College of Pharmacy

Since welcoming our inaugural class of professional doctoral Pharm.D. students in 2009, the UNE College of Pharmacy has pursued outstanding education, scholarship and service contributions in the pharmacy field.

Our program's launch and subsequent success have been exciting developments for Maine. Prior to our arrival, the state's shortage of pharmacists had been well-documented and projected to worsen. Now, our College of Pharmacy is a leading educator of the next generation of pharmacists for Maine and New England. From pharmaceutical sciences to research, to pharmacy practice, we are encouraging excellence as we prepare the next generation of caring and committed leaders in the field.

Shortly after we graduated our first class of pharmacists in the Spring of 2013, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) granted full accreditation status to the UNE Doctor of Pharmacy Program.

Our students comprise a culturally diverse group from all over the U.S. and world. Maine and New England are well represented too, with almost 30% of our student body coming from Maine and 53% from New England.

We are dedicated to educating pharmacists who will thrive in interprofessional team-based patient care environments, and who are committed to serving their communities. Our talented faculty provide outstanding clinical services, and advance research in the pharmaceutical, biomedical, clinical and administrative sciences.

Pharmacy by the Numbers

  • 96%

    2015 Naplex first time pass rate

  • 73%

    Percentage of students that are non-Maine residents

  • 97.5

    Average number of students per class


Eight students from the University of Granada in Andalusia, Spain, are in Maine for four weeks to study at the College of
Eight students from the University of Granada in Andalusia, Spain, are in Maine for four weeks to study at UNE's College of Pharmacy (COP) as part of a cultural exchange program. A group of 10 COP students spent six weeks at the University of Granada this spring.

University of Granada students arrive at UNE College of Pharmacy as part of exchange program

Eight students from the University of Granada in Spain recently arrived in Portland as part of a College of Pharmacy cultural exchange program. Their arrival...


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7th Annual Patient Safety Academy

J. Bryan Sexton, PhD

University of Southern Maine Abromson Community Education Center (USM Portland campus)

Off Campus