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Why Choose Us?

The Duquesne University School of Pharmacy Gives Students Something More:

Going Beyond
  • Over 100 years of tradition rooted in Catholic Spiritan Values
  • Over 6,500 living alumni who want to help you succeed
  • The first and ONLY post-baccalaureate Weekend Program in the country
  • First faculty-designed, university-operated community pharmacy minutes from campus.
Great Value
  • Scholarships offered through all six years of program
  • Over 93 percent of pharmacy students receive some type of financial aid-between $12,000 and $15,000 on average
  • 99 percent job placement rate and starting salaries averaging over $100,000.
Catholic Spiritan Values
  • Offering free health screenings to underserved communities in Pittsburgh through the Duquesne University Pharmacy and Center for Pharmacy Care
  • Delivering low-cost immunizations and screenings to medically underserved throughout the region
  • The Spiritan priests who serve at Duquesne are available to provide guidance and support to all members of the campus community, regardless of their religious affiliation.
Academic Excellence
  • #2 among Catholic schools of pharmacy in the 2016 U.S. News and World Report
  • #3 in research funding among private schools of pharmacy by the National Institutes of Health
  • Recipient of a 2015 Pinnacle Award from the American Pharmacists Association Foundation
  • Recognized by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education for incorporating an innovative curriculum with built-in access to the latest technologies.
Focus On Student Outcomes
  • 93 percent on-time graduation rate
  • 97.3 percent retention rate
  • 91 percent NAPLEX pass rate in 2015
  • Guaranteed admission in to the professional program for freshman who qualify through the Early Assurance Program
  • Experiential Education rotations at prestigious sites including:
    • FDA
    • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    • Indian Health Services
    • APhA
    • Eli Lilly and Company.
  • Annual advocacy trip to Washington, D.C. to meet with elected officials and advocate for important issues in the field.
Location Like No Other
  • Students only need to take a few steps off campus to enjoy museums, historic neighborhoods, professional sports venues and the three rivers
  • A traditional campus feel with easy access to a major city
  • Our clinical faculty take our students on rotation at acclaimed healthcare institutions including:
    • Bethlehem Haven
    • Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy
    • St. Barnabas
    • Preferred Primary Care Physicians
    • Excela Health System
    • UPMC Mercy, Passavant and Shadyside.
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