Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

Be a Brighter You

If God has called upon you to help deliver the healthcare needs of those in your community, you owe it to yourself to answer. That’s exactly what students in the Doctor of Pharmacy program discover every year when they join our respected, collaborative community in the Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy.  


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.


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A Distinctive Education

In order to succeed in today’s dynamic healthcare arena, it takes individuals who want to serve at a higher level and deeply impact the lives of patients. That’s what our program is all about. You’ll learn from Christian faculty who are experts in their fields, and alongside fellow students who share your values, amplify your skills and inspire you to follow your passions.

Powering Ahead

The following is the program’s admissions process:

  1. Make sure you have a plan in place to complete the required courses by May of the year you are seeking admission.
  2. Complete your Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) application at by June 1 of the year you wish to seek admission.
  3. Send official transcripts (including updates as you complete classes), PCAT scores (code104) and three letters of recommendation directly to PharmCAS. You may begin the PharmCAS application before assembling these documents.
  4. The Admissions Committee will select the top candidates for campus interviews. Applicants who take pre-pharmacy courses at PBA may be eligible for the guaranteed interview program.
  5. Applications of interviewed applicants are reviewed again, and the final admissions decisions are made. The School of Pharmacy limits enrollment to approximately 75 students each academic year.

Distinctively PBA

There are a number of key aspects to our program that sets it apart, making our graduates highly sought after and prepared to thrive in their careers. These are a few of the things that distinguish the PharmD program at PBA:

  • Personal—Limiting our class size to 75 students each year (the smallest in the state of Florida), we are able to enhance learning and interaction with faculty and other students.
  • Affordable—PBA’s degree program is competitively priced, which helps place your career dreams within financial reach.
  • Accredited—Our PharmD program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Pharmacy Education(ACPE), so you can rest assured that your instruction is meaningful and of the highest quality.
  • Rooted in faith—PBA’s PharmD courses are infused with Christian values to provide you with a solid foundation for ethical conduct as a healthcare provider.
  • Career-focused—One-to-one career advising and mentoring helps you shape your studies to achieve your goals post-graduation.
  • Dynamic—Upon completion of the first year of the program you can opt for a dual degree, adding an MBA to your PharmD prior to launching into the post-graduation employment market.

Graduates of the program are prepared to succeed in ways that will distinguish them throughout their careers. Ours is a proven legacy of success, evidenced by the fact that our graduates achieve pass rates on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) at rates consistently higher than state and national averages. And PBA’s location in West Palm Beach, Florida, will place you close to career opportunities at 200 healthcare providers and more than 150 biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical companies.


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“PBA’s pharmacy program 4th year provides opportunities to work in a variety of pharmacy-based practice sites. During my time at those sites, I was fortunate enough to work on a project for the hospital where I analyzed how three medications were being utilized in the emergency room and compared that utilization to the cost of each medication. This experience led me to find a career within a similar field of work.” Emily Rose Reonegro, PharmD
Gregory School of Pharmacy Alum