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.
- Omaha, NEOmaha, NE
University of Nebraska Medical Center
A leader in pharmacy education, the UNMC College of Pharmacy offers a contemporary Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program.
- Hong Kong, Hong KongHong Kong, Hong Kong
Chinese University of Hong Kong, The
- Shizuoka, JapanShizuoka, Japan
University of Shizuoka
University of Montana
The University of Montana's nontraditional Pharm.D. program provides an excellent opportunity for licensed practicing pharmacists to earn an advanced...
- Seoul, KoreaSeoul, Korea
- Hiroshima, JapanHiroshima, Japan
- Uppsala, SwedenUppsala, Sweden
- 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...
- Fukuoka, JapanFukuoka, Japan
- Chiang Mai, ThailandChiang Mai, Thailand
Khon Kaen University
- Pomona, CAPomona, CA
Western University Of Health Sciences
- Little Rock, ARLittle Rock, AR
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
The academic responsibility of the College of Pharmacy is to nurture an environment of excellence in the pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences with a...
- Birmingham, ALBirmingham, AL
The Doctor of Pharmacy degree is a professional degree that provides the educational and clinical preparation needed to perform pharmaceutical care an...
- 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...
- Hradec Kralove, Czech RepublicHradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Located in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, Ph.D.
- University, MSUniversity, MS
University of Mississippi
Graduate studies are available in six academic areas, including the two-year, post-B.S. Doctor of Pharmacy.
- Columbia, SCColumbia, SC
University of South Carolina
with a specialty area in either Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Medicinal Chemistry, or Pharmacy Administration...