The University of Oklahoma is a comprehensive university with the mission of providing contemporary education, research, and service. The College of Pharmacy is one of the academic units responsible for this mission.
Pharmacy was the first professional program at The University of Oklahoma and, since 1896, the College of Pharmacy has had more than 5300 graduates. The College offers the Doctor of Pharmacy professional degree program and graduate programs in the Pharmaceutical Sciences leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy is committed to the education of professional and graduate students who, upon graduation, can meet the public need for safe and effective pharmaceutical care. Students and faculty generate and disseminate knowledge contributing to the education and continual professional growth of pharmacists, educators, scientists, and other healthcare professionals. The characteristics of quality instruction, basic and applied research, community and professional service, and extensive instruction in all types of pharmacy practice settings contribute to making the College of Pharmacy programs rewarding and satisfying experiences.
The relocation of the College from Norman to Oklahoma City in 1976 was a milestone in development of both the College of Pharmacy and the Health Sciences Center. The Henry D. and Ida Mosier Pharmacy Building in Oklahoma City was completed in 1983 and most of the educational, research, and service activities of the College are housed in this facility. The $7.75 million structure contains approximately 77,000 square feet of modern classrooms, teaching laboratories, faculty and staff offices, research laboratories, and support facilities.
The Schusterman Center in Tulsa (made possible, in part, by a $10 million donation from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation) was founded when the University of Oklahoma acquired the British Petroleum Amoco complex. Charles and Lynn Schusterman were honored when the facility was dedicated by President David L. Boren and The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents in December 1999.
The College of Pharmacy and the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health, and Public Health have elements of their programs at The Schusterman Center, thereby enhancing the potential for interdisciplinary learning, collaborative practice, and research since the various colleges are united under one roof. Beginning in Fall 2002, the College of Pharmacy entered students into a first-year class to complete the entire Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum at The Schusterman Center.
The college is committed to contributing to society through state-of-the-art education and research as well as modern, innovative pharmacy practices and services.
The college maintains affiliation agreements with the hospitals in the Oklahoma Health Center as well as with many other community pharmacies,
The locations of the College of Pharmacy in modern Health Sciences Centers in major metropolitan areas provide ideal sites for contemporary academic programs along with many other advantages. Students receive individual attention and personal development under the direct instruction of an exceptional and dedicated faculty. Students have a number of opportunities to learn in a variety of pharmacy practice settings, interact with other health professionals, and enjoy the cultural programs available in state of Oklahoma and Oklahoma City and Tulsa.