What will I learn?

The SIUE School of Pharmacy, the only pharmacy school in Southern Illinois, maintains a small cohort of 80 students. The students admitted each year form a tight-knit community, lending each other encouragement and support throughout the program.

The School offers a fully accredited, four-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 2+4 program. This means that students must first complete the pre-pharmacy curriculum and then, if admitted, complete the four-year PharmD program.

Students learn from world-class faculty who are nationally recognized for their experience, innovations and leadership. The faculty is dedicated to preparing students to be pharmacy professionals, scholars and leaders who will improve the health and well-being of the region and beyond.

In the School’s state-of-the-art learning environment and facilities, faculty and students are involved in a variety of research projects to improve drug design and development, drug delivery, and disease therapy. They also conduct clinical research designed to directly improve patient care.


For students interested in a specific area of pharmacy, specializations provide concentrated training and focus through designated didactic electives and advanced practice experience electives. Focus areas for pharmacy career opportunities could be developed into specializations. Examples may include leadership, research, education, geriatric care, or other areas of advanced practice.

Specialization status with the University allows for the specialization to be documented on the student's official transcript.

Pharmacy Education

Pharmacy Pediatrics

Career Opportunities

Since the practice of pharmacy is a vital part of a complete healthcare system, and the number of people requiring healthcare services has steadily increased, the demand for pharmacists is expected to continue. Due to many of society’s changing social and health issues, pharmacists will face new challenges, expanded responsibilities and an ever-increasing growth in opportunities.

Which department am I in?

School of Pharmacy

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$32,342.00 per year
USD $16,171 per semester; Tuition and mandatory fees are based on 12 hours of enrollment.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

16 December 2020


School of Pharmacy

200 University Park Drive, Suite 220,



62025, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must complete the bachelor's degree or master’s degree.

For international students

All courses listed in the Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) in each of the following: cumulative grade point average for all post-secondary courses attempted (excluding graduate courses), pre-pharmacy curriculum grade point average, and pre-pharmacy science and mathematics grade point average.

Meet English proficiency requirement


IELTS: 6.5

PTE: 53

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About this uni

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is a nationally recognized, public institution offering students high-quality education programs

  • Huge investment in campus facilities
  • Stunning campus setting overlooking Mississippi River
  • One of America’s safest campuses
  • Diverse and welcoming student body