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The Texas Southern University Joan M Lafleur College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (COPHS) stands as a beacon of excellence and innovation in the field of healthcare education. Situated in the heart of Houston, Texas, COPHS is dedicated to advancing health care through its cutting-edge programs, research initiatives, and commitment to community service. With a rich history of producing highly skilled and compassionate healthcare professionals, the college is a pivotal part of TSU's mission to transform students into leaders who are prepared to meet the challenges of a dynamic and diverse healthcare landscape.

COPHS offers a range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and ethical grounding needed for a successful career in pharmacy, health sciences, and beyond. The college's curriculum is meticulously crafted to blend theoretical knowledge with practical experience, ensuring that graduates are not only proficient in their fields but also advocates for health equity and patient care. Through its commitment to research, innovation, and community engagement, COPHS fosters an environment where students can thrive, contribute to the advancement of healthcare, and make a lasting impact on the communities they serve.

Administratively, the College is organized with a Dean, two Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; one for the PharmD Program and one for the Division of Health Sciences, an Associate Dean for Research, an Assistant Dean for Student Services, an Assistant Dean for Experiential Training, and two Department  Chairs. The Associate Deans for Academic Affairs are responsible for all academic matters of the College and, in the absence of the Dean, are responsible for the operations of the College. The Assistant Dean for Student Services coordinates all student-related organizations and activities, including admissions, registration, counseling, and academic advising. The Assistant Dean for Experiential Training has oversight and management of all experiential rotations, preceptors, and practice sites. The department chairs are responsible for the administration of the didactic and experiential components of all programs.


The mission of the Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS) is to provide quality academic programming to produce an ethnically diverse population of health professionals, especially African Americans and underrepresented minorities, who are transformational leaders in the delivery of interdisciplinary health services while addressing critical and urban issues.

In fulfilling its purpose, the College is committed to six objectives:

  1. Providing an innovative, productive and receptive learning environment for research and scholarly activities and services.
  2. Infusing new technology into its infrastructure and academic programs
  3. Preparing, nurturing and mentoring students to be leaders in their fields and good citizens who give back to their city, state, nation and global communities
  4. Evaluating and assessing academic programs to ensure that the programs support the mission, vision and values of the university and the college
  5. Supporting the advancement of graduate education and research
  6. Developing cross disciplinary programs to reduce health disparities among minority and other disadvantaged population


Texas Southern University is fully accredited institution by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals. The Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). The Clinical Laboratory Science (Medical Technology) Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The Environmental Health program is accredited by National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC). The Health Information Management Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The Respiratory Therapy Program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).  The Health Administration program has full certified Undergraduate Membership Status in the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).