USC School of Pharmacy

Founded in 1905, the USC School of Pharmacy is the oldest and foremost pharmacy school in Southern California. The school is a national leader known for its progressive curriculum and research excellence. Approximately 50 percent of the practicing pharmacists in Southern California are graduates of USC. The school has an average student body of 755 full-time students in the PharmD program and 417 students pursuing MS, PhD, DRSc and undergraduate degrees in pharmacology and toxicology, pharmaceutical sciences, health economics, regulatory science, healthcare decision analysis and biopharmaceutical marketing. There are 77 full-time faculty and more than 300 part-time and volunteer faculty at the school.

The school occupies state-of-the-art facilities on the USC Health Sciences Campus in metropolitan Los Angeles, adjacent to the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center (one of the largest teaching hospitals in the country), the USC Norris Cancer Hospital and the Keck Hospital of USC. USC School of Pharmacy students receive clinical training at these facilities and many other affiliated hospitals, healthcare clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home healthcare agencies and pharmacies in the Southern California region.

Recognized as one of the most innovative schools of pharmacy, the USC School of Pharmacy serves as a model for other progressive schools. In 1950, USC was the first to establish a Doctor of Pharmacy program. Additional national “firsts” that distinguish the school include: first clinical pharmacy program (1968); first PharmD/MBA dual degree program (1988); first MS and PhD programs in pharmaceutical economics and policy (1994) and first professional doctorate in regulatory science (2008).




Vassilios Papadopoulos

Contact Information

School of Pharmacy
1985 Zonal Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9121
(323) 442-1369