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Pharmacy Schools in Massachusetts

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A full list of the top ranked pharmacy schools in Massachusetts can be found today with our exclusive search platform or by accessing the schools listed below. Applicants to pharmacy school must have achieved an acceptable Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) and hold a bachelor’s degree in an approved field of study. Determining the best pharmacy school in Massachusetts for you will take focus and effort but is well within your ability. A pharmacy student that completes the academic requirements stipulated by the university will be granted a degree known as a PharmD or Doctor of Pharmacy. At this juncture, a graduate will have the ability to apply to the state board of pharmacy to obtain a license to practice. With a license in hand, you can launch a career in pharmacology or pharmacy with any number of private or public organizations.

Detailed List of Pharmacy Schools in Massachusetts (3 Schools)

The Massachusetts pharmacy schools listed below are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, which is an organization that reviews pharmacy education nationwide.

Schools are sorted by size with the largest pharmacy schools first, based on the number of Pharm. D. graduates per year.

The pharmacy school is located on the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences - Manchester Campus in Manchester. Visit the website for Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at http://www.mcphs.edu/

Program Details

  • Pharmacy program accredited since 1939
  • About 630 students graduate per year
  • Estimated tuition & fees are about $36,000 per year

Visit the website for Northeastern University at http://www.northeastern.edu/

Program Details

  • Pharmacy program accredited since 1964
  • About 130 students graduate per year
  • Estimated tuition & fees are about $46,000 per year

Visit the website for Western New England University at http://www.wne.edu

Program Details

  • Pharmacy program accredited since 2011
  • About 70 students graduate per year
  • Estimated tuition & fees are about $40,000 per year

Pharmacist's in Massachusetts Compared to Median Income Averages

+145% Above State Median Income

+209% Above National Median Income

Pharmacist's in Massachusetts take home an average 55.10 per hour. Annual earnings for Pharmacist's working in the State of Massachusetts average $114,600 which is 145% above the state median income and 209% above the national median income for all occupations. Employment for a Pharmacist makes up just 0.23% of the working population in Massachusetts and is limited due to the specific qualifications required along with the schooling involved in this career path. The increasing demand for qualified Pharmacists coupled with the educational barrier to enter the field is met with a steady supply of eager college graduates anxious to make a long-lasting impact in the lives of others in and around Massachusetts.

Pharmacists in Massachusetts can expect to make anywhere in the range of $91,000 to $151,000. Below is a list of average salaries for pharmacists working in major cities in Massachusetts.

  • Springfield: $116,000
  • Worcester: $121,000
  • Framingham: $119,000
  • Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford: $118,000
  • Brockton, Bridgewater, Easton: $124,000

Average Income for a Pharmacist in Massachusetts

Employment Median Hourly Wage Median Annual Wage
Massachusetts Pharmacist 7,920 $55.10 $114,600
State Average 3,609,700 $22.45 $46,696.00
National Average 153,156,000 $17.82 $37,040
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
MEDIAN: $55.10
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, NCES, O*NET Online

Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Massachusetts in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective pharmacist school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.