The mission of the Doctor of Pharmacy program is to prepare graduates who are competent pharmacy practitioners expertly cross-trained in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, social, behavioral, administrative, and clinical sciences and their application in delivering patient-centered pharmaceutical care across a minimum of four basic pharmacy practice contexts:

  • Hospital
  • Community
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Long Term Care

Our mission is further guided by five fundamental principles or “pillars” on which our mission, vision, purpose and educational philosophy are based:

  • Scholarship, research and lifelong learning
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork
  • Cultural competency
  • Public health advocacy and community service with a specialized focus on “at risk” populations
  • God and Christian values


Our vision is to produce graduates who are exemplary pharmacy practitioners, continuous lifelong learners and leading innovators of health care policies to expand the scope of pharmacy practice, and enhance the image and role of the pharmacist as an integral member of the interdisciplinary health care team.

Program Learning Objectives

The School of Pharmacy prepares its graduates with the professional competencies to be able to enter pharmacy practice in any setting, to ensure optimal medication therapy outcomes and patient safety, satisfy the requirements for licensure as a pharmacist, and meet the requirements of the University for the PharmD degree. In addition, the SOP believes that bolstered by these pre-requisites, its PharmD curriculum will develop in graduates an advanced knowledge base that meets the criteria of good science, professional skills, attitudes, and values as well as the ability to identify and implement needed changes in pharmacy practice and health care delivery, and to integrate and apply learning to both current pharmacy practice and the future of the profession.