You must apply for and be admitted into the Pharm.D. degree program before applying for the CDP. After enrolling, you can apply for the CDP anytime before your third year.
Funding (i.e., tuition support and stipend) is available for the Pharm.D./Ph.D. track only.
PCAT scores are required for admission to the Pharm.D. program. If you apply for the Pharm.D./Ph.D. track, the GRE is required. The GMAT is required for the Pharm.D./M.B.A.. See the application for more information about application requirements.
Students will graduate sequentially, first with a Pharm.D. degree and then their Ph.D. degree. Students are eligible to take the NAPLEX exam once the Pharm.D. degree is awarded.
Application information is available from Jurgen Venitz (Pharm.D./Ph.D.), David Holdford (Pharm.D./M.B.A.), Amy Pakyz (Pharm.D./M.P.H.) or Patty Slattum (Pharm.D./Certificate in Aging Studies). Application forms are available on Blackboard.
Depending on the student, approximately:
|Traditional Program |
(without Pharm.D. program)
|Combined degree |
(years beyond Pharm.D.)
|M.B.A.||2 years||1 year|
|Ph.D.||4 years||2-3 years|
|M.P.H.||2 years||1 year|
|Certificate of Aging Studies||21 credits||No additional time|
We highly recommend it. We have summer fellowships available for students to get research experience. You can also use this experience to help select an advisor to sponsor your application for one of the Pharm.D./Ph.D. research tracks.