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Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy is to educate, inspire, discover, and serve to advance health.

UTHSC and UT Mission Statements

Vision Statement

To be a preeminent College of Pharmacy through excellence in education, discovery, and service.

Core Values

In pursuing the mission of the College of Pharmacy the faculty, students, and staff are guided by these shared values, which are the foundation of its practices, spirit, and culture.

We are dedicated to:

  • Advancing excellence.
  • The profession of pharmacy with an orientation to the future.
  • Our student pharmacists, alumni, citizens of Tennessee and beyond.
  • Professionalism in faculty, staff and students.
  • Mutual trust, respect, honesty, integrity and accountability.
  • Interprofessional and interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork in an environment of civility.
  • Equity, inclusivity and diversity.
  • Decreasing health care disparities in medically underserved communities.
  • Continuous quality improvement.
  • Practice that is evidenced-based.

The College of Pharmacy pursues these mission elements by focusing on four major goals:

  1. Student Access, Educational Excellence, and Success
  2. Research and Scholarship
  3. Clinical Care and Outreach
  4. Resource Stewardship.

Fast Facts

  • Founded in 1898
  • One college with three campuses across Tennessee: Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville


  • Eight-year accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education until 2031


Degrees Offered

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhD) - granted through UTHSC College of Graduate Health Sciences
  • Dual PharmD/PhD - in conjunction with UTHSC College of Graduate Health Sciences
  • Dual PharmD/Master of Health Informatics and Information Management (MHIIM) - in conjunction with the UTHSC College of Health Professions
  • Dual PharmD/Master of Business Administration (MBA) - in cooperation with the University of Memphis
  • Masters in Public Health (MPH) - in cooperation with the University of Memphis.

Strategic Plan

The College of Pharmacy's current Strategic Plan.
Apr 2, 2024