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Program Overview

Program Overview


Get your Pharm.D. in the health care capital of America.

As a pharmacist, details matter. So join the pharmacists who dive the deepest when it comes to caring for communities. Build the knowledge you need to be a pharmacist and gain the versatility you need to advance your career. 

We've designed a curriculum that will guide you through your most challenging and rewarding experience yet: a pharmacy degree. Our high first-time NAPLEX pass rate and the # 1 Residency Match Rate in TN is evidence. Prepare yourself to join one of the fastest-growing industries in the nation. Let our expert faculty share their clinical knowledge embodied with Christian values. We promise: you’ll never be a number. You’ll be a member of a community that knows you by name. 

And with our 100% job placement rate, we're confident that when you've earned your degree, you'll have a career to go with it. You also have the opportunity to maximize your time, money and effort when you choose one of our dual degree programs.

Program Outcomes

Gain a greater understanding of other health care providers with interprofessional learning. Choose from experiential practice locations of the highest quality and variety.

Our program includes:

  • 14 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE rotations) in three 5-week blocks. This takes places during P1 through P3 years. 
  • 10-week paid summer research program including hands-on research, research seminars and presentations. Students evaluate scientific literature, develop and present a poster or seminar, and explore research career opportunities in the biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences.
  • Exclusive pharmacy partnership with Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning (VPIL). This allows Lipscomb students to work in a clinical environment with a preceptor.
  • Interprofessional learning with residency-trained faculty who are expert health professionals in their specialization. Pharm.D. students take well-rounded courses that are lead in each speciality but trained faculty in that area.


AACSB Accredited


Career Exploration Center



Career Exploration Center

Discover your passion and take courses to support your health care career goals. The Career Exploration Center provides personalized guidance to help students identify their strengths, align their skills with industry needs, and find suitable career paths. The center also answers any questions you may have, helping navigate your career journey with confidence.

Resources are available to explore different pharmacy specialties and discover which path suits you best:

  • Ambulatory Care/Clinic
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Long-term Care
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Medical Science Liaison
  • Infusion


Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Our Admissions Process

The College of Pharmacy utilizes a rolling admissions process and a holistic application review to identify appropriate candidates for interviews and potential enrollment. The application opens in mid-July each year for enrollment in August of the following year. Application reviews and interviews are ongoing throughout the fall and spring semesters or until the class is full. Applicants are encouraged to apply early!  The PCAT is not required for admission.

Understanding Holistic Application Reviews

Many factors are considered in the holistic review of the application, interview and admissions process. They may include the following: academics, communication skills, letters of recommendation, problem solving skills, professionalism, work experience, degree earned, research, volunteerism, interview performance, attitude, timeliness and other factors that help differentiate those applicants that possess the highest likelihood of succeeding as part of the health care team.  

Certain exceptions may be granted on an individual basis concerning admission requirements. No assurances or guarantees are given or implied based on the completion of the prerequisites or achieving a high level of academic performance.

Admissions Process



Tuition & Aid

Tuition & Aid

New Scholarships Approved! 


First-Year Tuition and Fees  2024-25

  Tuition Fees* Total
Fall Semester $19,969 $2,256 $21,857
Spring Semester $19,969 $2,256 $21,857
Total Cost** $39,938 $4,512 $43,314

* Fees include: Insurance, Labs, Technology, Student Activity, etc.
** All amounts shown are estimates and subject to change.

Students who complete FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) may be eligible for Federal Direct Loans and/or Graduate PLUS loans.


Job placement rate

Residency-Trained Faculty

Our curriculum covers all areas of the pharmacy field, however, our courses are taught by specialists in their area of expertise. Learn from industry leaders and become a well-rounded pharmacist.


Get hands-on patient experience during the first 4 weeks of enrollment through the immunization certification. BLS, Medication Therapy Management, Diabetes Education, SHIP training and more are among the other certifications available through our program.

Dual Degree Option

Earn a second degree while pursuing a PharmD at Lipscomb. Choose from a Master's in Health Care Informatics or a Master's in Management of Health Care to enhance your degree and make you a well-rounded pharmacist.

Research Opportunities

We know that you want to be an innovator in the field. That’s why we offer unique research opportunities in our state-of-the-art facilities with our world-class faculty so that you can hone your expertise.

Nashville, TN

A big city. An even bigger opportunity. We consider Nashville, Tennessee, an extension of our classroom, and as a leading city in many industries, that means you’ll gain experience and insight you won’t find anywhere else.


Both our deeply connected faculty and our experiential learning opportunities offer myriad ways for you to form relationships with leaders in the industry. These connections will serve and support you throughout your career.


NAPLEX pass rate for Class of 2019

Our Faculty

Meet our faculty.

  • Tom Campbell headshot

    Tom Campbell

    Dean, College of Pharmacy

    Tom Campbell is the Dean and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy in Nashville. Dr. Campbell received his Pharm.D. degree from the University of Tennessee...

    Meet Tom Campbell
  • Scott Akers headshot

    Scott Akers

    Executive Director , PSR & Associate Dean of Research

    Dr. Akers research expertise as a clinical pharmaceutical scientist over the past 25 years bridges the pre-clinical and clinical phases of small molecule drug development in the areas of pre-formulation...

