A Pharm.D. (Doctor of Pharmacy) degree is an entry-level professional degree for individuals who wish to become a pharmacist in any State in the U.S. It is a practice-oriented degree that is required when applying for a pharmacist license. A Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) degree is one that has a heavy research component, requiring a major research project and a defense of a written thesis. This degree is an option to pursue for our graduates. However, they would have to pursue it at another university since this degree is not offered at FSU.