We offer a Pharm.D. degree program and two dual-degrees at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Pharm.D.

The Doctor of Pharmacy is a professional degree similar to the doctor of medicine (M.D.) for physicians or a doctor of dental surgery (DDS) for dentists. This is a four year program that prepares students to become future health care leaders.  Our graduates work in a wide range of practice environments including hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, pharmaceutical and biotech industries, government agencies and academia.

Our Pharm.D. program is offered on both our Chapel Hill and Asheville campuses.

Pharm.D./MBA

The joint Doctor of Pharmacy and Masters of Business Administration is a professional degree offered in conjunction with the nationally ranked UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. This is five year program that prepares students to become leaders in management and administrative positions in the healthcare industry. Our graduates work in healthcare management, health care consulting and pharmacy enterprise management.

Interested students must first apply to and be accepted by the Pharm.D. program at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. In the fall semester of the second year in the Pharm.D. program, students can apply to the MBA program at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Students must have a four-year degree to be eligible for the MBA program.

Our Pharm.D. program is offered on both our Chapel Hill and Asheville campuses. MBA courses are taken in the third year at the highly ranked UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School on the Chapel Hill Campus.

Pharm.D./MPH

The joint Doctor of Pharmacy and Masters of Public Health is a professional degree offered in conjunction with the nationally ranked UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. This is a five year program that prepares students with the knowledge of drug therapy and public health needed to plan, organize, manage, and perform medication-related activities within a specific public-health focus or setting.

Interested students must first apply to and be accepted by the Pharm.D. program at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. In the fall semester of the second year in the Pharm.D. program, students can apply to the MPH program at UNC Gillings Global School of Public Health. Gillings will accept PCAT scores in place of GREs for dual degree applicants.

Our Pharm.D. program is offered on both our Chapel Hill and Asheville campuses. MBA courses are taken in the third year at the highly ranked UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health on the Chapel Hill Campus


Pharm.D. Program Accreditation

The doctor of pharmacy program at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy was reaccredited in January 2012 by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

The accreditation term granted for the doctor of pharmacy program extends until June 30, 2020, which represents the customary eight-year cycle between self-studies. The professional program of the School and its accreditation status is designated on ACPE’s web site, acpe-accredit.org.