Providing world-class academics, St. John’s University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is committed to cultivating compassionate, responsible, and highly skilled health professionals. With a student-centric educational approach and state-of-the-art facilities, the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences equips students with the skills to serve communities in different health professions such as pharmacists, physician assistants, clinical laboratory scientists, and health technologists.
The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is home to scholars and scientists who are unified by one intrepid goal—to improve the quality of life for people globally. With three departments and over 15 undergraduate and graduate programs, the college prepares students for research, teaching, and administrative positions in industry, academia, and government regulatory agencies. Find out more about our departments and the degrees they offer.
In response to the increasing demand for population-based health care professionals, the Department of Pharmacy Administration and Public Health offers two graduate-level programs to foster leaders in public health and effective pharmacy administrators.
The Department of Clinical Health Professions (CHP) offers six rigorous programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Preparing students for a variety of clinical careers, CHP’s programs equip students with the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become effective practitioners in the clinical setting.
The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and its programs provide students with fundamental to advanced knowledge in pharmaceutics, biomedical sciences, and toxicology. With an additional focus on the chemical and biological components of pharmacy education, the department offers seven in-demand degree programs:
"I would like to recognize alumni and friends of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences who stand at the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the country faces great uncertainty, I commend you for your strength, perseverance, and commitment to your profession. Thanks for your efforts to help tackle this pressing health challenge and move us forward toward a brighter future. Be well and take care." - Anne Y. E. Lin ’84P, ’86Pharm.D., FNAP, Dean and Professor, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
At the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, we utilize student-oriented active learning approaches to help students achieve academic success and impart life-long learning. As a CPHS student, you not only learn from lectures but also deeply engage in the teaching content through meaningful hands-on activities. With this experiential learning approach, CPHS cultivates effective health care professionals who possess strong scientific knowledge and problem-solving skills.
The COVID-19 pandemic interfered with Julissa Gomez’s time at St. John’s University. But rather than dwell in disappointment, she used her pandemic experiences as a foundation for research success.
While at St. John’s, Julissa, 21, was a driving force behind three research studies on the impact of COVID-19 on various population subgroups. She will graduate this month with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences and hopes to become an epidemiologist, investigating patterns in and causes of diseases.
At St. John’s, Aishwarya found a home in the Patel Research Lab, administered by Ketan D. Patel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences. During her time at the Patel Lab, Aishwarya said she has been exposed to ambitious projects that helped her gain invaluable experience in her field of specialty: cancer research and gene delivery.
When considering doctoral programs, Aishwarya Saraswat came to St. John’s University for one overarching reason: excellent research opportunities. She is now poised to graduate with her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a concentration in Industrial Pharmacy.
Do you envision yourself serving humanity as a responsible health professional? Join us at St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to pursue solutions to health care problems and address contemporary health care issues.
Learn more about the programs offered at the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Professional licensure and certification requirements often vary from state to state. St. John’s University has not determined requirements for individual states beyond New York. If you reside or plan to reside outside New York, you are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate state licensing agency in that state to seek information and guidance before beginning the program.
Learn more about the opportunities the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has to offer.
At the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, you learn from faculty with profound real-world experience, commitment to scientific excellence, and a reputation for distinction in their fields. A bright future is yours with faculty that teaches the present and the future of health care.
If you want to conduct groundbreaking research with world-class scholars, then St. John’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is for you. With grants from both the public and private sectors, faculty and students partner to create cutting-edge discoveries that affect our world.
Research is the heart of a university education. Professors create knowledge that benefits society, while students learn from their instructors’ expertise. The Office of Grants and Sponsored Research helps researchers at St. John’s to identify and secure funding.
The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences provides world-class facilities including state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge laboratories. Students at CPHS can gain authentic clinical experience and build robust laboratory skills.
Programs at the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences are vetted for their quality. Accreditations include:
- Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
- National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
- Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA)
- Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
- Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
St. John’s University’s chapter of the American Pharmacists Association–Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA–ASP) recently earned two prestigious honors at the national organization’s 2023 annual conference. The mission of the APhA...
On a bright, sun-splashed morning at St. John’s University’s Queens, NY, campus, the final piece of steel in the construction of the innovative St. Vincent Health Sciences Center was hoisted three stories above a cheering crowd.
More than 220 students, faculty, administrators, and alumni came together for the sixth annual College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) Gala held on April 1 at Leonard’s Palazzo in Great Neck, NY.