Welcome, Prospective Pharmacy Student!
Since 1885, the UMKC School of Pharmacy has been dedicated to advancing health care through professional and graduate education, as well as research and service to the public and profession. Our faculty and students bring recognition to the School through service to their community, national and international awards, and by publishing in highly regarded journals and advancing science through research. Please review the entire website to gain an overview of our programs. You are also welcome to set an appointment and visit our School in person.
The practice-level degree for pharmacists is the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. In order to become a pharmacist in the United States, a student must graduate from an accredited pharmacy program and successfully complete the national and state licensure exams. UMKC is a fully accredited school of pharmacy.
Pharmacy is an exciting and challenging profession. Please visit the FAQ’s to learn more about our program and the exciting careers you can pursue with a Pharm.D. degree.
Services for Students with Disabilities
UMKC offers a range of services for students with disabilities. Information regarding these services, and required documentation for both current and future students are available at http://www.umkc.edu/disability/
On-Campus Housing at UMKC or MU
Pharm.D. applicants that selected UMKC as their first or only preference who are interested in on-campus housing at UMKC should contact the Residential Life Office at (816) 235-8840 or visit their web site at www.umkc.edu/housing. Students interested in obtaining a space in one of the UMKC residence halls must fill out an online contract for housing, which can be found on the housing website.
Pharm.D. applicants who selected the pharmacy satellite campus at MU as their first or only preference who are interested in on-campus housing at MU should visit the Residential Life website for information and housing contract process. Fall 2012 contracts will be available to all newly admitted MU students in March. ROAR (Residents Online Access to Rooms) will be available for new students to begin selecting their rooms in early April depending on the date of their admission application.
On-campus housing spaces are extremely limited at MU for new students. Only Pharm.D. applicants that have been admitted to the program will be able to complete a Fall 2012 housing contract for MU unless previously admitted to MU.
Alternatively, applicants to the Pharm.D. program who wish to compete for MU on-campus housing space early may wish to apply for admission directly to MU as a pre-pharmacy student, and once admitted, complete the Fall housing contract in March. Applicants who plan to apply for on-campus housing at MU as either new or returning students should contact the MU Residential Life Office.
Information and applications for federal financial aid and scholarships are available at the UMKC Financial Aid & Scholarships web site. Questions about financial aid eligibility should be directed to the UMKC Financial Aid Office at 816-235-1154. Applicants should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as January. The priority deadline date to apply for federal financial aid is March 1. Information on pharmacy based scholarships can be found here.
The UMKC School of Pharmacy has two campus sites Kansas City and Columbia, MO with plans underway for establishing a third in Springfield, MO. For more information on each site, follow the corresponding links below.