    Meet Scott Akers
  • Beth Breeden headshot

    Beth Breeden


    Dr. Beth Breeden is an Associate Professor and Chair of Graduate Studies in Health Care Informatics at the Lipscomb University College of Health Sciences. She has more than 25 years...

    Meet Beth Breeden
  • Abbie Burka headshot

    Abbie Burka

    Associate Dean of Assessment

    Abbie Burka is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director of Interprofessional Education, where she coordinates opportunities for students in the health science programs to collaborate and learn together....

    Meet Abbie Burka
  • Sarah Collier headshot

    Sarah Collier

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Sarah P. Collier joined the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy faculty as an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Fall of 2018. Dr. Collier earned her Bachelor of...

    Meet Sarah Collier
  • Zac Cox headshot

    Zac Cox


    Zac Cox attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he studied pre-pharmacy. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of...

    Meet Zac Cox
  • Rachel Crouch headshot

    Rachel Crouch

    Associate Professor

    Crouch received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Biochemistry and Spanish from Lipscomb University in 2008 and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy in...

    Meet Rachel Crouch
  • Kevin Eidson headshot

    Kevin Eidson

    Director of Health & Wellness

    Eidson joined Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice in August of 2010. He teaches Pharmacy Law and Ethics and assists with coordinating continuing educational...

    Meet Kevin Eidson
  • Chad Gentry headshot

    Chad Gentry

    Associate Dean Experiential Education Pharmacy

    Chad grew up in East Tennessee and attended the University of Tennessee Knoxville and received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. He then...

    Meet Chad Gentry
  • Sarah Graff headshot

    Sarah Graff

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Sarah Graff graduated with a BS in Biology from the University of Kentucky before attending Vanderbilt University where she obtained her PhD in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics. Her PhD...

    Meet Sarah Graff
  • Ben Gross headshot

    Ben Gross

    Department Chair, College of Pharmacy

    Gross received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Murray State University and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Tennessee. Gross completed a specialty residency in...

    Meet Ben Gross
  • Dr. Susan Hamblin's Biography

    Susan Hamblin

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Hamblin has been practicing in clinical pharmacy with a focus in critical care/trauma for over 10 years. She graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy in 2007....

    Meet Susan Hamblin
  • Randy Jerkins headshot

    Randy Jerkins

    Assistant Professor

    Jerkins graduated from Lipscomb University with a degree in Biology. He received his Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy in 1985 and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1986 from the...

    Meet Randy Jerkins
  • Justin Kirby headshot

    Justin Kirby

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Justin Kirby is a native of middle Tennessee having grown up in Lafayette before moving to Cookeville for college and, ultimately, to Nashville for pharmacy school. He remained in...

    Meet Justin Kirby
  • Lindsey Gorrell headshot

    Lindsey Miller

    Associate Professor

    Miller received her Bachelor of Science in Business degree from Eastern Illinois University followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. She then went...

    Meet Lindsey Miller
  • Kam Nola headshot

    Kam Nola

    Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

    Kam Nola received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University, Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, and Masters of...

    Meet Kam Nola
  • Jon Pouliot headshot

    Jon Pouliot

    Associate Professor

    Jon was born and raised in Rhode Island. After completing his undergraduate studies at Providence College, he moved to North Carolina for his graduate work, receiving a Doctor of Pharmacy...

    Meet Jon Pouliot
  • Allison Provine headshot

    Allison Johnston

    Associate Professor

    Allison Provine Johnston received her Bachelor of Science in Education and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Samford University. She then went on to complete a pharmacy practice residency at Emory...

    Meet Allison Johnston
  • Jimmy Torr headshot

    Jimmy Torr

    Associate Professor

    Torr completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Accounting from Lipscomb University in 2001 and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy...

    Meet Jimmy Torr
  • Sarah Uroza headshot

    Sarah Uroza

    Associate Professor

    Sarah is a native of Arkansas. She completed her pre-pharmacy work at the University of Central Arkansas and completed her Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of Arkansas for Medical...

    Meet Sarah Uroza
  • Matt Vergne headshot

    Matt Vergne

    Associate Professor

    Matt Vergne joined the Lipscomb College of Pharmacy in 2013. Dr. Vergne earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Harding University, and he earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry...

    Meet Matt Vergne
  • Jessica Wallace headshot

    Jessica Wallace

    Associate Professor

    Jessica Wallace received her Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. She completed a...

    Meet Jessica Wallace
  • Greg Young headshot

    Greg Young

    Assistant Professor

    Prior to joining the faculty at Lipscomb University, Young served for six years as a Nuclear Pharmacist and Pharmacy Manager for Cardinal Health Nuclear Pharmacy Services. He previously served as...

    Meet Greg Young
  • Lipscomb Featured Faculty

    John Daniels

    Adjunct Faculty

    Meet John Daniels

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Career Paths

Community Practice Pharmacist

Utilizes medication and clinical knowledge to ensure patients receive the most appropriate mediation therapy in a convenient and cost-effective way.

Hospital Pharmacist

Works directly with doctors, nurses and patients to make sure each patient receives the correct medication and dosage. They evaluate patient lab reports to offer consult for alternative medication options and work directly with patients to ensure they understand their medications while in the hospital and as they are discharged.

Other Pharmacist Careers

Research and Development, Academia, Long-Term Care, Home Health Care, Patient Advocacy, Managed Care