Planning Your Studies

As a student, you will begin earning your Pharm.D. at the start of the academic year in September. Students will complete a total of 11 terms. Each summer term will require 30–35 hours of didactic work per week. These include three to four weeks of full-time IPPE rotations in summers two and three, and full-time APPE rotations in the fourth summer.

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Year One

P1 Fall

Approximately 48 hours per week.

  • 42 hours of coursework, studying, and live classes
  • 6 hours for exams and professional time blocks

P1 Spring

Approximately 42 hours per week.

  • 36 hours of coursework, studying, and live classes
  • 6 hours for exams and professional time blocks

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Year Two

P2 Summer

Weeks 1–8

  • 43 hours of coursework, studying, and live sessions
  • 6 hours for exams and professional time blocks

IPPE I: 40 hours per week for 3 weeks beginning in week 9

P2 Fall

Approximately 48 hours per week.

  • 42 hours of coursework, studying, and live classes
  • 6 hours for exams and professional time blocks

P2 Spring

Approximately 48 hours per week.

  • 42 hours of coursework, studying, and live classes
  • 6 hours for exams and professional time blocks

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Year Three

P3 Summer

Weeks 1–8

  • 24 hours of coursework, studying, and live sessions
  • 6 hours for exams and professional time blocks

IPPE II: 40 hours per week for 4 weeks beginning in week 9

P3 Fall

5557 hours per week.

  • 48 hours of coursework, studying, and live classes
  • 6 hours for exams and professional time blocks

IPPE III: 2 hours per week for 5 weeks across the fall term

P3 Spring

Approximately 56 hours per week.

  • 48 hours of coursework, studying, and live classes
  • 6 hours for exams and professional time blocks

IPPE IV: 30 hours total across the spring term

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Year Four

Your last three semesters in the program will consist exclusively of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) rotations. Each rotation will require at least 40 hours of weekly, in-person work, with the possibility of an additional time commitment depending on your preceptor’s requirements.

P4 Summer

APPE I: 40–63 hours per week for 6 weeks total.

APPE II: 40–63 hours per week for 6 weeks total.

P4 Fall

APPE III: 40–63 hours per week for 6 weeks total.

APPE IV: 40–63 hours per week for 6 weeks total.

APPE V: 40–63 hours per week for 6 weeks total.

P4 Spring

APPE VI: 40–63 hours per week for 6 weeks total.

APPE VII: 40–63 hours per week for 6 weeks total.

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For more information about what a typical semester may look like, you can review a sample course schedule.

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