Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

Do you want to become a pharmacist?

The PharmD degree is earned through a four year professional program (taken after completing at least two years of pre-professional coursework).


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Undergraduate Coursework and Certificates for UI Students

Are you a UI undergraduate student seeking coursework in the pharmaceutical sciences?

Courses are available to introduce drugs and how they’re developed, along with upper-level courses for additional specialized education. Three undergraduate certificate programs are offered to develop a focused expertise in a pharmaceutically-related discipline while you complete your bachelor’s degree.

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PhD in Pharmacy

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Pharmacy prepares graduates for research careers in pharmacy in four areas: Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry, Health Services Research, and Pharmaceutics.

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Post-Graduate Offerings
  • PharmD graduates may apply to a pharmacy residency program, including two programs administered through the UI College of Pharmacy. View more

  • The Teaching and Learning Curriculum for Residents and Fellows trains participants in the art and science of teaching and learning. View more