Since 1885 the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, one of the most highly regarded programs in the country, has maintained an unsurpassed commitment to educate and train the highest quality pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists. The PharmD program has a strong grounding in science and evidence-based practice, exploration of career choices through required and elective courses, and exposure to leadership opportunities. The program synthesizes basic scientific principles and practice through caring and communication in an integrated professional program. In addition to the PharmD degree, students may specialize with a professional Certificate in Palliative Care, a combined Doctor of Pharmacy/MPH degree, or Doctor of Pharmacy/MS in informatics degree. 

The College of Pharmacy offers a Doctor of Philosophy in three areas: drug discovery and experimental therapeutics, health services research, and pharmaceutics. Researchers have a passion for fundamental and translation research in drug discovery, drug development, and biomedical science.  

The College of Pharmacy admits 110 PharmD students each year and has nearly 80 PhD students actively enrolled. Sixty faculty members teach in either (or both) academic programs and are actively engaged in scientific research. Nearly 850 preceptors and adjunct faculty members assist in training and providing practice experiences for the Doctor of Pharmacy candidates.  

The college community proudly collaborates with expert healthcare providers at UI Hospitals & Clinics and five healthcare colleges on campus. 

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