College of Pharmacy Admissions

For Future Students 

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy offers several programs of study. Discover the Doctor of Pharmacy program and UTHSC student experience in our Viewbook.  Select the program of interest below to learn more about the admissions process and requirements.

Choose a Program

PharmD Program

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.

For additional information regarding admission to the PharmD program visit Admissions Options.

PharmD/PhD Program

This 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.

Learn more about the PharmD/PhD program.

PharmD/Master of Health Informatics and Information Management

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.

Learn more about the PharmD/Master of Health Informatics and Information Management program.

PharmD/MBA Program

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.

Learn more about the PharmD/MBA program.

Certificate in Nuclear Pharmacy

This 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.

Learn more about the Nuclear Pharmacy program.

Certificate in Health Informatics and Information Management

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.

Learn more about the Certificate in Health Informatics and Information Management program.

One College-Three Campuses

The University of Tennessee offers three campus options across the state for students to complete the Doctor of Pharmacy program.  All students spend their first nine months on the Memphis campus, after which they have the option to transfer to the Nashville or Knoxville campus for the remainder of their professional training. Students enjoy spending their P1 year with fellow student pharmacists on the UT Health Science Center Memphis campus, learning about the variety of student organizations and the breadth of pharmacy practice available to them, and engaging in an interdisciplinary learning environment. 

Curricular Philosophy

The Doctor of Pharmacy Curriculum at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy is designed to produce knowledgeable, skilled and caring pharmacists who are prepared to optimize medication therapy. The curriculum advances excellence, promotes innovation, and is continuously improving. The learning outcomes that drive the curriculum reflect abilities necessary for pharmacists to provide care for both individual patients and populations within a variety of healthcare systems and as effective members of interprofessional teams. A solid foundation is provided in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, social/administrative and clinical sciences, emphasizing evidence-based approaches to problem solving and patient-centered perspectives on healthcare. The curriculum strongly supports graduates who desire to continue their education through residencies or other postgraduate education opportunities as well as those who plan to enter practice directly after graduation. It supports development of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for students to become selfdirected learners who are aware of their own strengths and needs for further development. It instills a responsibility to be an advocate for the profession in the best interest of the patient and the society.

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Office of Admissions
Student Affairs & Admissions
881 Madison Ave. Suite 243
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-6036
Fax: (901) 448-7053


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