Health Professions Building Renamed Joseph F. Kowalewski Hall: Read More
Honoring "Dean Joe"
Transformative curriculum prepares student pharmacists to be change agents for future pharmacy practice. More Info
Pharmacy Practice and PharmD
Read the Dean's Annual Report: View PDF
2015 Dean's Annual Report
Launches new projects with Cincinnati: Read More
JLWCOP makes largest-ever hiring push
Joan Garrett, PhD, has joined the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy as an assistant professor Read More
Focus on Faculty: Joan Garrett, PhD
MS and PhD interdisciplinary education draws on the research strengths of faculty in biomembrane sciences, drug development sciences... More Info
Graduate Education

Meet the Dean

Dean of PharmacyMacKinnon, Neil J

    The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy offers a supportive, innovative, hands-on curriculum—with 100 percent of PharmD students completing real-life work experiences in pharmacy practice sites across all four years of the professional program. More
  • MS / PHD

    The Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program resides within the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati. The program offers the opportunity for students to earn a M.S. or Ph.D. degree with a research focus in Medicinal & Bioorganic Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, or Social & Administrative Sciences.More

    The College is accredited as a provider of Continuing Pharmacy Education by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. The College provides educational programs in cooperation with area pharmacy associations.More

  • High School Students

    Current high school students who are interested in attending the University of Cincinnati's McMicken College of Arts & Sciences to complete pre-pharmacy requirements before attending the Winkle College of Pharmacy are encouraged to arrange for  a visit with UC's Office of Admissions . If you wish to meet separately with The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, you must call the College at (513) 558-3784 to make arrangements. Directions


Welcome to the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy!  We are located on the UC Academic Health Center Campus with the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.  As one of the oldest Colleges of Pharmacy in the United States, we have long standing relationships with community health care and pharmaceutical science partners.  This provides an extensive network of experiential sites for the PharmD program right here in the tri-state area.  Along with our faculty, these individuals bring clinical and scientific expertise to students in the PharmD, MS, and PhD programs and provide valuable research partnerships.

Student centered learning, community engagement, and real world experiences are central to our culture, purpose and strategic plan.  Faculty are engaged in collaborative discovery and health care improvement and bring this expertise to the classroom. The PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) professional degree program provides students with the education and training necessary to become a pharmacist. The graduate program for MS and PhD in the Pharmaceutical Sciences trains students to become highly skilled pharmaceutical science researchers in biomembrane science, drug development science, and health outcomes.  We offer the only online degree track focusing on the design, evaluation and control of cosmetic products. 

After an extensive self-study, the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program was fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) in 2014 for a full eight year term.



96.7% of 2015 PharmD graduates passed the NAPLEX (North American Pharmacy Licensure Exam)

22% of 2015 graduates were selected as PGY1 residents

55% of students admitted in 2015 completed pre-pharmacy requirements at UC


Pharmacy College Cheers Kowalewski Hall

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Kowalewski Hall, formerly known as the Health Professions Building, wasdesigned by famed Cincinnati architectural firm Samuel Hannaford & Sons inthe early 1900s. The building is situated on UC's Academic Health Center campusand is scheduled to undergo a $27 million renovation beginning in 2016. Read Story

UC Hosts Urban Universities for Health Collaborative Learning Session

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Increasing the number of minorities trained for jobs in nursing, medicine,pharmacy & allied health sciences will help in improving the healthoutcomes for Tristate residents. Read Story

State of the College of Pharmacy Address 2015

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MacKinnon spoke before faculty staff and students at his third annual State ofthe College address on Oct. 21. Read Story

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