48 months
376 USD/credit 11280 USD/year
376 USD/credit 11280 USD/year
259 USD/credit 7770 USD/year
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One of the top programs in the nation, Pharmaceutical Sciences - Pharmacy at South Dakota State University offers a six-year course of study, leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree.  

Visit the official programme website for more information


 Want to help ensure medicines are safe, fast acting and affordable? Pharmacists play a key role in balancing complex combinations of medications with a patient’s allergies and tolerance.  A pharmacist ensures that medications provide healing instead of harm from being administered incorrectly.

As one of the health professions, pharmacy is concerned with public health and safety, and all activities related to the preparation, distribution, and rational use of medicines.  Majoring in pharmacy is an exciting opportunity for anyone who wants to make a significant contribution to the health care needs of our society. 

This Pharmaceutical Sciences - Pharmacy at South Dakota State University  will be a good fit if you:

  • Enjoy math, chemistry and biology
  • Like solving complex problems
  • Appreciate working with others, as part of a team
  • Are interested in caring for people's health
  • Want to be at the front lines of an ever-changing field

Career Opportunities

  • Retail Pharmacist
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Hospital Pharmacist
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Faculty Member


The Pharm.D. program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • General Biology I and Lab 
  • Human Anatomy and Lab 
  • Physiology and Lab 
  • Organic Chemistry I and Lab 
  • General Microbiology and Lab 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application Note: New and transferring international (F-1 visa) undergraduate students should be at least 17 years of age by the time they begin their studies at SDSU.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA)

New undergraduate students should have the equivalent of a 2.6 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the US

Transfer students who have completed 30 or more credits at another US college or university should have a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.   

  • Academic Records
  • English Language Proficiency
  • All new undergraduate students (not transfer students) are required to provide proof of their English language proficiency. Scores must be submitted within two years of taking the test. Students from certain countries and based on their educational background may not have to submit scores.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 376 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    11280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 376 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 259 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Brookings

1085 - 1888 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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