School of Pharmacy

The Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP) trains student pharmacists and scientists to make a difference in people’s lives by improving human health in our local communities and around the world.

Located on the Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine, California, the Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP) engages student pharmacists in science-based, personalized, interdisciplinary education and training. The CUSP program, Orange County’s first School of Pharmacy, helps students focus on both the grand challenges presented in human health around the world, as well as the important role Pharmacists play in the local community. 

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Mission Statement

The CUSP mission is to lead innovative and personalized education, conduct transformative research, deliver team-based patient-centered care, and provide service to improve health.

We accomplish this by:

  • Empowering students to become self-learning professionals through flipped learning andragogy that leverages state-of-the-art technology and teamwork.
  • Providing an infrastructure that emphasizes collaborative research and scholarship that makes a difference in people's lives.
  • Creating a culture that supports, nurtures, and mentors students, faculty and staff to be successful and makes it a top academic institution to study or work in Orange County.
  • Optimizing delivery of healthcare for those with diverse and unmet needs in Orange County.
  • Establishing strategic partnerships, collaborations and alliances to advance our mission.

Dean Ron Jordan

Message From The Dean

Welcome to Orange County's first School of Pharmacy! Our vision for the Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP) is to enhance global health delivery and the biopharmaceutical and biomedical sciences. We are molding pharmacy practitioners and scientists who possess a deep scientific foundation, a passion for human health improvement and the caring concern needed to make a difference in people's lives. - Dean Ronald. P. Jordan

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Information Sessions

Some of our graduate programs offer information sessions where you can learn about the program and meet with your graduate counselor, faculty, and other prospective students. All scheduled information sessions are listed below by program or school. If you cannot attend an information session or if your program is not listed below, contact us at for more information.

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Freshman Early Assurance Program

The Pre-Pharmacy Freshman Early Assurance Program (FEAP) is a 2+3 Pharm.D. Degree Program for academically exceptional graduating high school students interested in the profession of pharmacy. Students who are accepted into this program would complete the School of Pharmacy (CUSP) course pre-requisites in 2 years at Chapman University in Orange, CA. Students would then matriculate into the 3-year Doctor of Pharmacy Program at the Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine, receive their PharmD in just five years.

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Full Accreditation Status

Chapman University School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60603, 312/664-3575; FAX 866/228-2631, web site Visit the CUSP Accreditation page for more information

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