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The College of Pharmacy

We are the only college of pharmacy in Minnesota, and ranked second in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Program

Patient care is at the center of pharmacy practice. As the medication expert on the health care team, you will have a versatile career with a great salary.

Why Diversity Matters in Pharmacy

Why Pharmacy?

Help patients: The most important part of your career will be to help patients receive the best medication therapy possible.

Diverse career opportunities:
As the drug expert on the health care team, you will have a versatile career outlook.

Excellent salary:
Our graduates average $120,000 starting salary.

High rates of success:
98% of our students complete the program, and 98% pass their board exams on the first try.

Job security:
99% of our grads obtain a job, residency or other additional training within 6 months after graduation.

Career Options

  • Clinical specialties like cardiology, critical care, oncology, pediatrics
  • Community practice
  • Drug information specialist
  • Hospital practice
  • Informatics
  • Long-term care
  • Managed care
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Professor
  • Public health service
  • Regulatory agencies
  • Research
  • Toxicology
  • Veterinary

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Safety and Security on Campus

Every year, the University publishes "Safety and Security on Campus," a brochure that includes the most recent three years of reported crime statistics along with safety policies, procedures, and services. The report, part of the University’s compliance with the federal Clery Act, is available online in a downloadable, printable PDF document. To request the brochure in print or in another format, contact University Police at 612-624-2677.