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Doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

Our Flagship Program, Your Path to Extraordinary

Extraordinary careers demand extraordinary commitment. When you embark on a path to a career in pharmacy, you are committing to a rewarding course of study in the health sciences. The Pharm.D. program at University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis is no different.

Three Paths to Your Pharm.D.

Whether you’re a first-year undergrad on a fast track to a professional degree, you want to integrate a bachelor’s with your Pharm.D., or you’ve completed your prerequisites and are applying directly to our pharmacy program, there is a pharmacy path for you.

4-Year Doctor of Pharmacy

If you complete your prerequisite coursework at another institution, you may apply for direct admission to our Pharm.D. program.

See more about the Pharm.D. program below.

Integrated B.S. and Pharm.D.

Complete your B.S. and Pharm.D. in less time. In this program, your first professional year fulfills your senior-year requirements, saving you a full year of study and tuition.

Pre-Pharmacy Coursework

Pre-pharmacy coursework at UHSP prepares you with the necessary prerequisites before applying for entry into the Pharm.D. program.

Pharm.D. Curriculum

As challenging as it is rewarding, the Pharm.D. program at UHSP’s St. Louis College of Pharmacy provides a rigorous learning environment where you can explore career options, build clinical expertise and become a confident leader in your field and your community.

Committed to achieving positive health outcomes for all patients, our Pharm.D. curriculum will prepare you to provide interprofessional, evidence-based, patient-centered care in any practice setting. You will complete 130 hours of required coursework as well as 12 semester hours of elective or selective coursework. Covering subjects such as clinical services, community care, public health and research, our Elective Focus Areas allow you to explore pharmacy-related topics in greater depth.

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Pharm.D. Admission

Students seeking admission to our professional (Pharm.D.) program must apply to UHSP via the central pharmacy application system, PharmCAS ( To be eligible, students must be in good standing with all previously attended institutions and must have successfully completed all prerequisite coursework.

Program Measurements

When it comes to pharmacy education, success is in the numbers. At University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy, our program measurements show a pattern of strength and steady growth.

Pharmacy Practice Skills Lab

Developing hands-on clinical skills is a critical part of the curriculum for students at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Our Pharmacy Practice Skills Lab provides state-of-the-art facilities and instruction where you can learn and practice your skills.

Experiential Education

At UHSP, experiential education gives our student-pharmacists hands-on exposure to pharmacy practice settings, preparing them to take their rightful place on a patient’s health care team.

Careers in Pharmacy

Whether your passion is interacting with patients, educating future pharmacists, developing safe and effective medications or improving the care of animals, St. Louis College of Pharmacy will prepare you for a rewarding and inspired career in pharmacy.

Interprofessional Education

As health care practices grow ever more integrated, members of a patient’s care team are learning how collaborate on the best course of treatment. That’s why University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis is committed to interprofessional education (IPE).

Student Research

Essential to improving patient care and global health, research is at the core of everything we do at UHSP. For every student, UHSP offers personalized, one-of-a-kind research experiences throughout your education here, starting in your first year.