Start Your 21st Century Pharmacy Career

Today, pharmacists go far beyond the counter, applying their expertise and serving patients in more than 100 career choices. As an innovator in education for the health professions, UNE will empower you to be a medication expert, wellness consultant, primary caregiver, and more — ready to lead in the new world of pharmacy.

Earn your Doctor of Pharmacy degree in Portland, Maine with UNE — recognized as a top university by The Princeton Review and others.

UNE's 2022 Pharm.D. grads achieved an 83% first-time pass rate on the NAPLEX licensure exam. Our faculty support you in your academic and career success. To help bring a UNE education within reach for future pharmacy leaders, we also offer three levels of merit scholarships to incoming students.

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Why UNE for your Pharmacy Degree

Learn to be a Leader in Team-Based Care 

As a UNE pharmacy student, you'll receive training alongside future physicians, dentists, and other training health professionals, so you are able to lead in today’s collaborative health care.

Diverse Learning Opportunities Give You Career Flexibility

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You'll experience a range of learning environments, including global travel courses and research with faculty, as well as rotations at workplaces in downtown Portland, in nearby communities, and throughout Maine.

A Cutting-Edge Simulation Lab Helps Prepare You For Clinical Care

UNE’s Sim Lab is an authentic hospital environment with state-of-the-art robotic patient simulators. Here, you gain real-life clinical experience without the real-life risk. Watch a Sim Lab video

Specialized Pharmacy Training Provides Additional Expertise

As a UNE Pharm.D. student, you'll have the opportunity to pursue foci in Pharmaceutical Sciences; Wellness and Integrative Medicine; and Veterinary Pharmacy giving you advanced training at no extra cost.

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I definitely feel like the Pre-Pharmacy classes that I took prepared me for the classes that I'm in now. There are perfect parallels, it’s set up just for pharmacy students.” — Abigail Bloom ’25

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The UNE Portland Campus for the Health Sciences

For decades, UNE’s Portland Campus has been home to many of the University’s health professions programs including PA, PT, OT, pharmacy, nursing, dental medicine, and more. In 2025, UNE’s College of Osteopathic Medicine will move from the Biddeford Campus into the new Harold and Bibby Alfond Center for Health Sciences in Portland. By bringing our health professions programs together into one interprofessional learning community, we will establish UNE’s Portland Campus for the Health Sciences as the center of health care education in Northern New England.

Learn about exciting changes on UNE’s Portland Campus for the Health Sciences

Maine’s Leading University for the Health Professions and Sciences

Quality Academics, Respected Degrees

UNE stands out for providing high-quality education. We are recognized in U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review’s Best Colleges guide, Money Best Colleges, and elsewhere. This all echoes student success: UNE has a North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) first-time pass rate of 83% for the Class of 2022.

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UNE Doctor of Pharmacy students study on our Portland, Maine campus, a classic New England quad with brick buildings and tall trees that's about 100 miles from downtown Boston. Portland, named “America’s Most Livable City” by Forbes and “Foodiest Small Town in America” by Bon Appetit, is the city on every list. A rustic port hosts a cool cultural scene — with outdoor adventure all around. UNE’s campus is just 10 minutes from downtown. Take a Virtual Tour of our Portland Campus

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The University of New England does not discriminate in admissions or access to, or treatment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status, or disabling conditions in violation of federal or state civil rights laws of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.