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The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is a nationally recognized leader in pharmacy practice, education, and research committed to developing leaders in pharmacy education, pharmacy practice, and pharmaceutical sciences who make a difference on human health worldwide.

Over the past twenty-five years, the School has built a reputation for cutting-edge research, rigorous programs, and outstanding faculty, staff, and students. Our unique environment has inspired a number of collaborative centers that provide faculty and students with access to sophisticated equipment and numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary research.

The School provides students with a wide range of opportunities. A world-class university, a model Area Health Education Center (AHEC) system, an award-winning hospital system, and an international center for pharmaceutical research and development, Research Triangle Park, create one of the most dynamic centers of learning in the nation.

Fast Facts

  • Founded: March 1897.
  • The only public school of pharmacy in the state of North Carolina and one of the oldest in the nation.
  • Location: The School is housed in Beard Hall, Kerr Hall, the Genetic Medicine Building, and Marsico Hall on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.



  • Ranked number two among the nation’s doctor of pharmacy programs in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s 2013 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools
  • Received nearly $28 million in total research funding in 2012 and ranks second among the nation's pharmacy schools in federal funding for research,according to AACP data.

Degrees Offered


Annually, the School educates approximately 750 professional students and more than 100 graduate students, postdocs, residents, and fellows. School graduates work in many dynamic fields, including academia, pharmaceutical sales, drug development and research, community and health-system pharmacy, and long-term and managed-care pharmacy.

UNC Statement of Equal Educational Opportunity

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is open to people of all races, is committed to equality of educational opportunity, and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on age, race, color, sex, national origin, religion, or disability. It is the policy of the the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that sexual orientation be treated in the same manner. Any complaints alleging failure of this institution to follow this policy should be brought to the attention of the General Counsel.

UNC Nondiscrimination Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill believes that educational and employment decisions should be based on individuals' abilities and qualifications and should not be based on irrelevant factors or personal characteristics that have no connection with academic abilities or job performance. Among the traditional factors that are generally "irrelevant" are age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, and disability. It is the policy of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that an individual's sexual orientation be treated in the same manner. Such policy ensures that only relevant factors are considered and that equitable and consistent standards of conduct and performance are applied. This policy prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation does not apply to the University's relationships with outside organizations, including the federal government, the military, ROTC, and private employers.

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