United States Pharmd Graduate Programs & Pharmd Graduate Schools
PharmD programs are required pre-requisites for students interested in pursuing a career as a pharmacist. 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.
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.
You can filter our directory of PharmD programs by location to find an option near you or worldwide.
- Pittsburgh, PAPittsburgh, PA
arn your Doctor of Pharmacy in four years through the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy Post-Baccalaureate Weekend Program.
- Columbia, SCColumbia, SC
University of South Carolina
with a specialty area in either Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Medicinal Chemistry, or Pharmacy Administration...
- Salt Lake City, UTSalt Lake City, UT
University of Utah
The Pharm.D. curriculum at the University of Utah is an intense, two-calendar-year, post-baccalaureate program. However, students in the B.S.
- San Francisco, CASan Francisco, CA
University of California - San Francisco
The PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) degree program at the UCSF School of Pharmacy, the top-ranked pharmacy school in the United States, is a full-time, 4-...
- Twin Cities, MNTwin Cities, MN
University of Minnesota
Recognized as one of the outstanding pharmacy education and research institutions of the world, the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy offers...
- Hampton, VAHampton, VA
The School of Pharmacy at Hampton University offers an innovative entry-level professional program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)degree.
- Stockton, CAStockton, CA
University of The Pacific
- Detroit, MIDetroit, MI
Wayne State University
The mission of the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at Wayne State University is to produce practitioners who have begun to establish competencies in areas...
- New Orleans, LANew Orleans, LA
Xavier University Of Louisiana
The primary mission of the Post Baccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy program (Pharm.D.
- Seattle, WASeattle, WA
University of Washington
The entry level professional Pharmacy Doctoral (Pharm.D.) program prepares students for careers as providers of pharmaceutical care in a variety of pr...
- Richmond, VARichmond, VA
Virginia Commonwealth University
The School of Pharmacy offers the Doctor of Pharmacy degree as a professional degree program.
- Mequon, WIMequon, WI
Concordia University - Wisconsin
Concordia offers a full-time, four-year program leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree.
- Memphis, TNMemphis, TN
University of Tennessee - Memphis
The College of Pharmacy also has developed a unique Pharm.D./Ph.D. Dual-Degree Program. In order to be eligible for this program you must first be acc...
- Philadelphia, PAPhiladelphia, PA
University of the Sciences
A six-year program leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD).
- Laramie, WYLaramie, WY
University of Wyoming
The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy offers a four year program of study leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree as the only entry...
- 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.
- Morgantown, WVMorgantown, WV
West Virginia University
Entry level PharmD program. Two years pre-req's/Four years PharmD. Total 6 years.
- Philadelphia, PAPhiladelphia, PA
The School of Pharmacy offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Pharmaceut...
- Cincinnati, OHCincinnati, OH
University of Cincinnati
The purpose of the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at the University of Cincinnati is to develop highly skilledclinical pharmacy practitioners who are well...
- Boston, MABoston, MA
- 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...
- Chicago, IL
- 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...