Focused Pathways

Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Doctorate in Pharmacy Pathway

CNUCOP offers a pathway to the combined degrees of Doctorate in Pharmacy (PharmD) and Masters of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSPS). In this pathway, students complete the MSPS as they work towards their PharmD (14 credits units from the PharmD program are accepted as part of the MSPS program).

Please visit Master Science of Pharmaceutical Sciences website for more detailed information.


Executive Master of Business Administration Program: Developing Exemplary Leaders (PharmD & EMBA Dual Degree Program)

California Northstate University College of Pharmacy and Sacramento State University College of Business Administration offer a unique dual degree program for PharmD students who would also like to obtain an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) while in the pharmacy program. Our students have the opportunity to earn a degree from an AACSB accredited university with a dynamic history and flourishing alumni. The EMBA Program can be completed in 15 months with very flexible scheduling. Students begin the program during the second semester of the P2 year and complete the EMBA program prior to the fourth year of the pharmacy program. EMBA classes are typically held on Friday afternoons and Saturdays. Students may also have the opportunity to travel abroad for one week as part of the EMBA program. 

The EMBA program provides students with the opportunity to socialize with business community leaders, University faculty, and top administrators at a variety of events throughout the year. These events include career workshops/coaching, mixers, picnics, golf tournaments, special speaking events, team building expeditions and private receptions. To be eligible for this dual degree program, PharmD students must be in good academic standing (cumulative GPA of 3.0) and must submit a letter of intent, letter of recommendation, and official transcripts to the Office of Student Affairs. The process is competitive and shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview. More detailed information about the dual degree program will be available to students during the fall semester. Please contact Dr. Tiffany-Jade Kreys at with any questions. 

Please visit Sacramento State’s EMBA website for more detailed information.

MBA for Executives (PDF)




Residency Programs Overview

The PGY-1 Residency Programs at California Northstate University College of Pharmacy (CNUCOP) in association with Adventist Health Lodi Memorial Hospital will welcome one pharmacy practice resident. The pharmacy practice residency program is currently seeking accreditation from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The residency offers a unique opportunity to train in both clinical and academic pharmacy while providing accelerated growth for residents beyond that of entry level competence.

For more detailed information: CNUCOP PGY-1 RESIDENCY PROGRAMS


BS-PharmD Pathway

To learn more about the BS-PharmD Pathway, please visit here!

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