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For more than 130 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 Pharmacists 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.

Student Affairs

We work with…

Professional – Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

  • The Pharm.D. is the degree required to become a licensed pharmacist.

Undergraduate students

  • Pre-pharmacy students



Patricia Marken, Pharm.D., FCCP
Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Shelly Janasz, M.S.
Director of Student Affairs

Amanda Hoelting
Senior Student Recruitment Specialist

Steve McDonald, M.A.
Recruitment & Admissions Coordinator

Viktoria Phillips
Academic Advisor

Mary Swick
Administrative Assistant
Office Support Assistant IV

Contact Us:

Office of Student Affairs
Phone: 816-235-1613
(8 a.m.–3 p.m. Monday–Friday)
Fax: 816-235-5562

Office hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday

Advising appointment hours:

8:30 a.m. –3 p.m. Monday–Friday


Health Sciences Building
2464 Charlotte St.
Suite 1219
Kansas City, MO 64108