The University of Findlay’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)*. The University of Findlay is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
*Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60603, Phone: 312-664-3575; Fax 312-664-4652
Experiential Learning Services
Experiential learning is the practice component of the University of Findlay’s Distance PharmD program. You will participate in interactive learning experiences in your community under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist.
During the program's first 3 years, you will complete 300 hours (100 each year) of supervised and structured training on-site with a licensed pharmacist. These guided experiences follow standard U.S. practice models and help you gain confidence while building practical pharmaceutical and patient-focused communication skills.
In the program's final year, you will complete at least 1,440 hours of advanced, experiential-based learning. An assigned preceptor directs these experiences at a designated site near you. A minimum of 160 hours is required in each APPE area, including community practice, ambulatory patient care, hospital/health system pharmacy, and inpatient general medicine. The remaining hours include specialty and elective areas.
Findlay’s placement team helps you find experiential learning sites and preceptors within driving distance of your residence. The practical experience you’ll gain during your IPPE and APPE hours complements classroom learning and prepares you to develop and refine practical pharmacy competencies.
Finding preceptors and sites near you for your experiential learning rotations can be time-consuming. We manage the logistics of this process so you can focus on your education and the competencies you need to become an accomplished pharmacist.
The Distance PharmD total program investment is approximately $165,000 (includes textbooks). Financial aid may be available to our distance students.
This innovatively designed program can be completed in 4 years (9 semesters) and includes online coursework (synchronous and asynchronous), (3) one-week campus immersions, and experiential learning in clinical settings.
Findlay intakes its Distance PharmD students one time per year in the fall.
This online degree requires 142 credit hours of online coursework (synchronous and asynchronous). Additionally, 300 IPPE hours and at least 1,440 APPE hours of experiential learning are required to graduate.
The didactic coursework is delivered 100% online, both synchronously and asynchronously. You will also practice vital skills during 3 on-campus immersions for 1 week each May and log a minimum of 1,440 hours of experiential learning in real-world pharmaceutical settings.
Yes. Our faculty members are experienced pharmacists and pharmaceutical sciences professionals who use an interactive teaching style and a system-based curriculum to support your personal and professional development.
Yes. A dedicated Findlay Placement Coordinator works with you to secure sites and preceptors near you for your IPPE and APPE hours. Learn more.
Students from all states except Colorado and New York are welcome to apply to Findlay’s Distance PharmD program. Please see our State Authorization page for more detailed information.
Program Eligibility & Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree or 18 general ed credits + prereqs
- 3.0 cumulative GPA
- Transcripts from all institutions attended
- No PCAT required
Students must have completed these courses:
- General Chemistry with labs (8)
- Organic Chemistry with labs (8)
- Anatomy & Physiology with labs (8)
- English Composition (6)
- Biology with labs (4)
- Calculus (4)
- Physics (4)
- Statistics (3)
- Communication (3)
- General education courses (18 hours)*
*Only for applicants without a bachelor’s degree
You can find more information on our application page.