Doctor of Pharmacy

Where You Get Your Pharm.D. Matters

A career in pharmacy is more than a job—it's a deeper calling to serve your neighbors, your community and the world. At Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy, we believe that where you get your Pharm.D. matters, and we encourage you to personalize your degree.

Our goal is to provide you with a unique and individualized education that allows you to graduate well prepared and competitive for wherever you are called to serve. 

Personalize Your Degree

The personalized Pharm.D. starts with our unique learning environment. New facilities create an unparalleled setting for interprofessional education. These distinctive learning spaces, supplemented with cutting-edge technology, ensure that you are ready to be part of team-based care.

In addition to being team-ready, we are committed to ensuring that you are ready to practice independently from day one. In addition to a number of certificate programs, we are pleased to offer a growing number of dual degree programs that allow you to further expand your career opportunities.  

International Reach

Global engagement remains a defining characteristic of our school. Each year we have more than 100 pharmacy students travel abroad as part of mission trips, elective courses and advanced pharmacy practice experiences. We have 13 formal international affiliations with institutions in 10 countries on five continents including, China, Canada, Great Britain, Egypt, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Paraguay, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. 

Preparing Pharmacists who Transform Lives

A testament of our program is the accomplishments of our students and alumni. Our graduates consistently exceed national pass rates on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) as first time exam takers and achieve remarkable job placement before graduation. 

Why Samford?

  • McWhorter School of Pharmacy is ranked #2 private pharmacy school in the south and #53 nationally by U.S. News & World Report (2016).
  • Experience an integrated curriculum and vibrant student life.
  • Nationally recognized pharmacy specific student organizations that allow you to connect with your classmates and profession.
  • Pharmacy students provide over 250,000 hours of service annually through academic programming, cocurricular activities, student organizations and student involvement in various community initiatives.

Admission Requirements

Admission to McWhorter School of Pharmacy is competitive and all applications are considered on merit. 

View Admission Requirements and Process

Early Decision through PharmCAS

McWhorter School of Pharmacy now offers Early Decision status through PharmCAS. The Early Decision program is a binding option for applicants who have decided that a particular pharmacy degree program is their first choice and that they will enroll if accepted. Learn more about Early Decision.


As a graduate, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and experience you need to render exemplary care and advance the practice and profession of pharmacy. Graduates consistently exceed national pass rates on the NAPLEX. Between 2008 and 2017, the average McWhorter School of Pharmacy first-time pass rate was 94%. McWhorter School of Pharmacy By the Numbers

Dual Degree Programs

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