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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

  • College of Pharmacy Maintains Top National Ranking

    The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) is proud to announce it has upheld its position as the sixth-ranked school of pharmacy in the United States, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings for 2024. This designation places UKCOP among the top echelon of 141 accredited PharmD programs nationally.

  • Love, Legacy, and Learning

    This National Lover's Day, the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) celebrates the recent union of two current students, Rachel Rister and Trey Carter, who were married on April 13, 2024, at The Club at UK's Spindletop Hall. Their wedding not only marked the beginning of their future together but also highlighted the significant influence of UKCOP's community and legacy.

  • Iowa's Letendre to Deliver Foster Leadership Lecture

    The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) is honored to announce that Donald E. Letendre, dean of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and a distinguished alumnus, will deliver the annual Dr. Thomas S. Foster Leadership Lecture. The lecture, titled "Leadership & Mentoring: Anecdotes, Adages, and Reflections from an Accidental Dean," is scheduled for noon on Thursday, April 18.

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.