Give to the School of Pharmacy on the Duquesne Day of Giving!

Please consider giving a gift to the School of Pharmacy on the #DUQDayOfGiving on February 8, 2023. Help unlock over $15,000 in challenge money from generous alumni or donate to the new Fred and Marlene Fochtman Endowed Scholarship Fund or the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences to unlock an additional $7,000 in challenge money to support scholarships, pharmacy student organizations and more!

By The Numbers

#1Among Catholic Schools Of Pharmacy

2021 U.S. News & World Report

#2Among Catholic Schools Of Pharmacy

2021 NIH Funding

95.9%2021 NAPLEX Pass Rate

Compared To 83.7% National Average

7,400+Living School Of Pharmacy Alumni

Across The United States

0-6Direct Entry Program

Guarantee Your Spot In The Professional Phase

Since opening in 1925, the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy continually earns recognition as a top school of pharmacy in the United States because of outstanding academic programs, hands-on training, and nationally recognized research and leadership.

Graduates benefit almost immediately with starting salaries over $112,000 on average and enjoy rewarding careers dedicated to improving health outcomes for individual patients and the community. Outside sources consistently recognize the prestige of a Pharm.D. from the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy:

  • Ranked first among Catholic schools of pharmacy by the 2021 U.S. News and World Report
  • Ranked second in research funding among private schools of pharmacy by the 2020 National Institute of Health Report
  • A 95.9% first-time pass rate on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) in 2021, surpassing the 83.7% national average and 85.1% Pennsylvania state average
  • Fully accredited through 2029 by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

The School of Pharmacy ensures that graduates learn the skills necessary to be successful in the present and the future and always practice with integrity. Secluded on the scenic Duquesne University campus overlooking downtown Pittsburgh, the School of Pharmacy combines innovative curriculum recognized by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and a well-rounded education rooted in Spiritan Catholic values with practical education from nationally recognized faculty.

Take the first step to a satisfying career in the health care industry. Let Duquesne University School of Pharmacy help you pave the way.

View the 2021 Duquesne University School of Pharmacy Pharm.D. Student Success and Program Quality Indicators.

Choose The Bridge To Your Future In Pharmacy

On-Campus Pharm.D. Program

Benefit from the Direct Entry program guaranteeing your spot in the professional phase of the six-year Pharm.D. program when starting from high school. Already in or graduated from college? Transfer directly into the professional phase or earn your Pharm.D. as a graduate student!

Online Pharm.D. Program

Transfer directly into the the professional phase of the Online Pharm.D. Program or take advantage of the ability to earn your Pharm.D. online as a graduate student.


Bachelor Of Science Programs

Explore the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences or Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Foundations programs available through the School of Pharmacy!

M.S./Ph.D. Programs

Interested in M.S. or Ph.D. programs in medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutics or pharmacy administration? Explore offerings from the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences.


Continuing Education & Certificate Programs

The Duquesne University School of Pharmacy Office of Continuing Education offers a variety of continuing education programs and certificate programs for pharmacists and licensed healthcare practitioners throughout the academic year on campus and online.

Campus Footprint

Bayer Hall

Bayer Hall

The Duquesne University School of Pharmacy facilities include Bayer Hall, which includes state-of-the-art lecture halls and classrooms, the Giant Eagle Center for Pharmacy Practice, and offices for all administration, staff and faculty in the Division of Pharmacy Practice

Doctor Of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Program
Mellon Hall

Mellon Hall

The entire fourth floor of the Richard King Mellon Hall includes modern labs, classrooms and offices for Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences administration and staff, as well as for faculty in the Division of Pharmaceutical, Administrative and Social Sciences Division.

Graduate School Of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Muldoon Building

Muldoon Building

The Muldoon Building, located on Fifth Avenue across from PPG Paints Arena, houses the Center for Integrative Health and the Center for Integrative Care, two School of Pharmacy Academic Research Centers giving student pharmacists the opportunity to practice in a real community and ambulatory care pharmacy setting and improve health equity in the Pittsburgh area.

Academic Research Centers
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My future goals are improving the overall health of the community. I am learning every day how to educate patients and be empathetic toward them.

Brooke Aston Pharm.D. Candidate, 2024

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Non-Traditional Pharmacy Careers


Non-Traditional Pharmacy Careers

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Vision, Mission, Values, Focus

Develop professionals, through student-centered experiences, who are recognized leaders, innovators and advocates in all areas of pharmacy practice and research.
Educate and mentor students who advance the profession of pharmacy and pharmaceutical research to improve the health outcomes of patients and their communities.
An appreciation for ethical and spiritual ideals and a sense of personal, professional and social responsibility.

Attain the highest levels of academic and professional integrity.

Give respect to each other and to those we serve.

Promote diversity in our faculty, staff and students to understand the needs of diverse populations.

Foster collaboration among disciplines in pharmacy and among the health professions.
To maintain continuity within the varying educational experiences we provide student pharmacists.

Create an environment for discovery that will improve patient health outcomes.

Provide opportunities for innovation in reaching the competencies of pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical research.

Develop and strengthen relationships with the community in order to advance the teaching, research and service activities of the School.

Cultivate professional attitudes among student pharmacists, faculty, staff and alumni.

Provide leadership opportunities for students who will act as agents of change in pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical research.
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