Pharm.D. Degree | Overview

A Pharm.D. Degree (Doctor of Pharmacy) prepares students to become pharmacy practitioners in a wide variety of settings, including community and retail pharmacies, hospitals, managed care facilities, and many more. See a more comprehensive list of pharmacy career options.

The KU School of Pharmacy is among the nation's top 20 schools of pharmacy according to US News and World Reports and 4th in the nation in the amount of National Institutes of Health funding. The collaborative relationship between our Pharm.D. and research programs sets us apart from other schools. Our students learn from world-renowned researchers as well as from practicing pharmacists. With a solid foundation in the sciences, our students graduate with a broad understanding of pharmacy, from discovery and formulation to delivery.

Pharm.D. Program
Important Dates

Early Admissions Period:
Now through Sept. 3
Standard Application Period:
Oct. 1 - Feb. 1
Applicant Interviews:
Feb. - April
Admission Decisions:
March 1 - April 30
2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU