Dean Samuel Poloyac
Dean Samuel Poloyac

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is one of the premier institutions of pharmaceutical education and research in the country. Pharmacists have significant responsibility for managing drug therapy, counseling on medication use, and monitoring drug therapy outcomes.

Our Doctor of Pharmacy program prepares future practitioners to meet these challenges as lifelong learners and leaders in drug therapy management.  We offer graduate programs leading to research-focused M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in pharmacy including the inter-institutional Ph.D. program in translational research. 

An exceptional faculty brings cutting edge research and clinical expertise to the classroom and supervise student-learning experiences in both patient care and research.

Our students are tomorrow’s pharmacy leaders. What starts here truly changes the world.

National Ranking

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is recognized as one of the nation’s elite pharmacy programs for education and research. The most recent ranking by U.S. News and World Report places our program at No. 7 of the more than 100 pharmacy programs in the country.

State of the College

Each year, a review on the previous year’s progress helps us to look back and evaluate how closely we have stuck to our vision to be the leading college of pharmacy for innovative interdisciplinary education, research, and service.

125th Anniversary

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Beginning January 25, 2018, the College of Pharmacy honors its 125th anniversary, celebrating the institution’s beginnings in Galveston in 1893, to the hundreds of students who come to The University of Texas at Austin campus to learn at one of the premier institutions of pharmaceutical education and research in the United States.

Through the end of the year, the College of Pharmacy celebrates its legacy with themed events and campaigns. Honor the college with:

  • Monthly emails highlighting historical highlights and current accomplishments.
  • The 125 Pharmacy Leadership Symposium, August 13-14, 2018.
  • A special 125 Giving Campaign. The first 1,000 people who give $125 in 2018 will receive a commemorative 125 anniversary lapel pin. Donate now to receive your pin while supplies last.


The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is fully accredited by:

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  • The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) which has granted the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program accreditation status through June 2025.
  • The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) reaffirmed the University’s accreditation in 2018.


Learn more about our Pharm.D. Program Quality Indicators, including:

  • Graduation rates
  • National Board exam scores
  • Residency match rates
  • First employment information
  • Outstanding student achievements


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Situated in the heart of The University of Texas at Austin campus, the college primarily makes its home in the two-building pharmacy complex.

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BME Building

The college’s Divisions of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology & Toxicology make their home in the Biomedical Engineering Building (BME), a short distance away from the original two building complex.

The Dell Pediatric Research Institute (DPRI), located a few miles north up from the central campus, is home to some of the college’s faculty.

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San Antonio

McDermott BuildingThe University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has provided facilities for the education and training of pharmacy students, residents and fellows since 1972. The campus’ McDermott Clinical Sciences Building houses faculty and staff in the college’s Division of Pharmacotherapy.

Cooperative Program

Students in the college’s cooperative program are supported by facilities at either the University of Texas at El Paso or the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. Cooperative program students complete their first two pre-pharmacy academic years at their home campus, come to Austin for the for the first two professional years, and return to their home campuses for the final two years of the program.