Doctor of Pharmacy Program

Pharmacotherapy lab

Safe, effective medications form the backbone of modern medicine. And pharmacists are the only healthcare providers whose education focuses solely on discovering, preparing and providing such complex therapies. While some pharmacists collaborate with a healthcare team to educate and care for patients one-on-one, others fight disease by conducting pharmaceutical research or developing new drugs and delivery systems.

Our top-ranked, four-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program prepares students to become leaders in pharmacy healthcare, research and policy. Expect a rigorous and rewarding curriculum—led by internationally-recognized pharmacy educators and researchers—designed to help students gain a deep understanding of the chemical, biological, social and clinical sciences that underlie pharmacy and impact patient care.

The PharmD program also helps students develop:

  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to clearly communicate with patients, healthcare providers and policy makers
  • A sense of social responsibility, professional ethics and citizenship
  • Adaptability for the evolving challenges of patient care, research and healthcare administration
  • A commitment to lifelong learning

From online learning and challenging, hands-on labs to collaborative research opportunities, our PharmD program helps students build the skills to solve real challenges in a variety of care and research settings. And our commitment to fostering a diverse community of faculty, staff and students not only enhances the learning environment, it readies graduates to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse society.

PharmD Events

Logo of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy EducationThe UW-Madison School of Pharmacy PharmD Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

What We Look For

A strong GPA is just the beginning. To find the next generation of pharmacy leaders, our PharmD admissions process considers the whole student. Learn more

Prepared to Succeed

Our PharmD grads are highly sought for a reason. 99.2% of our 2017 class passed the national pharmacist licensure exam on their first try – 3rd in the nation! Learn more