University of Florida

University of Florida

Established in 1853, the University of Florida is a major public research university in Gainesville, Florida. One of the nation’s most respected and academically diverse public institutions, UF is one of 17 public, land-grant universities that belongs to the Association of American Universities. The University of Florida ranked 47 overall among all national universities, public and private, in the 2010 U.S. News & World Report rankings. As evaluated by the Academic Ranking of World Universities report (ARWU), Florida currently ranks among the world’s top 100 universities.

UF has more than $750 million in research facilities including the Nanoscale Research Facility, the Emerging Pathogens Institute, and the Biomedical Sciences Building. In addition, the College of Fine Arts has five centers and institutes including the Center for the Arts in Healthcare, Center for the Arts and Public Policy, Center for World Arts, Digital Worlds Institute, and the New World School of the Arts.

The University of Florida is committed to offering flexible online education for working professionals. The Working Professional Doctor of Pharmacy, Online Master of Science in Pharmacy in Medication Therapy Management, and online Master of Arts in Art Education programs offer robust curriculums in online and distance-learning models for those who need to continue to work while they go back to school.

College of Pharmacy

The University of Florida’s College of Pharmacy, ranked as one of the top 10 in the nation by US News and World Report, offers its world-class Doctor of Pharmacy blended online degree program for licensed pharmacists. Beginning in 1994, the Working Professional Pharm.D. (WPPD) program has grown to be the largest and most sought after pharmacy program for employed pharmacists to earn the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. This distance learning program provides all the outcomes and benefits comparable to the University of Florida’s campus-based entry-level Pharm.D. program, but with no campus attendance required. Using online learning technology and regional locations, we bring our faculty and top-ranked pharmacy program directly to you. We make it easy to choose the best. Now is the time to get started!

While most working professional Pharm.D. programs just bridge the degree gap, the advanced content of the University of Florida program complements your practice experience for a higher level of competence and autonomy. With a focus on proactive disease state management, you will learn a consultative approach to identifying drug-related problems and systematically applying drug knowledge to resolve and prevent these problems.

College of Fine Arts

The University of Florida’s College of Fine Arts was established in 1975, when it was divided from the School of Architecture that was established in 1925. As one of the 16 colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes at the University of Florida, the College of Fine Arts offers baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its three fully accredited schools — the School of Art and Art History, School of Music, School of Theatre and Dance.

The online Master of Arts in Art Education, offered by the School of Art and Art History, develops art educators who are capable of meeting the diverse needs of students, schools, and the global art community. The innovative online curriculum offers a dynamic combination of robust online learning experiences, hands-on studio sessions, and close peer and faculty collaboration. Through the program, students prepare to teach art in K-12 schools and other settings, to enhance their personal art making, and develop innovative teaching methods that can be immediately applied in their classrooms and communities.


The University of Florida is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (1866 Southern Lane; Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; 404-679-4500).

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.