The KU 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 KU 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.

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