College of Pharmacy Student Handbook

Vision Statement

The College of Pharmacy at Marshall B. Ketchum University will be a recognized innovator and provider of distinctive, highest quality, evidence-based education, research, and collaborative pharmacy practice.

Mission Statement

The mission of Marshall B. Ketchum University College of Pharmacy is to educate individuals to become ethical and compassionate pharmacists who competently deliver patient-centric services in diverse environments and systems of healthcare, with a commitment to innovative scholarship.

Core Values

The College of Pharmacy at Marshall B. Ketchum University is guided by the values of:

  • Excellence:  We are committed to achieving outcomes of the highest quality.
  • Integrity:  We stand up for our beliefs and are honest with others and ourselves.
  • Innovation:  We have the courage to dream and experiment with creative and unique ideas.
  • Compassion:  We respond to the needs of others and nurture a caring environment for all.
  • Respect:  We value the unique talents and diversity of individuals, strive to work collaboratively, and honor the open exchange of ideas.

Notice of Non-discrimination

MBKU is committed to providing an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and professionalism. In accordance with applicable federal and state laws, it is University policy to prevent unlawful discrimination against students, applicants for admission, employees, applicants for employment and patients requesting treatment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The University also prohibits sexual harassment and harassment on any of the above bases (refer to the Prohibited Discrimination, Unlawful Harassment & Sexual Misconduct Policy).

Inquiries regarding the University’s equal opportunity policies should be directed to the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at for students and the Vice President for Human Resources at for employees.

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, please contact The Office for Civil Rights for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or by calling 1-800-421-3481.

Scope of the Handbook

The College of Pharmacy (COP) Student Handbook is prepared for use by students enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy program at MBKU. It is a resource for information relating to the organization of the COP and specifics related to the program. While this handbook is not itself a contract and is subject to change, the student pharmacist is expected to review and follow all College policies and procedures as described in detail in the COP Student Handbook.

Accreditation Status

Institutional Accreditation

MBKU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), a regional accreditation body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation. WSCUC is located at:

1080 Marina Village Parkway
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Alameda, CA 94501
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Programmatic Accreditation

COP at MBKU's Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

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Chicago, IL 60603
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