The PharmD degree program at the UCSF School of Pharmacy is a full-time, four-year course of study that provides an educational foundation for a career in pharmacy.

Our faculty members are known worldwide as leaders in pharmacy professional education and research. We educate our PharmD students to be leaders and innovators in pharmacy practice, policy, and science. We teach them to be lifelong experts in the safe and effective use of medicines and to be effective members of health care teams alongside physicians, nurses, and others. Given the quality of our program, the expertise of our graduates is highly prized.

  • Out of a pool of more than 500 applicants, we admit 122 to 127 students each year.
  • The individual attention we give our students results in exceptional retention and graduation rates.
  • All students are eligible for pharmacist licensure upon graduation, and more than 99% pass the licensure examinations.
  • About 60% to 70% of our graduates pursue, and are highly competitive for, postgraduate training or education in the form of residencies, fellowships, or advanced degrees.

We recruit and support faculty members, staff, and students who are diverse in gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Details: Nurturing Diversity at UCSF.

Tuition and fees

For information on tuition and fees, see School of Pharmacy Student Fees and Cost of Attendance.


Information regarding the accreditation status of the School is available at the bottom of our home page: PharmD Degree Program.

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