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USC Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

USC Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

USC Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


Innovation: Forging New Frontiers

Since our founding in 1905, the school has fueled pioneering initiatives in research, education, and practice while fostering new generations of leaders. Our impact includes groundbreaking laboratory discoveries, novel regulatory approaches, meaningful health policy reforms, and transformative collaborations in medication management and chronic disease prevention. Curricular advances include launching the first PharmD, regulatory science doctorate, and healthcare decision analysis programs, among many others.

  • 8th most innovative university, citing research from the school’s Papadopoulos Lab (ranked by Reuters)
  • 4 American Pharmacists Awards Pinnacle Awards (a national record)

Full Spectrum

Our programs span the entire pharmaceutical continuum—from discovery and development to regulation and from translation to patient care and outcomes.

Alumni Network: Lifelong, Worldwide

The moment you join the school, you become part of the renowned Trojan Family—a vast, supportive international network. Our alumni hold leadership roles at major pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, top medical centers, NASA and Jet Propulsion Lab, and many other dynamic environments—and are dedicated to helping USC students and fellow graduates. We give you a world of opportunity.

  • 20K+ global USC pharmacy alumni
  • 32 USC pharmacy global partners
  • 8 USC international offices

Community Commitment: Building A Healthier Society

Through health fairs, community clinic partnerships, public health campaigns, and unparalleled collaborations to manage chronic disease, the school’s students, faculty, and alumni demonstrate an ongoing commitment to improving the health of the community we serve. And through our Science, Technology and Research (STAR) program, we help new generations of underrepresented high school students pursue careers in the life sciences.

  • 50+ annual health fairs
  • 600+ graduates of our STAR program
  • 10 fotonovelas in multiple languages on public health issues

Location is Everything: In the Heart of Los Angeles

Our location on a major academic medical center campus in the heart of a vibrant city offers extraordinary opportunities for internships, community engagement, and mentoring. With 140 countries represented and 224 languages spoken, Los Angeles is filled with diverse cuisine, cultural institutions, and recreational offerings. L.A. is home to more theaters, music venues, and museums than any other U.S. city, and you can ski, hike and surf in nearby beaches and mountains.



  • #1 Private Pharmacy School
  • 97% PharmD Licensure Pass Rate
  • 20 Different Degree Programs


    Key Rankings and Statistics

    We are the nation’s No. 1 private pharmacy school and No. 1 school of pharmacy in Southern California, according to U.S. News & World Report.

    In addition:

    #1 Pharmacy school, 2019-20, according to Pharmacy Technician Guide

    • Pharmacy Technician Guide names us the nation’s No. 1 pharmacy school for 2019–20, citing high NAPLEX pass rates, research activity, graduation rate, student-to-faculty ratio, and faculty credentials.

    #1 Pharmacy school for PharmD degrees, according to Higher Learning Today

    • Higher Learning Today ranks us No. 1 for PharmD degrees, citing our distinguished history, vibrant student life, high NAPLEX pass rates, and emphasis on clinical training.

    #2 Pharmacy school in the U.S. in 2022, according to World Scholarship Forum

    • World Scholarship Forum names us the nation’s No. 2 pharmacy school, citing ten factors including the number of programs, accreditation, acceptance rate, and graduation and employment rate.

    #2 Pharmacy school for PharmD degrees, according to College Magazine

    • College Magazine names us the nation’s No. 2 school for PharmD degrees, noting our vast and supportive alumni network, high first-time NAPLEX pass rates, and wide range of degrees and experiential opportunities.

    #19 Among the world’s universities, according to Webometrics

    • USC ranks No. 19 among the world’s universities based on the number of citations in top Google Scholar profiles, according to Webometrics (July 2020).

    #8 Most innovative university in 2019, according to Reuters

    • Reuters names USC the world’s eighth most innovative university in 2019, specifically citing research from the school.

    #18 Among U.S. colleges and universities in 2019, according to the Wall Street Journal

    • USC ranks No. 18 in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education survey of 801 U.S. colleges and universities (September 2019).

    #24 Among U.S. universities in 2020, according to U.S. News & World Report

    • USC ranks No. 24 among U.S. universities in 2020, according to U.S. News & World Report.


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