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The University of Houston College of Pharmacy combines the opportunities and experiences of the Texas Medical Center’s world-class healthcare community with resources of the University of Houston, the state's premier urban teaching and research university, to offer its students the best possible education. The UH College of Pharmacy aspires to foster a commitment to lifelong learning and an environment where students develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills consistent with the high standards of their profession and/or scientific field.


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At A Glance

  • #1Texas First-time Pass Rate 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 NAPLEX Exam (NABP)
  • #16Pharmaceutics Ph.D. program (NRC)
  • #8U.S. First-time Pass Rate NAPLEX Exam (NABP)
  • #31Research funding among pharmacy colleges (AACP)
  • #26Ph.D.s conferred among pharmacy colleges (AACP)
  • #31Top Colleges of Pharmacy for 2021 (US News & World Report)

Degree & Post-Graduate Programs

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Pharm.D. Professional Program

With more than 100 distinct career paths, the Pharm.D. professional degree program prepares students to become practice-ready medication experts in the safe, effective use of drug therapies to achieve optimal patient health outcomes. Learn More >

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Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy

The Pharmaceutical Sciences Ph.D. with a Concentration in Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy trains students to analyze complex issues of cost, access, and quality of pharmaceutical care from clinical, sociobehavioral, economic, and technological perspectives. Learn More >

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Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology

The Pharmaceutical Sciences Ph.D. with a Concentration in Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics or Pharmacology actively engages students in drug discovery, development, and target identification while being preparing them to conduct independent research in the search for life-saving therapies. Learn More >

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Pharmacy Leadership & Administration

Designed to develop pharmacy innovators and pioneers, the M.S. in Pharmacy Leadership and Administration is part of 'The Houston Program' in collaboration with seven fellow Texas Medical Center institutions offering PGY1-PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration residency programs. Learn More >

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Residency & Fellowship

Through post-graduate training in the clinical, community, laboratory and classroom settings, UHCOP offers unique residency and fellowship opportunities in academic, infectious diseases, and ambulatory care pharmacy and research. Learn More >

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Dual Degree Programs

The Pharm.D./MBA and Ph.D./M.A. in Applied Economics dual degree programs offer enhanced education and training in such career fields as entrepreneurship, executive/corporate pharmacy operations, and health economics and outcomes research. Learn More >

Rio Grande Valley Pharm.D. Satellite Program

As part of its commitment to reducing health disparities across Texas and providing cuturally and linguistically competent patient care, UHCOP has established the Rio Grande Valley Pharm.D. Satellite Program to expand clinical pharmacy services as well as clinical and translational research in the rapidly growing region of South Texas. The UHCOP RGV Pharm.D. Satellite Program is in collaboration with Edinburg, Texas-based DHR Health.

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    Forgetfulness Tops Adherence Barriers

    Research presented at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Nexus meeting by Ph.D. student Zahra Majd indicated that forgetfulness was the most common patient-reported barrier to anti-hypertensive medication adherence.
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    College Welcomes Roy to Faculty

    Pharmacology researcher Anirban Roy, Ph.D., has joined the Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences as a research assistant professor.
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    UHCOP Joins RAPID Alliance for Change

    The college will team with a network of universities working to help create a set of transformational strategies and a nationally prioritized research agenda for optimizing the use of medications, vaccinations and other therapies through 2031.
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    C. diff Range Extends Beyond Hospital

    New research from the lab of Professor Kevin Garey presented at IDWeek indicates greater community/environment prevalence than once thought for Clostridioides difficile bacteria, which can cause severe, recurrent diarrhea and GI distress.


UHCOP faculty members have received national recognition for their research and service. Recent faculty publications have appeared in such journals as Nature and Science, as well as major pharmacological, pharmaceutical and physiological journals. College faculty research and program initiatives include cardiovascular studies, nanoparticle drug delivery systems, neuropharmacology, signal transduction mechanisms, aging and exercise, infectious disease protocols, and patient counseling, and opioid misuse prevention strategies.

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