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Study Pharmacy in the USA​​

The ultimate guide on how and what to do for studying Pharmacy in the USA​

Importance of Pharmacy degree in the USA

USA is a home to many prestigious universities delivering unique versatile and flexible pedagogical methods for students to devour in-depth knowledge in every aspect of study.  Being a global leader in the educational sector, the US has many world-renowned universities and an extraordinary education system to study MS pharmacy. Over 25 universities rank in the top 100 in World QS ranking and above 50 of 200 top universities are housed in the USA.

Moreover, many universities in the USA have contributed to the world with innovative technology and novel discoveries in several fields. Universities in the USA have their major focus on teaching more of practical knowledge and real-world application of a particular study, ultimately preparing their students for future challenges and career growth. The major factor that makes USA’s education system unique is that not only students are prepared according to their field of interest but other extra-curricular activities such as, sports and activities other than main subjects are also considered equally important for students’ overall development.

The US is superior in advanced technology and research; gaining knowledge from leading scholars in the field of pharmacy is a blessing in itself. If you choose to study in the US, it will definitely be a life-changer experience for you.

Cost of studying Pharmacy in USA

Master of pharmacy average studying cost: $15,400 to $37,000

PharmD average studying cost:  $15,000 to $53,000 per year

Other Expenses: (Average Costs mentioned below can be vary depending upon the choices and way of living of students)

  • Accommodation cost – Approx. $200 per month
  • Transportation cost – $300 to $700
  • Food and Grocery expense – Approx. $150 per month
  • Other personal expenses(entertainment, shopping, weekends) – $400 per month

Universities & Courses

Pharmacy Colleges and Universities in USA

PharmD Colleges and Universities in USA

Scholarship for Pharmacy in USA

The cost of studying including tuition fees and other finances related to study can vary depending upon the course you choose and duration and location of the university at which you plan to study. Keeping in mind the financial hurdles to ensure that students receive the best knowledge freely without giving up on their dreams and educational potential, many universities offer a wide range of scholarship programs to support the tuition fees.

Things to remember while considering to apply for scholarships:

  • Be early for scholarship application
  • Frequently check for application deadline and status
  • Keep ready all the necessary documents required


  • Fulbright scholarships For Norwegian Students
  • MAroon Global Excellence Scholarships
  • ExpressVPN Future Of Privacy Scholarship 2022
  • International Peace Scholarships (For Women)
  • Global Health Scholarship BSMS 2022
  • Bangor Postgraduate Taught International Scholarships 2022
  • JN Tata Endowment For The Higher Education Of Indians
  • Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarships
  • William L. Richter International Scholarship, 2022 (Kansas State University)
  • com Scholarships 2022
  • Ambedkar Overseas Vidya Nidhi,SC development (Only for SC)
  • Ambedkar Overseas Vidya Nidhi, ST Welfare 2022 (Only for ST)
  • CPU President Scholarship 2022
  • Education Future International Scholarship

Student Visas for Pharmacy students in USA

There are three various types of visas for students. Depending on the type of course and duration students can apply accordingly for these visas.

For students who wish to study postgraduate studies (Graduate study in USA) such as, MS or MBA, need to apply for F-1 Student visa.

For students applying for studying in universities including graduate and undergraduate programs (Postgraduate)

For those who have a short period of studies, exchange program and research fellowship programs

Non-academic student visa for vocational training

Intake for Pharmacy Course in USA

There are three intakes for the US; Fall, Spring and Summer. Fall intake is better as universities provide a wide variety of courses to choose from and more scholarship opportunities. You can also get more part-time job opportunities on campus. Internship opportunities are higher when you take fall intake as you meet 9 months criteria for internship. During spring intake, as it is the middle of the year, you might not find a chance to apply for the scholarships and on-campus part-time job offers.

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