The College Partners with Missouri University of Science and Technology to Provide Pathways for Future Pharmacists

Published on 14 June 2019

St. Louis College of Pharmacy is partnering with Missouri University of Science and Technology to provide Missouri S&T students with new pathways to enter the College’s Doctor of Pharmacy program.

On June 10, representatives from both institutions gathered at the Missouri S&T campus in Rolla, Mo. for the official signing of a memorandum of understanding formally establishing the terms of a pipeline program designed to offer enhanced admission consideration for Missouri S&T students who are interested in pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy at the College.

Through the new partnership, qualified students have the option of choosing one of two paths to enter the College’s Doctor of Pharmacy program:

  • An accelerated “3+4” Bachelor to Doctor of Pharmacy option, giving students the opportunity to gain early admission to the College and reverse transfer credits from their first year in the Pharm.D. program to complete their bachelor’s degree at Missouri S&T.
  • A traditional “4+4” path in which students complete their bachelor’s degree at Missouri S&T before transitioning to the College’s Pharm.D. program.

“We are thrilled to form this partnership with Missouri S&T,” said Brenda Gleason, Pharm.D., assistant vice president of academic relations, executive associate dean for academic affairs and professor of pharmacy practice at the College. “Missouri S&T is an institution built on a heritage of discovery, creativity and innovation, and we welcome this opportunity to provide Missouri S&T students with the chance to explore their interests in the profession of pharmacy. This collaboration offers amazing opportunities for students with a passion for health care, and we are excited for what’s to come.”

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