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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. The Doctor of Pharmacy program at UMKC is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

Pharmacy is an exciting and challenging profession. Please explore our site to learn more about our program and the variety of career options you can pursue with a Pharm.D. degree.

Student Organizations

UMKC Pharmacy students actively participate in a wide range of organizations and professional activities. Students become better care providers, more effective leaders and gain professional networks and give back to the community through their involvement in our student organizations. UMKC Pharmacy student organizations are routinely honored locally and nationally for their community service, charitable fundraising, advocacy and leadership.

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) (PDF)
American Pharmacist Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) (PDF)
Kappa Epsilon (KE) (PDF)
Kappa Psi – Kansas City (PDF)
Kappa Psi – Springfield (PDF)
National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) (PDF)
Phi Lambda Sigma (PDF)
Public Health Organization (PHO) (PDF)
Rho Chi Society (PDF)
Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) (PDF)
Student College of Clinical Pharmacy (SCCP) (PDF)
Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP) (PDF)