Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

Pharmacists are essential to the health care team and play a key role in helping people live healthier, better lives.

The UW School of Pharmacy is consistently ranked in the Top 10 nationwide, and our faculty, staff, and preceptors are committed to providing students with a rigorous and well-rounded education.

In contrast to other PharmD programs, we offer a wide range of elective opportunities, from the Geriatric Pharmacy certificate to the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research & Policy Program. We also offer numerous opportunities for community outreach, leadership development, hands-on training, and research.

The UW School of Pharmacy maintains partnerships with world-class health organizations, expanding training opportunities for our students. We are part of the world-renowned UW Health Sciences Center that also includes the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Social Work. Interprofessional collaboration is built directly into the curriculum and is actively encouraged.

The PharmD curriculum provides students with the scientific background and clinical skills necessary to pass the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE) and enter professional practice.

Through involvement in advocacy and community outreach projects, our students have inspired the pharmacy practice community and created positive change.

To learn more about what you can do with a PharmD degree, please visit the Pharmacy is Right For Me website, which contains information on the many career options for pharmacists and the various settings in which pharmacists practice.

The UW PharmD program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), making graduates eligible for licensure in all US states.