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The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy offers three distinctive degree programs. Our Doctor of Pharmacy offers a pharmacy-education curriculum that will give you an edge when you enter the world of work. The Pharm.D. program is offered at our flagship campus in Chapel Hill and at our satellite campus in Asheville, North Carolina. They both offer the same great classroom, practice, and leadership opportunities.

Are you more interested in advanced training in drug development, delivery, and policy?  Our Ph.D. program in the pharmaceutical sciences provides a tailored curriculum and research experiences in each of these areas.  For those who have already earned a Pharm.D., our two-year master’s program in pharmaceutical sciences allows you to specialize in health-system pharmacy.



The doctor of pharmacy is for those who want to become a pharmacist. The Pharm.D. is a professional degree similar to the doctor of medicine (M.D.) for physicians or a doctor of dental surgery (DDS) for dentists.


The Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences program prepares tomorrow’s scientists for basic or clinical research. Our Ph.D. program has four multidisciplinary concentrations that reflect our collaborative approach to science.


The M.S. in pharmaceutical sciences with a specialization in health system pharmacy administration prepares pharmacists for leadership positions in health care. It combines classroom instruction with a two-year residency in a health-system setting.


We offer postgraduate research opportunities for Pharm.D. and Ph.D. graduates through academic and clinical research postdoctoral fellowships. We also offer graduate fellowships for current students.


Our residency programs help prepare Pharm.D. graduates to be leaders and innovators in community-pharmacy and hospital practice

Continuing Education

Our continuing education program partners with the nine regional AHECs and NCAP to help the state’s pharmacists improve and advance their practice.