About the University

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is a land-grant, historically black college founded in 1886.   It became a member of the then eleven campus (now thirteen) University of Maryland System, now known as the University System of Maryland in 1998.   UMES is approved by the state of Maryland and fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.  Please see the accreditation page for information on the accreditation status of the pharmacy program. Test

UMES is located on over 600 acres of land in the town of Princess Anne, a rural area on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.  The town dates back to 1733 and has many buildings and landmarks of historic interest.  The quiet community environment is excellent for learning, yet is within driving distance (2-3 hrs) of many cultural and recreational facilities of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Virginia Beach.  The state’s famous seaside resort, Ocean City, is only 45 minutes from the campus.  The campus is located 13 miles south of the town of Salisbury, which provides shopping, recreational, and medical facilities.

The School of Pharmacy is part of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.  The School of Pharmacy and Health Professions consists of four academic departments: Exercise Science, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant and Rehabilitation Services. Undergraduate programs include Exercise Science, Physician Assistant and Rehabilitation Services.  Graduate programs include the master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), and the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.). Students are actively involved with faculty initiatives to improve the health and well-being of the community through health education/promotion. A variety of internship sites for student practical experiences are available.  The Doctor of Pharmacy Program at UMES is the first professional pharmacy program on the Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia) Peninsula. 

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