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College of Pharmacy

Change lives for the better.

No PCAT Required. Tuition Under $40K per year.

Being a part of another person’s care and health is quite a responsibility. That’s why our experienced faculty will holistically prepare you to take on that responsibility — academically, professionally and personally. We’ll equip you to be a lifelong expert in the safe and effective use of medicines and to be a respected member of health care teams alongside physicians, nurses and others. It’s also why our challenging curriculum is filled with important ethical and relevant discussions. Rooted in the Christian faith, we are committed to developing pharmacists who not only know how to execute in their field but see a deeper level of caring as essential to their work and the communities they serve.

Student pharmacist hands-on learning.

Graduate Programs

You have many choices in pharmacy education. But not all of them offer the same opportunities. Make sure your final choice is one that will prepare you to be the pharmacist you truly want to be.

Our Graduate Programs
100%

Job placement rate

Pharmacy Student

Doctor of Pharmacy

Our Doctor of Pharmacy degree is a demanding, full-time, four-year course of study that adheres to the highest professional standards, while providing an educational foundation for a career in one of the fastest-growing industries in the country. The program includes three years of integrated scientific and clinical coursework along with introductory practice experiences followed by a year of advanced practices. Or maximize your time, money and effort by choosing one of our two dual degree programs.

About Our PharmD
Nashville skyline at dusk

Get your Pharm.D. in the health care capital of America.

Studying pharmacy in the health care capital makes a difference. According to the Nashville Chamber of Commerce half of the US population lives within 650 miles of our city. Health care contributes $38.8 billion annually to Nashville’s economy with the more than 250 diverse health companies headquartered in the city. Simply put, we have choices here that ensure your pharmacy practice experiences are more diverse, of higher quality and cover a large expanse of the industry.

Our Academic Programs
93%

NAPLEX 6 year pass rate

86%

Residency Placement Rate--National Average 67%

People

Meet the key people that make up the College of Pharmacy.

  • Tom Campbell headshot

    Tom Campbell

    Dean, College of Pharmacy

    Tom Campbell is the Dean and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy in Nashville. Dr. Campbell received his Pharm.D. degree from the University of Tennessee...

    Meet Tom Campbell
  • Scott Akers headshot

    Scott Akers

    Executive Director , PSR & Associate Dean of Research

    Akers received his Pharm.D. from the University of Tennessee and his Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Kentucky. While at the University of Kentucky, he was a...

    Meet Scott Akers
  • Beth Breeden headshot

    Beth Breeden

    Associate Professor and Chair, Health Care Informatics

    Dr. Beth Breeden is an Associate Professor and Chair of Graduate Studies in Health Care Informatics at the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She has more than...

    Meet Beth Breeden
  • Abbie Burka headshot

    Abbie Burka

    Associate Professor

    Abbie Burka is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director of Interprofessional Education, where she coordinates opportunities for students in the health science programs to collaborate and learn together....

    Meet Abbie Burka
  • Kevin Clauson

    Kevin Clauson

    Professor

    Kevin A. Clauson is an Associate Professor at Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Clauson interacts with student pharmacists in courses including health informatics and independent research in...

    Meet Kevin Clauson
  • Sarah Collier headshot

    Sarah Collier

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Sarah P. Collier joined the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy faculty as an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Fall of 2018. Dr. Collier earned her Bachelor of...

    Meet Sarah Collier
  • Zac Cox headshot

    Zac Cox

    Professor

    Zac Cox attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he studied pre-pharmacy. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of...

    Meet Zac Cox
  • Rachel Crouch headshot

    Rachel Crouch

    Assistant Professor

    Crouch received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Biochemistry and Spanish from Lipscomb University in 2008 and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy in...

    Meet Rachel Crouch
  • Kevin Eidson headshot

    Kevin Eidson

    Director of Health & Wellness

    Eidson joined Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice in August of 2010. He teaches Pharmacy Law and Ethics and assists with coordinating continuing educational...

    Meet Kevin Eidson
  • Chad Gentry headshot

    Chad Gentry

    Associate Professor

    Chad grew up in East Tennessee and attended the University of Tennessee Knoxville and received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. He then...

    Meet Chad Gentry
  • Ben Gross headshot

    Ben Gross

    Department Chair, College of Pharmacy

    Gross received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Murray State University and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Tennessee. Gross completed a specialty residency in...

    Meet Ben Gross
  • Dr. Susan Hamblin's Biography

    Susan Hamblin

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Hamblin has been practicing in clinical pharmacy with a focus in critical care/trauma for over 10 years. She graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy in 2007....

    Meet Susan Hamblin
  • Randy Jerkins headshot

    Randy Jerkins

    Assistant Professor

    Jerkins graduated from Lipscomb University with a degree in Biology. He received his Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy in 1985 and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1986 from the...

