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Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Professional Program

The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree is a professional doctoral degree that includes clinical experience as well as coursework, and it is the only degree that allows you to become a licensed pharmacist in the United States.

Over the course of the four-year program, UIC PharmD students develop into flexible, thoughtful, and analytical practitioners who are prepared for leadership roles in providing high-quality care in a diverse range of settings.

About the PharmD program at UIC Heading link

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In addition to being the #7 pharmacy school in the country, we are home to the nation’s largest and most comprehensive pharmacy program. Our Chicago campus is part of the Illinois Medical District, the largest medical district in North America.

We offer an incredible variety of professional, clinical, research, and extracurricular opportunities for our students to maximize their PharmD experience.

  • We offer eight PharmD concentrations, which includes specialty areas in pharmacy practice, health systems and outcomes, and pharmaceutical sciences.
  • Research fellowships like the Riback Award support intensive, short-term research training for PharmD students under the supervision of a College of Pharmacy faculty mentor.
  • Students are extremely active in our 30+ student organizations, allowing them to give back to the community while also making lasting connections with their classmates.

One program, two campuses Heading link

UIC PharmD students choose between Chicago and Rockford as their “home base” while they pursue their studies. They take the same classes with the same professors thanks to highly sophisticated classroom technology.

Students choose a campus based on their personal preference, and sometimes because of their chosen concentration: the Rural Pharmacy (RPHARM) concentration is only offered in Rockford, and the Urban Pharmacy (UPHARM) concentration is only offered in Chicago.

Supporting our students through the UIC Urban Health Program Heading link

UHP Grad

UIC’s Urban Health Program (UHP) was established in 1978 to recruit and support students from underrepresented minority groups, specifically Black, Latinx, and Native American students, into graduate and professional degree programs leading to health-related careers. The ultimate goal of the program is to train a cadre of underrepresented health professionals dedicated to improving the quality and availability of healthcare in underserved urban areas.

By The Numbers Heading link

Want to know more about our college? Our “By The Numbers” page will walk you through facts and figures that all add up to one thing: a great education, world-class faculty, cutting-edge research, and a commitment to service.

By The Numbers