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Programs

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy offers a variety of academic programs that provide strong foundations in pharmacy while developing scholars in basic and applied research.

Choose a program below to learn more about it.

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Baltimore Campus

The four-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy offers a curriculum that is both rigorous and flexible. The program combines basic and applied science, as well as an in-depth therapeutics course of study, to provide future generations of pharmacists with the knowledge and skills that they will need to become essential contributors to a dynamic health care arena.

PhD in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
MS in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research Baltimore Campus

The PhD in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR) program helps students gain the theory, practical experience, and decision-making skills necessary to obtain highly competitive positions and improve health among diverse populations through pursuing research in one of four areas — comparative effectiveness research and patient-centered outcomes, pharmaceutical policy, pharmacoeconomics, and pharmacoepidemiology.

Core courses for the MS in PHSR program are identical to those in the PhD program and are taken alongside doctoral students. While the doctoral students go on to take additional courses and complete a dissertation, students in the MS in PHSR program can complete their courses in as little as two years.

PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences Baltimore Campus

The PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences Program offers students outstanding opportunities to be part of cutting-edge biomedical and pharmaceutical research.

Our graduate students benefit from collaborative research that covers the spectrum of molecular biology, biochemistry, structural biology, drug design, drug synthesis, pharmacology, drug delivery, nanomedicine, formulation, pharmacokinetics, and clinical trials.

MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences Shady Grove Campus

The Master of Science (MS) in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSC) provides advanced education and cutting-edge training to prepare students for high-level research and leadership positions in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and in the federal government.

The 16-month, full-time program based in Baltimore and at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Maryland, integrates basic and applied pharmaceutical sciences with hands-on laboratory research experience.

Graduate Studies In Palliative Care
Online

The Online Graduate Studies in Palliative Care is designed to meet the educational needs of individuals who are currently working or who wish to work in hospice and palliative care and want to gain a deeper understanding of the physical, psychological, spiritual, and social needs of patients and families affected by advance illness. Students can complete graduate certificates, a master’s degree, or a doctor of philosophy.

MS in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics
Graduate Certificate in Medical Cannabis Science, Therapeutics, and Policy Online

The pioneering MS in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics is the first graduate program in the United States dedicated to the study of medical cannabis. The two-year program based at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md., blends online instruction with face-to-face experiences with our award-winning faculty. Students will have the opportunity to meet and interact with experts in the science, therapeutics, and policy of medical cannabis at live symposia, while online coursework will allow them flexibility when completing assignments.

The Graduate Certificate in Medical Cannabis Science, Therapeutics, and Policy is a two-semester, 12-credit program that provides a foundation in cannabis pharmacology and clinical science, historical context, and current policy landscape. The entirely online certificate provides a more limited course of study than the MS degree program.

MS in Pharmacometrics Online

The MS in Pharmacometrics is an online program designed for working professionals that combines theoretical and applied technical knowledge with business skills tailored for the pharmaceutical sector to help individuals acquire the knowledge and skills needed to plan, perform, and interpret pharmacometric analyses, with the goal of influencing key drug development, regulatory, and therapeutic decisions.

MS in Regulatory Science
Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science Online

The MS and Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science online programs provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to drug regulation and pharmaceutical product life cycles. The programs primarily focus on drugs and biologics and cover all major areas of drug product regulatory science, including chemistry, manufacturing, and controls (CMC); clinical research; pharmacovigilance; Phase IV research (pharmacoepidemiology); and drug discovery.

Residencies and Fellowships

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, in partnership with the University of Maryland Medical Center, offers pharmacy residencies and fellowship programs in a wide array of specialties. The programs provide innovative educational, research, and practice settings in which residents and fellows can gain the knowledge and skills that they need to become successful practicing pharmacists and obtain competitive positions in their respective fields.