Program Requirements

The Doctor of Pharmacy degree requires 134.5 credit hours.

To graduate, you must pass all PharmD and prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher.

Your curriculum includes advanced pharmacy practice experiences.

Advanced pharmacy practice experiences

In your fourth year in the program, you'll work in the field through nine advanced pharmacy practices experiences (APPE). Each month-long experience requires 40 hours per week over the nine months.

You'll gain experience and training and build your professional connections. 

You can complete your rotations at pharmacy practice settings in Missouri, across the U.S. or even internationally. You will work with your pharmacy advisor and personnel in the UMKC experiential education office to determine your APPE options for clinical rotations.

Policies, requirements, and technical standards

Review the program policies and procedures for up-to-date information on the Doctor of Pharmacy program.