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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.

About the PharmD program at UIC Heading link

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The PharmD curriculum at UIC emphasizes a patient-centered, practice-ready course of study that also develops skills in interprofessional collaboration. The program offers eight different concentrations that allow students to specialize in areas related to their career goals.

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.

For those who want to take their studies even further, we offer a joint PharmD/PhD degree. This highly competitive program is for students who are interested in both the clinical aspects of pharmacy and research in the pharmaceutical sciences.

One program, two campuses Heading link

Although there is only one UIC PharmD program, students can choose between two campuses as their “home base” while they pursue their PharmD studies. Students on the Rockford and the Chicago campuses take the same classes with the same professors thanks to the college’s 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

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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