About the College

History 1950s
1950
The Pharmaceutical Foundation of the University of Texas College of Pharmacy was established to support facets of the pharmacy program.

1951
An American Council on Pharmaceutical Education visiting team conveyed official approval of the efforts of the Dean and teaching staff to continue raising the standards of the program.

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Kenneth Weller (Alumnus '50) and James Boyer,
winner of a $500 prize in a scholarship fundraiser.
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Architect's drawing of new Pharmacy Building.
1952
Ceremonies to dedicate the Pharmacy Building were held and faculty, students, and staff moved into the long-awaited pharmacy facilities on the Austin campus.

1953
The Pharmacy Extension Service was inaugurated to provide in-service training and postgraduate education. William B. Harrell became the first black to receive a pharmacy degree, the M.S. degree, at the College.

1954
The Ph.D. program in pharmacy received final approval, marking a culmination of efforts by the faculty spanning six years.

1955
"A Study of Manpower in Texas Pharmacy," a survey of pharmacy's manpower requirements for the future, was first published. It was conducted annually until 1976.

1956
Phi Delta Chi was revived through the efforts of William J. Sheffield, who served as faculty sponsor.

 
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The University Drug Garden played a vital role in providing research material.
 Delgado
Dr. Jaime Delgado joined
the College faculty in 1959.
1957
Esther Jane Wood Hall, a faculty member of the college, was awarded the first Ph.D. degree in pharmacy administration presented to a woman by an American university.

1958
In his annual report, Dean Burlage noted that the graduate program had developed slower than anticipated due to the low salaries budgeted for the college as compared with salaries for pharmacists in retail distribution.

1959
The College adopted a five-year Bachelor of Science program which included a sequence of two pre-professional years followed by three years of professional studies.

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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
78712-1113

Email Address: pharmacy
@austin.utexas.edu

Phone:
1-512-471-1737


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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