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A community with a long, rich track record of success, from teaching and research on our campuses to the work our graduates do around the world.

The UIC College of Pharmacy (UIC COP) is a public pharmacy school with two campuses located in Chicago and Rockford, Illinois. We offer a four-year professional degree program that leads to the PharmD, the highest level of professional education in pharmacy, and programs leading to six master's degrees and four doctorate degrees. More than 185 research and clinical faculty conduct research and provide training to more than 160 graduate students and postdoctoral trainees, as well as 650 professional students. 

While what we do is important, it’s who we are that guides and defines the College of Pharmacy, setting us apart. From our rich history dating back to 1859 and our hands-on approach to education to the strategic locations of our two campuses, we are proud of where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going.

At A Glance

Rich History

Established in 1859, the UIC College of Pharmacy stands as the oldest academic unit of the University of Illinois, one of the largest and most comprehensive research universities in the nation.

Leaders in Illinois & Beyond

One third of all practicing pharmacists in Illinois are graduates of our college. We are the major producer of pharmacy talent in the Midwest and have a history of producing pharmacy leaders.  

Top Funding

We are advancing the industry and training tomorrow’s leaders in our 10 specialized COP research centers and institutes, and we are consistently ranked in the top five for NIH funding among US pharmacy schools.

Pre-eminent Faculty

Our clinical faculty is the most comprehensive in the nation. The College provides clinical and distributive services to patients at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago.

Serving Humanity

Guided by our mission to serve the pharmaceutical care needs of society, COP faculty and students serve people in the communities of Chicago and Rockford through health-related events and services.

Reflecting Our World

Our students and faculty are incredibly diverse, reflecting the population of Chicago and the patients we serve in Chicago, Rockford, and around the world. 

Remarkable Alumni

Our powerful alumni network of 9,000+ are leaders in the profession, change agents, and loyal to our students and graduates entering the field.

Global Impact

We are shaping the pharmaceutical industry around the world, with international collaborations with more than 20 countries. The College also houses the World Health Organization Center for Traditional Medicine.

Learning through Experience

Our two campuses offer hands-on learning opportunities focused on two different populations—urban and rural. In both settings, facilities and learning opportunities are shared with University of Illinois Medical Centers.