UMKC School of Pharmacy offers a range of programs to suit your needs and provides the necessary academic preparation for a rewarding career in pharmacy.

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Our Programs

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Are you a current high school student or undergrad interested in pharmacy? Explore our Pre-Pharmacy and Future Applicant Scholars Track (F.A.S.T.) programs, which ensure that you're prepared to apply for entry into the UMKC Doctor of Pharmacy program.

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Current college student information


The Pharm.D. program at UMKC is an accredited, full-time, four-year program. Graduates of the program take the licensing exams after commencement. After passing the exams, they can then practice as a generalist pharmacist in a wide array of health-care settings or complete postgraduate residency, fellowship or Ph.D. training. Students may attend the program at one of our three campus sites — Kansas City, Columbia or Springfield.

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Coordinated Programs

UMKC Pharm.D. students may complete coursework that will set them apart when preparing for residencies and the workforce. You can complete these courses as part of your Pharm.D. electives or as part of coordinated programs.

Pharm.D./Professional MBA (all campuses)

M.S. in Bioinformatics (UMKC campus)

Gerontology Certificate (UMKC campus)

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Interdisciplinary Doctoral Degrees

The IPh.D. program, administered by the School of Graduate Studies at UMKC, offers two pharmacy degrees. Learn more about each of these programs.

IPh.D. program overview

Pharmaceutical Sciences


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Professionals Planning a Career Change

Our pre-pharmacy and Pharm.D. programs can help you achieve a successful career in pharmacy, even if you've already built a career in a different field. Learn what it takes to change gears and pursue a new career. We're here to help you every step of the way.

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