SchoolSchool of Pharmacy
DepartmentBasic Sciences Departments

Program Descrption:

Pharm. D, is a field in medical sciences, designed to meet the pharmacy-related medical needs of society. The school’s curriculum provides students with the opportunity to develop their skills both in theory and practice. The curriculum provides graduates with the opportunity to work in industrial and pharmaceutical companies, quality control laboratories, poison control centers, cosmetic companies, cellular pharmacology, herbal medicine, biotechnology research, and academia. 



Pharmaceutical scientists are expected to have sufficient general knowledge in different areas of pharmaceutical sciences and be able to meet related needs of the society. The general aims of this field are as follows:

  1. Meeting the general educational and research needs to better understand pharmaceutical sciences and all related factors.
  2. Knowing all scientific and practical research in the area of pharmaceutical sciences.
  3. Increasing knowledge and skills in:
  • Thorough knowledge of the existing drugs in pharmacopoeia  
  • The ability to manage general and specialized pharmacies and guiding patients and doctors to use pharmaceutical products correctly.
  • Making of drugs and cosmetics at pharmacy level
  • Making of drugs and cosmetic products at industrial level.
  • Quality and quantity control of pharmaceuticals, foods and cosmetics.
  • Preventing poisoning and drug side effects
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical sciences references 
  • The ability to recognize and plan for all health and pharmaceutical related issues at a national level.
  • Cultures and mindsets of different peoples
  • Research and educational subjects
  • Promotion of professional ethics


General Competencies:

It is essential for pharmacy students to have good written and oral communication skills. Students must be able to communicate effectively with patients, physicians and with other members of the health care team. The final applicant pool may be interviewed.


Specific Competencies and Skills (Special Qualifications):
They can provide service in:

  1. Urban pharmacies to supervise dispense prescriptions and offer guidance to patients.
  2. Hospital pharmacies to supervise prescription dispensing, supply the needs of different wards and offer guidance to patients.

In consultation roles:

  1. In urban and hospital pharmacies to guide patients and doctors to choose the right medicine.
  2. Decreasing drug side effects by providing patients and doctors with accurate pharmaceutical information.

In management roles:

  1. In pharmaceutical institutions and organizations
  2. In all matters related to pharmaceuticals, including pharmaceutical companies and health care networks
  3. In pharmaceutical companies to supervise drug production and control as technical supervisors

In research roles:

  1. Regarding the role of the program, can provide doctors with information performing research on drug use patterns and endemics
  2. In research areas of institutions and pharmaceutical companies


Admission Requirements

To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Undergraduate Admission Requirements.

Selection Criteria for Undergraduate Applicants:

  • Academic grade point average (GPA): Minimum 3.00/4.00
  • Proficiency in English; Acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score (IELTS of 5.5 or equivalent is required upon graduation page-2305.htm)
  • Evidence of intellectual or creative achievement or substantial public service
  • Special talents, achievements, and awards in particular fields
  • Experiences that demonstrate promise for leadership
  • Academic accomplishment in light of the applicant’s life experiences and special circumstances
  • Please also include an English translation for all documents.

NOTE: In addition to meeting the selection criteria outlined above, applicants might be asked to participated in an interview


Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31, and the deadline for the February intake is October 31.


Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.


Pharmacy education lasts approximately 6 years.


Total Number of Credits  

General Courses:                             10 Credits

Fundamental Courses:                     44 Credits

Specialized:                                     113 Credits

Introductory Practice Experience:  6 Credits

Advanced Practice Experience:    12 Credits  

Thesis (PharmD):                           8 Credits

Total Number of Credits:        193 Credits


Educational Strategies, Methods and Techniques:

Pharmacy education lasts approximately 5 years for Pharm. D. degree. This degree requires a high school diploma. Successful students can opt to achieve a Pharm. D. (Pharmacy Doctor) degree. Pharmacy students study basic sciences for 2 years and then continue on specialized courses.


Student Assessment:

Students should take part in the end of term exams for each module separately. Some lectures may decide to take an additional exam in the mid-term. The pass criteria for each exam is 50% of the total mark. However, if the average mark for all exams taken in each term is less than 12/20, the student’s admission to the next term would be conditional in which a reduced number of modules could be taken. Repetitive conditional admission may result in student being expelled from the Pharmacy program.

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of  Pharm. ِD. 


Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, please contact the Department of Clinical Pharmacy through the following:

Contact Person: Dr. Hamidreza Adhami

Address: !6 Azar St., Enghelab Ave., Tehran, Iran 

Postal Code: 14177
+ 982164121280
Fax: +982166980482



To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran

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