Educational Philosophy

Upon completion of the Pharm.D. program at KU, our students will have a strong foundation in science and will be practice-ready for team-based care. They will have the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to deliver patient-centered care as interprofessional team members and will contribute to the advancement of the profession of pharmacy.

Our graduates are proficient at translating basic science knowledge into clinical applications, providing comprehensive pharmacist-delivered patient-centered care, managing resources and systems effectively and efficiently, and providing population-based healthcare. To promote attainment of these goals a variety of educational strategies are used, including traditional classroom instruction, case studies, laboratory exercises, reflective writing, standardized client assessment, small group discussion and practice-based experiences.

Faculty routinely explore novel teaching methods to further advance the effectiveness of our curriculum. Through these educational strategies, students acquire a strong foundation in biomedical, pharmaceutical, social, behavioral, administrative and clinical science principles and possess the ability to integrate and apply learned information within our program and in interprofessional learning environments. As students progress through the curriculum, they transition from being a dependent learner to an active, self-directed lifelong learner.

Coronavirus Update

You Can Still Reach Us

Academic Support Services

Academic support services typically accessed via the Dean’s office are still available by appointment via phone/Skype/Zoom. Please contact KU School of Pharmacy Student Services at

Prospective Students
(future freshmen or transfers)

KU is offering limited on-campus visits. Learn more at Visiting KU. The School of Pharmacy offers phone appointments for pre-pharmacy guidance. Please contact Admissions Representative Chris Claussen at

Pre-Pharmacy Students

Pre-pharmacy students seeking guidance may still schedule phone appointments. Please contact Admissions Representative Chris Claussen at

2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU