UB is the largest and most comprehensive university center in the State University of New York (SUNY) system and the first public university in New York to be admitted (in 1990) into the Association of American Universities (AAU), joining North America’s other leading research universities. Ranked among the top pharmacy schools in the U.S. and one of the top departments in pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and biopharmaceutics in the world, you’ll learn alongside the brightest students and from some of the most renowned faculty in the discipline.
Since our founding in 1886, UB SoPPS has been a national leader in education and research and has played a major role in transforming pharmacy from a professional practice to a major field of clinical research. Today, we continue pushing the boundaries in education and research – from pioneering a pharmacogenomics curriculum to originating the nation’s first HIV antiviral treatment certification program. Read about our International Reputation.
Students find UB a high quality education at an excellent value with outstanding rewards. As a public university, our tuition is only a fraction of the cost of attending a private college or university of comparable quality and opportunity. See PharmD Costs, Financial Aid & Awards and Pharmaceutical Sciences Costs, Financial Aid & Awards.
We educate the future leaders in pharmacy. PharmD applicants are attracted by the excellence of our PharmD curriculum with basic career tracks and Combined Degree programs as well as Post Grad Education and Training programs. Applicants are also attracted by our cutting-edge Pharmaceutical Sciences programs that have an international reputation for education and research. Our MS program is the only one of its kind in the country that offers a focus in the area of Pharmacometrics.
Students get the “best of both worlds.” Students are able to experience a close-knit community with one-on-one attention, but reap the benefits of a world-class research center. We have accessible faculty and active alumni who work together to create an atmosphere of active collaboration and mentorship. Learn more about our Pharmacy Practice Research Centers, Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Centers, Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Facilities, and Pharmacy Educational Activities.
Industry-leading employers recognize UB’s academic rigor. From neighborhood pharmacies to federal regulatory agencies, UB graduates have the professional practice experience and broad educational base to assume leadership roles in pharmacy-related industries. With a changing health-care landscape and a pharmacist shortage, UB pharmacy and pharmaceutical science professionals are more in demand than ever. Read about Career Choices and Alumni Comments.
Pharmacy-related research is flourishing at UB, thanks to the cutting-edge, multidisciplinary initiatives taking place here. Research endeavors are diverse, covering areas such as pharmacogenomics, pharmaceutical protein biotechnology, and computer-aided drug discovery using molecular visualization. Our research in pharmacy and pharmacy practice has been integrated with the New York State Center of Excellence (CoE) in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, resulting in powerful partnerships to improve the health and well being of the population. Our reputation for research is global in scale, due in part to UB's overarching support for emerging research areas. Visit Research initiatives.
Buffalo – dubbed the City of Good Neighbors – is the second-largest city in New York State, yet it’s a big city with a hometown feel. Located in the Buffalo Niagara region of New York State, Buffalo is a in a region of 1.2 million people that offers a world of educational and cultural opportunity, nearby attractions and recreation, and affordable, quality housing. As a student you’ll enjoy not only your UB family, but the welcoming arms of the greater Buffalo-Niagara region. Learn more about the Buffalo Niagara region and why it is a great place to live and learn. Also, visit the UB Community website.