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Graduate Programs | Overview

Medicinal Chemistry

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry offers Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. Our world-class researchers cover a broad range of scientific interests, including synthetic and medicinal chemistry, biochemistry and peptide chemistry, and natural products chemistry. Learn more

Pharmacology & Toxicology

The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology offers Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. Ph.D. students are prepared to teach and perform research at a university, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or government laboratory setting. Learn more

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry offers Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. Students receive a strong background in the physical and chemical sciences as they relate to pharmaceutical research through a comprehensive set of coursework. Learn more

Pharmacy Practice

The Department of Pharmacy Practice offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree and residency programs. Faculty members teach students in the Pharm.D. Program and serve as mentors for the residents. They train students to be well-rounded pharmacists, regardless of their work setting. Our faculty specialize in a wide variety of areas including ambulatory care, cardiology, drug information, diabetes care, geriatrics, oncology and more. Learn more


The multidisciplinary Graduate Program in Neurosciences offers students broadly based training in neuroscience and advanced training in specialized research areas per student. Learn more

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 rxstudentservices@ku.edu.

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 rxadmissions@ku.edu.

Pre-Pharmacy Students

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

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