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What Degree is Required to Become a Pharmacist?

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Question: What Degree is Required to Become a Pharmacist?
I am interested in becoming a pharmacist. What type of degree is required to become a pharmacist and practice pharmacy?
Answer: A PharmD is the educational degree required to become a pharmacist. PharmD is short for Doctor of Pharmacy, or Pharmacy Doctorate. To obtain a PharmD, one must complete pharmacy school which is a graduate level program. To learn more about how to become a pharmacist, see the pharmacist career overview. To learn more about how much you can earn with a PharmD degree, see the pharmacist salary chart.

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