Established in 1841, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is the fourth oldest school of pharmacy in the United States and is ranked as one of the top ten 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:
The Doctor of Pharmacy (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.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programs:
PhD in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
This 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.
PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Training in a highly collaborative atmosphere, graduates of this 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.
Master's Degree Programs:
MS in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics
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.
MS in Palliative Care
The 30-credit, interprofessional MS in Palliative Care 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.
MS in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
Adapted from the top-tier PhD in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research program, 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.
MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences
The 16-month MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences 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.
MS in Pharmacometrics
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.
MS in Regulatory Science
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.
Post-Graduate Certificates in Palliative Care
The School of Pharmacy offers five Post-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.
Post-Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science
The Post-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 PharmTechX program at the School of Pharmacy is a practice-based certificate training program designed to prepare experienced, highly-qualified pharmacy technicians for advanced clinical practice and leadership roles within their organizations.