About the College

History 1940s
The UT Board of Regents authorized the College of Pharmacy to operate the UT Student Health Center Dispensary.

The Longhorn Pharmacist, a student-published journal, became the official publication for the UT Pharmaceutical Association. It served as a forum for student ideas with enrollment now approaching 300.

The drug house was built at a cost of $750. The first gardener was a pharmacy student, James Bauerle, who subsequently served on the UT Board of Regents.

WWII affected campus life in many ways. This 1940
newspaper article recalls air-raid drills that darkened
the UT Tower and the Texas Capitol Building.
The Mortar and Pestle Club, the College's first professional organization for women in pharmacy received a national charter and became the Xi chapter of Kappa Epsilon.

Government spokesmen announced that the combined military services would require as many as 10,000 to 15,000 pharmacists by the end of 1944.

The College of Pharmacy continued classes as usual during the war, although the College itself remained in the center of a University System-wide debate over its future location.

After much debate, the UT Board of Regents voted to retain the College of Pharmacy on the main campus in Austin.

newspaper clipping
 photo of Burlage
Dean Henry M. Burlage
Henry M. Burlage joined the College as Dean, replacing Dean W. F. Gidley.

The College offered its first continuing education programs in the form of hospital pharmacy seminars.

The Master of Science degree in pharmacy was established and paved the way for advancements in pharmacy education, while the first annual refresher course, now called the Postgraduate Pharmacy Seminar, was held.

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Last Reviewed:June 5, 2008

College Information

Mailing Address:
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
at Austin
2409 University Ave.
Stop A1900
Austin, TX, USA

Email Address: pharmacy


National Ranking

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is recognized nationally as one of the elite pharmacy programs for education and research.  The most recent ranking by U.S. News and World Report places the UT College of Pharmacy program among the top four of the more than 100 pharmacy programs in the country.

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