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College of Pharmacy

Igniting Progress Through Research & Education

Innovation needs a purpose. It's not enough to do or achieve. Rather, discoveries need to forward what's possible and improve the care patients receive.

The Medical University of South Carolina's College of Pharmacy has looked ahead since our opening over a century ago. That future-minded approach shapes the education students now receive. Today, U.S. News & World Report ranks our program 31st in the nation for pharmacy education. It also fuels our research, from pursuing a cure for cancer to analyzing cellular behavior and those effects on drug therapies. Leading the way, five of the College of Pharmacy's faculty rank in the top two percent of researchers worldwide.

From here, we think about our lasting impact. We graduate students who direct the pharmacy profession. Our researchers uncover advancements that herald new possibilities in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Our clinicians are integral resources to providing the best patient care at the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina and beyond. From our new state-of-the-art facility on the MUSC campus to our affiliation with one of the country's preeminent pharmacy residency programs, see how the College of Pharmacy unleashes transformative, compassionate progress.


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MUSC College of Pharmacy accepted its first pharmacy student in 1882 and has been a preeminent leader in pharmacy education since pharmacy degrees were first available in the US. Students train in hands-on, research-emphasizing learning environments in our Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), Doctor of Philosophy, and concurrent degree and residential programs. Ninety-six percent of graduates are employed in the field within six months of graduation.

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Realize what's possible and foster your potential to make discoveries and innovate patient care. Review all requirements and prerequisites before you apply.

Visionary Research

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Two research centers and renowned endowed chairs lead grant-funded research investigating cell death, influencing drug discoveries, and shedding light on medication safety. Understand what drives us forward and how we’re blazing new trails in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

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