The College of Pharmacy

The mission of the College of Pharmacy is to advance pharmaceutical care for the people of Ohio and the global community through teaching, research, and service. Our top-tier programs at the undergraduate, graduate, professional, and postdoctoral levels fulfill these key areas, while producing top recruits in all areas of pharmacy research and practice. Additional programs such as combined degrees, residency programs, and research fellowships ensure students at all levels have a fulfilling and rewarding education, while preparing them to become leaders in their field.

Our students receive a patient-centered education that prepares them for pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences careers in a competitive job market. They develop the problem-solving and critical-thinking skills that turn great students into accomplished alumni.

According to U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” the college ranks 7th among the more than 124 colleges of pharmacy in the U.S. for Doctor of Pharmacy programs and is the top college of pharmacy in Ohio. The college consistently is awarded research grants and contracts from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Defense breast and prostate cancer programs, and other federal and state agencies and foundations.

Ohio State and the College of Pharmacy

While we are proud of our prestigious rankings and reputation, our dedication to teaching, research, and service has earned us these accolades. The college offers students rewarding and beneficial experiences while furthering research in drug discovery and the health of people everywhere.

The college collaborates across campus, universities, and the world. Our faculty work with other departments, such as The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the College of Medicine, and many of our programs offer a collaborative learning opportunity for our students in other health sciences colleges.

Beyond campus, faculty and students work with community organizations to provide services such as immunizations, blood pressure screening, and medication therapy management.

The college’s outreach efforts make tremendous and compounding impact. The Generation RX Initiative enhances communities’ understanding of medication safety issues and empowers them to prevent prescription drug abuse. As innovative endeavors like this succeed locally, the college then implements these programs nationally and internationally. Initially a local program, the Generation RX Initiative is expanding its efforts across the country.

Our world is becoming more connected and we are embracing the opportunity. The college engages in faculty exchanges, student exchanges, and international collaborations. Students and faculty have participated in trips to Toronto, London, and Nicaragua, and the college has official agreements with universities in Taiwan for research, teaching, and practice-related collaborations. We are committed to taking our best local practice models abroad to serve the needs of communities around the world.

Supporting the College of Pharmacy

In the field of pharmacy, academia plays a vital role in teaching, research, and outreach. It is this combination of objectives that create caring and engaged graduates who move the pharmacy practice and industry forward. It is this combination that allows interdisciplinary research to be extremely successful.

However, as foundations and government agencies are forced to reduce their support, it becomes even more vital to have the support of the entire community. We invite you to be a part of the change that will make The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy the preeminent institution in the education of pharmacists and researchers, and the model of interdisciplinary collaborations.

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