Online Programs

CU Pharmacy’s Distance Degrees and Programs Office has offered flexible degree programs designed for working professionals for over 20 years. Online education has changed from its early format; however, we remain committed to offering flexible, innovative and engaging graduate degree and certificate programs to expand career options for healthcare professionals.


North American-Trained PharmD

The North American-Trained PharmD program is a post-baccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy pathway for licensed pharmacists seeking to expand their knowledge of clinical pharmacy and their careers.


International-Trained PharmD

The International-Trained PharmD Program is an advanced standing entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy program for pharmacists who graduated with a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in pharmacy from any locally-approved or accredited college or university program outside the United States.


Cannabis Science and Medicine

The CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is a leader in the scientific investigation, quality assurance and clinical evaluation of plant-based medicines. Our latest offerings extend that expertise to three distinct Cannabis Science and Medicine (CSM) educational programs.


Palliative Care

The Palliative Care program is a collaborative, interprofessional master's degree and certificate program, pooling expert faculty and resources from CU’s School of Medicine, College of Nursing, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and the Graduate School.


Non-Degree Seeking Students

The Distance Degrees and Programs (DDP) offers the opportunity to enroll in doctorate-level courses as a non-degree student to individuals who meet the following eligibility requirements:

The Distance Degrees and Programs (DDP) strives to prepare students for success in all levels of pharmacy education and health related education, from the basic sciences to advanced levels of pharmacist-delivered patient care in order to support the role of the pharmacist in promoting positive health outcomes for patients and the communities they serve. The DDP strives to provide innovative educational strategies to prepare students for success.


Mailing Address, Phone and Fax Number – Our office is located in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences building on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Distance Degrees and Programs Office
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
12850 E. Montview Blvd., Room V20-1116
Aurora, CO 80045
Mail Stop (C238-V20)
Office Phone Number: 303-724-3582
Office Fax Number: 303-724-3732

Monika Nuffer

Monika Nuffer PharmD, CCA (Certified Clinical Aromatherapist)

Academic and Experiential Program Coordinator, Senior Instructor
  • Departments of Clinical Pharmacy and Family Medicine


Primary Phone:303-724-3524

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

12850 East Montview Boulevard

First Floor Room 1116U

Aurora, CO 80045

Monika Nuffer, PharmD, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist is a clinical pharmacist with expertise in Whole Person Health. Dr. Nuffer holds faculty appointments at the University of Colorado in both the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and the School of Medicine.  She is the course coordinator and instructor of the hybrid and online Integrative Health and Medicine electives. 

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Colorado Denver School of Pharmacy 
  • Pharmacy Practice Residency, Veterans Administration Health Care System, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Academy Teaching and Learning Certificate Program, American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Certified HeartMath® Practitioner, HeartMath Interventions
  • Certified Aromatherapist Level 1, The School of Aromatic Studies, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
  • Certified Professional Aromatherapist Level 2, The School of Aromatic Studies, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Certified Clinical Aromatherapist Level 3, The School of Aromatic Studies, Chapel Hill, North Carolina


  • National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA)
  • HeartMath Institute
  • American Pharmacist Association (APhA)
  • Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health (ACIHM)
  • American Botanical Council (ABC)
  • Rho Chi National Pharmacy Honor Society, Alpha Theta Chapter
  • American Association of College of Pharmacy (AACP)
  • Phi Lambda Sigma National Leadership Society (PLS), Alpha Xi Chapter
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP)
  • Colorado Pharmacists Society (CPS) 

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