With greater numbers of America’s population aging, and growing advances in medicine creating more pharmaceutical products, our country is facing a critical shortage in one area of health care delivery—qualified pharmacists.
The School of Pharmacy, which offers the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, is comprised of three academic units:
The department of clinical and administrative sciences is composed of clinical pharmacists and social administrative science faculty. In addition to their classroom teaching and research responsibilities, the clinical faculty maintain patient centered practices at regional health care organizations in areas such as internal medicine, cardiology, oncology, ambulatory care, and drug information. The social & administrative science faculty’s teaching and research responsibilities include public health, pharmacy management, and health care policy.
The department of pharmaceutical sciences is composed of faculty who represent a broad range of disciplines to include, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacology and the biologic sciences. The faculty are responsible for delivering the science-based, didactic and laboratory components of the curriculum and are engaged in a wide range of research activities.
The office of experiential education is responsible for the management and delivery of all pharmacy practice experiences in the curriculum. The director of experiential education works with health care organizations, community pharmacies and other health care facilities in the metropolitan Baltimore area as well as facilities outside the immediate vicinity of the University to deliver the experiential education program.
Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60503, 312/664-3575; FAX 312/664-4652.
International Student Requirements:
International applicants must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of non-remedial pre-requisite coursework from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. Of the 30 semester hours, 15 hours must be in the sciences, six hours in non-remedial English composition, and three hours in speech/public speaking. This additional requirement is waived for applicants who completed their pre-requisite coursework at a post-secondary Canadian institution that uses English as its primary language of instruction and documentation.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
# of Credits Required: 144-146
In State Tuition (per year): 35858 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 35858 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999