School Of Pharmacy

Simply Put, There Is A Difference In A Duquesne Pharmacist

A Long Tradition Of Success

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 U.S. News and World 2021 Report
  • Ranked second in research funding among private schools of pharmacy by the National Institute of Health 2020 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
  • Recipient of a 2015 Pinnacle Award from the American Pharmacists Association Foundation

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.

A Campus Feel In The Heart Of A Major City

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.

Become A Student

Victoria Dadebo "The Pharm.D. program at Duquesne has been both a challenging and rewarding experience. I've been given countless opportunities to gain knowledge and grow as a person, a leader, and a future pharmacist."


Victoria Dadebo
Pharmacy, 2021

Daniel Skoloda

"Duquesne University Pharmacy School is a great program that is preparing me to be a great pharmacist and be ready for all real-world situations."

Daniel Skoloda
Pharmacy, 2021