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Earning Temple's Doctor of Pharmacy degree makes you a medication, patient care, wellness and policy expert over the course of four years. Within just the first few weeks of pharmacy school, you will participate in the White Coat Ceremony, officially marking the start of your pharmacy career.

Our PharmD program design includes curriculum on nearly every aspect of healthcare and is delivered via lecture, research, hands-on practice and mentoring. Learning is classroom oriented in the first two years and and becomes more on-the-job oriented into the third and fourth years.

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Temple's PharmD program has all you need—faculty, location, history, network, affiliation, campus and culture—to achieve your healthcare career goals.

Learn by doing

In years, one–three, you will be exposed to many different types of work and service environments while you complete your Introductory to Pharmacy Practice Experience credit hours. You will have the chance to propose projects that will allow you to bring clinical pharmacy into communities and teach others about how pharmacy can support optimal health.

Fourth-year rotations—or Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience credit hours—provide an opportunity for you to advance your chosen career path, even before you graduate. We have relationships with rotation sites at Temple Health and others in/near Philadelphia as well as nationwide, for example, in Alaska or on an American Indian reservation in New Mexico in cooperation with the Indian Health Service. 

Customize your degree

At Temple, you can customize your PharmD education by choosing an elective track in advanced clinical practice, business, clinical trials, community pharmacy, or drug safety and/or opting to pursue a the dual PharmD/MS in Global Clinical and Pharmacovigilance Regulations or PharmD/MBA degree program.

Conduct research

Research opportunities are abundant. You can lead and contribute to research focused on improving patient outcomes in infectious diseases, transplant, internal medicine, critical care and more, or on advancing pharmaceutical sciences by supporting the discovery of new drugs, formulations and delivery systems addressing all types of conditions.