Pharmacists don’t just sit behind a desk and count pills, so why should your pharmacy education be just about the textbook or lecture? At Drake, we are teaching innovative practices for the future of pharmacy—in and out of the classroom.

Our emphasis on patient care, team-based learning, creative thinking, and communication skills helps students become leaders, and the hands-on experiences you can gain in the many different fields of pharmacy—both in the United States and around the world—prepare you for a successful career in the industry. Plus, you can enhance your future opportunities with a dual-degree or concentration to develop your expertise.

Whether you’re still in high school or considering where to obtain your Doctor of Pharmacyjoin us and pursue your passion at the highest level.


Visit Pharmacy Is Right For Me! to learn more about the profession of pharmacy and career pathways students can pursue. 


Our pharmacy students are among the best in the country!  Take a look at our students' recent accomplishments:

  • The graduating PharmD class of 2014 outpaced national average pass rates on both the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and the Multi-state Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE).  98.4% of 2014 Drake grads passed the NAPLEX (compared to the national average of only 94.4%) and 95.6% passed the MPJE (compared to the national average of only 93.2%).
  • The on-time graduation rate for the Drake PharmD class of 2015 was 89%.
  • 2015 Drake PharmD graduates exceeded the national average for acceptance into competitive residency programs.  40% of 2015 Drake grads were accepted into competitive residency programs compared to the national average of about 20%. 
May 15, 2017
Graduates of three Historically Black Colleges and Universities will be guaranteed scholarships upon admission to Drake's law and pharmacy programs as part of an ongoing effort to increase diversity among Drake’s student body.