Pharmacy Technician to Doctor of Pharmacy Pathway

New streamlined NDSU Pharmacy Admissions option

You’ve already achieved career success as a pharmacy technician. Expand your career further with the new streamlined NDSU Pharmacy admissions option to achieve your Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

Who is eligible?
  • Graduates from an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited pharmacy technician program
  • Currently certified as a pharmacy technician by a national certifying body approved by the North Dakota Board of Pharmacy
What are the new streamlined requirements?
  1. Complete NDSU Bachelor of Science in Health Services program
  2. All previously earned credits (with grades of C or higher) from an accredited college or university count toward degree requirements
  3. Required pre-professional pharmacy courses are incorporated into program requirements
  4. Students who hold an associate degree can complete the program in as little as 2 years
How do I apply?

During your final year in the Bachelor of Science in Health Services Program:

  • Take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT)
  • Apply through PharmCAS 
  • Participate in an interview process
How and when can I enter the NDSU Pharmacy program?
  • Accepted students lacking coursework will enter the professional program in May 2021 and complete a streamlined, summer preparatory program.
  • Students who have completed sufficient coursework in all of these areas enter the professional program in the Fall 2021 upon acceptance.
Contact for more info

Jamie Berg, Academic Assistant
 701-231-7601

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