COPHS Student Handbook
In addition to complying with the Butler University Student Handbook, students enrolled in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences must comply with the policies outlined in the COPHS Student Handbook, including but not limited to the Professional Conduct Code and Academic Progress policies. See www.butler.edu/cophs/handbooks.
The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the Physician Assistant Education Association. The Pharmacy Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education through 2028. The physician assistant program holds Accreditation-Continued status from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with ARC-PA Standards. For this program, the next validation review is expected to be in 2027.
The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree that provides eligibility for licensure as a pharmacist. The College also offers a Doctor of Pharmacy with pharmaceutical science or patient care research concentration, a Doctor of Pharmacy with medical Spanish concentration, and a Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Business Administration dual-degree program that awards both the PharmD and MBA degrees upon simultaneous completion of the respective degree requirements.
The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers the Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree (MPAS) that provides eligibility for licensure as a physician assistant.
The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS). Two majors are offered within the BSHS program. The health science major is more clinically focused and can serve as preparation for graduate programs for a variety of health science careers. The healthcare and business major is offered in collaboration with the Lacy School of Business.
The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers an online, post-professional academic degree program for physician assistants leading to the Doctor of Medical Science degree, including Healthcare Practice and Administration and PA Educator concentrations, and two certifications in the respective areas.
The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers the Doctor of Medical Science (DMS) degree Bridge program that provides doctoral-level education for physician assistants who have graduated in the past six months from an entry-level physician assistant program.
The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers a certificate in the Transition of Clinical Practice for graduate physician assistant and advanced practice nursing.
For general information on applying and admission to any Butler program or course, see the Admission Information and Requirements section of this site. College- and program-specific requirements are detailed on subsequent pages of this site.