Twin Cities Campus

Want to be in a cosmopolitan urban environment with access to world-class arts, theater, and sporting events? Would you like to live in a city that consistently ranks high in wellness and livability? If yes, then the Twin Cities could be right for you!

Student Experience

Study in a cosmopolitan urban environment with access to world-class arts, theater, recreation and sporting events

Our Twin Cities campus is the only Big Ten campus located in a major urban environment. The resources available to students are unparalleled. Located in Weaver-Densford Hall, the Twin Cities campus offers interprofessional activities with medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health and more. You might be surprised to find out how small the college actually feels with only about 107 students per class. Students tend to think it more as a family than a university.

Interprofessional development through the Academic Health Center

The Academic Health Center (AHC) at the University of Minnesota is composed of six colleges and schools including the College of Pharmacy, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Medical School, the School of Nursing, the School of Dentistry, the School of Public Health. Students in the Health Sciences programs at the University of Minnesota become aware of the importance in a team approach to health care delivery.

PharmD Degree Program

Our Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree program educates students to become pharmacists who are generalist pharmacy practitioners and prepares them to identify, resolve and prevent drug related problems.

Carlson School of Management PharmD/ MBA Dual Degree Program

Enrolled PharmD students (Duluth and Twin Cities Campus) have the opportunity to become integrated into the Carlson School's prestigious network of business leaders, academics and alumni. PharmD/MBA students will also have the unique experiences offered through the Carlson School's Medical Industry Leadership Institute, which brings together graduate students from across the University of Minnesota to work on healthcare industry problems from the organizational to the political realms.

School of Public Health PharmD/ MPH Dual Degree Program

Enrolled PharmD students (both campuses) have the opportunity to additionally earn their MPH, a degree program that prepares them for impacting policies, providing education to patients in order to manage diseases, conduct research on drug interactions/therapies and alternative herbal medications at all levels – from the local, regional and state to the national and international levels – at the intersection of government, non-profit and private sectors.

A Public Health Pharmacist can be involved in advanced pharmacy practice, health policy development, emergency and humanitarian response, public health leadership, global health and much more.

Graduate Education

Our faculty are actively involved in a number of graduate programs within the College of Pharmacy and Medical School. They currently hold graduate faculty appointments in these programs:

Postgraduate (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency Program

The University of Minnesota Postgraduate (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency Program is a multi-site program focusing on the practice of pharmaceutical care in ambulatory care settings organized around Community Clinic, Rural Health, and Pharmaceutical Care Leadership emphasis areas.

Twin Cities

  • Minneapolis population: 380,000+ 
  • St. Paul population: 290,000+
  • Twin Cities metro population: 3.3 million
  • Two very distinct urban cores separated by the Mississippi River make up this metropolis
  • Consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S.
  • Hundreds of rivers, lakes, waterfalls, recreation areas, park systems, and trails
  • A vibrant place to live with entertainment, culture, recreation, and emphasis on the arts


Twin Cities Student Video

Clinical Pharmacist in Twin Cities Video


Our multidisciplinary faculty with expertise in the basic, clinical, social, and behavioral sciences collaborates with colleagues in the Medical School, local and regional health care systems, and across other departments in the Academic Health Center. Students play an important role in research laboratories, and numerous opportunities exist for students who have a desire to gain research experience as an undergraduate, professional, or graduate student.

Read more about College of Pharmacy research