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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Institution Name Creighton University – Phoenix, AZ
College or School Name School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
Short Name Creighton U-Phoenix, AZ
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If you need to post a notification below your institution name, please enter it here: 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.
Street 1 3100 N Central Ave
Street 2
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City Phoenix
State Arizona
Zip 85012
Country United States
Program Location: Arizona
Admissions Office Contact(s):
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program? June 1, 2022
Final Application Deadline Description:
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.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below: Full Accreditation
Satellite/Branch campuses:
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)
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum? * 2 - 4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
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
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 0
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Target number of Pharm.D. seats for the upcoming P1 entering class: 110
Maximum number of Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 150
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 6
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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: A full description of the PharmD/MBA dual degree can be found here: http://catalog.creighton.edu/pharmacy-health-professions/other-educational-opportunities/doctor-pharmacy-master-business-administration/
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Program Description In Fall 2021, the Creighton pharmacy program is enrolling its first students in Phoenix, AZ. Students will learn in a new state-of-art, seven-story facility serving health science professional students in the heart of Park Central midtown.

Creighton University’s Phoenix expansion is in partnership with the Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance that consists of Creighton University, Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, District Medical Group and Valleywise Health to better serve the underserved populations of Arizona.

Phoenix pharmacy students will experience our innovative distance learning technology for the didactic portion of the curriculum with the clinical lab component taught in the Park Central facility. The Park Central facility will house the Creighton University Phoenix campus: nearly 900 health science students. The campus features cutting-edge technology, equipment and spaces.

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/phoenix-hybrid-pathway.
Program Description Video:
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Minimum Overall GPA: N/A
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: N/A
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants:
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
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
List of 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
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.
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
Enter any additional information regarding online course prerequisites:
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
Enter any additional information regarding pass/fail course prerequisites:
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: 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.
Link to additional course prerequisites information:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS? Varies
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.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy: Optional
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:
Additional PCAT information: PCAT is not required for consideration for admission.
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
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
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
Please note any additional relevant information:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? No Answer
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.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is preference given to state residents? No
Is preference given to residents of other states? No
Additional information about the program’s state residency requirements:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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.
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
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
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
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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:
  • Aug 15, 2022
Additional details for accepted applicants:
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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
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