Dean’s Welcome

Greetings from the Marshall University School of Pharmacy (MUSOP)! We are an innovative professional school committed to educating future pharmacists to meet the personalized and evolving health care needs of patients in the 21st century. Pharmacists make a difference by providing care and service to patients and their families in communities across the world. The projected growth in the pharmacy industry indicates you will have many career options in the coming years, from industry research and development to hospital pharmacy, traditional retail pharmacy, nuclear pharmacy and a wide array of other opportunities. This is an exciting time to contemplate a career in pharmacy and I am pleased that you are considering Marshall University.

Today is an even more exciting time to join the Marshall “Pharmily.” The 2019-2020 academic year saw the School of Pharmacy move into a brand new educational facility convenient to the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine complex and the Marshall University Forensic Science building. In addition, the university built a 200 unit modern and accessible graduate housing building adjacent to the new MUSOP. Both projects were competed in August 2019.

Our unique program leading to a doctorate in pharmacy (Pharm. D.) degree is learner-centered, interdisciplinary, and team-based at its core. From the first day of school, you will be learning in a cutting edge environment that emphasizes “active learning” and collaboration with other pharmacy students and our colleagues in other health professions. By combining our School of Pharmacy with the resources available through Marshall’s College of Health Professions and the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, we offer a robust, interdisciplinary environment that allows for rich, diverse, and educational experiences for all. In addition, Marshall also has long-term relationships with area medical facilities which will provide you with the opportunity to practice your skills in real-life environments under the direction of experienced professionals. We focus on learning with you and developing your skills as a learner from the first day of the program as a student pharmacist through and beyond your role as our alumni and pharmacists. We are committed to an environment where we all focus on working hard as a team and pharmily, learning with passion as a team and pharmily to enjoying and being thankful for each day as team and pharmily.

We are dedicated to excellence in education, research, and community involvement. Our outstanding faculty are thriving researchers and clinicians, focused on the pursuit of excellence and committed to your success. We know that diversity and inclusion are fundamental to reaching our goals and this is reflected in our faculty, staff and student body.Marshall University sees each student as a son or daughter of the university.  When you choose to attend Marshall University School of Pharmacy, you too become a son or daughter of Marshall and an important member of the Marshall “Pharmily.”

MUSOP is an accredited program as designated by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the accrediting body for pharmacy education. Please see our accreditation page for more information.

As Dean, I invite you to learn more about our school through this website and our social media channels. If you are a “make a difference” person who is willing to expand the many options for our role as pharmacists, clinicians and researchers then you are exactly who we are looking for in our Pharmily. Please feel free to contact our staff for more information.

Gayle A. Brazeau, Ph. D.
Marshall University School of Pharmacy

We Are…Marshall! We Are…the Future of Pharmacy Education!