The Doctor of Pharmacy program attracts students from around the globe seeking to gain the knowledge and experience they need to become skilled practitioners and practice leaders.
Important Dates for the Fall 2021 Admission Cycle
- Cycle Opens: July 14, 2020
- Preferred Deadline: October 1, 2020
- Creighton Early Assurance and Preference Deadline: November 1, 2020
- Final Deadline: June 1, 2021
A minimum of 63 semester hours or 95 quarter hours is required before entering the program. The PCAT is not required for consideration for admission. Please review specific prerequisite course requirements and course completion deadlines on the Doctor of Pharmacy Prerequisites page prior to applying.
To apply, submit an online application and all supporting application materials through PharmCAS, a pharmacy centralized application service. All supporting application materials include the following:
- An official transcript must be received from each institution the applicant has attended and/or is currently attending. Official transcripts must be received directly from the issuing institution(s).
- All fall/winter term 2020 transcripts should be directed to PharmCAS.
- All spring/summer 2021 term transcripts should be directed to the School’s Office of Admission.
- Two letters of recommendation (submitted through PharmCAS). We prefer that one letter come from a college professor who can attest to your ability to enter a competitive professional program. If you have been out of school for some time, letters from a work setting can be helpful. Do not submit letters from family members or friends.
Instructions for Selecting a Pathway
The Creighton University Doctor of Pharmacy program offers three unique pathways for pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree:
- Our traditional Campus Pathway, based in Omaha, NE
- A unique Distance Pathway, based in your area with annual travel to Omaha to complete labs
- Our newest hybrid Phoenix Pathway, based in Phoenix, AZ at our up and coming interprofessional Health Sciences Campus.
Applicants may only apply to one pathway per admission cycle. To select a pathway, applicants must first select designate the Creighton University Doctor of Pharmacy Program, Omaha, NE from the list of programs on PharmCAS. Once Creighton has been designated, applicants will select their preferred pathway by answering Creighton’s school-specific questions on PharmCAS.
Personal interviews are required in the admission process. Qualified applicants will be notified via email if they are selected for an interview.
2021 Personal Interview Dates
- September 18, 2020
- October 9, 2020
- November 13, 2020
- December 11, 2020
- January 22, 2021
- February 19, 2021
- March 19, 2021
- April 23, 2021
- May 21, 2021
- June 18, 2021
- December 4, 2020
- March 26, 2021
Creighton Early Assurance:
- February 26, 2021
* Interviews will be in a virtual format due to COVID-19 until further notice
Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Qualified applicants are invited to interview on a first-come, first-served basis. Once interview seats and entering class seats are filled, the admission committee will no longer consider remaining applicants.
Fulfillment of basic requirements does not guarantee an interview or admission. A selection system exists in which the Pharmacy Admission Committee selects the applicants it considers best qualified for the study and practice of the profession from a pool of applicants. Admission is based on rigor of coursework, quality of academic institution, cumulative GPA, prerequisite science and math GPA, recommendations, applicant statement and interview.
The Doctor of Pharmacy program welcomes international applicants to our Campus Pathway. For consideration, we do require that all prerequisite coursework is completed at a regionally accredited college or university within the United States. Due to F1 Visa requirements and processing timeline, we also require that all prerequisite coursework is completed by July 1 of the year of enrollment. Click here for specific information about international student requirements and exam scores in addition to basic admission requirements.
Advance Standing/Transfer Applicants
Creighton University will review interested applicants for advance standing or transfer from another pharmacy program on a case-by-case basis. Interested applicants can contact Dr. Kelly Nystrom, Assistant Dean for Educational Outcomes, at kellynystrom [at] creighton [dot] edu.
For any candidate that has matriculated into another professional pharmacy program, a letter from the dean at the prior pharmacy institution is required for admission consideration. This letter should state your standing in (or upon leaving) the pharmacy program and your eligibility to return, if you are no longer enrolled.
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
The safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff are primary considerations at Creighton University. The Creighton University Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and Violence Against Women Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes and fires, as well as institutional policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, fire safety, crime reporting, and other matters. This legislation seeks to make college campuses safer through the disclosure of such information, and to assist applicants in making enrollment or employment decisions based upon that criteria.
You may download a copy of this report by accessing the following website: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. You may also obtain a free paper copy of the report at the Public Safety office at 2222 Burt Street, Omaha, NE 68178, or by contacting Public Safety at 402.280.2104.