United States Doctor of Pharmacy Doctorate Degrees
Advance your career in Pharmacy with PharmD or Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences degrees.
Pharmacists today are integral members of the health care system, helping ensure patients receive the best possible care. Pharmacy degree programs incorporate many subjects including anatomy, biology, chemistry and physiology. Where in the past pharmacists may have been viewed as providers of drug products, today they are specialists in drug therapy who can help catch problems early and improve patient outcomes.
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PharmD Program Options
The PharmD is a postgraduate professional degree. Many pharmacy programs offer the option to enter without a bachelor’s degree and complete the prerequisite undergraduate coursework immediately followed by the doctorate level work. Such programs typically take 6-8 years. The PharmD itself is generally 4 academic years; some pharm d programs offer an accelerated timeline that allows this to be completed in 3 calendar years.
Students interested in PharmD programs may need to take an entrance test known as the PCAT. PharmD programs in the US are accredited by the ACPE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education). Upon completion of the program, students need to pass the North American Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and will need a certain number of internship hours depending on the state in order to become a licensed pharmacist. Some programs may offer dual degree options where students can earn an accompanying degree such as an MBA along with the pharm d degree. This helps prepare students to be effective managers and administrators in health care systems in addition to their pharmacy knowledge. Some students may
choose to pursue clinical research with their pharm d degree programs rather than patient care. Some students may also complete residencies after earning a pharmd degree in order to accelerate their learning and as a requirement for certain types of positions such as a hospital pharmacist.
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- Manchester, NHManchester, NH
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS)
As the second oldest pharmacy program in the U.S., we have been educating pharmacy professionals since 1823. Learn from our experienced faculty about everything from patient care to the management of patient practice and public health...
- Worcester, MA
- Boston, MA
- Pittsburgh, PAPittsburgh, PA
Earn your Doctor of Pharmacy in four years through the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy Post-Baccalaureate Weekend Program...
- Pomona, CAPomona, CA
Western University Of Health Sciences
- Chicago, ILChicago, IL
University of Illinois at Chicago
The mission of the Department of Pharmacy Administration is to foster an educational, research, and service program of global preeminence through organizational excellence, diversity, innovation, and collaboration. Pharmacy Administration is a dynamic f...
- Los Angeles, CALos Angeles, CA
University of Southern California
Over the past 25 years, pharmacists have evolved from providers of drugs and drug products to specialists in drug therapy who identify problems early...
- Fort Lauderdale, FLFort Lauderdale, FL
Nova Southeastern University
The Nontraditional Pharm.D. degree program educates students to achieve the same outcomes as the entry level Pharm.D. program but is designed to meet...
- Queens Village, NYQueens Village, NY
St. John's University
This two-year Pharm.D. Program (Practitioner's Option) is a selective and nationally respected program for pharmacy professionals interested in both t...
- Morgantown, WVMorgantown, WV
West Virginia University
Entry level PharmD program. Two years pre-req's/Four years PharmD. Total 6 years.
- Auburn, ALAuburn, AL
Graduate study in pharmaceutical sciences leads to the degree of Master of Science (M.S.) and/or the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). These programs are designed to prepare students for teaching and research careers in academia, the pharmaceutical industry...
- Auburn, AL
- Corvallis, ORCorvallis, OR
Oregon State University
4-Year Entry Level Program...
- Erie, PAErie, PA
Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Our program will offer an innovative, accelerated three-year professional curriculum leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree.
- New York City, NYNew York City, NY
Lebanese American University
Lebanon Campuses: Beirut Campus, Beirut City, Byblos Campus, Byblos City, Sidon Campus...
- Indianapolis, INIndianapolis, IN
One of 23 private schools in the United States offering a Pharmacy Program. Butler University offers the entry Doctor of Pharmacy (six-year program) t...
- Pocatello, IDPocatello, ID
Idaho State University
Nontraditional program is now available to Canadian pharmacists!...
- Atlanta, GAAtlanta, GA
Each year, 145 students begin their careers in pharmacy here. The average age of our entering class is 24. The percentage of students who are women has increased in recent years to ~70 percent. The minority enrollment is typically between 20 and 30 p...
- Springfield, MOSpringfield, MO
Missouri State University
A partnership with UMKC, this program provides graduate level training necessary to become a pharmacist in the United States.
University of Montana
The University of Montana's nontraditional Pharm.D. program provides an excellent opportunity for licensed practicing pharmacists to earn an advanced...
- Baltimore, MDBaltimore, MD
University of Maryland Baltimore
For B.S. Pharmacists...
- Lexington, KYLexington, KY
University of Kentucky
- Walnut Creek, CAWalnut Creek, CA
The Doctor of Pharmacy degree is a three-year, “accelerated” professional degree.
- Buffalo, NYBuffalo, NY
University at Buffalo
Our doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program prepares students to be experts on drug therapy and work directly with patients.
- Buies Creek, NCBuies Creek, NC
The primary mission of the School of Pharmacy is to educate and train students in a Christian environment to become pharmacists to meet existing and f...
- Amarillo, TXAmarillo, TX
Texas Tech University
The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.
- Oklahoma City, OKOklahoma City, OK
University of Oklahoma