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

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Madison Ricco PharmD

Post-Doctoral Academic Fellow
  • Distance Degrees and Programs
  • Department of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

12850 East Montview Boulevard

Office: V20-1116S

Aurora, CO 80045

Dr. Madison Ricco is a 2022 PharmD graduate from our Skaggs School of Pharmacy and current Post-Doctoral Academic Fellow. After graduating in 2022, she spent a year doing full-time basic science research on alternative dosing pathways (i.e. oral) of traditional intravenous chemotherapy in Dr. Tom Anchordoquy’s lab. She is passionate about the involvement of clinical pharmacists in traditional basic science laboratory projects given the pharmacist's training as drug experts and focus on patient care to guide these preclinical projects towards successful implementation into clinic. As of July 2023, she is the university’s first Academic Fellow with a focus on educational research, curriculum harmonization, and teaching.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • B.S. Biology and B.S. Biomedical Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology (2018)
  • PharmD, University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus (2022)
  • Post-Doctoral Academic Fellow, University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus (2023 - current)

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