The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy is consistently recognized as one of the best pharmacy schools in the nation (we are currently ranked #2 by U.S.News & World Report). Founded in 1892, our college is the only pharmacy school in Minnesota, with campuses in the Twin Cities and in Duluth. We improve health through innovative education, pioneering research, and interdisciplinary practice development that attends to the diverse needs of the people of Minnesota and the world.
Legacy of Leadership
Since its founding, the College of Pharmacy has been a national leader in education, practice and policy. Our alumni are health care leaders from industry and association leaders, to deans and practitioners leading in their profession and community.
One College, Two Campuses
The College of Pharmacy offers PharmD, PhD and MS programs on both the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses. Faculty and staff are shared between the two campuses, which also share the same curriculum. ITV technology is used to keep the campuses connected.
Our researchers are on the leading edge of finding ways to solve some of the world’s greatest problems in areas such as:
- Drug discovery and development
- Pharmaceutics and drug delivery
- Experimental and clinical pharmacology, including personalized medicine
- Cancer therapies and chemoprevention
- Pharmacy management and economics
- Healthcare outcomes
- Ambulatory care practice
- Rural pharmacy
Online Courses and Continuing Education
The college offers primarily online and hybrid learning for undergraduates, other health professional students and pharmacists, and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education for their continuing education programs.
The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree prepares pharmacists for a patient-centered practice. Highlights of our four year degree program:
- 168 students per class (108 at Twin Cities, 60 at Duluth).
- Three years of didactic/lab coursework integrated with some early experiential learning.
- One year of experiential clinical work at sites all around the state.
- In 2016, the PharmD program received full eight-year accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
The College of Pharmacy has 100+ graduate students in five PhD programs: