Students receive a rich education resulting in a Pharm.D. after three calendar years.

USJ’s distinctive and innovative modified-block curriculum has a proven record of success; its format will increase your ability to master the material, while also providing an experiential education.

Becoming a pharmacist at the University of Saint Joseph is a rewarding experience that will prepare you for the many paths pharmacists can lead. Students who graduate from USJ’s Doctor of Pharmacy program go on to work in clinical research, medical sales, pharmacology, product/process development & many other career paths.

Enhance your professional opportunities, job security, and career success with a Pharm.D. from the University of Saint Joseph. You’ll be out of school after three calendar years, a doctoral degree in hand, earning a highly-competitive salary while filling a societal need.

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Your Future in Pharmacy

Did you know?

  • There will be a shortage of pharmacists through 2030
  • Employment of pharmacists is expected to grow by 17% between 2008 and 2018
  • The median annual salary for pharmacists in May 2015 was $121,500

Information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.


How many years is pharmacy school?

USJ’s pharmacy program is three calendar years. While many schools offer four-year programs, USJ’s three-year Pharm.D. program ensures you enter the field a full year earlier thanks to a proven and innovative modified block curriculum.

How do I become a pharmacist?

To become a pharmacist, students must earn a bachelor’s degree from a college or university where they take prerequisite courses in the sciences. Following their undergraduate degree, they must earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.). At USJ, students complete this degree in three years and graduate fully prepared to enter the competitive field of pharmacy.

How much does tuition cost?

Full-time annual tuition for USJ’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is $50,679.00 and the annual comprehensive student fee is $1,407.00. With numerous loan, grant, and scholarship options available at USJ, eligible students can receive aid that effectively lowers the cost of tuition.

What do pharmacists do?

The duties of a pharmacist range from dispensing medications and consulting with patients to working directly with physicians. With a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Saint Joseph, graduates are prepared to enter the field of pharmacy in a variety of settings including:

  • Community and regional hospitals
  • Emergency departments and trauma centers
  • Community pharmacies (ie., CVS, Walgreens)
  • State government agencies
  • Academia, and more

What is a pharmacist’s average salary?

Earning a median salary of $121,170, pharmacist was ranked as No. 21 in U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Paying Jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 5.6% employment growth for pharmacists between 2016 and 2026, meaning 17,400 jobs should be available for graduates.

What topics do Pharm.D. students study?

USJ’s pharmacy program features a modified block curriculum that has a proven record of success. In this format, students move through the program as part of a group, studying one course at a time to master the subject material while gaining real-world experience in the field. Courses include:

  • Pharmaceutical Calculations
  • Pharmacochemistry
  • Pharmacy Law
  • Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics
  • Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Pharmacy Administration and Management

Learn More

Contact us to learn more about the Doctor of Pharmacy program, which includes:

  • Modified-block curriculum – you move through the program as a group, studying one course at a time and mastering the subject material
  • Experiential education throughout the entire curriculum
  • Faculty and staff highly skilled in pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacy practice, and administration
  • A state-of-the-art facility in downtown Hartford, Conn.

Contact Us

USJ School of Pharmacy
Office of Experiential Education
229 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103-1501

Dr. Jennifer Luciano
Phone: 860.231.5874
Email: [email protected]

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