Academic Programs

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

PharmD is a four year professional program (preceded by a minimum of two years of pre-professional coursework) focusing on patient-centered practice and science and evidence-based practice.

Dual Degree Programs

PharmD/MPH Dual Degree

This program is intended to provide students special expertise in public health as related to pharmacotherapy and health promotion, disease prevention, and medication safety.

PharmD/MBA Dual Degree

This program is intended to provide students special expertise in healthcare management and leadership.

How to Apply to Our PharmD Program


Professional Certificate and Training

University of Iowa Certificate in Palliative Care

This certificate program prepares PharmD students to practice as palliative care generalists upon graduation of the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. 

Teaching and Learning Curriculum for Residents and Fellows

This program trains participants in the art and science of teaching and learning.


PhD in Pharmacy

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Pharmacy prepares graduates for research careers in pharmacy.

PhD in Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy degree program in clinical research, emphasizing the integration of clinical and basic research.

PhD in Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry

Doctor of Philosophy degree program in the chemistry and biology of drug discovery.

PhD in Pharmaceutical Socioeconomics

Doctor of Philosophy degree program with an interdisciplinary approach in studying healthcare on an economic/social-psychological basis.

PhD in Pharmaceutics

Doctor of Philosophy degree program in the areas of Physical and Applied Pharmaceutics, Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering, and Drug Disposition.

How to Apply to our Graduate Program

Academic Programs