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Get to know our five programs, different pharmaceutical career paths, and more about our excellent departments.

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Ole Miss Pharmacy

offers a unique atmosphere of support and fellowship, combined with exceptional classrooms, labs, and practice experiences, preparing you to do the vital work of a pharmacist or researcher. Located on one of the most beautiful campuses in America, Ole Miss Pharmacy is a leader in healthcare education and research, leading our students to innovate and care for patients in Mississippi and beyond.

Our Programs

We have five programs here in the SOP! Start out by completing our professional path with a bachelor's and Pharm.D. Or discover a world of possibilities with a master's and Ph.D. exploring and conducting research.

Many Paths, Many Possibilities

With a degree from our school, you can open the door to a vast world of career paths. From changing patients' lives in your community to conducting groundbreaking research in the lab, there is a place for your dreams in pharmacy.

Careers in Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Unique Pharmacy Careers

Students should consider a career in pharmacy because the opportunities and possibilities are endless. The pharmacy profession allows students and graduates to apply their degrees invarious ways based on their interests, whether that be a career in the hospital, academia,association management, retail pharmacy, pharmaceutical industry, health technology, or healthcare policy and advocacy like me.

Dr. Lauren Lyles-Stolz

Senior Director of Reimbursement, Innovation, and Advocacy at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores

SECURE YOUR SEAT in Pharmacy while still in High School!

The Early Entry Program guarantees seats in the professional pharmacy program to highly qualified high school seniors upon completing three years of pre-pharmacy coursework. This avoids the competitive selection process for regular admission, usually during a pre-pharmacy major’s junior year of college.

Early Entry students enjoy far more than simply early acceptance into the professional pharmacy program. They receive the benefits of the Early Entry Experience, unlike any other on campus. It features specialized tutoring, professional advancement opportunities, and the chance to be part of the Living-Learning Community.

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Get to Know Our Students

Leah Grimes

Leah Grimes

  • Greek Life
  • Service and Community Engagement

Why did I choose pharmacy?

See Leah’s Answer
Brandon Ashmore

Brandon Ashmore

  • Greek Life
  • Student Athlete
  • Student Government

How is Early Entry?

See Brandon’s Answer
Armani Nguyen

Armani Nguyen

What is your plan for your degree?

See Armani’s Answer

Departments Dedicated to Excellence

The SOP is home to four distinguished departments. The departments cover many fields, from pharmacy practice to pharmacy administration, drug discovery, environmental toxicology, and pharmacogenomics developments.

Our Departments

ARE YOU READY to explore Undergraduate Research?

The SOP aims to provide research opportunities to undergraduate students considering a career in pharmaceutical research or academia. The research experience allows students to learn about cutting-edge STEM-related topics, develop presentation and communication skills, practice networking skills, and explore and develop their interest in STEM-related research. The program aims to educate students beyond lab specifics and nurture students for successful careers in research and graduate and professional programs.

Explore Undergraduate Research

Meet the Team

Below, you will find our dedicated faculty and staff members who can help you in your academic or student affair needs.
Kristopher Harrell

Kristopher Harrell

  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Kristen Pate

Kristen Pate

  • Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Soumyajit Majumdar

Soumyajit Majumdar

  • Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, Professor of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery and Research Professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Kayla Stover Hielscher

Kayla Stover Hielscher

  • Assistant Dean-Jackson/Vice Chair and Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Hope Tulchinsky

Hope Tulchinsky

  • Director Undergraduate Student Success
Lindsey Cooper

Lindsey Cooper

  • Coordinator of Admissions
Angela Ellis

Angela Ellis

  • Records Coordinator
Melissa Rodriguez King

Melissa Rodriguez King

  • Program Manager
Peggy Duke

Peggy Duke

  • Program Coordinator
  • Office of Student Affairs and Advising

    The Office of Student Affairs works in conjunction with other offices on campus to ensure that pharmacy students are supported in all facets of student life, including academics, career placement, wellness, financial aid and disability services.

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  • Office of Research and Graduate Programs

    The Office of Research and Graduate Programs works with the three academic departments that house the SOP's graduate programs to ensure the support of graduate students.

    Learn More About This Office
  • Resources and Support

    Looking for academic calendars, financial aid, or the student handbook find them and many other resources here.

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Doctor of Pharmacy Program Excellence Indicators

 

Accreditation Status

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy was awarded an eight-year accreditation status (the maximum length achievable) in 2020 from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the national agency for accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy responsible for assuring excellence in pharmacy education. The University of Mississippi is itself accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), with the most recent re-affirmation of that accreditation occurring in 2019 for a full 10-year term.

On-Time Graduation Rates
Year of Admission Graduating Class On-Time Graduates Total Number of Students Academic Dismissals Withdrawals Delayed Graduation
2018 2022 103 (98%) 105 1 2 2

 

NAPLEX Passing Rates for First Attempts
Graduating Class First Time Candidates UM Pass Rate National Pass Rate
2022 100 80.0% 79.6%

 

MPJE Passing Rates for First Attempts
Graduating Class First Time Candidates
(In-State)
UM Pass Rate
(In-State)
National Pass Rate
(In-State)
2022 68 88.2% 77.1%

Evidence-Based Evaluation of Capstone Activities

One important outcome expected of graduates of the UMSOP is the ability to “interpret patient-specific data and other evidence,” enabling our new pharmacists to participate more fully as medication experts on the health care team. A key evaluation of that ability is provided in the clinical setting by our preceptor practitioners during the fourth (and final) professional year. For the Class of 2022, that evidence–based evaluation revealed that 100% of the class achieved competence (with an average of 79.38% meriting the “best anticipated” level of performance).

Class of 2022 Practice Settings Immediately Post Graduation

Community Practice – 28%
Residency Training – 41%
Institutional Practice – 7%
Unknown/Other/No Data – 24%

*Last modified February 2023