Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Program

Join our nationally ranked Pharm.D. program
Graduates of our affordable Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program are in high demand as pharmacists.

UTOLEDO – a nationally ranked Pharm.D. program

Our Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program is one of the best in Ohio and the nation. We also are one of the most affordable! Our graduates become sought-after pharmacists who work in a variety of settings — community pharmacies, the pharmaceutical industry, academia and more.

UToledo offers direct admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy Program to qualified high school seniors.

  • High school seniors with a GPA of 3.5 or higher qualify
  • Apply to UToledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Qualifying students will be sent information to apply for Direct Admission

How to apply

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

Job placement rate of UToledo Pharm. D. graduates

Residency match rate exceeds the national average


UToledo Pharm.D. Highlights

  • 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 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.

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Meghan Schumaker

Coordinator of Pharm.D. Admissions


Summer Camps

Are you a high school student interested in a career in pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences? Attend one of our summer camps!

  • Participate in hands-on activities that introduce you to the profession and practice of pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences.
  • Stay on campus in a residence hall or attend a virtual cosmetic science camp with interactive activities.
  • Meet current students and alumni.

Learn more about our summer camps and how to apply. Scholarships are available.



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."



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: 6/12/24