Butler student in mask assisting a customer at the pharmacy

Better patient care. Healthier communities.

The Class of 2021 reported a 97 percent first-time pass rate for the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) compared to the 84 percent national average.
(National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, 2021)

Learn More about Butler's Doctor of Pharmacy Online Pathway

Bachelor's degree required.
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Program Overview

The Butler Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) online pathway empowers purposeful practitioners who lead within their communities and their professions in the pharmaceutical, biomedical, and healthcare fields. Our robust curriculum integrates a collaborative, immersive, and student-centered learning approach that prepares students as drug therapy experts and community leaders dedicated to serving society and improving patient outcomes.

The Butler PharmD is offered in both a campus-based and online format. Connect with an enrollment advisor to explore which format best aligns with your needs.

Pharmacy Practice Experiences

Apply classroom concepts to real-world professional settings through 10 one-month APPE rotations.


Experience three in-person immersions that will expand your network, develop your soft skills, and boost your professional growth through role-play and simulations.

Student-Centered Approach

Gain hands-on, interdisciplinary learning from industry-revered faculty, many of whom actively practice the subjects they teach.

APPE Rotations

The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) allow students to demonstrate acquired knowledge, skills, and attitudes in a professional setting. During the final year, students are required to complete and pass all the practice experiences in order to qualify for graduation.

  • 1 General Medicine
  • 1 Acute Care (inpatient)
  • 1 Hospital/Health System (inpatient)
  • 1 Ambulatory Care
  • 2 Community Practice
  • 2 Patient Care Elective Rotations (inpatient or outpatient)
  • 2 Elective Rotations (either patient care or non-patient care)
Doctor of Pharmacy student


Connect with your dedicated enrollment advisor to learn more about:

  • PharmCAS application process
  • Prerequisite courses

For financial aid information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@butler.edu or 317-940-8200.

Fall 2023 Quick Facts








Elective Hours


APPE Rotations




Start Date

August 23, 2023

Fall 2023 Priority Submit Deadline: November 1, 2022


Butler’s pharmacy program has a long history of full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and both the online and campus-based pathways are fully accredited.

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