U of M College of Pharmacy Maintains High Rankings

April 9, 2024

Top pharmacy and occupational therapy programs in the country

The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy has maintained its high rankings for both its occupational therapy (OT) and pharmacy programs, according to U.S. News and World Report. The occupational therapy program has moved from 58th to 53rd and is among the top 20% of programs in the country. The pharmacy program is ranked sixth among the 141 pharmacy schools in the country. U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on the results of peer assessment surveys sent to academics in pharmacy and occupational therapy programs across the country.

“These rankings are a reflection of the longstanding tradition of excellence and the outstanding reputation maintained by both programs,” said Dean Lynda Welage. “From classrooms to practice settings to research labs, our students, faculty, staff, and alumni are to be commended for their ongoing commitment to the high standards they set for themselves and their colleagues.”

The U of M has the only college of pharmacy in the state, and offers its doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program on both the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses, as well as graduate programs in five disciplines. Pharmacy faculty researchers in the college are known for their expertise in drug design, delivery, therapy and policy.

The college’s occupational therapy program is the only public doctoral‐level OT program in Minnesota and one of the oldest OT programs in the United States. The program is offered on both the Twin Cities and Rochester campuses. 

“Having these programs ranked among the best in the country further supports our excellent work by attracting outstanding faculty, staff, and students,” Welage said. “Every day, they and the distinguished alumni of our programs are striving to tackle health care’s biggest challenges and improve the health of Minnesotans and those beyond.”

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Dawn Tucker
College of Pharmacy
Eileen Omizo-Whittenberg
College of Pharmacy