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Dr. David R. Taft

Welcome to the website of the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences of Long Island University. Established in 1886 as the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy, the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is one of the oldest and largest institutions of its kind in the nation.  We are proud of our long and distinguished history and of the accomplishments of our faculty and alumni who continue to make important contributions to the profession of pharmacy.

Dramatic changes taking place in pharmacy are creating new and expanded opportunities for our graduates.  The unprecedented demand for pharmacists is coupled with new professional roles that recognize pharmacists as essential healthcare providers.  In this capacity pharmacists are responsible for ensuring safe and effective drug therapy for their patients, and for ensuring that medication-related public health goals are achieved.

The Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a student-centered institution.  Our mission is to provide access and academic excellence to those who are interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy and related areas.  An extraordinary faculty and state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities are integrated with the most prestigious and comprehensive array of clinical affiliations in the United States.  Participating in our network are over thirty major medical centers and long-term care facilities, hundreds of community pharmacies, our own International Drug Information Center, and nearly 1,000 preceptors.

In addition to our Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) program, the College offers M.S. and Ph.D degrees in a variety of pharmacy and related administrative and scientific disciplines of particular interest to the pharmaceutical industry.  These programs provide graduate students with outstanding research opportunities and with the skills for career growth. 

On our website, prospective students can learn more about our academic programs, financial aid and the application process. For our alumni, the website will keep you abreast of various alumni events as well as our extensive continuing education offerings for practicing pharmacists.  

Thank you for visiting with us!


David R. Taft, Ph.D.

Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - 75 Dekalb Avenue - Brooklyn, New York. (718) 488-1004