Graduate Schools BookIdaho State University's Nontraditional PharmD program is listed by the Princeton Review as one of the top 3 distance learning graduate schools in the United States.

Nontraditional PharmD Program

Due to new Consumer Protection regulations that appeared in 2013, Idaho State University and the College of Pharmacy are unable at this time to accept distance-learning applicants from certain states.  For a current list of these states please go to

Nontraditional PharmD Program NOTICE

As of January 2014: November 1, 2014 is the last admission date for the Nontraditional PharmD Program at Idaho State University until further notice.  The deadline date for November 1, 2014 is June 1, 2014.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Program Overview

Idaho State University's Nontraditional Doctor of Pharmacy (Non-T) program is one of the pioneers of nontraditional pharmacy education. Established in 1989, more than 260 nontraditional PharmD students have graduated from our program. Currently, over 120 students are enrolled.Graduation

The Non-T curriculum includes 37 credits of didactic course work that are taught utilizing a combination of video recordings, moodle-based course design, interactive web-based case studies, detailed syllabi, and textbooks. Each course is completely self-paced, with an assigned instructor who is available to students via telephone or e-mail for questions or assistance. It is recommended that the didactic course work be completed within a 3.5 year time frame.

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Admission RequirementsStudent Studying

Candidates for the program must complete an admissions procedure that includes submitting documented evidence of a strong academic record, clinical experience, and past achievements as a pharmacy practitioner. In determining admission status, the Admissions Committee will weigh all evidence each student provides, including academic record and documented achievements as a pharmacy practitioner. Prior to admission to the program, candidates must travel to Pocatello to complete an assessment process, which includes interviews, writing assessment and baseline evaluation of clinical skills.

Please visit the Nontraditional Admissions page for more detailed information about this process.

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences

In addition to the didactic courses, students are required to complete 18 weeks of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences. These include ambulatory care, medicine, and an elective APPE.

Program Costs

For the most recent cost information for our nontraditional program please click here.