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.
- Aberdeen, United KingdomAberdeen, United Kingdom
Robert Gordon University, The
Relevant to those who already hold appropriate Masters' qualifications - including a MPhil of PhD - the Doctor of Pharmacy will appeal to practising p...
- Aberdeen, United Kingdom
- Chiang Mai, ThailandChiang Mai, Thailand
Khon Kaen University
- Fukuoka, JapanFukuoka, Japan
- 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...
- Bath, United KingdomBath, United Kingdom
University of Bath
- Hong Kong, Hong KongHong Kong, Hong Kong
Chinese University of Hong Kong, The
- Providence, RIProvidence, RI
University of Rhode Island
The University of Rhode Island began its Non-Traditional Doctor of Pharmacy Degree Program in Fall, 1997.
- Manchester, United KingdomManchester, United Kingdom
University of Manchester
The University of Manchester welcomes applications from overseas.
- Shizuoka, JapanShizuoka, Japan
University of Shizuoka
- Downers Grove, ILDowners Grove, IL
Midwestern University (IL)
The Pharm.D. degree requires completion of six years of study--the first two at another accredited college or university and the final four at MWU. No...
- Hiroshima, JapanHiroshima, Japan
- Seoul, KoreaSeoul, Korea
- Pomona, CAPomona, CA
Western University Of Health Sciences
- 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.
- 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...
University of Montana
The University of Montana's nontraditional Pharm.D. program provides an excellent opportunity for licensed practicing pharmacists to earn an advanced...