Dean’s Welcome

Welcome to the University of Washington School of Pharmacy! Our School, founded on the Seattle campus in 1894, is a special place for innovative professional and graduate education and scientific discoveries. The School is an integral part of a comprehensive health sciences campus and consistently ranks amongst the Top 10 Schools of Pharmacy in the U.S.

Sean Sullivan

Dean Sean D. Sullivan

Train in the heart of UW Health Sciences

The UW School of Pharmacy lies at the heart of a broader health sciences network at the University of Washington that includes top-rated programs in Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Social Work—providing our students first-rate access to learn and train with their peers on the health care team. Our students and faculty collaborate with students and faculty from these programs as part of our evolving curriculum of interprofessional education, commitment to patient-centered care, and interdisciplinary scientific discovery and research.

Join our progressive pharmacy practice environment

Did you know that the reason you can get a vaccination at your local community pharmacy is because of the advocacy of faculty and students from the UW School of Pharmacy? Here in Washington our pharmacists practice at the top of their license, bringing their medication expertise to the health care team as full partners in the most progressive practice environment in the country.

The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Our alumni consistently score in the top nationally on their NAPLEX exam pass rates —the qualifying exam for pharmacy licensure. Every day, our School community works to improve patient access to care and drug safety, as we train the next generation of Husky Pharmacists. In Fall 2019, we will roll out a state-of-the-art curriculum that will enable our student pharmacists to continue to build on our great tradition of patient-centered care. Learn more about our PharmD program and students here.

Work directly with our talented and innovative faculty

The faculty who educate our professional and graduate students and post-docs and conduct research at UW School of Pharmacy are second to none. We are leaders in the disciplines of pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical and translational sciences, and health economics and outcomes research. Our work has regional and global impact. Click on the research and faculty links in the departments to learn more about the remarkable achievements of our faculty and professional pharmacy and graduate students.

Thanks to our preeminent faculty, our graduate programs are amongst the best in the world: Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry, and The Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute in the Department of Pharmacy. Our students work directly with faculty—many of our researchers are working on active federal, state and private sector grants—a level of access and graduate student training not available in most programs. Learn more on our PhD & MS page.

Be part of our diverse and impactful community

To support our programs, we have teaching and research partnerships with local and regional pharmacies as well as premier health care systems throughout Washington State, including: UW Medicine Health System, Kaiser Permanente, Swedish-Providence Health System, Virginia Mason Hospital and Medical Center, Fred Hutch, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and Seattle Children’s Hospital.

I invite you to explore the pages of our web site to better understand our mission and programs. To learn more about our School and community, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, catch up on our School news, attend an information session, or reach out to your department or degree program of interest to discover all that the UW School of Pharmacy has to offer.

Sean D. Sullivan, BScPharm, PhD
Professor and Dean
UW School of Pharmacy