Why Choose PharmD at MCPHS?

The PharmD program prepares you for whatever your future may hold.

Multiple Campuses. Unlimited Possibilities.

Pharmacists are no longer just the white-coated professional behind the retail counter. They are found in hospitals, nuclear laboratories, veterinary clinics, and the FDA. Pharmacists work in drug research and development, economics and policy, and insurance.

Even NASA has pharmacists. Drugs interact differently in space than on Earth, and someone has to prepare medical kits for travel to Mars.

Demand for pharmacists who work in all sorts of settings continue to grow—and there’s a shortage of people to fill these jobs.


The value of a MCPHS education is strong. We regularly place students into careers or clinical rotations at top-tier institutions with high salaries.

Additionally, we offer more than other PharmD programs—you will have opportunities to strengthen your credentials through additional degrees, certifications, and concentrations. You can also travel the world and engage in global practice experiences.

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Students in Rotations

The best way to prepare for a successful career in healthcare is to get hands-on experience. MCPHS will help you enhance your skills and gain valuable mentors.


Individual Clinical Sites

At MCPHS, we affiliate with leading medical institutions for students to gain firsthand insight into their field. Whether doing a rotation domestically or abroad, you'll make a difference in the lives of patients.


Clinical Rotations

Shadow pharmacists and their teams and learn how to adapt to different environments. Settings include Ambulatory Care, Community Pharmacy, Internal Medicine, Institutional Pharmacy, and electives reflecting your personal interests.

Direct Entry PharmD Features

Boston, MA Campus

  • 6 year direct-entry program, ideal for those who have just graduated high school or have completed some/all preprofessional courses
  • Runs during fall and spring semesters; summers for hands-on or clinical experience
  • No PCAT required
  • Honors program available
  • Innovative business plan competition included in curriculum
  • APhA Immunization certification included
  • PharmD/MBA dual-degree program (available)
  • Graduate certificates in Healthcare Management, Public Health, and Medication Safety available to add on to degree
  • Boston campus is surrounded by renowned healthcare institutions in the Longwood Medical Area
  • Precision Medicine Graduate Certificate offered entirely online

Accelerated PharmD Features

Worcester, MA and Manchester, NH Campus

  • 34-month accelerated program, ideal for students who already have a bachelor's degree or satisfied preprofessional requirements
  • Scholarships available
  • No PCAT required
  • APhA certifications included: Immunization, Medication Therapy Management, and Diabetes Management
  • Optional concentrations in Experimental Cancer Research and Geriatrics
  • PharmD/MPH dual-degree program available
  • Graduate certificates in Healthcare Management, Public Health, and Medication Safety available to add on to degree
  • Worcester campus is centrally located to many incredible healthcare opportunities
  • Manchester campus allows you to study in a small city with access to large healthcare opportunities
  • Precision Medicine Graduate Certificate offered entirely online
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What You Can Do with a Pharmacy Degree

Demand for pharmacists is growing. As the medication use expert, you will be an integral member of the team.

Enter industries of biotechnology, economics, finance, policy, insurance, medical writing, regulatory affairs, technology, plus pharmaceutics and pharmacovigilance.

Find work in: ambulatory care, hospital emergency rooms, psychiatric clinics, outpatient care centers, physician offices, neonatal care units, and more.

Oversee: Dispensation of medicines, testing procedures, drug research and development, and growing technologies of informatics, artificial intelligence, and precision medicines.
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