Unsurpassed Excellence in Education, Patient Care, and Discovery

Since 1885 the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, one of the most highly regarded programs in the country, has been advancing distinction in pharmacy education, discovery, and healthcare delivery, training the highest quality pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists. 


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Explore Our PhD Programs!

What is a PharmD?

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) is a professional doctorate degree needed to become a pharmacist. After obtaining a PharmD degree and passing the proper licensure examinations you can practice pharmacy in the U.S.

What is a PhD in Pharmacy?

A graduate with a PhD would be qualified to educate and perform research development in the pharmacy field, pursue careers in regulatory affairs, consulting, science editing, or clinical trials management.