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Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)


SDSU’s six-year Pharm.D. program opens doors to amazing careers, better salaries and higher NAPLEX pass rates.

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Step One

Apply to the Doctor of Pharmacy Program using the link below.

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Step Two

Apply to SDState to enroll as a student and start working towards your Pharm.D.


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Step Three

A member of the pharmacy program will be in touch to help you start the registration process.

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See for yourself why a pharmacy degree from SDState is the right choice for you.


SDState Pharmacy – By the Numbers*

*2019-2020 Figures

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Average Starting Salary

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Job Placement Rate

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On-Time Graduation

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NAPLEX Pass Rate

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Scholarships Awarded Annually

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Class Size


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A Pharmacy Degree that Opens Doors

From simulations and experiential learning to hands-on laboratory experience and research, you’ll leave SDSU with the knowledge, skills and experiences you need to perform your job with precision.

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Assessment and Accreditation

The College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions uses a variety of assessment strategies to ensure quality and facilitate improvement in teaching, research and service.

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Student Research Opportunities

At SDState, pre-pharmacy and professional program students have the opportunity to participate in research projects that build laboratory experience and offer graduate school exposure.

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Experiential Education

The Office of Experiential Education works with students to provide them with hands-on experience in a variety of practice settings.


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Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) News

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Kappa Psi pharmacy chapter captures academic honor

Kappa Psi has again honored the South Dakota State University chapter of that pharmacy fraternity with its top academic award.

SDSU pharmacy student tabbed for national program

Chris Kotschevar, who is in his final year of study for his doctorate in pharmacy at South Dakota State University, has been selected as one of nine pharmacy students from around the nation to participate in a prestigious scholars program.

SDSU pharmacy graduates exceed national residency match average

Exceeding national averages is nothing new for the South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions.