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Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, as part of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, offers a preeminent six-year professional curriculum leading to the doctor of pharmacy degree, along with innovative research and graduate programs of national distinction. It is dedicated to excellence in health care and biomedical education, visionary scholarship in the pharmaceutical sciences, and exemplary clinical practice.

At a Glance

Students: 1,315 (full-time and part-time)
Faculty: 196 (full-time and part-time)
Office of the Dean: William Levine Hall, 160 Frelinghuysen Road, Busch Campus

Degrees Awarded

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
  • Master of Science (M.S.) (Awarded through the Graduate School–New Brunswick)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (Awarded through the Graduate School–New Brunswick)


  • Rutgers is the foremost pharmacy school in New Jersey and one of the top institutions of its kind in the nation.
  • Located on Rutgers’ Busch Campus, the school is surrounded by the university's science and medicine complexes.
  • The school’s Pharm.D. program prepares students for careers as practicing pharmacists in community, hospital, academic, managed health care, and industrial settings. Undergraduates are admitted directly to the six-year course of study.
  • Graduate students can pursue M.S. and Ph.D. programs in pharmaceutical science, medicinal chemistry, and toxicology.
  • The school sponsors the nationally recognized postgraduate Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship program.
  • The school is home to the Center for Cancer Prevention Research, one of the few research centers in the country dedicated to the prevention, rather than the treatment, of cancer.