By The Numbers

#12022 U.S. News & World Report

Among Catholic Schools Of Pharmacy

#32023 NIH Funding

Among Pennsylvania Schools Of Pharmacy

7,400+Living School Of Pharmacy Alumni

Across The United States

0-6Direct Entry Program

Guarantee Your Spot In The Professional Phase

Since opening in 1925, the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy continually earns recognition as a top school of pharmacy in the United States because of outstanding academic programs, hands-on training, and nationally recognized research and leadership.

Graduates will benefit from a growing need for pharmacists with median salaries around $132,750 and rewarding careers dedicated to improving health outcomes for individual patients and the community. Outside sources consistently recognize the prestige of a Pharm.D. from the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy:

  • Ranked first among Catholic schools of pharmacy by the 2022 U.S. News and World Report
  • Ranked third in research funding among private schools of pharmacy by the 2023 National Institute of Health Report
  • Fully accredited through June 30, 2029 by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

The School of Pharmacy ensures that graduates learn the skills necessary to be successful in the present and the future and always practice with integrity. Secluded on the scenic Duquesne University campus overlooking downtown Pittsburgh, the School of Pharmacy combines innovative curriculum recognized by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and a well-rounded education rooted in Spiritan Catholic values with practical education from nationally recognized faculty.

Take the first step to a satisfying career in the health care industry. Let Duquesne University School of Pharmacy help you pave the way.

View the 2023 Duquesne University School of Pharmacy Pharm.D. Student Success and Program Quality Indicators.

Choose The Bridge To Your Future In Pharmacy

On-Campus Pharm.D. Program

Benefit from the Direct Entry program guaranteeing your spot in the professional phase of the six-year Pharm.D. program when starting from high school. Already in or graduated from college? Transfer directly into the professional phase or earn your Pharm.D. as a graduate student!

Online Pharm.D. Program

Transfer directly into the the professional phase of the Online Pharm.D. Program or take advantage of the ability to earn your Pharm.D. online as a graduate student.


Bachelor Of Science Programs

Explore the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences or Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Foundations programs available through the School of Pharmacy!

M.S./Ph.D. Programs

Interested in M.S. or Ph.D. programs in medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutics or pharmacy administration? Explore offerings from the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Continuing Education & Certificate Programs

The Duquesne University School of Pharmacy Office of Continuing Education offers a variety of continuing education programs and certificate programs for pharmacists and licensed healthcare practitioners throughout the academic year on campus and online.

Michael Chieu headshot

My dream job is to work in the drug supply chain industry, helping health care systems to run more efficiently. Through my Duquesne education, I better understand both the clinical and business sides of the industry.

Michael Chieu Pharm.D. Candidate (Online Pharm.D. Program), 2023
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Duquesne - Pittsburgh Connection

The Center for Integrative Health at Duquesne University partnered with the existing resources in neighborhoods and has supported organizations so that we could overcome the barriers that were also identified. It starts with the community. They're the foundation. I think that what's so special about what we've built, is that we work with communities to identify needs and to promote health equity.

Jennifer Elliott, Pharm.D.Director of the Center for Integrative Health, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice

4Academic Research Centers

Engagement in professional pharmacy organizations provides students with the opportunity to hone their leadership and practice skills, provide service to the community, gain access to the rich array of resources that the parent organization can provide, participate in conferences at the national and state level, and most importantly, network with students and practitioners across the country. Networking alone provides students with a benefit beyond measure.

Janet Astle, B.S. Pharmacy, Ed.D.Assistant Dean for Student Services

18+Pharmacy Student Organizations

The Academic Partners Program connects School of Pharmacy resources, including practice-based faculty, to its institution and community-based pharmacy practice partners to improve patient and organizational outcomes, enhance the pharmacy profession, and enrich student pharmacist education. This provides the School with the platform to continue to advance the School’s teaching, research and service outcomes.

Monica Skomo, B.S. Pharmacy, Pharm.D.Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Assessment

8Academic Pittsburgh-Area Academic Partners

Campus Footprint

School of Pharmacy

School of Pharmacy

The Duquesne University School of Pharmacy facilities include School of Pharmacy, which includes state-of-the-art lecture halls and classrooms, the Giant Eagle Center for Pharmacy Practice, and offices for all administration, staff and faculty in the Division of Pharmacy Practice

Doctor Of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Program
Mellon Hall

Mellon Hall

The entire fourth floor of the Richard King Mellon Hall includes modern labs, classrooms and offices for Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences administration and staff, as well as for faculty in the Division of Pharmaceutical, Administrative and Social Sciences Division.

Graduate School Of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Muldoon Building

Muldoon Building

The Muldoon Building, located on Fifth Avenue across from PPG Paints Arena, houses the Center for Integrative Health and the Center for Integrative Care, two School of Pharmacy Academic Research Centers giving student pharmacists the opportunity to practice in a real community and ambulatory care pharmacy setting and improve health equity in the Pittsburgh area.

Academic Research Centers

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Non-Traditional Pharmacy Careers


Non-Traditional Pharmacy Careers

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Vision, Mission, Values, Focus

Develop professionals, through student-centered experiences, who are recognized leaders, innovators and advocates in all areas of pharmacy practice and research.
Educate and mentor students who advance the profession of pharmacy and pharmaceutical research to improve the health outcomes of patients and their communities.
An appreciation for ethical and spiritual ideals and a sense of personal, professional and social responsibility.

Attain the highest levels of academic and professional integrity.

Give respect to each other and to those we serve.

Promote diversity in our faculty, staff and students to understand the needs of diverse populations.

Foster collaboration among disciplines in pharmacy and among the health professions.
To maintain continuity within the varying educational experiences we provide student pharmacists.

Create an environment for discovery that will improve patient health outcomes.

Provide opportunities for innovation in reaching the competencies of pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical research.

Develop and strengthen relationships with the community in order to advance the teaching, research and service activities of the School.

Cultivate professional attitudes among student pharmacists, faculty, staff and alumni.

Provide leadership opportunities for students who will act as agents of change in pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical research.


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