Today's pharmacists do much more than dispense medications. They are front line health care professionals involved in numerous aspects of patient care.


About the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Program:

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy's four-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program* combines basic and applied science, as well as an in-depth therapeutics course of study, to provide future generations of pharmacists with the knowledge and skills needed to be essential contributors to a dynamic health care arena.

Students are immersed in six semesters of applied science and therapeutics courses and corresponding abilities labs in order to assure that they are thoroughly prepared for advanced pharmacy practice experiences in the final year of the program. The strong curriculum combined with the real world experience gained through their introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences set students up for success in a diverse range of careers, including positions working in the community, a hospital, home health care, pharmaceutical research companies, long-term care facilities, government health agencies, and higher education.

Applying to the Program:

To apply to the program, prospective students must submit a PharmCAS application and a short supplemental School-specific application, as well as complete an in-person interview at the Baltimore campus. There are a number of prerequisite courses that students are required to complete before applying to the program.

* Please note that the PharmD program is currently admitting students to the Baltimore location only.

The curriculum challenges us to become the best pharmacists in the nation. The faculty teach us in a way that most students will never experience.
John Hodgson, Fourth-Year Student Pharmacist