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Better science. Better health. At the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, we are contributing to science and advancing health through our world-class scientists, educators and our alumni. 

Home of Top-Ranked Pharmacy and Pharmacology Programs

America's Best Graduate Schools, compiled by U.S. News & World Report, has listed UA's PharmD program at number 16 or above for more than 20 years. We are also ranked 6th in the nation by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research based on grants and contracts awarded by the National Institutes of Health.

World-Renowned Faculty

Our faculty is recognized across the country and internationally for their scholarship in their disciplines and leadership in their professions. Our leaders are also elected leaders of the American Pharmacists Association, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Society of Toxicology and many other organizations. View the Directory

Expanding Opportunities for Professional Growth

We understand that in an increasingly competitive job market, you need to be able to stand out. That's why we developed the PharmD Forward program which offers a variety of PharmD dual degrees and graduate certificates for students and practicing professionals. In partnership with the UA James E. Rogers College of Law, UA Eller College of Management, UA Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, UA College of Nursing and the UA Graduate College, we offer PharmD dual-degrees and graduate certificate programs focused on topics like health law, public health, regulatory science, and health care management that many professionals in either practice or industry will find indispensable. 

More Than 600 Clinical Sites Across Arizona

The sites where our students' complete learning rotations are among the best in Arizona and the country. The Health Sciences Education Building in Phoenix and the Health Sciences Innovation Building in Tucson provide exceptional interdisciplinary and interprofessional education and simulation opportunities.

Two Campuses. One College


The R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy is located on the University of Arizona Health Sciences campus, the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. 

For years students have told us they really like living in Tucson, the home campus for the University of Arizona. They love the sunny weather, especially the mild winters. They like the many recreational and cultural activities at the University and in the city; they describe Tucson as "multicultural," "friendly" and "safe." Many also find it less expensive than other regions.

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Students at the UA Health Sciences Tucson campus benefit from the proximity of fellow colleges, including UA College of Nursing, UA College of Medicine - Tucson and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, and the Banner - University Medical Center Tucson. Numerous educational and community outreach programs help to foster a culture of professionalism and service.


Some UA PharmD students may elect to take all their classes at our Phoenix Bioscience Core campus. Students who thrive in the rush of a big city and come alive amid the wealth of cultural, educational and sporting activities that mark a major population center will find Phoenix an appealing option (even if the average temperature there is slightly higher in the summer).

The College Expanded its PharmD program to Phoenix in 2014. What began as a small cohort of three has grown into an annual admission of more than 70 students. 


Visiting the College

The College is located in Building 3, Second Floor. Visitors will be asked to check in with security at the front desk of the Health Sciences and Education Building. Security will escort you to our building and allow access to enter. Staff and students will need to wear their CatCard badge for secure entry into the buildings. View a map.


Alumni Success Stories

Our graduates -- nearly 4,000 and counting -- go on to significant careers in pharmacy, pharmacy education, business, industry, academia and research. Almost 98 percent of respondents to a survey of 2016 graduates* said they were prepared to enter pharmacy practice.