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KU School of Pharmacy

KU School of Pharmacy is a world-class research institution and one of the country’s premier pharmacy schools.

Degree Programs

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Pharm.D. Program

A doctor of pharmacy degree (Pharm.D) prepares students to become pharmacy practitioners in a wide variety of settings, including community and retail pharmacies, hospitals, managed care facilities and many more.
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Graduate Programs

KU School of Pharmacy offers graduate degrees in Medicinal Chemistry, Neuroscience, Pharmacology & Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, as well as residencies in Pharmacy Practice.

Tradition of Excellence

Nationally in Total Research Award Dollars
NAPLEX first-time pass rate—13th nationally
MPJE first-time pass rate—4th nationally

More KU Pharmacy

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Why KU Pharmacy?

You can get your Pharm.D. anywhere. So, why get your Pharm.D. from KU School of Pharmacy?
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What Can You Do With a Pharm.D?

A Pharm.D. from KU provides graduates with diverse career options. Learn about the careers you could pursue with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from KU.
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Our Research

The KU School of Pharmacy is seventh in the nation in National Instutes of Health (NIH) funding.

School of Pharmacy News

Opportunity. For students considering graduate studies, the opportunity to explore such a choice isn’t always within reach. Doug Mendenhall has a passion to change that.

The research team came to the surprising conclusion that the stalled process of amyloid production — not the amyloid itself — can trigger loss of critical connections between nerve cells.

Brian Caswell, Distinguished Service Award, Class of 1987

Brian Caswell, a 1987 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and a Baxter Springs pharmacist and pharmacy owner, was recognized April 12 as the school’s 2024 Distinguished Service Award recipient.