Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS)

Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)


19 Foster Street

Worcester, MA 01608

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Online

Program Description:

Degrees Offered:

Six-year, Direct Entry PharmD (Boston, MA Campus)

34-month, Accelerated PharmD (Worcester, MA or Manchester, NH Campus)

Postbaccalaureate PharmD (Online)


Program Description:

Six-Year PharmD: The full-time, six-year Doctor of Pharmacy program, offered on the MCPHS-Boston campus, is a direct-entry program ideal for students entering directly from high school. The program begins with a two-year pre-professional phase that combines the liberal arts, communications, and basic sciences followed by a four-year professional phase that focuses on the pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice. Students who have completed some or all of the pre-professional courses may transfer in to the program dependent on space availability. In the final year of the program, students work alongside professional experts through clinical rotations covering inpatient medicine, institutional pharmacy, ambulatory care, and community pharmacy at more than 1,000 partners across the country.

34-Month Accelerated PharmD: The full-time, accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy program, offered on the MCPHS-Worcester and MCPHS-Manchester campuses, allows you to earn your degree in just 34 months. Ideal for students who have a previous bachelor’s degree or sufficient credits, the program runs year round so that you can become a practicing pharmacist and responsible healthcare professional faster. In the final year of the program, students work alongside professional experts through clinical rotations covering inpatient medicine, institutional pharmacy, ambulatory care, and community pharmacy at more than 1,000 partners across the country.

Postbaccalaureate PharmD Pathway: The part-time, online postbaccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy Pathway program, allows U.S.-licensed, practicing pharmacists who have already earned a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy to advance their careers by earning the terminal PharmD degree. This part-time program is offered online for practicing pharmacists who wish to continue working while earning their PharmD. Most experiential work can be fulfilled through your current work site. Students are assigned to a required four-week clinical rotation at the end of the program.


Academic Excellence. As the second oldest pharmacy program in the U.S., we have been educating pharmacy professionals since 1823. Learn from our experienced faculty about everything from patient care to the management of patient practice and public health. The result is a supportive and multifaceted curriculum that will enable you to succeed.

Interprofessional Collaboration. At MCPHS, you will study alongside future nurses, PAs, biologists, and others who are totally dedicated to healthcare. This allows for the unique opportunity to experience interprofessional learning opportunities. These types of experiences empower graduates to be part of the future of healthcare—a collaborative, team-based approach that not only improves individual patient care but the healthcare delivery system as a whole.

Successful Student Outcomes. Our graduates’ NAPLEX scores continue to increase and our graduates go on to successful and meaningful careers in the pharmaceutical industry. In fact, MCPHS was named the #1 university for earning power by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2018 College Rankings.

Innovative Program Enhancements. As the scope of practice changes and pharmacists are involved in more direct patient care, medical therapy management, and interprofessional collaboration the PharmD program continues to make innovative enhancements to our curriculum allowing for a more integrative approach to teaching, providing more interprofessional learning opportunities, implementing new technologies for assessing student outcomes, and hiring new, highly-skilled faculty.

MCPHS Advantage Scholarship. We are serious about setting our graduates up for educational and professional success. That’s why if you complete the six-year or 34-month PharmD at MCPHS, you can earn a 100% tuition scholarship toward one of six online part-time master’s degree programs—including an MBA.

What Our Students Have to Say:

“The PharmD program allows students to gain a lot of insight into the different divisions of pharmacy. Before coming to MCPHS, I had no clue about institutional and industry pharmacy. Our university allows us to explore the different sides of pharmacy and provides us with the resources to gain knowledge in the different areas.

The faculty here at MCPHS love sharing what they do and why they love pharmacy. It is very easy to start a conversation with them that ends up turning into a mentorship. Our faculty want to see students be successful and try their best to provide us with all the necessary tools to be successful pharmacists.” –Amanda Robinson, PharmD-Boston ‘19

“MCPHS provides a realistic view of how healthcare professionals should work hand in hand with each other toward the common goal of improving patients’ health.

MCPHS is definitely one of the best universities in terms of resources and postgraduate fellowship programs. The University has many fellowship programs that are affiliated with pharmaceutical companies.” –Kimberly Hor, PharmD-Worcester ‘18


The Doctor of Pharmacy programs at MCPHS are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), 20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, IL 60602-5109; tel.: 312.664.3575, 800.533.3606; fax: 312.664.4652

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