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Message from the Dean

Jane Mort, Dean
Jane Mort, Dean

Welcome to the SDSU College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions website.  Our College offers programs leading to the Pharm.D., B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science, Masters in Public Health, and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences.  These programs have guided graduates to outstanding successes (e.g. 100% pass rate on the NAPLEX for PharmD graduates for many years, 100% job placement), and we look forward to continued excellence.

The College has a rich history, having been founded more than 125 years ago.  Currently, we are located in a state-of-the-art facility and partner with outstanding health care organizations across the state and nation.  Faculty and preceptors utilize these learning environments to mentor students into professionals who are prepared to make an exceptional contribution as part of an interprofessional health care team.  We are also committed to fostering a variety of student skills such as leadership and innovation that will guide the growth and evolution of the professions (pharmacy, medical laboratory science, and public health). 

The research activities within the College are also world class and take place in modern facilities.  The Ph.D. program is under the direction of the Pharmaceutical Sciences department faculty who continue to accomplish great results (e.g., external funding, patents, invention disclosures) as they seek to address significant health challenges.  In addition, the College has recently obtained donor support for three named faculty positions which will further advance research work.

An overview of the College is not complete without stating how proud we are of the successes achieved by our student organizations.  They have received state and national awards that attest to their enthusiasm, commitment, and excellence.  Every student has the opportunity to be engaged in the work of a vibrant, successful student organization.

I am honored to be serving as the Dean for the College.  I can’t think of a more outstanding group of students, faculty and programs to be leading.


Jane R. Mort, Dean