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Pharmacy Leadership

This program is pending final approval by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

Degree offered: M.P.L.

Program Overview

The Master of Pharmacy Leadership (MPL) is designed to meet the profession’s need for pharmacists equipped for roles demanding strong leadership, organizational behaviour knowledge, and policy decision-making skills in healthcare, corporate, regulatory, and academic organizations.

Admission Requirements

The Faculty will select for admission those students who not only demonstrate academic potential, but who also most aptly display a motivation to become leaders in the profession.

Applicants to the MPL program are expected to meet the standards for admission to Master’s degrees administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. In addition to the requirements of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, to be considered for admission to the MPL, applicants must:

  • Be a graduate of an accredited pharmacy program
  • Be licensed or eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in their jurisdiction

Admission to the program takes into consideration a variety of criteria: previous academic performance, English proficiency, professional experience, maturity, and fit. Admission is expected to be highly competitive and may require an academic standing higher than the published minimum. Satisfying the minimum entrance requirements will not guarantee admission, but rather ensures eligibility for selection. Selection will be at the discretion of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences’ MPL Admissions Committee. Additional materials considered in the selection process will include a supplemental application form, a personal statement and a curriculum vitae.

The Committee’s selection of applicants invited to participate in an online interview is driven by rubrics and standards that include reasons for pursuing the MPL, demonstrated potential for becoming leaders in the profession, and professional and scholarly achievements. Completion of a Pharmacy Residency Program will be considered an asset, not a requirement.

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Academic Regulations

Students registered in the MPL program will be held to the Academic Regulations of non-thesis Master’s degrees administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Degree Requirements

Course Credits  
PHRM 520 1.5
PHRM 521 3
PHRM 522 1.5
PHRM 523 3
PHRM 524 2
PHRM 525 3
PHRM 526 3
NURS 560 3
PHRM 549 12
Total Credits 32

Contact Information

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Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z3
Tel.: 604.822.2791

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