Doctor of Pharmacy, Pharm.D.

Answer the call to holistically support your community and embody Christ’s compassion in the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Engage in rigorous study and complete a year of hands-on clinical practice as you prepare for a career of advocacy, management, expertise, and service.

Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy

West Palm Beach



Why Pursue your Pharm.D. at PBA?

Nurture your potential in one of the top schools of pharmacy in Florida. The Gregory School of Pharmacy at Palm Beach Atlantic University approaches education through student-centered, holistic, and real-world practices designed for both your and your patients’ success. Develop professionally, clinically, and spiritually in this uniquely faith-lead program, where servant leadership and patient care advocacy are at the root of all we do.

  • Rooted in Faith: We infuse Christian values throughout the Pharm.D. program, forming a solid foundation for ethical conduct as a healthcare provider.
  • Affordable: Our competitively priced program helps situate your career goals within financial reach.
  • Individualized Learning: One-on-one and small group attention from professors sets PBA apart—our 75-student cohorts are the most limited in Florida.
  • Career-Focused: Clinical practice, career advising, and mentors help you shape your studies to achieve your post-graduation goals.
  • NAPLEX Success: PBA graduates have higher NAPLEX pass rates than the state and national averages.


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What You’ll Learn

With a Pharm.D. degree from PBA, you will become a:

  • Medication expert, providing medication therapy management, designing drug dosing regimens, recommending optimal drug delivery formulations, and resolving medication-related problems.
  • Patient-centered care practitioner, evaluating patient- and treatment-specific factors in treatment options, developing strategies to encourage medication adherence, preparing comprehensive therapeutic plans, documenting patient care information, and evaluating medication orders.
  • Servant leader, modeling Christ’s example of teaching and healing, practicing life-long learning, collaborating with fellow healthcare practitioners, and establishing covenantal relationships with patients.
  • Professional communicator, advocating for patient care across the healthcare team, communicating with patients, exhibiting empathy and respect, and performing with professionalism and confidence.
  • Pharmacy systems manager, adhering to healthcare system principles, participating in the development and application of system practices, assessing and reporting team performance, implementing collaborative cost-effective care, reconciling appropriate use of medications, and optimizing care using health informatics and technological resources.

Excellence in NAPLEX Pass Rates

The time, talent, and effort you invest in the Pharm.D. program at PBA will pay dividends early in your professional career: our graduates consistently achieve high pass rates on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX), exceeding both state and national averages for launching a pharmacy career.

Interrogate principles and apply practices throughout the 146-credit-hour Pharm.D. degree. Your first three years of study will be dedicated to theory- and lab-based courses, including case studies and clinical applications. In your fourth year, you will complete 42 credit hours of clinical rotations in community-based professional practice settings. By combining rigorous coursework with extensive hands-on experience, the Pharm.D. degree equips you for a transformative career in diverse patient care environments.

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The Doctor of Pharmacy program prepares you for five dimensions of professional pharmacy practice: medication expertise, patient-centered care, servant leadership, professional communication, and pharmacy systems management. Explore each dimension of the Pharm.D. program.

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Our small, collaborative Pharm.D. degree program fosters a personalized education environment through selective admissions. Our application cycle begins in mid-July for enrollment in August of the following year. We review applications, schedule interviews, and send out decisions on a rolling basis. Apply by June 1 to enroll in the same year.

Complete approximately two years of pre-professional coursework in order to be considered for admission to the Pharm.D. degree program. These prerequisites must be taken at a regionally accredited college or university, with a grade of C- or better, before you have enrolled in the School of Pharmacy, and within 10 years of your application.

Exercise your clinical skills and ready for career opportunities throughout the Doctor of Pharmacy program in laboratory and assessment courses, case studies, and clinical placements in general medicine, ambulatory care, community health, hospital practice, and additional elective settings.

PBA’s Doctor of Pharmacy program prepares graduates to sit for the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX), a nationwide examination for the licensing of pharmacists in the United States. Passing this exam is required for pharmacist licensure in the United States.  Additionally, PBA’s Doctor of Pharmacy program prepares graduates to sit for the Florida Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE), a statewide examination that is required for the licensing of pharmacists in the state of Florida. Licensure and certification varies from state to state, and graduates should be prepared to abide by additional requirements when seeking licensure or certification in a state other than Florida.

Commit to a rewarding and impactful career as a pharmacist here in southern Florida—home to 200 healthcare providers and more than 150 biotechnology, medical device, and pharmaceutical companies—or anywhere across the country. 


The extensive field experience and professional preparation of PBA’s Pharm.D. program will boost your potential in this lucrative field, where the median annual salary is over $132,000 per the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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