College of Pharmacy
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland, ME 04103
The University of New England offers the Doctor of Pharmacy as the professional degree that prepares students for careers as pharmacists in a variety of practice settings. A minimum of two years of undergraduate pre-professional education is required for admission. The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree is awarded after successful completion of four years of professional study in the College of Pharmacy located on UNE’s Portland Campus in Portland, Maine. To apply or to learn more about this exciting program, contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.
UNE’s Pharm.D. program has several noteworthy attributes:
Quality Academics: With a current curriculum, a faculty committed to supporting every student, and many educational opportunities outside of the classroom, UNE awards degrees that enjoy respect, especially regionally.
Interdisciplinary Collaboration: UNE students benefit from collaborative projects between students of different specializations—medicine, dentistry, physical therapy and more. UNE Pharm.D. students practice real-life scenarios as the lead pharmacist on integrated health care teams.
Career Support: Northern New England is one of the strongest markets nationally for beginning pharmacists. UNE supports students in developing career networks in the region. With a class of about 100 students each year, students have access to faculty and other community members for career development.
Portland, Maine Location: Portland is currently on many “best places to live” lists, and UNE’s classic New England campus is right in town.
Regional Leadershipin Doctoral Training:
The Pharm.D. degree program at UNE, created to address an acute shortage of pharmacists in Maine, has become recognized as a leader in the training of the next generation of pharmacists for Maine and New England. In just a few short years, admission to the high-demand program has become competitive, attracting students from the U.S. and around the world. About 30% of candidates are from Maine, with 53% coming from the New England area. Average graduating class size is between 90 and 100 students. The doctoral program welcomed its first class of students in 2009.
The Pharm.D. degree program at UNE prepares students with the skills, knowledge, and experiences for a wide range of pharmacy careers. The patient-focused program integrates both pharmaceutical and clinical sciences to develop students as primary care providers. Students acquire valuable insights and practical experience through clinically-based classes, opportunities to engage in research and scholarship, and a fourth-year rotation at the UNE Drug Information Center (DIC), a student training site that provides professional services to area practitioners.
Students complete a Community Pharmacy residency program at Martin’s Point Health Center in Portland where they are immersed in concentrated, hands-on experiences and electives. These include designing, developing and implementing a new pharmacy service; working with other UNE colleges on an interdisciplinary geriatric education program; and designing and developing classroom lectures and laboratory activities.
Pharm.D. candidates also have opportunities for short-term study abroad, including two-week health care immersions in Ghana and summer exchanges for pharmacy students at the University of Granada in Spain.
The Pharm.D. degree program comprises 148 credit hours of full-time study and training over four years.
Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 148
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $890
In State Tuition (per year): $38,730 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): $38,730 USD
Classification: Master's College or University II
Loans Offered: Federal and Private educational loans are available.
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999