Doctor of Pharmacy Distance Pathway

University of Alaska/ Creighton University School of Pharmacy Agreement


The University of Alaska (UA) and the Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions (SPAHP) recently entered into an affiliation agreement. This agreement mandate that five seats in the entering (P1) distance education Doctor of Pharmacy Program be reserved for University of Alaska students or Alaska residents. These residents and/or students must meet the eligibility criteria and other admissions requirements.

The application process for this special program is the same as for any other pharmacy applicants wishing to attend Creighton University.

Eligibility and Prerequisite Criteria for UA – Creighton SPAHP Special Pharmacy Initiative Applicants

To be eligible for admission to the special pharmacy initiative, applicants must:

· Accumulate a minimum of 90 semester hours of credit by the end of the spring semester (June 1st) prior to enrollment at Creighton SPAHP.


· Be enrolled at UA campus or a resident of Alaska.


· Complete all Pre-Pharmacy requirements (see admission requirements below).


· Maintain a 3.25 cumulative grade point average in all college coursework (on a 4.0 scale).


· Complete biology, general chemistry and at least one semester of organic chemistry by the end of the semester in which application to the Program is made.


· Complete all prerequisite courses by the end of the spring semester prior to enrollment


· Achieve a minimum PCAT composite score of 60.


· Successfully complete an interview demonstrating professionalism and effective interpersonal communication skills, and expressing an appropriate rationale for the study and practice of pharmacy. UAA students meeting these criteria will be guaranteed an admission interview.


· Satisfy all Creighton SPAHP admission requirements.

Laptop Program

Students in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program will be provided with a tablet computer that is leased on their behalf by the School. This is the only computer for which technical assistance will be provided by the School and its cost is included in the tuition for the program. The computer will have all of the essential software needed by the student in the program installed.

Pharmacy education and pharmacy practice depends on graduates being well-versed in information technology and networked information resources. Pharmacists rely extensively on information systems for the provision of pharmaceutical care to patients. We intend to insure that our graduates are well prepared to capitalize on the opportunities that lie ahead for education, research and professional practice using advanced information technologies.

For More Information

For a detailed description of the Doctor of Pharmacy Distance program’s curriculum please refer to SPAHP’s Curriculum page.

For tuition costs please refer to SPAHP’s PharmD Financial Information page.

Applicants desiring to contact the SPAHP Admission Office should contact Debra Cieplak for information on this special program.

Debra Cieplak
(907) 786-4495

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