Program Completion Requirements

These are the minimum requirements for completion of the UCSF PharmD/PhD combined degree program:

  • Completion of all requirements for the PharmD program

  • Completion of all requirements for the Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics PhD program, including:

    • Completion of all required coursework for the Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics PhD program (Note: Student pharmacists will identify coursework that may be taken as part of the PharmD degree either in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Pathway or as electives)
    • One quarter service as a teaching assistant
    • Rotations in at least two different laboratories
    • Pass a comprehensive oral examination at the end of all PhD coursework
    • Complete a written dissertation.