About the Professional Pharmacy Degree Program
The entire four-year Professional Pharmacy Degree Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmaceutical Education. Graduates of the Doctor of Pharmacy program successfully attain residency opportunities at the most prestigious hospitals, clinics, and other facilities in the United States. Senior students complete practice experiences in over 30 different areas of pharmacy practice. Four senior practice experiences are elective in nature to enable students to be more fully aware of desirable career options prior to graduation. Over the last five years, University of Mississippi graduates have one of the highest first-time pass rates on the national pharmacy licensure exam of all schools/colleges of pharmacy. At the time of graduation, Doctor of Pharmacy graduates are acknowledged by preceptors associated with students from other schools of pharmacy as having excellent communication and problem solving skills.
Advantages of the Professional Pharmacy Program
– Resident tuition is among the most economical in the United States. Non-resident tuition is less than tuition charged by privately funded schools/colleges of pharmacy.
– Graduates of the Doctor of Pharmacy program demonstrate excellent problem solving, communication, and independent learning skills which are predictors of future practice excellence. These skills as well as the knowledge attained results in one of the highest pass rates on the national pharmacy licensure examination.
– Doctor of Pharmacy students, due to the geographical aspects of the program, have the opportunity to be a part of a comprehensive, traditional university campus as well as be a member of a university medical center campus.
– Students are members of a comprehensive School of Pharmacy community in which not only is student scholarship expected, but also faculty scholarship (traditional pharmaceutical science research, natural product research, patient care initiatives, and pharmacy entrepreneurship) is highly valued and expected.
– School of Pharmacy students enrolled in the professional program will be awarded a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree after the first professional year of study, rather than having to complete six or seven years of coursework prior to receiving a college degree. Awarding of this degree not only signifies four years of college, but also provides the opportunity to enter graduate programs in the pharmaceutical sciences or other professional programs of study.