Iowa Pharmacy School Programs
Why Study Pharmacy in Iowa?
When it comes to Pharmacy school, Iowa has some great options. Whether you’re a Iowa resident or looking to move to the mid-East to get the best possible education, we’ve compiled the information you need to make the right decision for you.
Best Online Pharmacy School in Iowa
Are you looking for the best online pharmacy school available to residents of Iowa? If so, be sure to check out Pharmacy School Finder's comprehensive database of online pharmacy programs available to students who live in Iowa.
Iowa Online Pharmacy School
Residents of the Hawkeye State have plenty of excellent online pharmacy programs to choose from. However, it's still certainly important to select the program that will best prepare you for a career as a pharmacist in the state of Iowa. Be sure to check out the database below to get started searching for your ideal Iowa online pharmacy school.
Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a private university in the city of Des Moines. First year tuition for students is $41,790. The program can be completed in a few years, and they offer a dual degree program where you can also earn a J.D., MBA, M.P.A.M.P.H., M.S.H.I. or M.H.I.I.M. Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences does not participate in the Early Assurance Program and does not require a bachelor's degree. (learn more)
University of Iowa College of Pharmacy is a public university in the city of Iowa City. First year tuition for in-state students is $26,672, and $43,148 for out-of-state students. The program can be completed in 4 years, and they offer a dual degree program where you can also earn a M.P.H., M.S.H.I. or M.H.I.I.M. University of Iowa College of Pharmacy does not participate in the Early Assurance Program and does not require a bachelor's degree. (learn more)
Iowa Admission Requirements
Getting into a PharmD program comes with many choices. In Iowa for example, there is a traditional 3-4 program, and 4 year PharmD program and even dual degree programs (Ph.D., M.P.H, and MBA) who are currently accepting applications.
Iowa Pharmacy School Info and Requirements
Iowa has some of the best universities and pharmacy schools for aspiring Pharmacists. The University of Iowa is the largest university in the state and it’s school of pharmacy gets applicants from the entire United States. It’s large campus, classes and program is a stark difference from the other school in the state offering the PharmD degree program. At Drake University, the campus and feel of the program is small and specialized with a tight knit group of students and faculty.
To compare the schools based on other important criteria like tuition, requirements, curriculum and more, view each Pharmacy Schools’ full profile.
|Number of schools with Dual Degree programs||2|
|Public/State Pharmacy Schools in Iowa||1|
|Private Pharmacy Schools in Iowa||1|
|Iowa Pharmacy School Applicants (estimated):||469|
|Schools Requiring B.S Degree||0|
|Number of Pharmacy Schools:||2|
Pharmacy School Prerequisites in Iowa
Course requirements and prerequisites for admission are different for every school. If you know you want to attend a pharmacy school in Iowa but aren’t sure if you’ve taken the necessary classes, you’re in luck. Below are the general course requirements for the 2 PharmD programs in Iowa.
|School:||Drake University||Univ of Iowa|
|Biology/ Biological Science:||CR||R|
|English Composition / Writing:||R|
|Communication / Speech (Verbal):||R||R|
R=Required, CR=Conditionally Required
Note: The course requirements listed in this chart were compiled in December 2019 and may have changed. Additionally some schools may require more than one class in each subject.
Iowa State Pharmacy School Accreditation
The state of Iowa recognizes the national ACPE accreditation as the standard for the state. ACPE accreditation is public recognition that a professional degree program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree is judged to meet established qualifications and education standards through initial and subsequent periodic evaluations.
ACPE requires all programs it accredits to meet the expectations of all 25 of ACPE’s accreditation standards. There are currently 2 schools in the state that offer the PharmD that are recognized as ACPE-accredited.