Support The School Of Pharmacy

The profession of pharmacy has always played a vital role in the health care community. As science advances and Americans live longer, the need for pharmacists has never been greater. Since 1925, Duquesne University has been a leader in pharmacy education. Its School of Pharmacy remains at the forefront of a changing field.

Duquesne established the second post-baccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program in the United States in 1968, pioneered the six-year entry level Pharm.D. program as the industry standard in 1994, and initiated the nation's first weekend pathway Pharm.D. program to help adults change careers and address the growing nationwide shortage of pharmacists in 2005.

The Duquesne University School of Pharmacy faculty ranks fourth among private pharmacy schools for National Institutes of Health funded research grants. Graduate M.S./Ph.D. program enrollment at Duquesne has more than doubled in the past 10 years. Graduates of the highly-selective Pharm.D. program have achieved nearly 100 percent placement in jobs or advanced education for more than a decade.

We have a proud legacy – to prepare today's student pharmacists and pharmaceutical sciences graduate students to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Faculty, staff, preceptors and academic partners know what it takes to make a difference in the educational experience of our students and share this mission. Join us in advancing our legacy through your financial support.

Funding Priorities

Scholarship Funds

Various endowed scholarships ensure the School of Pharmacy attracts and retains the most talented and motivated students, regardless of ability to pay, for generations to come.

Dean's Endowment Fund For Excellence

Funds provide scholarship assistance to student pharmacists with demonstrated need and academic merit.

School Of Pharmacy Alumni Scholarship

Funds provide scholarship assistance to student pharmacistss with demonstrated need and academic merit.

Hugh C. Muldoon Scholarship

Endowed fund in memory of the founding Dean of the School of Pharmacy maintained by contributions of Pharmacy alumni.

Unrestricted Funds

Help address the most critical needs of the School of Pharmacy, at the discretion of the Dean, or fund unexpected opportunities. The majority of gifts to the Pharmacy School go toward a specific program or purpose, making discretionary funds particularly valuable.

Programmatic Support
Center for Pharmacy Care

The Center for Pharmacy Care provides programs and services for disease prevention and health management for the students, employees, and the Pittsburgh community. Giving opportunities include naming rights to the Center for Pharmacy Care and funding for outreach programs.

Learning Technology

Funding for educational technology and software enhances student learning and teaching outcomes. The development of more interactive lectures and patient simulations enhances student problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Entrepreneurial Education

All School of Pharmacy students develop emotional and social intelligence and skills in marketing, management, problem solving and development of business plans. The School of Pharmacy wants graduates to be uniquely qualified to start a business or bring entrepreneurial skills to established employers. Gifts to enhance entrepeneurial education help support efforts to study and adapt best practices, develop courses and teaching tools, and build partnerships within and outside the School of Pharmacy.

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology

As one of only 11 academic institutions participating in the Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education, the School of Pharmacy seeks to meet this growing need through the integration of teaching, training and basic research, and by fostering cooperation among universities, industry and government. Gifts toward pharmaceutical manufacturing technology allow the School of Pharmacy to develop both programs and facilities to keep student pharmacists at the leading edge of this initiative.

Chairs & Professorships
  • Endowed Dean's Chair
  • Endowed Chair
  • Endowed Visiting Professorship
  • Endowed Term Professorship
  • Endowed Fund For Faculty Leadership
Faculty & Student Resources
  • Endowed Contingency Fund For Faculty Support
  • Endowed Fund For Student Resources