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Graduates of UToledo’s Doctor of Pharmacy program are in high demand! Begin working toward your Pharm.D. degree today.

UTOLEDO – a top PHARMACY school in ohio

The University of Toledo’s College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences houses the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program. Our graduates become pharmacists and work in a variety of roles and settings — community pharmacy, the pharmaceutical industry, academia, ambulatory care and more.

88.6%
Passage rate above the national average on the standard pharmacy exam (NAPLEX)

98%
Job placement rate of UToledo Pharm. D. graduates

94%
Residency match rate exceeds the national average

 

  • UToledo offers the most affordable pharmacy program in Ohio.
  • Interprofessional education is key at UToledo. You will work with other health science students to learn how to communicate and collaborate in a healthcare setting.
  • Take advantage of outstanding experiential, hands-on learning opportunities.
  • Study abroad or participate in healthcare mission trips with college faculty.
  • Get support from dedicated advisors, success coaches and academic support centers. Pharmacy programs are rigorous. We offer you the resources to be successful.
  • Combine your Pharm.D. degree with another graduate degree in one of our many dual degree options, including the Pharm.D./M.B.A.

Students who do their entire pharmacy education at UToledo have a full college experience.

  • Spend your first two years on UToledo's Main Campus. Get involved in any of our 20+ pharmacy student organizations.
  • Spend the next four professional years just a few miles away on our Health Science Campus — one of the most technologically advanced medical campuses in the U.S.

Read more about Why UToledo Pharmacy is right for you.

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PATHWAYS TO A PHARM.D. DEGREE

There are multiple routes – or pathways – to a Pharm.D. degree. No matter where you are in your educational journey, we have a pathway for you.

Direct from High School Pathway

  • We offer direct admission to the Pharm.D. program to highly qualified high school seniors.
  • If you don't have any college credit, you will complete two years of pre-pharmacy coursework and four years of professional division coursework. You will earn your Pharm.D. degree in six years.

Transfer Student Pathway

  • If you have some college credit, you may enter the pre-pharmacy program to complete prerequisite courses. If you have already completed prerequisites, you may apply for admission to the professional division. The timeline for this pathway can vary depending upon your credit hours. But it will likely be less than six years to complete the program.

Professional Pathway

  • If you have a bachelor’s degree (preferably in a science or pharmacy-related field), you can apply for admission into the professional division of the program. This pathway takes four years to program completion.
  • There is no GPA or PCAT requirement to apply.

pathways and requirements


Questions?

If you have questions about the Direct from High School Pathway, contact Gina Gass.

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Gina Gass

419.530.2010
gina.gass@utoledo.edu

If you have questions about the Transfer Student or Professional Pathway, contact Robin Van Hoy.

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Robin Van Hoy

419.383.1904
robin.vanhoy@utoledo.edu

If you have questions about the Pharm.D. admissions process, contact Meghan Schumaker.

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Meghan Schumaker

419.383.1904
meghan.schumaker@utoledo.edu


How to apply

  • Apply to UToledo and indicate pre-pharmacy or pharmacy as your major of interest.
  • Complete the pre-professional coursework.
  • Apply to the professional division of the program in PharmCAS.

PREREQUISITES

  • Chemistry courses/labs (general and organic)
  • Biology and Lab
  • Calculus
  • Human Physiology
  • Physics (for sciences recommended)
  • Calculus (for sciences recommended)
  • Statistics
  • English/Composition

TUITION AND FEES

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Meet Elise Illius

’22, Doctor of Pharmacy

"Each of our professors has worked tirelessly to ensure our COVID educational experience was/is as painless as possible and they have given constant emotional support throughout."

 

Meet Ryan Strausbaugh

’22, Doctor of Pharmacy

"I chose UToledo because I was highly impressed with the quality of education that was offered to those working toward a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Coming from a small town, I also appreciated that the college of pharmacy offered the small class size that I was used to, while providing all the opportunities of a larger university."

 

ACCREDITATION

Our Pharm.D. program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). It leads to licensure as a pharmacist and satisfies the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio. Requirements for licensure eligibility vary from state to state. Please check with the appropriate licensing body in the state where you intend to practice to verify that the desired UToledo program will meet the eligibility criteria for the credentials you seek. The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy website contains state board directories.

Learn more about our pharmacy quality indicators ― exam passage rates, placement rates and graduation rates.

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Last Updated: 7/19/22