About Us

Dean’s Message

Dr. Carlo Marra 









With an annual cohort of just 40 students, our detailed instruction arms our graduates with the knowledge and skills required to provide an informed, effective and compassionate pharmacy practice. Our firm-yet-friendly educators often remain a part of our graduates’ professional network far beyond the day they cross the stage at convocation.

Our Structured Practice Experience (SPE) program allows students to apply their university-gained knowledge and training in a practice environment – and many of the program’s preceptors are School of Pharmacy alumni who are eager to give back because of the impact their own preceptors had on their careers.

Our connections with local and national pharmacy organizations enhance our students’ success and advancement. We maintain longstanding relationships with several pharmacy associations and boards, all of who provide support for our program, and hold tremendous faith in and respect for it.

Our faculty and graduate students are passionate about research that will eventually improve and enhance our population’s health and wellbeing. We are committed to providing opportunities for undergraduate students to also gain research experience that will advance pharmacy practice.

This is a critical time for the School of Pharmacy and the pharmacy profession, as significant effort is required to ensure that pharmacists’ education keeps pace with a changing health system. Nationally, pharmacists are fulfilling a broader scope of practice in patient care through an entry-to-practice Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program – a critical component of developing practice-ready pharmacists who are well equipped for their new roles.

We recently completed a strategic plan, which guides us in teaching and learning, research, and public engagement to advance knowledge and improve patient outcomes.

- Dr. Carlo Marra