Pharmacy Website

Message from the Dean


As a dynamic health sciences school with a talented and internationally-recognized faculty, we provide a top ranked professional pharmacy education and support clinical and basic scientific research. We have a diverse mix of undergraduate and graduate students and world-class faculty with expertise in the many different scientific, socio-economic, technological, pharmacotherapeutic, clinical, and practice aspects of the pharmacy profession.

Our fully accredited six-year professional degree program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree combines rigorous and engaging basic science and clinical courses, introductory and intermediate practice experiences that begin to shape the students as practitioners, and concludes with a full year of intense, diverse professional practice experiences in various patient care settings, innovative practice environments, and the pharmaceutical industry. These experiences prepare our graduates for pharmacy licensure in New Jersey and other states, and for fulfilling and rewarding careers in:

  • community chain and independent pharmacies
  • hospital and institutional pharmacy
  • managed care settings and clinical care centers
  • the biopharmaceutical industry
  • governmental agencies
  • academia and independent research institutes

Graduates of our School are also well positioned to pursue post-doctoral residencies and fellowships as well as advanced degrees in a wide range of professional fields, including law, basic research, medicine, public health, and business.

Our MS and PhD programs in Pharmaceutics, Medicinal Chemistry, and Toxicology provide graduate students with opportunities to work closely with faculty at the School of Pharmacy and in science departments and centers throughout the University. Graduates of these programs hold positions in biopharma, government agencies, and academia.

We have a rich and proud history of service to New Jersey, extending back to the last years of the 19th century. We welcome inquiries and visits by interested potential students and their parents, alumni, and others who wish to become involved in the projects and educational programs of our School. We invite you to get to know us better.


Joseph A. Barone, PharmD, FCCP
Dean and Professor II
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

"Jersey Roots, Global Reach"