Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)


Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

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Develop the skills necessary to improve patient care and transform the profession of pharmacy.

Ohio State's top 10 Doctor of Pharmacy program will train you to become the medication expert on the health care team through our innovative curriculum and access to six other health science colleges and a world-renowned academic medical center steps away.

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The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy's Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program develops best-in-class care providers who serve as the responsible medication experts in the healthcare delivery system. Graduates of the program are exceptionally well prepared for pharmacy practice and advanced pharmacy education.

Ohio State has seven health science colleges and is located in the center of a comprehensive, nationally-ranked medical center. Student pharmacists have access to world-class faculty members in the College of Pharmacy, where they can learn from scientists and clinicians who are discovering tomorrow’s cures and treating today’s most complex diseases. See for yourself how the Buckeye community comes together to work toward improving the health and lives of others.

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification and state licensing board contact information at

Is pharmacy right for you?

Pharmacists are the medication experts on the health care teams and one of the most accessible health care providers in the community. Review these key data points from the Ohio Pharmacists Association to understand more about the role of pharmacists in health care.

This video made by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) outlines the benefits of a pharmacy career and the diverse and exciting opportunities available to Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree graduates.

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Early Assurance Program (EAP)

High school students who are interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy may apply to Ohio State's Early Assurance Program (EAP). Students selected for this program are guaranteed admission into Ohio State’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program if all EAP criteria are met and maintained throughout their undergraduate career. Students interested in this option would enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) Healthcare Professions Pathway. 

Benefits of EAP:

  • Guaranteed admissions. Being accepted into the EAP program guarantees admission into the PharmD program (if all program requirements are met). 
    * Please note: EAP students must maintain all program requirements and have course requirements met to be admitted to the PharmD program. Non-EAP students must maintain GPA requirements and go through the competitive admissions process.
  • Graduate sooner. Follow the BSPS/PharmD Combined Degree pathway and graduate with a bachelors and PharmD degree in seven years, not eight!