minimum Overall GPA:: N/A
Minimum Prerequisite GPA:: N/A
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Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 63
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 27
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 95
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:: 40.5
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Course Prerequisites
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List of Course Prerequisites::
Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: General Biology I & II with labs* 
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Quarter Hours (Min): 12
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Course Subject: Anatomy
Course Title: Human Anatomy* 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: General Chemistry I & II with labs* 
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Quarter Hours (Min): 12
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry I & II with labs* 
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Quarter Hours (Min): 12
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Course Subject: Math
Course Title: Calculus* 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: English Composition / Writing
Course Title: English (including Composition) 
Semester Hours (Min): 6
Quarter Hours (Min): 9
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Course Subject: Communication / Speech (Verbal)
Course Title: Speech (Must include public speaking.) 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Psychology
Course Title: Psychology 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: Economics
Course Title: Economics 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4.5
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Course Subject: General Elective(s)
Course Title: Electives* 
Semester Hours (Min): 18
Quarter Hours (Min): 27.5

When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)?:
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.

Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?:
Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes

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Can applicants use pass/fail classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?:
Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies

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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.

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Supplemental Materials
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Supplemental Requirements:
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Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS?: Varies

Supplemental Application Fee:
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Will your institution require a supplemental application fee?: No

Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements::
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. 

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PCAT and Other Tests
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Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy:: Optional
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Additional PCAT information::
PCAT is not required for consideration for admission. 

Minimum composite PCAT score considered:: N/A
Other Admission Tests:
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Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements.: No

I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Observation Hours
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Observation Hours Required:
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Does your program require pharmacy observation hours?: Recommended, but not required
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Evaluations (Letters of Reference)
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Evaluations Required:
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Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution?: Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required?: Two (2)

Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.:
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

Committee Letters:
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What is your college/school policy on committee letters? : No Answer

Composite Letters:
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What is your college/school policy on composite letters?: No answer

Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations::
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.

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Residency
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Is preference given to state residents?: No
Is preference given to residents of other states?: No
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International Applicants
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Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)?: No
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission:: US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad):: 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. 
Other clarifying information, if necessary::
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. 

Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?: Yes
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: :
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

Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs for Current Pharmacists
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Does the institution offer a post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists in the U.S. or abroad? : No

I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Interviews
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Interview Format:: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Does the institution offer an online interview option?: Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
Briefly describe your institution's interview process::
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.

Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description:: https://spahp.creighton.edu/pharmacy/admissions-information
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Accepted Applicants
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Deposits:
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Is a deposit required to hold an acceptee's place in the class?: Yes
Is the deposit refundable for any period of time?: No
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies::
A $400 non-refundable deposit is required.


Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class::
- 2022-08-15

Additional details for accepted applicants::
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Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation?: No
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Background Checks and Drug Screenings
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Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service?: Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service?: No
I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes