The Department of Pharmacy Practice is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Through innovative teaching methods, the Department provides the skills necessary to foster critical thinking and the optimal use of medications, while promoting professionalism. This specialization trains students to conduct and advance health systems research.

The faculty and graduate students initiate and collaborate in research focusing on the improvement of patient care and public health while incorporating current research findings into daily practice. The Department provides leadership and service to the University, the community, and healthcare professionals through the provision of patient care, educational activities, and participation in professional and governmental organizations.