Pre-Pharmacy

The pharmacy degree is offered at Missouri State as a satellite campus of the UMKC Pharmacy program.  To become a pharmacist, you need to graduate with a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an accredited college of pharmacy, serve an internship under a licensed pharmacist and pass a State examination (NAPLEX) - all of which enables you to obtain a license to practice. A license to practice pharmacy is required in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. In the past, you could qualify with a PharmBS degree, but it has been phased out as an entry-level pharmacy degree in favor of the PharmD degree.

Missouri State offers the courses necessary for admission into an accredited pharmacy school. 

Pre-Pharmacy Program Fact Sheet

Occupational Outlook Handbook Description of Pharmicist

Overview of Pharmacy

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

American Society of Health System Pharmacists

Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy

Missouri State University and UMKC are partnering to bring the UMKC Pharmacy program to the Missouri State campus.  You can find current information about this program here.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

KU School of Pharmacy Website

Common Pre-Pharmacy Requirements

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy

Course Equivalency Sheet

Majors for Pre-Pharmacy

Chemistry

Biology

Cell and Molecular Biology

Pre-Pharmacy Advisement

Pre-Pharmacy Advisor
Department of Chemistry
Missouri State University
901 South National Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65897
Office: 417-836-5506
Email: Chemistry@missouristate.edu

Pre-Pharmacy Advisor
Department of Biology
Missouri State University
901 South National Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65897
Office: 417-836-5126
Email: Biology@missouristate.edu

Pre-Pharmacy Advisor
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Missouri State University
901 South National Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65897
Office: 417-836-5603
Email: BiomedicalSciences@missouristate.edu