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College of Pharmacy

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Tennessee's highest ranked college of pharmacy, advancing excellence in pharmacy education, practice, and research for more than a century.

What an exciting time to be a part of UTHSC College of Pharmacy! With the implementation of a new Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum, the $36.7 million multidisciplinary simulation center, and continuous growth of our Nashville campus, the advancement of our clinical and research-intensive education programs continue to exemplify why UTHSC remains one of the top 20 colleges of pharmacy in the nation. The UTHSC College of Pharmacy is a leader in training the profession’s next generation of top-tier educators, practitioners, and pharmaceutical scientists. Explore our innovative and dynamic curricular programs designed to produce knowledgeable, skilled and caring pharmacists prepared to serve in all areas of medication management and research.

17th among over 140 US doctor of pharmacy programs
$1 million+ awarded annually in scholarships
Students benefit from 7:1 student-faculty ratio

#20 in NIH funding among over 144 US doctor of pharmacy programs
International rotation program offered

New integrated curriculum
Most affordable college of pharmacy in Tennessee

Regional tuition reduction plan for eligible students

regional tuition reduction now out of state pharmacy students who reside within 200 miles of any of our campuses qualify for a regional 75% out of state tuition differential reduction

Academic Programs

The Doctor of Pharmacy program prepares pharmacists to become part of today’s patient-centered health care team. As the entry level degree into the profession, students are provided a foundation of knowledge and skills necessary to enter a variety pharmacy practice settings as experts in the safe and effective use of medications.

The Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences program offers Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in medicinal chemistry, bioanaylsis, pharmaceutics, and phamacometrics.


The PharmD/PhD Dual Degree program combines the existing PharmD and PhD programs currently based in the College of Pharmacy and the College of Graduate Health Sciences. Students accepted into the program may choose to pursue a PharmD degree and a PhD in either Health Outcomes and Policy Research or Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

This innovative program for highly qualified applicants is designed to reduce the total time needed for completion while maintaining the high standards for both programs individually. It is intended to increase the number of highly trained clinician-researchers that can operate at the interface of basic research and clinical care to facilitate a faster translation of medical innovations into benefits for patients.

Become competitive in today’s healthcare arena by combining your clinical pharmacy knowledge with a professional business education. Together, the UTHSC College of Pharmacy and University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business and Economics give students the opportunity to gain a competitive edge through the PharmD/MBA program.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy and The University of Memphis School of Public Health have established a dual degree program that allows students to jointly earn the Doctor of Pharmacy degree and a Masters of Public Health (MPH).
Health Informatics and Information Management is one of the fastest growing professions in the country. The UTHSC Colleges of Pharmacy and Health Professions have partnered to offer a dual degree to prepare students to work in this rapidly expanding area.
Certificate in Nuclear Pharmacy
This certificate program provides 200 of the 700 hours required for certification by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The remaining 500 hours of experiential training can be acquired during nuclear pharmacy advanced practice experiences or by working as a pharmacy intern, enrolled in the PharmD program. 
Certificate in HIIM
Student pharmacists interested in a Health Informatics and Information Management foundation can pursue a certificate rather than a degree. This certificate, offered in partnership with the UTHSC College of Health Professions, provides student pharmacists with the basic skills needed to practice in an electronic healthcare environment. 


Last Published: Nov 27, 2018