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General Information on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Program


PharmD Program at SUMS



Shiraz School of Pharmacy with 8 departments and 27 different well-equipped labs and herbariums, offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs, including 8 disciplinarians. It accepts international students in Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program for the upcoming semester.


Language of Instruction

The major language of instruction for international Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program at SUMS during the pre-clinical phase is English. However, due to the fact that communicating with local patients (in Persian) is an integral part of clinical practice, students must master Persian language skills including speaking, writing and reading prior to the start of the clinical period, i.e. the 3rd year of their studies. Courses are offered in either English or Persian during the clinical phase depending on the relevant department’s decision. For more detailed information please visit the Persian Language requirement page.


Class Location

Shiraz, Iran.


Duration of the Program

The program combines demanding basic science education and extensive subjects on scientific and practical aspects of pharmaceutical care. Completion of the 5-year professional curriculum (10 semesters) is required to earn the title of Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.). Pre-pharmacy coursework on basic sciences during the first two years is intended to broaden the students' knowledge in the basic biological, physical, and chemical sciences for a better understanding of pharmacy subjects in the successive years. Following a transitional year, the students are enrolled in the theoretical and practical courses, either mandatory or elective, on pharmacy education. The well-equipped teaching and research laboratories help the students gain practical pharmacy experience and master in conducting research in a variety of pharmaceutical disciplines. Pharmacy clerkship training in healthcare settings, i.e. teaching pharmacies and the university-affiliated hospitals provide the students with knowledge and skills of patient-oriented pharmaceutical care. The students are required to obtain an internship work permit while practicing pharmacy under the supervision of the academic staffs. During the last year, the students do their thesis prior to final defense and graduation.


Application Deadline

June 30, 2019


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Tuition Fees and Expenses

Financial Aids and Scholarships




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