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  • College of Pharmacy

    Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences

    Three SmartState Endowed Chairs are among the research faculty who teach in the PharmD program and Ph.D. programs. Research focuses on identifying new drug targets, drug delivery systems and disease therapeutics.

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    White Coat

    At the 2016 White Coat Ceremony, incoming students in the Class of 2020 signed the Code of Ethics, learned the symbolism of the white coat, and took the Pledge of Professionalism. They were welcomed to MUSC pharmacy by accomplished alumnus Rachel Couchenour ’96.
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    The College

    The College of Pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina provides a premier pharmacy education leveraging the innovative inter-professional learning opportunities offered at South Carolina’s only comprehensive academic health center with a full range of programs in the biomedical sciences.

  • Black History Month

    First African-American graduate of the MUSC College of Pharmacy James Hodges '71 spoke to students, faculty, staff and the community at a seminar February 15 as part of the College's celebration of Black History Month.

  • Oyster Roast

    MUSC Pharmacy faculty, staff, students, and alumni packed 'em in at the 2016 Pharmacy Appreciation Oyster Roast. Check out pictures from the event in our Photo Album!

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    Clincal Pharmacy and Outcome Sciences

    Faculty nationally recognized for achievement in both teaching and practice provide interprofessional education and training in patient care, critical thinking and professional leadership

College of Pharmacy

The College of Pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina is a respected leader in education, research and patient care.

The College provides a premier pharmacy education by uniting nationally-recognized faculty and high-achieving students with the innovative interprofessional learning opportunities offered at MUSC’s academic medical center.  

Located in beautiful and historic Charleston, S.C., MUSC College of Pharmacy has four academic degree programs, two research centers led by renowned endowed chairs, one of the oldest and largest residency programs in the country, more than 900 preceptors in a world-wide experiential program, and a collaborative continuing education program.

MUSC College of Pharmacy students are successful (graduating student satisfaction, NAPLEX/MJPE scores, post-graduation employment and residency placement) and the faculty is productive in and out of the classroom (National Institutes for Health funding, professional service, national awards and offices).

Founded in 1881, the pharmacy program at MUSC continues to attract and produce pharmacy’s finest practitioners, shaping tomorrow’s healthcare.


The College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, pending approval by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. Learn more about our accreditation.