Pharmacy Licensure Disclosure

To be eligible to become a licensed pharmacist in the United States, all pharmacy school graduates must pass the nationwide North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) as conducted by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. Additionally, as applicable to most of the states/jurisdictions in the country, pharmacy graduates must also pass the state-specific Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE) for practicing in that particular state.  

All graduates of the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program from the KU School of Pharmacy are eligible to sit for the NAPLEX and MPJE examinations. Passing these exams makes the students eligible to practice pharmacy in any U.S. state. It is, however, advisable for students to also consult the websites of the individual state boards of pharmacy for state-specific eligibility requirements, including required examinations.

KU’s licensure programs strive to maintain accurate and up-to-date information about the educational requirements for licensure in U.S. states and territories. However, regulations are subject to change and varying interpretations. In addition to possible changes in educational requirements, licensure often includes additional requirements, such as specific examinations and additional training or practicum hours. It is highly recommended that students seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency before beginning an academic program to ensure they know what is needed to obtain the license/certification/registration in the state in which they intend to practice and/or seek licensure.