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Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.)

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.



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


PharmD Program at SUMS




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, provides 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 supervision of the academic staffs. During the last year, the students do their thesis prior to final defense and graduation.

Basic Information:
Program Type: Degree Based
Level Of study: Undergraduate
School / Faculty: School of Pharmacy
Major (Name Of Program): Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.)
This program contact information:
Telephone: 00987132122884
Fax: 00987132356996
Mobile: 00987132356996
Email Address:
Address: 6th Floor, Central building of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Zand St., Shiraz, Iran
Contact Person Name: Office of International Affairs
Program Detail:
Language Requirements:

The minimum score for TOEFL PBT, TOEFL iBT and IELTS is 525, 69 and 5.5 respectively.



Admission Requirements:
  • A satisfactory academic record: Applicants must obtain a record of transcripts from the institution they have attended. There is no minimum required GPA to secure admission to an undergraduate program. However, competitive applicants have the GPA of 3.00 or above.

  • A secondary school diploma or the equivalent certificate

  • Curriculum vitae: This includes your personal information as well as your educational background and work experience.

  • Cover Letter: This letter demonstrates which program you are deciding to apply for.

  • Scan copy of the main page of your passport in high quality in any graphic format (PDF, JPEG, PNG)

  • Passport photo

  • Language requirements: Evidence of English Proficiency on the TOEFL or IELTS tests. The minimum score for TOEFL PBT, TOEFL iBT and IELTS is 525, 69 and 5.5 respectively.

Length of Training:

5-6 years

Program Curriculum: