SCHOOL OF PHARMACY
- Leigh Ann Ross - ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR CLINICAL AFFAIRS AND CHAIR AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PHARMACY PRACTICE
University, MS 38677
The School of Pharmacy offers a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (B.S.P.S.) and a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The B.S.P.S. degree is not a practice degree, nor does it entitle one to sit for licensure examination. This degree provides the academic preparation for admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy program, a graduate degree program in the biomedical or pharmaceutical sciences, a professional school, e.g., medicine or law, or a pharmaceutical science or pharmacy-related career path. The B.S.P.S. degree consists of a minimum of three years of pre-professional (pre- pharmacy) course work and one year of professional courses. The B.S.P.S. degree must be completed before entry to the Pharm.D. program. The final year of the B.S.P.S. program comprises the initial year of the Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
The school also offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in pharmaceutical sciences, with emphases in environmental toxicology, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacognosy, pharmacology, and pharmacy administration.
Vision - We are a highly respected community of learners, educators, scientists, and practitioners whose innovative achievements position us as leaders in improving health and wellness.
Comprehensive Mission Statement - The mission of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is to improve health, well¬-being and quality of life of individuals and communities by educating students, pharmacy practitioners and pharmaceutical scientists, conducting research, and engaging in service.
We will accomplish this by providing: Innovative models of practice, with an emphasis on underserved populations and those with health disparities. Quality education for current professional and graduate students. Quality postgraduate training opportunities. Quality continuing professional development opportunities. An environment that promotes the generation and dissemination of new biomedical knowledge and technologies through collaborative and interdisciplinary research. Opportunities for discovery and dissemination of knowledge of natural products and novel pharmaceuticals. Leadership in the development and implementation of advanced pharmacy practice models. Service to internal and external stakeholders and the general population. Opportunities to conduct practice-based and translational research to address health disparities.
The Doctor of Pharmacy program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education.
For a more detailed description of School of Pharmacy programs and information, visit www.pharmacy.olemiss.edu.