Dean’s Welcome

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Marshall University School of Pharmacy is committed to educating future pharmacists to meet the specialized 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. 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 we are pleased that you are considering Marshall University.

Our program leading to a doctorate in pharmacy (Pharm. D.) degree is learner-centered, interdisciplinary, and team-based at its core. From the first day, you will be immersed in an environment that emphasizes active learning and collaboration with other pharmacy students as well as 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 and diverse educational experiences for all. In addition, Marshall has long-standing 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.

In addition to the Pharm. D., we also offer a master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Science (MSPS), a dual Pharm. D./MBA degree in collaboration with the Brad D. Smith Graduate School of Business, and a dual Pharm. D./MPH (Master of Public Health) in collaboration with the College of Health Professions.  These programs supplement your education and prepare you to enter a variety of pharmacy environments after graduation.

As Dean, I invite you to learn more about our school through this website and our social media channels. We are dedicated to excellence in education, research, practice, 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. When you choose to attend Marshall University School of Pharmacy, you become an important member of the Marshall “Pharmily.” We are committed to working hard as a team and learning with passion. If you share our commitment, then you are exactly who we are looking for in our Pharmily. Please feel free to contact our staff for more information.

Sincerely,
Eric Blough Ph.D
Dean
Marshall University School of Pharmacy

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