Earn Your Pharm.D.

Grounded in its mission to provide exemplary, learner-centered education and advance pharmacy practice through interprofessional collaboration, research, patient care, and service our college is continually evolving to offer the premier pharmacy education in Northern New England.  

As a UNE School of Pharmacy Advanced Standing Track (AST) graduate student, you would earn the same United States Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree as conventionally enrolled Pharm.D. students. This program offers pharmacists trained outside of the U.S. the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge of the pharmacy profession as practiced in the U.S. at a college that exemplifies an environment that is creative, humanistic, promotes professionalism, cultivates diversity, and welcomes you as a professional colleague.

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About the School of Pharmacy Advanced Standing Track

Our three-year program is designed for international pharmacy school graduates who wish to practice in the U.S. The program incorporates the latest in pharmacy practice, offering a variety of tracks to specialize in fields like pharmaceutical sciences and wellness and integrative medicine. You can also choose to participate in research using state-of-the-art equipment alongside nationally recognized faculty.

The program starts in the summer with an advanced standing bridge course meant to cover topics in the first year of the curriculum not covered by a previous degree. Upon successfully completing the preparatory course, you will integrate into the rising second-year (P2) cohort for the fall term.

See the Doctor of Pharmacy Admissions page for more information

Why Choose UNE

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  • Three-year program leads to U.S. Pharm.D. degree
  • Small class sizes with supportive faculty and professional staff
  • State-of-the-art simulation center to practice patient care 
  • University-wide emphasis on interprofessional education
  • Opportunities for study abroad in Thailand, Ghana, and Spain during your fourth year
  • Three nationally recognized certificate programs incorporated into didactic curriculum: APhA Immunization certificate, APhA MTM certificate, and NACDS Point-Of-Care certificate

Why Choose Portland, Maine

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  • Named “America’s Most Livable City” by Forbes, “Best Town in the East” by Outside and “Foodiest Small Town in America” by Bon Appetit
  • UNE’s Portland campus is just a short drive from the waterfront
  • One of the nation's most livable small cities
  • Accessible public transportation
  • A wealth of arts and cultural institutions
  • Home to an international airport