Overview

The School of Pharmacy

Since its founding in 1885, the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy has been a leader in pharmacy education. Since 1996, the school has offered only the Doctor of Pharmacy degree as the entry-level practice degree. The curriculum gives the student the knowledge, skills, and ability required of the pharmacy practitioner; it is comprehensive and produces a highly competent general practitioner.

About 60 full-time faculty members teach in the undergraduate professional Doctor of Pharmacy program and in the graduate programs. 3 departments (Pharmacology and Toxicology, Medicinal Chemistry, and Pharmaceutical Chemistry) offer Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Pharmacy Practice offers the master’s degree.

Both the undergraduate and graduate divisions have outstanding national and international reputations based on the excellence and productivity of the faculty. KU is second in the rankings of schools of pharmacy that receive National Institutes of Health research funding. KU’s School of Pharmacy was awarded more than $22 million in research grants and contracts from the NIH in fiscal year 2011.

The School of Pharmacy is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 20 N. Clark St., Suite 2500, Chicago, IL 60602-5109, (312) 664-3575, the official accrediting body for American schools of pharmacy.

Undergraduate Programs

The School  of Pharmacy offers a 6-year Doctor of Pharmacy program. The 2-year prepharmacy portion of the program may be taken at any accredited 2- or 4-year college.

After acceptance into the School of Pharmacy students completing the first 2 years of the Doctor of Pharmacy professional degree program (3rd and 4th year of college) are awarded a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Studies. Students completing the remaining 5th and 6th professional years are awarded the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. These degree programs are available to students on both the Lawrence and Wichita campuses.

University Honors Program

The school encourages qualified students to participate in the University Honors Program.

The School of Pharmacy

Since its founding in 1885, the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy has been a leader in pharmacy education. Since 1996, the school has offered only the Doctor of Pharmacy degree as the entry-level practice degree. The curriculum gives the student the knowledge, skills, and ability required of the pharmacy practitioner; it is comprehensive and produces a highly competent general practitioner.

About 60 full-time faculty members teach in the undergraduate professional Doctor of Pharmacy program and in the graduate programs. 3 departments (Pharmacology and Toxicology, Medicinal Chemistry, and Pharmaceutical Chemistry) offer Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Pharmacy Practice offers the master’s degree.

Both the undergraduate and graduate divisions have outstanding national and international reputations based on the excellence and productivity of the faculty. KU is second in the rankings of schools of pharmacy that receive National Institutes of Health research funding. KU’s School of Pharmacy was awarded more than $22 million in research grants and contracts from the NIH in fiscal year 2011.

The School of Pharmacy is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 20 N. Clark St., Suite 2500, Chicago, IL 60602-5109, (312) 664-3575, the official accrediting body for American schools of pharmacy.

Graduate Programs

The School of Pharmacy offers graduate programs through the departments of

The Department of Pharmacy Practice offers the Master of Science degree. The other 3 departments offer both the M.S. and the Ph.D. with majors in their respective disciplines. Programs in Neurosciences are offered in cooperation with KU Medical Center.

Requirements for admission and baccalaureate preparation vary with each department and are discussed separately. Address inquiries and correspondence about graduate studies to the program or department of interest.

Contact Info

School of Pharmacy

2010 Becker Drive, Room 2050
Lawrence, KS 66047-1620
785-864-3591
785-864-5265
pharmacy@ku.edu
http://www.pharm.ku.edu/
Kenneth L. Audus, Dean
785-864-3591
Gene Hotchkiss, Senior Associate Dean, Administration
785-864-3591

School of Pharmacy

2010 Becker Drive, Room 2050
Lawrence, KS 66047-1620
785-864-3591
785-864-5265
pharmacy@ku.edu
http://www.pharm.ku.edu/
Brian J. Barnes, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
785-864-3591

School of Pharmacy

2010 Becker Drive, Room 2050
Lawrence, KS 66047-1620
785-864-3591
785-864-5265
pharmacy@ku.edu
http://www.pharm.ku.edu/
John F. Stobaugh, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Affairs
785-864-3591
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