Dec 01, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Taneja College of Pharmacy

University of South Florida
Taneja College of Pharmacy
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612

Web address:
Phone: 813-974-5699
Fax: 813-905-9890

College Dean: Kevin Sneed, Pharm.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: Amy H. Schwartz, Pharm.D.
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs: Shyam Mohapatra, Ph.D., M.B.A.


The Taneja College of Pharmacy (COP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Additional information can be found on the USF and COP websites.

Mission Statement:

The Mission of the Taneja College of Pharmacy is to Transform Health through educating students to be outstanding and successful practitioners and leaders in the profession; through leading in discovery and innovation of education and practice in pharmacy; and through delivering the highest quality care in diverse, interprofessional clinical and community settings. 


The Taneja College of Pharmacy will be recognized as a national leader in defining advanced models of excellence in education and practice in pharmacy.


Excellence, Innovation, Leadership, Diversity, Evidence, Teamwork, Collaboration, Interprofessionalism, Interdisciplinarity, Commitment

Research Facilities

The Taneja College of Pharmacy (TCOP) has established alliances and affiliations with a number of Centers and Institutes at USF in its efforts to:
1.    Provide research and educational opportunities (faculty and students);
2.    Foster and promote interdisciplinary research;
3.    Advance research, innovation and academic entrepreneurship in emerging technologies.

The Centers with which the TCOP has established affiliations are as follows:
•    Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute
•    Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS)
•    The Florida Center of Excellence for Drug Discovery and Innovation (CDDI)
•    USF Nanomedicine Research Center

Major Research Areas

Faculty research areas are accessible through the following web link:

About the College:

The USF Taneja College of Pharmacy (TCOP) was established in 2010 to offer the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The TCOP Mission aligns with the USF Mission by:

  1. Providing a competitive professional program in pharmacy;
  2. Producing knowledge, promoting intellectual development, and certifying student success in a global environment; and
  3. Providing interdisciplinary education, research, and service through health-related disciplines.

The Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum is optimally designed to prepare students for successful careers as leaders in the field through a curriculum centered on personalized medicine, technology, data analytics and research methods, business and entrepreneurship, interprofessionalism, and the evolution of emerging roles and opportunities for pharmacy practice.

The TCOP Office of Graduate Program (OGP) vision for graduate education includes developing cutting-edge research training and education including both didactic (on-line and in-class) in several areas of Pharmacy, creating a diverse learning environment for students and faculty and creating advanced learning opportunities using the emerging technologies.
Consistent with USF Mission, the strategic goals of OGP include:

  1. To enhance domestic and international recruitment, enrollment, and retention of graduate students that reflects diversity,
  2. To strive to enhance the academic experience of and the quality of life for graduate students,
  3. To pursue research funding and conduct and publish research that leads to opportunities for graduate student success,
  4. To partner with the other USF Colleges and SUS institutions to develop creative initiatives that promote graduate student research, and
  5. To serve as a leader in promoting interdisciplinary graduate programs.

The TCOP offers a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology and several Graduate Certificates and participates in several concurrent degree programs.