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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

#17
Nationally in NIH Funding
95%
NAPLEX first-time pass rate
#2
In U.S. for MPJE Pass Rate

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

Teruna Siahaan

LAWRENCE — Brain diseases are some of the most difficult

Michael Wolfe

Michael Wolfe, the Mathias P. Mertes Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, will serve as chair of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Drug Discovery for the Nervous System (DDNS) Study Section at the institute’s Center for Scientific Review.

Dean Ronald Ragan, text: Year-end message from Dean Ron Ragan, A successful 2021 despite the challenges

A year ago, the KU School of Pharmacy was closing out one of its most challenging years on record. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we pivoted successfully, and our world-class education continued remotely. It wasn’t easy, but our faculty and students adapted in remarkable fashion. They came back to campus for portions of the spring semester and completed courses, barely skipping a beat. Despite difficult circumstances, the Class of 2021 had a 90% first-time pass rate for the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination compared to a national rate of 85%.