Degree Specialization 

Fall Admission

Spring Admission

Second Year Second Semester Second Year First Semester
16 hours (no change) 17 hours(+2 hours to regular load)
Enroll in Elective: Leading Pharmacy Change Enroll in Elective: Leading Pharmacy Change
Application Process: Application Process:
Starts mid-March - Up to 10 students accepted every year. If you are accepted, you will move to the next step. If you are not accepted, there will be no changes in your degree schedule. Starts mid-March - Up to 10 students accepted every year. If accepted, move to the next step. If you are not accepted, you will not take one of the two hour electives in the next two semesters.
Summer Institute 1: 3 hours Summer Institute 1: 3 hours
Enroll: Pharmacy Innovation  Enroll: Pharmacy Innovation 
Weekend coursework Weekend coursework
Third Year First Semester: Second Year Second Semester:
15 hours (-2 hours from regular load) 14 hours (-2 hours from regular load)
Do not enroll in the professional elective this semester. Hours are covered in the summer institute. Do not enroll in the professional elective this semester. Hours are covered in the summer institute.
Third Year Second Semester: Third Year First Semester:
No change 15 hours (-2 hours from regular load)
Summer Institute 2: 4 hours Summer Institute 2: 4 hours
Enroll: Quality Outcome Evaluation in Pharmacy Enroll: Quality Outcome Evaluation in Pharmacy
Weekend coursework

Interested in Applying?

Students interested in applying for the Center of Excellence degree specialization program will:

  1. Enroll in Leading Transformational Change in Pharmacy in the Spring.
  2. Submit an application packet for acceptance to the Center. There are opportunities to explore the degree specialization and perfect your application packet.
  3. If accepted, enroll in Pharmacy Innovation (Summer Institute).
  • Even if you aren’t interested in the degree specialization, you are still welcome to enroll in Pharmacy Leadership in the Spring as an elective.
  • There are nine hours in the degree emphasis.
  • Four hours are already a part of the CoP program. Students only pay for an additional five hours for this unique degree specialization.