Educating Tomorrow’s LeadersSt. Louis College of Pharmacy is an excellent choice for students who want to become cutting-edge, caring, passionate practitioners in an ever-changing health care environment. For almost 150 years, STLCOP has educated and graduated outstanding health care professionals who are leaders in pharmacy and in their communities. Our location in one of the world’s finest medical communities offers unparalleled education and research opportunities. We provide a challenging learning environment where students can explore a variety of options and develop practical expertise through our seven-year direct-entry program that culminates in a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. Bright, motivated, achievement-oriented students shine at St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
- Our academic program prepares pharmacy students for a key role in a patient-centered health care team. Through our direct-entry program, students entering St. Louis College of Pharmacy are accepted for the full duration of the professional curriculum, culminating in a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Students find that they mature into professionals who possess outstanding clinical skills along with an overall appreciation of the pharmacist’s role in today’s changing health care environment. Using an innovative teaching model, students earn a Bachelor of Science degree after four years in the program, integrating coursework across foundational subject areas. Professional elective tracts and certificate programs offer variety and allow students to pursue individual interests during the three-year professional phase of the curriculum.
- Students also enjoy unparalled practice experiences, some of which involve interprofessional educational partnerships with neighboring institutions, including Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis University, and Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College. STLCOP is a member of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences at Washington University, a federally designated Clinical and Translational Sciences Awards (CTSA) center. Only seven other pharmacy schools in the nation are affiliated with CTSA centers.
- STLCOP students gain additional experience through service projects and volunteer opportunities. We support the St. Louis region through our work with the St. Louis Asthma Consortium and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. We also partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the City of St. Louis for the St. Louis Medication Disposal Initiative, and with Missouri American Water, St. Louis County Police, and the Metropolitan Sewer District on the P2D2 program.
- Financial aid is available for students based on need and merit. The STLCOP Office of Financial Aid works directly with students accepted for admission to create complete financial aid packages that will help cover tuition, fees, and expenses.
- Prospective students, parents, and families are encouraged to explore all that a career in pharmacy and a degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy means. Admissions representatives are happy to arrange campus tours and answer any questions tomorrow’s pharmacists may have.
A Diverse Campus for a Diverse Profession
Because of demographic changes in the racial and ethnic makeup of the communities we serve, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is committed to exposing our students to different cultures and diverse opportunities, inside and outside of the classroom.
STLCOP is focusing on international relationships to provide enhanced cultural experiences to our students. Students from around the world are admitted to our Pharm.D. program, and the College is partnering with institutions in Mexico and Saudi Arabia to create student exchange programs. Our alumni practice in 13 different nations, providing an international network for students and graduates.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us or direct interested students to the STLCOP Office of Student Affairs.