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WNE College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to Offer Online Doctor of Pharmacy Program

SPRINGFIELD, MA (03/03/2022) Western New England University’s (WNE) College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is pleased to announce the launch of a new full-time, online distance pathway for new first year professional students to allow them to pursue a career in pharmacy remotely with a minimal on-campus commitment.

Offered as a high-quality online alternative to our campus-based Doctor of Pharmacy program, the PharmD Distance Pathway will allow students to pursue a career in pharmacy from anywhere and with more flexibility to meet life’s demands.

“The role of the pharmacist is changing,” says Beth Welch, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs. “The Western New England University Doctor of Pharmacy program prepares students to be a part of that future. This is an ideal program for the self-motivated student, who will work through the same curriculum as our campus-based program.”

The new program joins the College’s two new master of science degree offerings in Pharmacogenomics and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and an accelerated pathway for high school graduates to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a doctor of occupational therapy degree within six years.

Pending approval from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will offer the PharmD Distance program beginning in the Fall 2022. Should the program not receive ACPE approval, admitted students will be offered a seat in the campus program.

To learn more about the online Doctor of Pharmacy program and application requirements and deadlines visit or call 413-796-2113.

Established in 2010, the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has the resources of a century-old, comprehensive, national University and the agility to introduce forward-leaning programs. The College is committed to educating work ready and world ready health and wellness professionals to lead the future of patient-centric care.

Western New England University (WNE) is a private, nationally ranked, comprehensive institution with a focus on preparing work-ready and world-ready graduates. Founded in 1919 in Springfield, Massachusetts as a division of Northeastern College, WNE’s 215-acre suburban campus serves more than 3,700 students, including over 2,500 full-time undergraduates. More than 47,000 alumni have earned degrees through its 90+ undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs at Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and School of Law. Students come from 39 U.S. states and territories and 23 countries. Of 45,104 living alumni, 30% remain within the region, residing in the four Western Massachusetts counties and northern Connecticut.

WNE is classified among nationally ranked universities in US News and World Report, and among the Top 100 Undergraduate Engineering programs, and in the Doctoral/Professional Universities category in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.