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Why Temple School of Pharmacy

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Why Temple School of Pharmacy


  • Temple University School of Pharmacy (TUSP) is part of a comprehensive health sciences campus where students are provided with a unique opportunity for cross-disciplinary learning.


  • Our student population is globally diverse. The 2008 edition of The Best 366 Colleges, published by The Princeton Review, ranked Temple University No. 1 on its list of most diverse student populations.


  • TUSP has been graduating women and minorities for over 100 years.


  • Temple University is a research intensive institution.


  • We are located in the epicenter of the pharmaceutical industry and have a strong relationship with the FDA as well as the nation's top pharmaceutical companies.



  • The School provides a comprehensive learning environment including a patient simulation teaching lab, a parenteral lab, and several research labs that provide students with the opportunity to conduct 'hands-on' research with world class scientists.


  • Our School is one of only 6 in the country that has a cGMP manufacturing facility, as well as the following laboratories:

  • We offer over 350 pharmacy practice sites for experiential education, including specialized rotation sites in:
    • Harrisburg legislative offices
    • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Maryland
    • The Food and Drug Administration
    • The US Public Health Services (Navajo reservations) in Arizona and New Mexico
    • The Institute for Safe Medication Practice
    • Pharmaceutical industry

  • Our tuition is one of the lowest in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


  • Students can build their professional portfolios through published articles and through presentations at national meetings (the School
    subsidizes the travel of numerous students to national meetings annually).


  • TUSP promotes professional and career development initiatives including:
    • seminars
    • faculty mentorship
    • focused roundtable events
    • career days
    • guest lectures, and a
    • self-assessment program to help refine professional career goals.


  • Technology investments have earned Temple University a spot of The Princeton Review's list of the 20 "most connected, plugged-in, and high-tech campuses in the country."


  • A $16 million TECH Center, one of the largest on-campus computer facilities of its kind in the nation, opened on Main Campus in 2006.


  • With more than 7,500 alumni, we currently graduate approximately 130 pharmacists annually.



  • Philadelphia is a world class city where students can enjoy countless restaurants, museums, stores, nightclubs and exciting cultural and historical venues.


  • Campus life is vibrant and safe.


Our alumni say...

"Temple offers the ideal combination of education, diversity, community service, bright and friendly colleagues, and a supportive atmosphere."

Laura Hayn, PharmD '07, Pharmacy Practice Resident, University of North Carolina Hospitals


"The QA/RA program provided a broad knowledge base of the various disciplines within the pharmaceutical industry and exposed me to the different regulations and guidances available to do my day-to-day work. I am now more equipped and confident and more successful in my career."

Dany Hembekides, PharmD, MS '07, BCPS, Senior Scientist, Medical Pharmacovigilance, Wyeth Research


"I chose Temple because of its strength in pharmaceutics, and Philadelphia because of the job opportunities."

Shahrzad Missaghi, Ph.D. '07, Global Applications Technologist, Modified Release Department, Colorcon, Inc.