DOCTOR OF PHARMACY
Welcome! Discovering your successful pharmacy career starts here.
The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree is designed to help you develop and master professional, academic, and interpersonal skills as a pharmacist. To master these skills, you will participate in a dynamic curriculum with didactic coursework, small group recitations, and labs.
You will have the opportunity to differentiate your degree by pursuing an elective track in Clinical Trials, Drug Safety, or Advanced Clinical Practice and/or a dual degree through our collaborations with the Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance program (PharmD/Master of Science in Global Clinical and Pharmacovigilance Regulations) and the Temple University Fox School of Business (PharmD/MBA).
Hand-in-hand with faculty, students conduct research in pharmacy practice and in the pharmaceutical sciences. In Pharmacy Practice, they pursue pharmacotherapeutic research focused on a variety of ambulatory, infectious diseases, transplant, internal medicine and critical care areas of practice to ultimately improve patient care outcomes. In the Pharmaceutical Sciences, they pursue the discovery of new drugs, formulations, and delivery systems for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, substance use disorders, thrombosis, and more. Explore 2022 student and student/faculty research topics
Pharmacy in Practice
Fourth-year rotations will also expose you to new possibilities. You can apply to complete your Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) requirement locally, at our affiliated sites in Alaska or on an American Indian reservation in New Mexico, in cooperation with the Indian Health Service (IHS). Abroad, we offer pharmacy mission rotations in Guatemala and Vietnam to expose students to a non-traditional pharmacy experience.
We welcome applicants from all academic backgrounds. Many students choose to start their path to pharmacy by enrolling as an undergraduate at Temple University. We also have agreements with Bloomsburg University, Chestnut Hill College, Eastern University, regional community colleges, and more to come that allow undergraduates students to conveniently and cost effectively transition to pharmacy school.
However you choose to complete your PharmD, Temple will thoroughly prepare you for a successful career as a practitioner in the middle of one of the most well-connected cities in the world.
PharmD Program Fast Facts
PharmD Program Frequently Asked Questions
Prerequisites for PharmD
PharmD Courses and Curriculum