Mercer University’s College of Pharmacy is ranked No. 5 among pharmacy programs at private institutions in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. The College offers doctoral degrees in pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and pharmaceutical sciences (Ph.D.). Founded in 1903 as the independent Southern School of Pharmacy, the school merged with Mercer University in 1959 and in 1981 became the first school in the Southeast to offer the Doctor of Pharmacy degree as its sole professional degree. With an enrollment of more than 600 students and a distinguished faculty of basic scientists and clinicians, the College houses four centers focusing on research, teaching and learning. The College’s motto, “A Tradition of Excellence, A Legacy of Caring,” frames its philosophy of providing excellent academic programs in an environment where every student matters and every person counts.