Pharmacy was first taught at the University of Michigan in 1868 in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. A School of Pharmacy was established December 29, 1876, the first in a U.S. state university and one of the first in the nation. In 1916 the School was renamed the College of Pharmacy. Today, the College is an integral member of the world-renown University of Michigan Hospitals and Health System, and is fully accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education.
The Michigan Difference
Since 1876, an education at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy has been a standard against which other pharmacy programs are measured. We owe our success to two things: one of a kind educational experiences, and our association with the University of Michigan — known worldwide for its tradition of excellence and achievement.
Our College is a hub of intersecting basic, clinical, and social science disciplines, leading research centers, scientific institutes and a research-intensive health system that is consistently ranked among the best in the U.S. Our partners inside and outside of the U-M include many of the world’s eminent thought-leaders and innovators. Here, you will find top scientists in every imaginable discipline.
Faculty and students in the college’s three academic departments and its research centers are finding solutions to the complex health challenges of today, and the emerging health challenges of tomorrow.
Your University of Michigan degree will be recognized internationally, wherever a quality education and superior achievements are valued. As a University of Michigan College of Pharmacy graduate, you will join the distinguished company of Michigan alumni who are making a difference in the lives of people worldwide.