PharmD/JD Program

Through this course of study, students who are admitted to the PharmD/JD are assured entry into the PharmD program after completing the JD. Students apply to both programs separately and start the JD program first. This degree combination has been designed to respond to the shifting dynamics in the delivery of health care, providing the scientific and legal training to excel in careers in biotechnology, intellectual property, and the pharmaceutical industry.

The program integrates the skills and knowledge of pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice with the legal and regulatory framework governing pharmaceutical research and development, intellectual property, and the laws and regulations that govern the broader healthcare system.

Career Opportunities

Prepares students for legal positions in...

  • Legal Issues in Managed Care
  • Law and Mental Health
  • Biotechnology and Patent Law
  • Biodiversity Protection
  • Intellectual Property
  • Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Law

Course of Study

Students must fulfill the course credit requirements of the respective programs. 

Automatic Course Waivers

Students are waived from the following required PharmD courses:

  • PHM 729 Pharmacy Ethics
  • SPPS Electives

How to Apply

You will need to submit separate applications to and be admitted to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Law School.

  • Apply to the JD program before entering the PharmD program.
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement

Questions about the PharmD portion of the program?

Contact Jennifer Rosenberg, Associate Dean for Admissions, Enrollment Planning, and Pre-Pharmacy Advising at or 716-645-2858.

Questions about the JD portion of the program?


Contact Bernadette Gargano, Vice Dean for Student Affairs Legal Skills Faculty, School of Law at or 716-645-6223.