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Nationally recognized programs, abundant resources, exciting research opportunities — at the UMKC School of Pharmacy, your future is wide open.

Welcome to the School of Pharmacy — a premier choice for talented professionals for more than 130 years.

Your Future in Pharmacy Starts Here

Everything You Need to Succeed

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Contribute to critical research

School of Pharmacy graduate students contribute to state-of-the art research projects that improve patient care and advance the field. Learn more about our research areas and faculty.

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Discover student resources

Make the most of your education and learn more about financial aid opportunities, academic advising, internship and licensure requirements, residency programs and more.

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Learn from world-class faculty

Join a school with a sterling national and regional reputation while learning from faculty who are leaders in their fields.

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Make connections

School of Pharmacy alumni find success in a variety of industries and roles. The Pharmacy Foundation and alumni leadership foster a welcoming environment and encourage you to connect with alumni, explore alumni events and learn how you can support the school.

A Proud Partner in Kansas City's UMKC Health Sciences District

We're excited to be a part of the cooperative partnership formed by neighboring health-care institutions and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Learn more about this exciting collaborative partnership that will pave the way for new research, outreach opportunities, grants and improved community health.

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Where Opportunities Abound

"I chose pharmacy because of the diversity in career opportunities, along with the ability to develop a career that aligned with my life goals. I wanted to create a fulfilling, professional career with work-life balance that enabled me to enjoy my family, too." Katherine Lurk, Class of 2010 Alumna Talks About Life as a Work-From-Home Pharmacist

Read Katherine's story

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Pharmacy News

UMKC Pharmacy Students Win National Competition

20 Dec 2023 | Three UMKC Pharmacy students beat out more than 100 teams to win top title. Read full story UMKC Pharmacy Students Win National Competition

UMKC Recognizes Outstanding Alumni

9 Nov 2023 | 14 alumni and one family will be honored April 5 Read full story UMKC Recognizes Outstanding Alumni

Supporting a Healthy Community

18 Oct 2023 | Our Healthy Jackson County is bringing health care to the people Read full story Supporting a Healthy Community