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is pharmacy right for me? PharmD Program

Through the PharmD program, we combine innovative teaching and hands-on learning in a world premier setting to prepare students to meet the complex challenges of an ever-evolving health care landscape.

Is Research Right for Me? PhD Program

Through our PhD program you'll train alongside some of the most talented pharmaceutical scientists in the nation to address health problems affecting patient outcomes.

#1 Largest Pharmacy Education & Research Building in the World

280,000 sq ft

#6 Ranked Pharmacy School in The Nation, U.S. News & World Report, 2024

#1 in Kentucky

#11 Pharmacy School in Funding Per PI

AACP 2022

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Hear from a Graduate

Dr. Lakin Mills (Class of 2018) shares about her experience at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and how it prepared to serve her local community.

A Look at Lexington

See why Lexington was voted Top 10 Bucket List Locations by U.S. News & World Report.

Beyond the Script

See what awaits you when you join the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.

Meet the Researcher

Jill Turner, PhD, is conducting research on the pharmacogenomics of addiction, applying precision medicine based on the genetic profile of an individual.



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UKCOP in the News

  • Alumnus Mark Huffmyer passes away, leaves legacy of global learning

    The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) mourns the loss of esteemed alumnus, pharmacist, colleague, and community leader Mark Huffmyer, PharmD, who passed away on July 2, 2024, at the age of 34.

  • Hope Brandon appointed new postdoctoral academic fellow

    The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) is delighted to announce the appointment of Hope Brandon, PharmD, MBA, as a postdoctoral academic fellow. Brandon is the third individual to hold this revitalized position, which offers comprehensive training in teaching, scholarship, service, and pharmacy practice to advance academic careers.

  • Bonds across borders: 35 years of partnership with Kitasato University

    This year, the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) marks a significant milestone: the 35th anniversary of its academic exchange program with Kitasato University School of Pharmacy in Tokyo, Japan. Since its inception in 1989, this enduring partnership has facilitated a robust exchange of knowledge, cultural understanding, and innovative practices, profoundly impacting pharmacy education and training in both countries.

We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.