Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients, and offer expertise in the safe use of prescriptions.

Pharmacy programs vary as to their requirements, in that some programs allow students to complete their prerequisite coursework as Pre-Pharmacy students (such as UMKC’s School of Pharmacy) and then apply to be admitted to the Pharmacy Doctoral (PharmD) program. Though, others require or give preference to students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree, so it is important to confirm the requirements for each school to which you are planning to apply.

If you are interested in UMKC's Pharmacy program, we strongly recommend contacting the UMKC School of Pharmacy Advisor, Shelly Janasz by email at 


UMKC School of Pharmacy