SSUHSI-Pharmacy Doctorate Program

UNMC College of Pharmacy

*The SSUHSI-Pharmacy Doctorate Program is tailored specifically according to the SSUHSI Health Professions Agreement; a few components may differ between UNMC’s PharmD Program and the SSUHSI-Pharmacy Doctorate Program.  

Health care is changing....and with it, the pharmacy profession. Meeting the drug therapy needs of today's patients requires special skills. A leader in pharmacy education, the UNMC College of Pharmacy offers a contemporary Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program. The curriculum develops the critical thinking, communication, and problem solving skills that allow students to apply their knowledge of drugs and therapeutics in a wide variety of pharmacy careers. You will learn how to:

  • interact with patients;
  • be a part of the health care team; and
  • work in a variety of practice settings.

You will be well prepared for any specialty you may choose and you will be highly competitive for the entry-level job market. Pharmacists are needed in numerous pharmacies, hospitals, the pharmaceutical industry and many others.

The College of Pharmacy is located on the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) campus occupying facilities completed in 1976 and has offered the doctor of pharmacy as the only entry-level professional degree since that time.  

The Pharm.D. program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and has recently undergone significant revision to the pre-pharmacy curriculum as well as enhancements to a number of core courses within the program.  

Classes are conducted on a semester basis beginning in late August and ending in early May.  Required didactic courses in the curriculum are not offered during the summer although experiential programming does occur during that time.


Dong Wang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy
University of Nebraska Medical Center

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