Vision Statement

The School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SPHS) will prepare graduates who are leaders among healthcare professionals dedicated to delivering advanced personally-optimized patient care and the translation of applied and clinical science breakthroughs to enhance the quality of life. We will work to better society by developing innovative, collaborative, culturally competent, articulate, and caring healthcare professionals.

Mission Statement

The School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is dedicated to the education of innovative healthcare professionals who will serve the needs of individual patients, the healthcare system, and the bioscience industry. Our programs emphasize interprofessional collaboration, systematic problem solving, the safe, efficient, and ethical use of technology and biotechnology, and personalized patient care.


The goals of the KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences are to:

  • Recruit, retain, and educate highly qualified students with diverse backgrounds who will be professional, motivated, ethical, and culturally sensitive leaders.
  • Recruit, develop, and retain highly qualified faculty with diverse backgrounds who will be leaders in education, scholarship, research, patient care, and professional service.
  • Use innovative and active techniques to provide an academic program that fosters critical thinking, problem-solving, clinical reasoning, and self-directed learning skills.
  • Collaborate with leaders of the bioscience industry to inform curricular development to provide graduates with cutting-edge knowledge and skills to advance the practice.
  • Prepare graduates to utilize pharmacogenomics, operations management, informatics, and technology to practice effectively in a wide variety of currently existing and potential future roles in hospitals and medical centers, community settings, academia, government, and the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Produce graduates who can communicate effectively with patients, caregivers, and healthcare, regulatory, and industrial professionals.
  • Promote interprofessional education and cooperation among healthcare professionals and other biopharmaceutical professionals.
  • Sustain a culture of professionalism and collegiality in relationships among and between faculty, students, and professionals.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to minimizing health and educational disparities in underrepresented communities and show sensitivity to the needs of a diverse community.
  • Develop and maintain a research infrastructure that promotes collaboration, innovation, and discovery in the educational, basic, translational, clinical, and computational sciences to enhance healthcare.
  • In addition to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, provide graduate education programs in the pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences leading to certificates, residencies, fellowships, master’s, and PhD degrees, and other professional degrees.
  • Promote life-long learning through participation in professional development, organizations, and publications.
  • Utilize continuous quality improvement through assessment and evaluation of desired outcomes in all phases of the program.

The SPHS will strive to produce graduates who will promote innovation in diverse practice arenas to benefit society. This can be done by focusing on the shared values of our program.

We believe in:

  • Active and Collaborative Learning
  • Authentic Learning through Interprofessional Education
  • Evidence-based Decision Making
  • Leadership, Innovation and an Entrepreneurial Approach to Practice
  • Ethical and Professional Behaviors
  • Interdisciplinary, Translational, and Applied Research
  • Shared Governance
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Reflective Development for Life-long Learning