College of Pharmacy

Pharm.D. Professional Program


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    Pharmacy Practice in Medically Underserved Communities

    Graduates provide direct patient services at the Min No Aya Win Clinic on the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation

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    Set Yourself Apart with a Dual Degree

    Students have the opportunity to earn an MBA or MPH degree while completing the PharmD Program.

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    Visit the College of Pharmacy at Preview Day!

    You are invited to get to know about the profession of pharmacy, career options, admissions and meet current pharmacy students, along with a tour of the College of Pharmacy.  Come to Duluth on November 7 and the Twin Cities on November 14.

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    One College, Two Campuses

    We are the only College of Pharmacy in the state, with campuses in Duluth and the Twin Cities. It’s the same PharmD Program on both campuses.  Learn about student life and choose your best fit.

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    Top 25 Student Hangouts

    See the top 25 student hangouts on the Duluth and Twin Cities campus.

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    Become a Licensed Pharmacist

    Our PharmD graduates' first-time licensure exam pass rate is 98% and post-graduation placement rate is 99%.

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    Apply to the PharmD Program

    For fall 2016 admission the PharmCAS deadline is February 1, 2016. The Supplemental application deadline is March 1, 2016.

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The College of Pharmacy

The University of Minnesota is the only college of pharmacy in Minnesota, and ranked among the top three Colleges of Pharmacy in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.


The PharmD Program

Patient care is at the center of pharmacy practice. As the medication expert on the health care team, you will have a versatile career with a great salary.


Why Diversity Matters in Pharmacy

Career Options
  • clinical specialties like cardiology, critical care, oncology, pediatrics
  • community practice
  • drug information specialist
  • hospital practice
  • informatics
  • long-term care
  • managed care
  • pharmaceutical industry
  • professor
  • public health service
  • regulatory agencies
  • research
  • toxicology
  • veterinary

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Why Pharmacy?

Help patients: The most important part of your career in pharmacy will be to help patients receive the best medication therapy possible. 

Diverse career opportunities: As the drug expert on the health care team, you will have a versatile career outlook.

Excellent salary: Pharmacy was ranked the #1 Best Paying Job for Women of 2012 by Forbes Magazine. Our graduates average $117,000 starting salary.

High rates of success: 98% of our students complete the program, and 98% of our graduates pass their board exams on the first try.

Job security: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics there is a 14% expected job growth by 2020 for pharmacists. 99% of our graduates are placed in a job or residency within 6 months of graduation.

Respected profession: Rated the #2 most trusted profession according to the 2012 Honesty/Ethics in Professions Gallup Poll, surpassing physicians, engineers and professors.

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  • Last modified on October 1, 2015