The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, founded in 1841, was the fourth school of pharmacy established in United States and is ranked as one of the top schools of pharmacy in the nation.
Our cutting-edge curriculum is taught by faculty who are national and international leaders in their fields, making our School the perfect place to begin or advance your career in pharmacy practice or pharmaceutical sciences and health services research.
Explore our available programs and learn more about how to apply below.
- Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
- PhD and MS in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
- PhD and MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Graduate Studies in Palliative Care (PhD, MS, Graduate Certificate)
- Graduate Studies in Medical Cannabis (MS, Graduate Certificate)
- Graduate Studies in Regulatory Science (MS, Graduate Certificate)
- MS in Pharmacometrics
The PharmD program has been developed in partnership with employers and practitioners from all areas of pharmacy. More than 1,600 hours of experiential learning unite classroom learning with day-to-day practice.
The PhD in PHSR program provides graduates with the theory, practical experience, and decision-making skills needed to address a wide range of issues in the fields of comparative effectiveness and patient-centered outcomes research, pharmaceutical policy, pharmacoeconomics, and pharmacoepidemiology.
The MS in PHSR is geared towards experienced professionals and will help graduates gain the theory, practical experience, and decision-making skills needed to improve prescription drug use and health among diverse populations.
Training in a highly collaborative atmosphere, graduates of the PhD in PSC program gain the knowledge and skills required for discovering novel biological pathways in human health and disease as well as for the development and delivery of medications for safe and effective therapy.
The 16-month MS in PSC program provides advanced education and cutting-edge training to prepare students for high-level research and leadership positions in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and in the federal government.
The interprofessional, completely online PhD program is designed for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants, social workers, administrators, researchers, and others who want to become outstanding researchers in palliative care, while concurrently honing skills in leadership, education, and engagement in the profession and the palliative care community.
The 30-credit, interprofessional MS program is available completely online and designed to provide health care professionals with a deeper understanding of the physical, psychological, spiritual, and social needs of patients and families affected by serious illness.
The School of Pharmacy offers five Graduate Certificates in Palliative Care, each specializing in a different aspect of hospice and palliative care practice. These programs are designed to meet the educational needs of individuals who are currently working or who wish to work in hospice and palliative care and want to gain a deeper understanding of the physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs of patients and families affected by serious illness.
The MS in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics program is the nation's first graduate program to provide students with the knowledge needed to support patients and the medical cannabis industry, add to existing research, and develop well-informed medical cannabis policy.
The Graduate Certificate in Medical Cannabis Science, Therapeutics, and Policy consists of the first four courses of the MS in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics program, for a total of 12 credits. It can be completed in one year, and it provides a foundation in cannabis pharmacology and clinical science, historical context, and current policy landscape.
Offered exclusively online, the MS in Regulatory Science is designed for working professionals who now work in (or would like to work in) regulatory science in industry or government. The program provides graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to drug and biologics regulation and pharmaceutical product lifecycles.
The Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science consists of the first two courses of the MS in Regulatory Science program, for a total of 12 credits. It can be completed in less than one year, and is designed for students who seek a more limited course of study or commitment than the MS degree.
The MS in Pharmacometrics helps current professionals acquire skills and knowledge to plan, perform and interpret pharmacometric analyses, with the goal of influencing key drug development, regulatory, and therapeutic decisions.