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The School of Pharmacy

Since its founding in 1885, the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy has been a leader in pharmacy education. Since 1996, the school has offered only the Doctor of Pharmacy degree as the entry-level practice degree. The curriculum gives the student the knowledge, skills, and ability required of the pharmacy practitioner; it is comprehensive and produces a highly competent general practitioner.

About 60 full-time faculty members teach in the undergraduate professional Doctor of Pharmacy program and in the graduate programs. 3 departments (Pharmacology and Toxicology, Medicinal Chemistry, and Pharmaceutical Chemistry) offer Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Pharmacy Practice offers the master’s degree.

Both the undergraduate and graduate divisions have outstanding national and international reputations based on the excellence and productivity of the faculty. KU is second in the rankings of schools of pharmacy that receive National Institutes of Health research funding. KU’s School of Pharmacy was awarded more than $22 million in research grants and contracts from the NIH in fiscal year 2009.

The School of Pharmacy is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 20 N. Clark St., Suite 2500, Chicago, IL 60602-5109, (312) 664-3575, the official accrediting body for American pharmacy.

Undergraduate Programs

The School  of Pharmacy offers a 6-year Doctor of Pharmacy program. The 2-year prepharmacy portion of the program may be taken at any accredited 2- or 4-year college.

The KU School of Pharmacy also offers the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program in Wichita, accepting its first class of 20 in fall 2011 with plans to add 20 students each year through 2014.

University Honors Program

The school encourages qualified students to participate in the University Honors Program.

The School of Pharmacy

Since its founding in 1885, the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy has been a leader in pharmacy education. Since 1996, the school has offered only the Doctor of Pharmacy degree as the entry-level practice degree. The curriculum gives the student the knowledge, skills, and ability required of the pharmacy practitioner; it is comprehensive and produces a highly competent general practitioner.

About 60 full-time faculty members teach in the undergraduate professional Doctor of Pharmacy program and in the graduate programs. 3 departments (Pharmacology and Toxicology, Medicinal Chemistry, and Pharmaceutical Chemistry) offer Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Pharmacy Practice offers the master’s degree.

Both the undergraduate and graduate divisions have outstanding national and international reputations based on the excellence and productivity of the faculty. KU is second in the rankings of schools of pharmacy that receive National Institutes of Health research funding. KU’s School of Pharmacy was awarded more than $22 million in research grants and contracts from the NIH in fiscal year 2009.

The School of Pharmacy is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 20 N. Clark St., Suite 2500, Chicago, IL 60602-5109, (312) 664-3575, the official accrediting body for American pharmacy.

Graduate Programs

The School of Pharmacy offers graduate programs through the departments of

The Department of Pharmacy Practice offers the Master of Science degree. The other 3 departments offer both the M.S. and the Ph.D. with majors in their respective disciplines. Programs in Neurosciences are offered in cooperation with KU Medical Center.

Requirements for admission and baccalaureate preparation vary with each department and are discussed separately. Address inquiries and correspondence about graduate studies to the program or department of interest.

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