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Pharm.D. Professional Degree Program

About the Program

Today’s pharmacists don’t simply count pills – they’re actively involved in the creation, evaluation and delivery of complex pharmaceuticals and therapeutics that enhance patient health.

UH College of Pharmacy's Doctorate of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program is a four-year professional program that prepares individuals for a variety of areas within the pharmacy profession.

In collaboration with its fellow Texas Medical Center institutions and elsewhere, the college offers a range of clinical research opportunities and practice experiences (APPEs) in ambulatory care, oncology, infectious disease, pediatrics, women’s health, critical care, cardiology, neurology, compounding and veterinary pharmacy.

UH Pharm.D. students also can pursue a variety of unique in-state and out-of-state experiential opportunities, including the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Indian Health Service in Alaska and New Mexico.

  • Our alumni are successful business owners, executives in highly ranked health systems and corporate operations, and leaders in professional organizations at the national, state and local level.
  • Our full-time and adjunct faculty include nationally recognized teachers and clinicians, published authors in high-impact journals, holders of U.S. and international patents, and basic and translational researchers supported by grants from such prestigious entities as the National Institutes of Health.
  • Our student body includes several national and regional officers of professional organizations, as well as individual and chapter award winners in national organizations and pharmacy fraternities.

The college also offers dual and consecutive degree programs as well as post-graduate education/training opportunities for Pharm.D. students or graduates:

  • Pharm.D./MBA dual degree program in collaboration with UH's Bauer College of Business;
  • A two-year M.S. in Pharmacy Leadership and Administration as part of The Houston Program, which includes PGY1 pharmacy practice residency and a PGY2 pharmacy residency in Health System-Pharmacy Administration in collaboration with seven fellow Texas Medical Center institutions; and

To view detailed information about our admission requirements, go to our PharmCAS schoolpage.

The University of Houston College of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, IL 60602-5109, 312/664-3575; FAX 312/664-4652.