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College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Serving Humanity through Excellent Biomedical Education

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.  

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Explore Our Departments and Programs

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.

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Department of Pharmacy Administration and Public Health

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.

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Department of Clinical Health Professions

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.

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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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:

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A Note from the Dean

"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

Success At St. John's

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.

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Pharmacy Student Credits St. John’s for His Success

He chose pharmacy for two reasons. An inquisitive child, Joshua always wondered how and why things worked. “Pharmacy allowed me to answer the fascinating questions as to how and why the body works, and how drugs exert their effects.”

Joshua Fleishman '23 College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences


Fifth-year Pharm.D. candidate Joshua Fleishman came to St. John’s University for many reasons: he wanted to attend a school known for excellence both in pharmacy and the liberal arts; a native of Brooklyn and Long Island, NY, he wanted to stay close to his family; and he loved the diversity he found at the Queens, NY, campus.

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St. John's Alumna Among Pharmacy Industry’s Most Influential

Laura Cranston, R.Ph. ’84P, Chief Executive Officer, Cranston & Associates, LLC, and former member of the Board of Governors of St. John’s University, was named one of the “50 Most Influential Leaders in Pharmacy” by the Pharmacy Podcast Network (PPN).

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Ms. Cranston is the Chief Executive Officer Emeritus of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, an organization she founded in 2006. “I passed the baton in 2021,” she said. “I continue to look for ways to optimize medication use and look forward to working with thoughtful and innovative pharmacy leaders across this industry who share this commitment.” 


Learn More about the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

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.