Why Marshall?

At the Marshall University School of Pharmacy, we do things a bit differently.



Forget boring lectures, Active Learning is the focus of Marshall’s curriculum.

Our outstanding faculty encourage StudioClassroominteractive teaching in classrooms that seat students at round tables to incite discussion, team problem solving, and peer learning.

The result? Studies show that students have been shown to earn 6 percent higher grades and are 50 percent more likely to succeed than in traditional classrooms.



You won’t find stadium seating in our classrooms.

We chose to design our innovative spaces to best suit your unique learning style: visual, hands-on learning for the modern student. Marshall’s unique classes offer small, intimate spaces for one-on-one personal attention with only 80 students per class to enhance student learning.

Our small class sizes also provide the opportunity to learn how to work inter-professionally.Several times a year, pharmacy students interact with other health care students at the Marshall School of Medicine, School of Physical Therapy, and College of Health Professions to better patient care through case studies and learn across disciplines.

  • Don’t believe us? Believe our students! Click here to hear from the several first-year students about their Marshall experience.
  • Meet Our Faculty. We may be a little bias, but we believe Marshall’s School of Pharmacy has some of the best pharmacy faculty in the country. Learn more about our department of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research and Pharmacy Practice today.

quote What I really love is how close the students are with each other and how close our relationship is with our teachers. Our professors seem to go completely out of their way to help us and make sure we thoroughly understand everything to become great pharmacists.
– Marissa McCoy
, Class of 2018


Simulation before practice.

SimulationUnique state-of-the-art simulation areas allow you to practice skills and daily pharmacy activities before jumping into real-world situations. Mock environments include a hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy, and patient counseling area. A compounding laboratory also lets you get your hands dirty in the spring of your first year, compounding medications such as Theraflu, suppositories and pediatric gummies.

And, there’s no waiting until your third year for practice experience. Within six weeks, you’ll be certified and in the field.

And, speaking of certifications, you will earn three certifications in the Marshall program at no cost to you. You will earn:

  • Immunization (APhA) certification
  • Medication Therapy Management (APhA) certification
  • Diabetes Management (APhA) certification



Access through affordability.

Marshall prides itself on its affordability for students, offering one of the lowest in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees packages in the country! Our affordability, in turn, provides a diverse atmosphere across race, ethnicity, geographical location and gender. The current class profile includes 55 percent out-of-state students, with students from Hawaii to New York and everywhere in between.

  • See it for yourself. Click here to see a comparison of Marshall’s in-state and out-of-state tuition in comparison to peers in the region.
  • Scholarships are available! Thanks to many donations, several scholarships are available for students in P1 through P4 year. Click here to read more about them and apply!

quote Being awarded the Walgreens Diversity Scholarships was truly
an honor and privilege for me. It made me realize the importance
of scholarships and how it truly helps us students not only financially, but also reinforces us to keep pursuing our endeavors throughout our pharmacy careers.

– Priscilla Adjei-Baffour
, Class of 2016


Giving back is more than our profession, it’s our mission.

At the Marshall University School of Pharmacy, community service is central to the development of caring health care professionals. And our students put our mission into action daily.

Pharmacy students donate their time locally to many other philanthropic organizations each year including Habitat for Humanity, the Huntington City Mission, the Ronald McDonald House, and the Homeless Coalition.


Interested in joining the Marshall Pharmily?