Become a Pharmacist Leader Who Discovers, Innovates, and Advocates

Pharmacists play an integral role in the health care system. At the Nova Southeastern University Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy you’ll receive a pharmacy education that better prepares you to enter an increasingly complex health care environment. Gain the confidence needed to advocate for and deliver patient-centered care. NSU will help you carve out the career you want in pharmacy practice, research, industry, academia, and other pharmacy-related occupations.

A Gift That Will Change Lives

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NSU Board of Trustees Vice Chair, and Chair of the NSU Health Professions Division Board of Governors, Dr. Barry Silverman, and his wife, Judy, have made a transformational gift to the university. They are particularly interested in enhancing the growth and continued impact of NSU’s pharmacy program not only in Fort Lauderdale/Davie, but also at our San Juan, Puerto Rico campus. To honor this transformational gift, the college will now be known as NSU’s Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy.

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Why Earn Your Degree at NSU's Silverman College of Pharmacy?

What Type of Degree Are You Looking For?

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Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

Earn your Pharm.D. degree in a 4-year Entry-Level or three-year Advanced Standing program (offered to international pharmacy graduates). Coursework in both programs prepares students to take the North American Pharmacist Licensing Examination (NAPLEX) and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE). No PCAT required.

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Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ph.D. graduates focus on expanding the science of drug knowledge by creating and testing new drug molecules or using technology to develop new dosage forms. Students choose one of three sequences to study with experts in their field: Drug Development (Pharmaceutics), Molecular Medicine and Pharmacogenomics, or Social and Administrative Pharmacy.

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Master's Programs

As a Master of Science (M.S.) graduate from the College of Pharmacy, you can pursue a career in academia, industry, research, health care systems, and government and non-government agencies. There are two degree options available: the two-year M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and the one-year M.S. in Pharmaceutical Affairs. Your master's degree will also prepare you to pursue a Pharm.D. or Ph.D. degree.

Continuing Education and Training Programs

Continuing Education (CE) credits for practicing pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are required by boards in every state. NSU's College of Pharmacy offers convenient online and "live" program courses to meet your needs in areas that have an immediate impact upon the practice of pharmacy.

The College of Pharmacy also provides a variety of other training and certification opportunities.

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“We work hard every day to fulfill the mission of the college: to educate and develop inclusive leaders in the science and practice of pharmacy who will improve health through discovery, innovation, advocacy, and the delivery of optimal patient care. We achieve our mission by providing students with opportunities to gain experiences outside of the classroom, both locally and on a global scale. We ensure our students are equipped with the competencies necessary to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s healthcare environment, allowing them to have an edge on the competition and dominate in the chosen profession.”

Michelle A. Clark, Ph.D. | Dean and Professor, Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy
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Preparation for Practice

NSU’s College of Pharmacy graduates achieve the top NAPLEX pass rate among Florida’s private colleges of pharmacy. They also secure residencies at a competitive match rate: 2022 ASHP Phase I PGY-1 Residency Match Rate: 62 (N=40). The college offers a fellowship program and several residency programs to prepare graduates for advanced careers.

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College of Pharmacy Alumni

With more than 6,000 alumni representing over 35 countries, graduates of NSU's College of Pharmacy have a global presence and are leaders in the profession.
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