The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy provides future generations of pharmacists with the knowledge and skills needed to be essential contributors to a dynamic health care arena.

The PharmD program combines basic and applied science, as well as an in-depth therapeutics course of study to help students develop into outstanding pharmacists.

Because the School of Pharmacy is part of the state of Maryland's only public academic health, human services, and law center, students have a unique opportunity to learn in an interdisciplinary health care environment, participating in a variety of interprofessional educational experiences designed to ultumately improve the safety and quality of patient care.

With an enrollment of nearly 700 doctor of pharmacy and graduate students, one of the most intriguing aspects of our program is our diversity‚ÄĆ - diversity in our students, faculty, and the opportunities that exist here. We have a high student retention rate because we make every effort to assist students with matriculation. We work very closely with our students and provide a great deal of support. Students are also assigned to working groups, which translates into a strong campus community.

About the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Program

This four-minute video provides a comprehensive overview of the PharmD program at the School of Pharmacy, including information about the program's curriculum, experiential learning opportunities, and how faculty prepare students to enter one of health care's most dynamic professions.

Medical Cannabis Electives for Student Pharmacists

The use of cannabis for approved medical and recreational purposes has become more predominant with the passage of new legislation across many states. To support education about this emerging field of interest, the School of Pharmacy now offers two medical cannabis elective courses for student pharmacists.

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Tailor Your PharmD to Match Your Professional Interests

From innovative elective courses, to specialized pathways, and even dual degrees, the PharmD program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy offers limitless opportunities for students to customize their learning to meet their individual interests.

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Did You Know that UMSOP is a "Big 10" School of Pharmacy?

Deciding which pharmacy school to attend is one of the biggest decisions a prospective student pharmacist will make. Students who attend a "Big 10" pharmacy school can rest assured that they have joined a premier institution.

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Professional Licensure Disclosure:

The School of Pharmacy's PharmD program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). For more information about our most recent reaccreditation, including official reports, professional licensure disclosure, and outcomes, please visit our Accreditation webpage.