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

Students at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy are at the center of a fast-growing biomedical region. You will be surrounded by top hospitals, health care institutions, and federal agencies including the University of Maryland Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Montgomery County General, the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The Baltimore campus is within walking distance to attractions such as Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles, M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens, the National Aquarium, and the Inner Harbor. Baltimore city boasts all the amenities of a large city and the charm of a small town.

One of our strengths is our diversity – both in our students, staff, and faculty, as well as the opportunities that exist here.

From the more than 20 student organizations that allow our students to gain leadership experience to the customized education options, there is something for everyone at UMSOP.

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Virtual Tour

Explore our facilities at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy through this virtual tour video.

Prime Location

Maryland is home to federal agencies such as the FDA, the NIH, and NASA, academic medical centers, and pharmaceutical companies such as AstraZeneca. Many School of Pharmacy alumni work in these places, creating opportunities for student rotations, internships, and fellowships.


Research Opportunities

Working with our world-class faculty, students have opportunities for hands-on research experiences that will position them for highly competitive fellowships after graduation. In 2022, our alumni landed the sixth-most industry fellowships of any pharmacy school. Faculty are approachable and eager to have students in the lab and on special projects with them. Great resume builder!


Experiential Learning

Experiential learning makes up 30% of the curriculum, with students selecting rotations from a menu of hundreds of preceptors and sites – every imaginable setting in which pharmacy is the focus. Even international rotations!


Interprofessional Education

Become part of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, a campus of six professional schools and the Graduate School. UMSOP boasts a unique interprofessional education and practice opportunities with other health professions on campus to prepare students for team-based care work environments.

In the near future, we will have three digital badges in interprofessional education that students can earn to set themselves apart.