The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, founded in 1841, is the fourth oldest School of pharmacy in the nation.
The School is one of seven professional schools and a graduate school located at the University of Maryland, a thriving center for life sciences research and community service. Through its education, research, and service programs, the School of Pharmacy strives to improve the health and well-being of society by aiding in the discovery, development, and use of medicines.
The School of Pharmacy is comprised of three departments:
- Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science (PPS): Faculty in PPS address health disparities, medication use, and best practices to prevent and treat a variety of diseases, with clinical science research activities focused on gaining a better understanding of drug efficacy and delivery.
- Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSC): Researchers in PSC work to identify and develop new drugs to treat drug abuse, cancer, metabolic diseases, and infection.
- Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR): Faculty in PHSR provide valuable information on the economic costs and public policy issues that arise once drugs and therapies have been made available to the public.
In addition to cutting edge research in drug delivery mechanisms, cost impact studies, basic drug discovery and development, and disease management, the School engages in a wide variety of professional practice activities, partnering with over 200 community pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes, and other agencies to provide services to citizens and practitioners around the State and across the nation.
The City of Baltimore environs offer a multitude of activities and cultural events. Its close proximity to the District of Columbia, Philadelphia, New York City, the Appalachian Mountains and the mid-Atlantic coast seashores makes it a versatile and convenient location in which to attend graduate and professional school.