At Notre Dame, the focus is on excellence in teaching, learning, service and scholarship. The challenging Pharmacy curriculum prepares students for the rigors of the field, concentrating on the human elements of patient care, along with the science, technology and practical elements of pharmacy management. Dynamic coursework coupled with community outreach projects result in professionals well-prepared to care for individual patients and to help insure the health of the public.

Student pharmacist shows a patient how to use an inhaler

Program Locations

The School of Pharmacy, which offers the Pharm.D. degree, is comprised of three academic units:

  1. Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences
  2. Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  3. Office of Experiential Education

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Our Values (ACEI2)

Our faculty, staff and student pharmacists pledge to work together to achieve our vision and mission by embracing:

  • Altruism
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

How to Apply

We look for applicants with the academic and professional promise necessary to become outstanding members of the pharmacy profession.

The two-step application process includes both:

The Admissions Process




Certificate in Leadership and Entrepreneurship

In addition to the Doctor of Pharmacy program, the School of Pharmacy offers a Certificate in Leadership and Entrepreneurship. The courses are built into the doctorate program with only two additional courses (marked with *) which can be used to satisfy elective requirements.

PHRD 312 - Pharmacy Practice Management (3)
PHRD 505 - Human Resource Management (3)
PHRD 315 - Leadership & Pharmacy Practice (2)
PHRD 626 - *Fundamentals of Financial Management (3)
PHRD 627 - *Entrepreneurship (3)

Total Credits = 14

What to Expect Studying at Notre Dame of Maryland University

Small class sizes, faculty mentoring, and hands-on experiences offer an environment of individualized learning while collaborative research opportunities enhance the student experience.

Innovation Grounded in Experience

Our Pharm.D. program reflects the most up-to-date practices and philosophies in the field, shaped by administrators and faculty with comprehensive research expertise and experience delivering care nationwide.

Exceptional Facilities

Many classroom and facilities on campus have been renovated or constructed especially for the School of Pharmacy, including the newly completed 25,000 square foot G. Avery Bunting Hall, which brings the total campus space to 40,000 square feet in support of the School. Technology rich classrooms, laboratories and office space support the work of students, faculty and staff.

Kyle Gundlach
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A Well-Deserved Scholarship

Student, NDMU Class of 2018 Pharmacy

Kyle is the recipient of the National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation Presidential Scholarship. As a recipient of this scholarship, Kyle demonstrated a strong interest in independent pharmacy practice, leadership qualities and accomplishments, involvement in extracurricular activities and academic achievement.

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Research Opportunities

One of the hallmarks of our rich educational environment is the opportunity to participate in research in your field of interest.

Independent Research Projects

Work with faculty in the Department of Pharmaceutical Science and Clinical Administrative Sciences to engage in biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacology and clinical research.

Faculty Student Collaborations

Nancy Kreiter Student Research Day provides the perfect forum to showcase your hard work with a formal research presentation to the Notre Dame community.

Community Outreach

Directly apply lessons from class into professional environments. Notre Dame of Maryland University has well-established partnerships with businesses and organizations throughout the area, providing exceptional opportunities for community outreach in the School of Pharmacy.


Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by:

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60503

Phone: 312-664-3575
Fax: 312-664-4652