Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)—Non-Traditional (NTDP)

School of Pharmacy

This program is designed for US-licensed pharmacists who would like to advance their careers by earning a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

Education that Leverages Your Work Experience

The NTDP program at MCPHS is designed to provide the broad knowledge and experience that will help you advance your career in a variety of areas of pharmacy. The coursework for this 24-month, part-time program is held online, which allows you to continue working as a pharmacist while earning your PharmD degree. Most of the program’s experiential requirements can be fulfilled at your current work site, but you must undertake a four-week clinical rotation at the end of the program. The NTDP program begins in the fall.

Your 24-Month Journey

Although you will complete the coursework for this degree online, you must attend an in-person orientation on the Boston campus at the start of the program.

First-Year Experience

  • learn the principles of pharmaceutical care, clinical pharmacokinetics, and pharmacoepidemiology
  • gain a deep understanding of drug literature resources and evaluation

Second-Year Experience

  • begin a series of pharmacotherapeutics practice engagements
  • complete an advanced pharmacy practicum experience

Explore the School of Pharmacy at MCPHS

The MCPHS pharmacy program is designed to provide broad knowledge and experience in healthcare that will help you advance your career in a variety of areas of pharmacy.

Advance Your Career in Pharmacy at MCPHS

Founded in 1823, MCPHS is the second-oldest university of pharmacy in the United States and has prepared more students for careers in pharmacy than any other university in the world.

That Essential Quality: Flexibility

Bisni Narayanan, PharmD '15, MS, pharmacist and mother of two, needed a flexible schedule to fulfill her PharmD degree. The NTDP was the answer.

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$128,570 median salary

Average annual compensation for pharmacists / U.S. News & World Report, Best Healthcare Jobs, 2022

Diverse Career Opportunities

Career options for pharmacists extend far beyond the retail counter, from hospitals, to labs, to research, and many more.

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Related MCPHS Programs

We offer two paths to a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in addition to our PharmD—Non-Traditional Option.

Doctor of Pharmacy (Accelerated PharmD)

Full-time program on the Worcester and Manchester campuses. Earn your degree in 34 months.

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)— Direct Entry

Six-year, full-time program on the Boston campus.