Welcome to the USC School of Pharmacy

Boldly first: The nation's top-ranked private school of pharmacy


Why choose USC School of Pharmacy?

A tradition of leadership and innovation. An excellent reputation and alumni network throughout the pharmacy industry. Specialized and interdisciplinary programs for students who have varied academic interests or are pursuing regulatory, research, scholarly, or leadership roles. Our programs span the entire pharmaceutical continuum – from discovery to development to translation to regulation to patient care to outcomes.

  • #1

    Private pharmacy school

  • #9

    Among all pharmacy schools (tie)

  • 2016 US News & World Report


    • 1950

      First PharmD program in the nation

    • 1968

      First clinical pharmacy program in the nation

    • 1970

      First pharmacy school to offer clinical clerkships

    • 1988

      First PharmD/MBA dual-degree program in the nation

    • 1990

      First pharmacy school to establish PhD in pharmaceutical economics

    • 2002

      First pharmacy school with endowed chair in community pharmacy

    • 2008

      First school to offer a professional doctorate in regulatory science

    What is it like being a part of the Trojan Family?

    It’s amazing just how many of USC’s extremely successful alumni come back to offer guidance and words of wisdom to students. This type of mentorship is invaluable and it’s an integral part of the student experience here.

    Jonathan HwangClass of 2019

    What makes USC School of Pharmacy unique?

    The curriculum is rigorous and will challenge you, but the faculty are some of the greatest minds in their respective fields of pharmacy and the concepts they teach are essential to becoming a strong clinician.

    Ryan MurakamiClass of 2020

    What makes USC School of Pharmacy unique?

    We are located at the center of three renowned hospitals and are part of a campus that houses other health professional schools. This gives us a great advantage in inspiring collaboration between professions to improve patient care.

    Alexandra SilvaClass of 2019

    What is the best thing about living and working in LA?

    Los Angeles is one of the country’s melting pots, with so many diverse cultures and languages within the county line. It is the optimal place to gain experience in healthcare while helping those who cannot afford it.

    Eliza AsherianClass of 2018

    What is your advice to new or prospective students?

    The Pharmaceutical & Translational Sciences (PHTS) Program offers students a broad range of research labs. The school is constantly expanding its research capability in both personnel and hardware. If you intend to join the field of pharmaceutical and translational research, this is the program you will love.

    Zhefu (Jeff) Dai, PhD Candidate

    How has USC School of Pharmacy added value to your life?

    From internships to leadership positions, the school provides students with countless opportunities to grow. USC School of Pharmacy has 17 student organizations, various leadership positions within each, and countless networking opportunities each week.

    Marina BoulosClass of 2019

    Boldly First

    Since its inception more than a century ago, the USC School of Pharmacy has remained a place of innovation and excellence in pharmacy education. Our programs span the entire pharmaceutical continuum – from discovery to development to translation to regulation to patient care to outcomes.