ADMISSIONS SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!
A Doctor in Pharmacy in 3 years, and up to $20,000 in scholarship!
We are offering several scholarships for the class enrolling for Fall 2024:
- Awarded on the basis of an applicant’s potential to be an exemplary pharmacist.
- No separate scholarship application process . Applicants must have verified PharmCAS applications to the UMES-SOP to qualify for consideration.
- Recipients will be offered a scholarship upon being accepted into the program.
- Scholarship awards may be applied toward tuition and fees.
Begin an exciting career with a Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Prepare to become an exceptional pharmacist at one of the nation’s leading HBCU pharmacy schools.
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore offers two Pharmacy programs: the Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program (PSGP) and the three-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. Both tracks lead to exciting and lucrative careers.
The PSGP is a research-oriented degree program that offers multidisciplinary training in the areas of Drug Design and Discovery (DDD) and Drug Delivery and Clinical Pharmacology (DDCP). Students who fulfill the academic criteria of coursework and original research culminating in a thesis or dissertation will earn the Master of Science (M.S.) or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree, respectively.
In our Doctor of Pharmacy program, you can move from student pharmacist to PharmD in just three years! We offer the only three-year Doctor of Pharmacy degree program in Maryland, which means you can save time and money while earning your degree.
Our program is designed for select future pharmacists who are motivated, driven, and understand the value of time. Our reputation reflects a long-standing history of developing students who have become leaders in patient-centered care and advanced the profession across the world. We are committed to providing our students with the knowledge, skills, and experience they need to be successful pharmacists. Our faculty are experts in their field, and they are passionate about teaching and mentoring students.
Explore Programs in the Pharmacy School at UMES
At the School of Pharmacy at UMES, renowned faculty and preceptors will mentor and guide you throughout your graduate studies. Our small classes are designed to make you feel at home in the UMES pharmacy family. Our low student-to-faculty ratio means you will get personalized instruction.
You will study in our new three-story learning complex, which features cutting-edge technologies designed for student success.
- Doctor of Pharmacy
- Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program
- Master of Science (M.S.)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
You may also participate in research opportunities in areas such as:
- Cellular and molecular oncobiology
- Early drug design and discovery
- Nanostructures for drug delivery
- Health disparities/health equity
- Substance abuse/opioid awareness
Pharmaceutical Sciences research highlights:
- $2.5M in grants
- 46 publications
- 4 (+ 1 provisional) patents
Pharmacy Practice and Administration (PPA) research highlights:
- $1.79M in grants and contracts
- 32 publications
- 16 book chapters
- 126 presentations
UMES’ pharmacy school is accredited by the Council for Pharmacy Education.
Student Life in the School of Pharmacy at UMES
When you’re not studying, there’s a lot to do at UMES. Our beautiful campus is located in an historic community with a low cost of living, and only 45 minutes away from Maryland’s famous seaside resort, Ocean City. We’re also only a two-hour drive from major cities like Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Virginia Beach.
Our students actively participate in direct community service, health and wellness festivals, and the delivery of influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations. We also have 12 active student organizations that have helped raise funds for epilepsy research, suicide prevention, Alzheimer’s and cancer research, and other great causes. We are committed to global diversity and have multiple countries represented in the School of Pharmacy.
Learn More about Paying for UMES
UMES is passionate about making graduate school affordable so that all students can reach their dreams without incurring too much debt.
We offer Maryland’s lowest total pharmacy program tuition for in-state students. In-state residents could save approximately $15,000 to $60,000 in tuition and fees over four-year schools.
The School of Pharmacy offers several merit-based scholarships, worth up to $20,000 (for the class enrolling for Fall 2024)
There are also numerous scholarships based on academics, cultural diversity, and financial need. The first step toward your award package is to complete the FAFSA. Questions can be directed to our financial aid department.
Available Careers with a Pharmacy Degree
Our School of Pharmacy graduates go places. Those in our pharmaceutical sciences program have worked as professors, researchers, and leaders in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, academia, government agencies, and other health-related organizations.
Our graduates have matched for postgraduate opportunities and found meaningful careers in varied organizations, including Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Johnson & Johnson, Holy Cross Hospital, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Walgreens, CVS, Bayhealth Medical Center, Medstar Harbor Hospital, Rutgers Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship, TidalHealth Peninsula Regional Medical Center, and others. UMES PharmD graduates regularly achieve the highest NAPLEX first-time pass rate of any HBCU pharmacy school and most of our students match when they apply and participate through the ASHP Resident Matching Program.
Take the Next Step
Are you ready to earn your PharmD, M.S., or Ph.D. Pharmacy degree? Take the next steps towards soaring in your career today.