PharmD Doctorate Overview
The University of Toledo’s doctor of pharmacy program is one of the best in the nation. The six-year, accredited program prepares students to become licensed pharmacists. Our program has been ranked first in Ohio and eighth in the U.S. for pharmacy teaching and value.
Pharmacy students receive specialized, real-world experience in our top-rated professional training program. This experience helps them consistently pass the licensure exam at a rate higher than the national average.
All PharmD students take pre-pharmacy courses for two years.
Highly qualified high-school students can apply for contingent admission to the professional division of UToledo’s PharmD program when they apply to UT. Successful students also can apply to the professional division through a variety of other pathways after their freshman or sophomore years. All students apply to the professional division through PharmCAS, an application system for pharmacy schools nationwide.
Pharmacy students enjoy the personal attention of a small college and the resources and opportunities of a large university.
PharmD Doctorate Highlights
- Learn and practice in a real-world, health-care environment. Not many pharmacy colleges in the region offer students the opportunity for hands-on practice in an integrated medical community. Our medical campus features The University of Toledo Medical Center and its clinics, as well as a cutting-edge simulation center and labs. Students from all the health-care degree programs study and practice together.
- Top-ranked internship program. The University of Toledo prides itself on offering students outstanding experiential learning opportunities. Gain valuable, real-world experience at hospitals, pharmacies, care facilities, laboratories and clinics in Toledo, throughout Ohio and across the country.
- State-of-the-art facilities. The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is housed in a $25-million, LEED-certified building. It offers the latest instructional and research laboratories, featuring advanced equipment and computer technologies. UT pharmacy students can work directly with faculty on research projects.
- Above-average test passage rates. Our doctor of pharmacy graduates have a first-attempt passage rate of more than 94% on post-graduation state board exams for pharmacists. That’s higher than the national average.
- Dual-degree options. Enhance your career opportunities in a number of ways by earning two degrees simultaneously.
Forbes Magazine called pharmacy one of the top 10 best health-care jobs, with average, annual salaries of $112,000 and a projected 25% growth in jobs by 2020.
UToledo graduates work in all aspects of pharmacy practice, including:
- Advanced post-graduate training opportunities
- Community pharmacies, hospitals and home care
- Research and work at pharmaceutical and health-care companies
PharmD Doctorate Curriculum
UT’s rigorous curriculum includes professional practice development course work and specialized experiential rotations to prepare students for practice.
PharmD Program Sample Classes
- Medicinal Chemistry
- Physiological Chemistry
- Microbiology & Immunology
Internship Opportunities for PharmD Doctorate
UT’s College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has established partnerships with hundreds of pharmacies, hospitals and clinics throughout Ohio, the U.S. and overseas in countries like Hungary and China. Our pharmacy students are required to complete eight rotations during the last year of study.
The experiential education faculty and staff arrange the details of each experience and provide ongoing support. They also train preceptors to ensure a great learning environment during each internship.