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Doctor of Pharmacy

Pathway to Professionalism

Today’s pharmacists are vital members of the health care team and key contributors to improving the health outcomes of patients and their communities. Pharmacists are among the most trusted of health professionals — and the Mylan School of Pharmacy is one of the most respected schools of pharmacy in the country.

We offer a Doctor of Pharmacy program that combines rigorous academics with challenging clinical experience, preparing you for career opportunities in a broad range of professional settings, including community pharmacy practice, hospitals, pharmaceutical research, academia, government, and professional and trade organizations.

Preparing Students for Pharmacy Practice

As a prospective student of this program, you must first apply to our two-year Pre-Professional Pharmacy study. After you have completed this program, you may apply for admission to the School of Pharmacy to enter the four-year professional phase.

We give strong preference to students who start at Duquesne as freshmen in the pre-pharmacy program. At least 85% of students in the professional phase completed their pre-pharmacy studies at Duquesne.

A Tradition of Excellence

The Mylan School of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy combines rigorous classroom education from a diverse and accomplished faculty with broad clinical experience, ensuring our graduates are equipped with the professional skills to improve the health outcomes of patients and their communities. As the role of today's pharmacist continues to evolve, our graduates are key contributors in the front-line of health care delivery, innovation, and new technologies. Specialized curricular options include pharmaceutical science research and certificates in pharmacy management, geriatrics, immunology, and pharmacotherapy.

With Duquesne University's Mylan School of Pharmacy recognized as one of the nation's most respected schools of pharmacy and a global leader in pharmacy education, our graduates enjoy:

  • 100% placement in jobs or graduate programs after graduation
  • Average starting salaries of $85,000 to $120,000 annually
  • Pass-rate for pharmacy licensure exam (NAPLEX) consistently well-above national average
  • Recognition as leaders in the pharmacy profession