Professional Program

Program of Study

The College of Pharmacy offers the Doctor of Pharmacy degree to students who successfully complete the prescribed courses. The pre-pharmacy coursework may be completed at any accredited institution of higher education. The last four years (nine semesters) are in the professional program and must be in residence at the College of Pharmacy. At least four years of study in the professional program are required by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.


In order to receive the Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the College of Pharmacy, a student must have earned academic credit for not less than 69 semester hours (exclusive of physical education) in pre-pharmacy coursework and 148 semester hours of required professional course work.

Financial Aid

Requests for scholarships and loans are handled through the University of Georgia Financial Aid Office. The office is open year-round (with the exception of holidays), and the hours of operation are 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information about financial aid and eligibility, you may call the Financial Aid Office at 706-542-6147 or visit http://www.uga.edu/osfa/.

The Hope Scholarship Program

Students who meet the criteria for the HOPE Scholarship and have not exceeded the maximum number of credit hours under the HOPE program may continue their HOPE Scholarship in the pharmacy curriculum. Pharmacy students have an eligibility limit of 127 Hope attempted hours (which includes both pre-pharmacy and pharmacy course work) under the HOPE guidelines. Specific questions regarding eligibility for the HOPE Scholarship should be directed to the University of Georgia Student Financial Aid Office.

How to Find Admissions Information or Apply Online

For admissions information and our online application, go directly to our Admissions page. You may also contact the College of Pharmacy Admissions Office at 706-542-5278.