Academic Programs

The College of Pharmacy has led the way in pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences in the Southeast, becoming the first pharmacy program in the region to offer the Doctor of Pharmacy degree as its sole professional degree. The College offers the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in pharmaceutical sciences, and is the No. 1 private pharmacy school in the Southeast, according to the 2020 rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

In addition, the College offers four combined degree programs — the Pharm.D./Ph.D. degree program, the Pharm.D./M.B.A degree program, the Pharm.D./M.P.H. degree program and the Pharm.D./M.S. in Health Informatics degree program.


The Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 190 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60603-4810; p. (312) 664-3575. The College is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

Mercer University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097; p. (404) 679-4500, to award baccalaureate, master and doctoral degrees.

Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of the Executive Associate Dean oversees continuous improvement activities at the College of Pharmacy including, but not limited to, academic program assessment, institutional research and reporting, and accreditation.

College of Pharmacy

Degree Programs

Doctor of Pharmacy

Our Pharm.D. program is designed to provide the scholastic expertise and clinical acumen necessary to give high-quality patient-centered care in a variety of settings.

Doctor of Philosophy

Our Ph.D. program in pharmaceutical sciences is designed for students seeking teaching and research careers in academic institutions, the pharmaceutical industry and other health-related agencies.

Pharmacy student in lab

Combined Degrees

For students who are interested in earning two degrees concurrently, we offer four combined degree programs — Pharm.D./Ph.D., Pharm.D./M.B.A, Pharm.D./M.P.H. and Pharm.D./M.S.