    Meet Randy Jerkins
  • Justin Kirby headshot

    Justin Kirby

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Justin Kirby is a native of middle Tennessee having grown up in Lafayette before moving to Cookeville for college and, ultimately, to Nashville for pharmacy school. He remained in...

    Meet Justin Kirby
  • Angie McGraw headshot

    Angie Mcgraw

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Angie McGraw is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and joined the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy faculty in 2020. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology...

    Meet Angie Mcgraw
  • Lindsey Gorrell headshot

    Lindsey Miller

    Associate Professor

    Miller received her Bachelor of Science in Business degree from Eastern Illinois University followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. She then went...

    Meet Lindsey Miller
  • Kam Nola headshot

    Kam Nola

    Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

    Kam Nola received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University, Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, and Masters of...

    Meet Kam Nola
  • Robin Parker headshot

    Robin Parker

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Robin Parker attended the University of Mississippi where she studied pre-pharmacy and she received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy in 2013....

    Meet Robin Parker
  • Jon Pouliot headshot

    Jon Pouliot

    Assistant Professor

    Jon was born and raised in Rhode Island. After completing his undergraduate studies at Providence College, he moved to North Carolina for his graduate work, receiving a Doctor of Pharmacy...

    Meet Jon Pouliot
  • Allison Provine headshot

    Allison Provine

    Associate Professor

    Allison Provine received her Bachelor of Science in Education and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Samford University. She then went on to complete a pharmacy practice residency at Emory Healthcare...

    Meet Allison Provine
  • Jimmy Torr headshot

    James Torr

    Associate Professor

    Torr completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Accounting from Lipscomb University in 2001 and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy...

    Meet James Torr
  • Sarah Uroza headshot

    Sarah Uroza

    Associate Professor

    Sarah is a native of Arkansas. She completed her pre-pharmacy work at the University of Central Arkansas and completed her Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of Arkansas for Medical...

    Meet Sarah Uroza
  • Matt Vergne headshot

    Matt Vergne

    Assistant Research Scientist

    Dr. Matt Vergne joined the Lipscomb College of Pharmacy in 2013. Dr. Vergne earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Harding University, and he earned a Ph.D. in...

    Meet Matt Vergne
  • Jessica Wallace headshot

    Jessica Wallace

    Associate Professor

    Jessica Wallace received her Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. She completed a...

    Meet Jessica Wallace
  • Greg Young headshot

    Greg Young

    Associate Dean Experiential Education Pharmacy

    Prior to joining the faculty at Lipscomb University, Young served for six years as a Nuclear Pharmacist and Pharmacy Manager for Cardinal Health Nuclear Pharmacy Services. He previously served as...

    Meet Greg Young
  • Sarah Graff

    Assistant Professor

    Meet Sarah Graff


Off-Script: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the College of Pharmacy

An Admissions Update From The Admissions Coordinator

           As most of you know, the last couple of years have been… different. We’ve heard the word ‘unprecedented’ more often than we would ever care to hear it. COVID-19 affected almost every facet of society, including colleges of pharmacy. After nearly two full years, the...


Tue, 03/22/2022 - 09:19
Posted by Grace Evans

Who's Who In the College of Pharmacy: Dr. McGraw

How were you introduced to pharmacy?            I started as a technician at Walgreens. The manager of the pharmacy at the time was Dr. Katrina R. Bell. I walked up to the counter and asked her if she would hire me because I wanted to be a...


Tue, 02/01/2022 - 10:51
Posted by Grace Evans

Program Spotlight: VPIL

Here at Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy, we have several exciting opportunities and programs in which students can participate. A more exclusive opportunity for students is the Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning. This program (VPIL for short) is available to students in the upcoming class. Students are eligible to apply...


Mon, 11/22/2021 - 15:09
Posted by Grace Evans

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Lipscomb University has a storied tradition in forging students to be leaders in multiple careers and, most importantly, a proven background in preparing students for a life of service. The College of Pharmacy shares that same vision and commitment as it expands that legacy and tradition of excellence to the field of pharmacy education. With our full-time, four-year Doctor of Pharmacy degree, you’ll have the skillset to stand out. With a 75-student cohort, dedicated faculty and curriculum that adheres to the highest professional standards, we’ll give you an educational foundation for a career in one of the fastest-growing industries in the country. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of pharmacists is expected to increase by 25 percent from 2013 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Or save some time, money and effort by enrolling in one of our three dual degree offerings including our Pharm.D./MHCI, Pharm.D./MMHC or Pharm.D./Ph.D. Partnership with the Pharmacology Graduate Program at Vanderbilt University.