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2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Pharmacy - Professional


Founded in 1884, Purdue’s College of Pharmacy consistently ranks among the 10 best pharmacy programs in the nation. Numerous research opportunities, an innovative teaching pedagogy, and world-renowned, caring faculty create a cutting edge learning environment. Employers are drawn by the quality, depth and experiential opportunities provided to Purdue pharmacy graduates. The College of Pharmacy is making a difference locally and globally.

Professional Program

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) - Students who meet all prerequisites, either through the Purdue Pre-Doctor of Pharmacy non-degree program or through alternative plans of study, may apply to the PharmD program. Graduates of this 4-year professional program prepares students to sit for the national and pharmacy law licensure exams to practice pharmacy.

Graduate Programs

The Purdue College of Pharmacy boasts one of the oldest and most-respected graduate programs in the U.S. Each of the three departments of the Purdue College of Pharmacy offer graduate programs:

Each department offers a PhD degree program. All of these programs require strong undergraduate preparation, including completion of a Bachelor’s Degree for admission.

A combined-degree program allows students in the third year of the PharmD program to begin work on a Pharmacy PhD program while completing the PharmD curricula. Through a judicious choice of electives and research rotations, such students can save up to two years on the total time required for the PhD program. Additional information can be found by reading the full program description.

For more information, please contact Dr. Danzhou Yang, the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs.

Continuing Education Programs

The College’s continuing education programs offer several non-degree certificate programs.

Admissions (website)

College Advising (website)

Prospective Undergraduate and Professional Program Students

Contact the Office of Student Services for general information.
Phone: (765) 496-6885
Contact Storie Pedley in the Office of Student Services to arrange a visit:
Phone: (765) 496-2352
Fax: (765) 496-1875
E-mail: spedley@purdue.edu
Office: Room 156 RHPH

Contact Marie Martin-Murphy in the Office of Student Services for information on programs for under-represented populations.

Contact Steve Myszak in the Office of Student Services for information about pre-pharmacy coursework completed off-campus.


Prospective Graduate Students

The College’s graduate programs are administered by three departments in the College - Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, and Pharmacy Practice (includes Pharmacy Administration). Contact the graduate program in which you are interested. Some faculty in the College participate in the University’s interdisciplinary graduate programs, which can be contacted directly.

For general questions, contact Delayne Graham, Administrative Assistant for Graduate Affairs:
          Phone: (765) 494-1362
Fax: (765) 494-7880
Office: Room 112 RHPH