Some reputable colleges that offer programs leading to a PharmD, a doctorate in Pharmacology, include The University of California in San Francisco, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Purdue University, according to US News and World Report. These PharmD programs are at highly-ranked colleges and accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, or ACPE.
As of 2015, the School of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco offers the highest ranked PharmD program in the United States, according to graduate school rankings done by US News and World Report. The program has competitive admissions standards and requires a full-time, four-year commitment. Graduates of this program are eligible to pursue licensure as a pharmacist with over 99 percent of their students passing the associated licensing exams.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers a PharmD program through the Eshelman School of Pharmacy. The four-year program requires students to integrate clinical patient care experience along with classroom lectures. The program offers dual degree options that allow PharmD students to pursue additional professional degrees while simultaneously completing the PharmD program.
Purdue University College of Pharmacy offers a four-year professional program leading to the PharmD. To be eligible for application to this program, students must have completed prerequisite courses of study through either the Purdue College of Pharmacy’s two-year Pre-Pharmacy Program or completed equivalent coursework at a similarly accredited institution.