For more than 125 years, the UMKC School of Pharmacy has continued its mission to educate, innovate, discover, engage, and serve to improve health. Our pharmacy professional degree program is nationally recognized for community engagement and service learning, and our graduate programs and research activities have led us to consistently rank in the top third of pharmacy schools from the National Institutes of Health. Further, our American Pharmacist Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists chapter is recognized as one of the top seven in the country.

We offer rewarding learning and career experiences for students, faculty and staff in both urban and more rural settings with sites throughout Missouri in Kansas City, Columbia and Springfield. As our graduates continue to impact the health of Missourians, we continue to strive to serve others in an altruistic manner, enriching our community through our leadership and seeking excellence in all that we do.

Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences has two emphasis areas, Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry, which cover a broad range of expertise in research, teaching and service at the UMKC School of Pharmacy. The division houses eight full-time faculty, a research associate, a research associate professor, a postdoctoral associate, a postdoctoral fellow, a research assistant, six adjunct faculty, two support staff and more than 50 IPh.D. graduate students.

This division is dedicated to supporting the professional degree program by providing the highest quality and comprehensive graduate education in drug delivery, physical pharmacy, biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, synthetic medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry. With access to state-of-the-art equipment and surrounding resources, our students are well prepared to meet the latest challenges in groundbreaking research/discoveries in the field of academics, government and industry after graduating from the university, thus making significant impact and contribution to society.

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