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About KU School of Pharmacy

The KU School of Pharmacy is a world-class research institution and one of the country’s premier pharmacy schools. We train the pharmacists who serve the people of Kansas and researchers who help solve the world’s most pressing medical problems.

Our Pharm.D. Program offers a doctor of pharmacy degree for students who want to be pharmacy practitioners. Students enter the four-year program after completing two years of pre-pharmacy work. Approximately 150 students are accepted to the program each year, including 20 on the Wichita campus.

In addition to the Pharm.D. Program, the KU School of Pharmacy is home to the departments of Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology & Toxicology, and Pharmacy Practice as well as the Neurosciences Program. The departments of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Medicinal Chemistry, and Pharmaceutical Chemistry offer master’s and Ph.D. degrees. The Department of Pharmacy Practice offers a master’s degree and a residency program. The Neurosciences Program offers a Ph.D.


The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy provides exceptional educational opportunities for professional, graduate and postgraduate students. Through exemplary curricula and programs, the school encourages the advancement of patient-centered care to enhance health. The school maintains a leadership role in developing innovative technologies and pharmaceuticals and conducting drug therapy related research inclusive of basic, clinical and administrative sciences for the state, nation and world.


The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy will improve the health of our state, its residents and the world through excellence in didactic, experiential and interprofessional education, basic and applied research, service and the advancement of all aspects of patient-centered care.


Our values support a culture that exemplifies:

  • Commitment to excellence, innovation and integrity in education, research, clinical practice and service. 
  • Dedication to the discovery of new knowledge and the advancement of the pharmacy profession. 
  • Contemporary educational programs and research agendas. 
  • Inclusiveness, transparency and communication to support inter-professional education and interdisciplinary research. 
  • Respect of the dignity, rights, culture and diversity of each other and the populations we serve. 
  • Rigorous evaluation, assessment and the professional development of our faculty, staff, preceptors and students and support for their roles as active, self-directed lifelong learners.