Student outcomes specific to the College of Pharmacy focus on the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to educate pharmacists and scientists to meet society's changing needs and expectations.
The College of Pharmacy (COP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Specific standards, guidelines, and evaluation processes articulated by ACPE and by other standards of pharmacy education, such as materials disseminated by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) provide the framework for assessment activities in the college.
The College offers a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) professional degree, as well as the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) graduate degrees. The M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are offered in Pharmacology and Toxicology and in Pharmaceutical Sciences. There are three tracks within the Pharmaceutical Sciences degree: Pharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics; Drug Discovery and Development; and Pharmaceutical Economics, Policy, and Outcomes.
Ph.D. student graduate average is 4.5-5.5 years of training and pursue careers in highly competitive postgraduate or research positions in academia, industry, government agencies or as consultants for pharmaceuticals companies. M.S. students who apply to the PharmEPO program complete their degree in two years and must apply for admission into the Ph.D. program.
Information about our faculty and their research can be found at the College of Pharmacy website: http://www.pharmacy.arizona.edu/page/grad-pgms
The college is currently conducting a self-study to prepare for an upcoming accreditation visit in October 2016 for new standards set by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Therefore, the expected learning outcomes and assessment activities are under development for the Doctor of Pharmacy degree.