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The College of Pharmacy was established in 1929. The College changed its name to the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions in 1971. It was renamed College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2012.


The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is committed to academic excellence, scholarship, and service to humanity through the discovery and application of biomedical knowledge.

We facilitate and advance scholarship by offering innovative programs of study utilizing active learning approaches that are student-oriented and that inspire lifelong learning.

As compassionate health care professionals and scientists, we serve humanity through our dedication to excellence in health care and biomedical research. Building on a commitment to cultural diversity and benefitting from our metropolitan location and strategic alliances, we strive to serve as effective leaders, good citizens, and moral and ethical individuals.

We commit ourselves to the discovery, communication, and application of biomedical knowledge as a critical component for the development of health care professionals and scientists. Through innovative basic, social, and clinical research initiatives, we contribute to scientific knowledge, address contemporary health care issues, and seek solutions to health care problems.

Our mission embodies the principles of the University’s mission statement: to provide a quality education in an environment that is Catholic, metropolitan, and Vincentian.


The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will be a nationally recognized model of distinction for the preparation of exemplary health care providers dedicated to meeting the needs of all patients particularly the underserved in urban areas, as well as distinguished scholars and leading researchers in the pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences.


Located on St. John’s 105-acre Queens campus, the College is only minutes away from Manhattan by car, bus, or train. Six high-tech residence halls feature wireless Internet access, lounges, study rooms, a computer center, 24-hour security, and a dining hall.

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