United States Pharmd Graduate Programs & Pharmd Graduate Schools
PharmD stands for Doctorate in Pharmacy. PharmD programs are required prerequisites 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.
- Worcester, MAWorcester, MA
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...
- Boston, MA
- Manchester, NH
- Pittsburgh, PAPittsburgh, PA
Earn your Doctor of Pharmacy in four years through the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy Post-Baccalaureate Weekend Program...
- 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...
- Washington, DCWashington, DC
In keeping with the University's mission, the College maintains as its primary mission the provision of qualityeducation for all students irrespective of race, creed, sex or national origin, but with emphasis upon the provisionof educational opportuniti...
- Washington, DC
- New York City, NYNew York City, NY
Lebanese American University
Lebanon Campuses: Beirut Campus, Beirut City, Byblos Campus, Byblos City, Sidon Campus...
- 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.
- Corvallis, ORCorvallis, OR
Oregon State University
4-Year Entry Level Program...
- 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 ha...
- Morgantown, WVMorgantown, WV
West Virginia University
Entry level PharmD program. Two years pre-req's/Four years PharmD. Total 6 years.
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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
- 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.
- 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...
- Storrs Mansfield, CTStorrs Mansfield, CT
University of Connecticut
The professional pharmacy program requires completion of two years of Pre-Pharmacy requirements, two years in the professional leading to a Bachelor o...
- Amarillo, TXAmarillo, TX
Texas Tech University
The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.
- Oklahoma City, OKOklahoma City, OK
University of Oklahoma