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The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy is advancing pharmacy and patient-centered care locally and around the globe.

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At The Ohio State University, we champion human potential through unrivaled experiences that bring together expertise, ideas and resources wherever we are. Through these dynamic and connected experiences, human potential blossoms in unexpected ways. As a community, we empower people to envision the unimagined, advance innovations and solve unrelenting problems at a scale few others can match — propelling humanity forward.

Together, we build vibrant communities believing anything is possible — and create lasting impact far greater than any one person could accomplish alone. As an engaged community of advocates, mentors, leaders, caregivers, innovators and citizens, we elevate the human experience and inspire others to do the same.

The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy elevates innovative teaching and practice, engages in groundbreaking research and increases knowledge through transformative outreach and engagement. It is one of the original six Ohio State founding colleges and has supported the state’s vibrant pharmacy landscape for more than 130 years. 

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Pharmacy is a multifaceted profession – The Ohio State University is at the center of pharmacy practice change and drug discovery and development. The possibilities of where you can go with an undergraduate, professional or graduate degree from the College of Pharmacy are endless. There are so many opportunities to explore and ways to get involved here and highly regarded scientists, clinicians and educators who prepare our trainees for meaningful and impactful careers in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.

Dean Deanna L. Kroetz, PhD, BS Pharm '85
  • #1 Ranked as the top pharmacy school in the state of Ohio
  • 90% of PharmD graduates passed their NAPLEX Licensure Exam on the first attempt
  • 93% ASHP Residency Match Rate in 2023

Our core values

The College of Pharmacy stands behind The Ohio State University's Shared Values.


The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy advances the pharmacy profession and patient-centered care across Ohio and around the globe through innovative teaching and practice, groundbreaking research, and transformative outreach and engagement.


The College of Pharmacy will lead in drug discovery, development and training in the optimal use of medications to improve health and well-being.


The College of Pharmacy’s values motivate our faculty, staff, students and researchers and connect our work to the campus community and beyond. At the college, we value:

  • Excellence in innovation and knowledge translation
  • Meaningful and sustainable partnerships in education, practice and research
  • Improving medication-related outcomes through patient-centered care
  • Interprofessional pharmacy education and services
  • Personal commitment to professionalism, integrity and accountability
  • Diversity and inclusion


The college has five divisions that span a diverse range of disciplines in pharmaceutical sciences.

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