Program Overview

The University of Florida’s Entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy Degree is offered in an online format through the Gainesville campus. The Entry-level Pharm.D. program is intended for students seeking first admission into the pharmacy profession. This program is designed to help students reach a higher level of professionalism through a curriculum that includes supervised clinical and practical experiences.

This degree has a high level of student immersion, as they will learn and work in community hospitals or pharmacy settings. In addition to the dynamic coursework, students are expected to participate in an externship in which they will receive practical training in delivery top-notch pharmaceutical care services.

This program is the result of faculty collaboration from five departments, including the Pharmaceutics Department, Pharmacodynamics Department, Medicinal Chemistry Department, Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Department, and Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research Department. This wealth of exceptional faculty members strives to impart a quality pharmacy education so that graduates may provide pharmaceutical care to patients in a wide variety of practice environments. This program may be completed in as few as four years. Some graduates of this program have achieved high levels of leadership in national associations, and have received numerous recognitions for their commitments and achievements in the pharmacy profession. Many Pharm.D. program graduates from the University of Florida have gone on to enjoy careers in the pharmaceutical industry, academia, community pharmacy, hospitals, and more.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Students must hold an graduate level degree in pharmacy from an accredited institution.


    This program is only available in an online format through the Gainsville site.

    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.


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