Message from the Dean

Consider Joining Tomorrow's Healthcare Team

Dear Future Pharmacist,

Mitchell Emerson

Welcome and thank you for your interest in earning a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the Midwestern University College of Pharmacy! Here, we take great pride in offering you a comprehensive education with a strong focus on nurturing the next generation of pharmacists.

I am excited to share with you information about our innovative, three-year, accelerated curriculum and vibrant, dynamic professional program. The integration of the latest basic and pharmaceutical sciences with emphasis in hands-on clinical experiences is what you need for success. This foundation that we can help you build can lead to a rewarding and meaningful career in healthcare where you can truly make a difference.

I am proud of the student-focused environment that the College of Pharmacy and Midwestern University provides for our students. Our exceptional and dedicated faculty set the example as they reinforce the covenant of teaching and learning with students. They emphasize mentorship, provide guidance within the pharmacy profession, and promote lifelong learning. In addition, the Midwestern University student support system assists our students in reaching their goals.

As a pharmacy student, you may choose either our Downers Grove Campus in the Chicago area or our Glendale Campus in the Phoenix area for your academic journey. Both campuses offer rich student life including several pharmacy-focused clubs and professional societies, interdisciplinary education and practice, research opportunities in state-of-the-art labs, and the latest technology to support your education.

Whether your aspirations lie in serving patients in the community, hospital, or clinic settings, within the pharmaceutical industry, or an educational institution, our College of Pharmacy is committed to providing you with the tools and experience you need for achieving a successful and meaningful career.

I hope your journey to becoming a caring and skilled pharmacist begins at Midwestern University and I look forward to welcoming you to one of our campuses soon.


Mitchell R. Emerson, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor, College of Pharmacy