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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.

Our Programs


The UMKC pre-pharmacy program is a two- to three-year course of study in preparation to apply for entry into the UMKC Doctor of Pharmacy program. 

  • Current college students at UMKC or at other colleges who wish to transfer to UMKC to complete their course prerequisites can find out more information about college transfer work and requirements here.
  • High school students wishing to apply for freshman entry to the UMKC pre-pharmacy program who want information about the UMKC Pharmacy Assurance Program should review the entry options and requirements here.

Pharm.D. program

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.

Interdisciplinary doctoral degrees

The IPh.D. program, administered by the School of Graduate Studies at UMKC, offers two pharmacy degrees.

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology


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