About Us

It’s our mission to educate, innovate, discover, engage and serve to improve health, and our vision to shape the future of health care and improve lives.



U.S. News & World Report's 2020 Best Health Schools for Pharm.D. program


Among all U.S. pharmacy schools based on funding from the National Institutes of Health during 2019


American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists 2020 Chapter of the Year

A front view of the pharmacy building at UMKC's campus on Hospital Hill.

Nationally Recognized. Community Focused.

Our sites in Kansas City, Columbia and Springfield offer nationally recognized academic programs and rewarding learning and career experiences in both urban and rural settings. Our students and graduates strive to improve the health of Missouri residents as they serve the community, model leadership and seek excellence in all they do.

Explore our sites

Strategic plan and reports

Review accreditation

Explore Our School

The UMKC School of Pharmacy is committed to helping students, faculty and staff grow together as we work to serve people and improve the health of our community. Learn more about our school and contact us with questions or to get involved.

A historical photo of UMKC School of Pharmacy students working in the pharmaceutical lab.

Our history

The UMKC School of Pharmacy has a long and rich history of preparing future pharmacists to serve the community. Review a timeline of some of our school's major milestones.

Pharmacy students walking down a hallway in the pharmacy building.

Divisions and offices

Explore the diverse divisions and offices that make up the UMKC School of Pharmacy.

A pharmacy student and professor discuss patient care at the St. Luke's clinic in Kansas City.

Faculty and staff

The School of Pharmacy is home to world-class faculty and staff. Learn more about the people who are helping shape the future of pharmacy in the region.

Close up of two people wearing their pharmacy lab coats while talking.

Dean's Advisory Council

Learn more about this group of alumni and friends of the school who help guide our efforts through their unique perspectives on pharmacy and health-care issues.

Core Values


We lead with courage and vision while considering the needs of our people.


We act with integrity, honesty, reliability, ethics, moral courage, humility, respect and accountability.

Service and Community

We serve others in an altruistic and cooperative manner while caring about others by being a learning organization that enriches and values our human wealth and promotes civility, diversity and mutual respect.


We engage in creative partnerships locally and globally to advance health education, research and practice.


We seek and develop resources, infrastructure and knowledge to promote discovery.


We strive for excellence in all we do.