Entry-to-Practice PharmD Degree
Our Entry-to-Practice PharmD program offers the highest quality education in pharmaceutical sciences, equipping our graduates for a variety of career opportunities in pharmacy practice, research and teaching. Our grads are shaping developments in policy and practice in British Columbia and beyond. Be a player in the fast-evolving health care landscape. We have the program that will get you out in front.
The Doctor of Pharmacy program of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia has been awarded Accreditation status by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs for a six-year term ending June 30, 2026.
The Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy program is a four-year professional program designed to prepare graduates for the current and future scope of pharmacy practice in healthcare settings such as community, primary care, ambulatory care, and hospital practice; and for industry, government, and other specialized fields.
Our competency-based curriculum integrates foundational pharmaceutical sciences with advanced pharmacotherapeutic problem-solving and hands-on learning through integrated activities, interprofessional education, community service learning courses, and 42 weeks of practicums.
To be considered for admission to the Entry-to-Practice PharmD program, applicants must complete at least 60-credits of transferable post-secondary and satisfy a number of academic and non-academic requirements. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the admissions information on our website prior to submitting an application.
The admissions process requires applicants to submit an online application to UBC and provide academic transcripts and other documentation. An interview is also required for selected applicants. Applicants should review the application timeline to learn more about the important dates and deadlines.
Interested in learning more about the Entry-to-Practice PharmD program? In these pages, you will find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs), find out more about upcoming information sessions, and how to connect with an Entry-to-Practice PharmD admissions advisor.