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Mission Statement

The School of Pharmacy at Temple University provides the environment to achieve excellence and opportunity in education, research and practice. It offers a comprehensive array of professional and graduate programs addressing the profession of pharmacy in all of its existing and developing forms, as well as the associated corporate sector. The School strives to improve the health and well being of the communities it serves by advancing scientific discovery and preparing its graduates to provide quality, evidence-based, innovative patient care, as integral members of the health care team.


Vision Statement

The School will establish a strong national and international presence and reputation for excellence in research, scholarship, education and practice.


Educational Philosophy


Temple's Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program meets the professional challenges of all areas of pharmacy practice. Our guiding philosophy is to inculcate values necessary for students to serve society as caring, ethical, and learning professionals while making them enlightened citizens.



Strategic Goals

  • Recruit and retain a diverse faculty who are among the very best in
    their disciplines.
  • Deliver excellent professional and graduate academic programs by maintaining an environment of continuous programmatic assessment and quality improvement.
  • Recruit a high quality diverse student body while remaining faithful to the University's historic mission of accessibility to excellence.
  • Provide opportunities for students to differentiate their degrees.
  • Cultivate the skills and attitudes necessary for life-long learning.
  • Prepare professional students to promote and deliver patient centered pharmacy care in concert with other health care professionals in a variety of evolving health care environments.
  • Contribute to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge by conducting research in the pharmaceutical, clinical and translational sciences; professional practice; and education.
  • Faculty and administration will secure external support from federal, foundation, corporate and alumni sources.