Skip to main content
Pharmacy Students in the lab

Image for Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)


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

Location Icon

Step One

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


Explore Icon

Step Two

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


Apply Now


Apply Icon

Step Three

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

Interested in a tour? Schedule your visit.


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

South Dakota State Pharmacy – By the Numbers


Apply Icon

Average Salary

US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021

Apply Icon

Job Placement Rate

Graduating Student Survey, 2022

Apply Icon

On-Time Graduation

5-Year Average, 2018-2022

Apply Icon

NAPLEX Pass Rate

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, 2022

Apply Icon

Scholarships Awarded Annually

206 scholarships
(Total Scholarship Awards were $335,000 for 2022-2023)

Apply Icon

Target Class Size

65 students

blue triangles

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.

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.

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.

Experiential Education

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

Ready to get started?

Apply Today


blue triangles

Are you ready to be a Jackrabbit?

Don’t wait. Start your application today.


Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) News

See All Our News
Jackrabbit Pharmacy is located in the Miller Wellness Center.

Getting an early start: Undergrads relish chance to conduct research with faculty members

Working alongside a faculty member in a research setting may seem like a venue for graduate students, but plenty of undergraduate students have been willing to approach faculty. One such student is Lisa Wipf, a freshman nursing student from Minnetonka, Minnesota, who joined the lab of Wenfeng An, the Markl Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.