PharmD Program | College of Pharmacy

By choosing the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy you choose to be part of the legacy of leaders for which Iowa Pharmacy has become well-known. Iowa pharmacy shapes pharmacy practice nationally and internationally with evidence-based practice models and collaborative pharmacy care innovations.

As an aspiring Doctor of Pharmacy candidate, your first two years will be spent completing general education and prerequisite courses to prepare you for the PharmD.  Just before you’ve completed your required courses, you’ll apply to the program itself, which will be comprised of an additional four years of integrated courses, hands-on research involvement, and practical experiences.  


Admission to the PharmD program at Iowa is competitive — a typical class includes 120 students.  Your application will be assessed based on academic performance, volunteer work, and other experiences that distinguish you as a candidate.  Admitted students can fund their tuition and living expenses through a variety of means including loans, grants, scholarship, and work.  

Dual PharmD/MPH and PharmD/Health Informatics degrees are available to students.  The college also offers a 17-credit hour Palliative Care Certificate Program that prepares students to practice as palliative care generalists.  There are also a number of global opportunities available to students, including International Rotations, service learning experiences, and international coursework.  

To learn more, please contact Lauren Garcia-Pastorek, Director of Admissions.  


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