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Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

Earn your Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy where you could be a part of a 75-year legacy of innovation in pharmacy practice and research. The College is among a fraction of the nation’s colleges of pharmacy located on a health sciences campus. Students learn in the context of advanced health care and serve the wide-ranging needs of New Mexico’s diverse patient population. Expect comprehensive preparation for a rewarding pharmacy career that impacts people’s lives.

Out-of-state student?

The possibilities are endless

Learn about the benefits of attending the UNM College of Pharmacy and an out-of-state student by visiting our information page.

Out-of-state Information Page


What sets us apart?


Students enjoy personal support that helps them to reach their educational and career goals in pharmacy. With our low 7-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, students and faculty build a sense of community on the campus.


Join one of the country’s most ethnically diverse PharmD program at UNM College of Pharmacy — where no ethnicity makes up more than half the student body. Learn alongside Hispanic, American Indian, African American, Caucasian and Asian students. Among colleges of pharmacy, we have the third-highest enrollment of Hispanic students and Native American students in the nation.

Advanced Practice

Choose to receive advanced training to become a pharmacist clinician — at no extra cost. Student pharmacists learn how to care for New Mexicans by administering vaccinations to patients of all ages, performing tuberculin skin testing, and prescribing certain medications.

Students can choose advanced training to become an authorized nuclear pharmacist as part of their elective course work.  One of only three schools were students can complete the certification in nuclear pharmacy while earning a PharmD.


Extend your pharmacy education beyond the classroom. Student pharmacists spend more than a third of their time learning in clinical settings such as urban and rural clinics, hospitals and community pharmacies. In clinical rotations students work closely with a mentor for expert direction and support in caring for patients.


Students and faculty in the Doctor of Pharmacy program break ground with research in on-campus labs and clinical settings. Under the guidance of leading scientists, students lead projects and work toward new findings in the field of pharmacy.


Get a top-quality education for tuition that’s comparable to regional and national averages. Even students who are not New Mexico residents qualify for in-state tuition rates after their first year in the program.

Our flat tuition structure means tuition will remain the same despite enrolling in extra classes for a given semester. This provides an opportunity for our students to earn a second degree with their PharmD, such as our combined PharmD/MBA program or PharmD/MS program. Additional fees will only be applied when additional classes are added to the semester.

Dr. Kelsea Aragon

The University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy takes excellence in Pharmacy to the next level. With tremendous clinical experience and growth opportunities being the emphasis of the program, I was not only ready to break into the world of pharmacy, I was ready to be a leader in it.

Dr. Kelsea Aragon, PharmD, PhC,

Prospective Student?

Student Services Contact

Office of Student Affairs

Nursing/Pharmacy Building, Suite 188

(505) 272-3241

College of Pharmacy
ATTN: Student Services
MSC09 5360
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

The Lobo Pharmacy Experience

Student pharmacists testing blood glucose levels.

Student pharmacists testing blood glucose levels at the Mexico Consulate in Albuquerque, NM.

Student Pharmacists at a Lobo basketball game.

A group of student pharmacists providing free services at Dreamstyle Arena in Albuquerque, NM.

Student pharmacists performing free health screenings at a Lobo Women's Basketball game.

Student pharmacists performing free health screenings at a Lobo Women's Basketball game.

Interior view of RIB - Research Incubator Building

Interior view of RIB (Research Incubator Building), where research is conducted.

UNM President Garnett Stokes receiving a free health screening from a student pharmacist.

UNM President Garnett Stokes receiving a free health screening from a student pharmacist.

Alumna Gretchen Ray, PhC consulting a patient.

Alumna Gretchen Ray, PhC consulting a patient.