About the School
The School of Pharmacy at the Lebanese American University (LAU) is located in the city of Byblos, Lebanon. The School was officially established according to Decree number 9278 dated October 5, 1996 by the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education. This was in response to the growing healthcare needs in the country and the region for pharmacists who have advanced knowledge and practice skills in clinical pharmacy. The School is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).
The LAU School of Pharmacy is nationally and regionally recognized for its progressive pharmacy education. The School offers two professional degrees: a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Pharmacy that requires five years of study, a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) that spans six years, a Master of Science (M.S.) in Pharmaceutical Development and Management, and a Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency.
The Pharm.D. program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). In January 2015, ACPE granted the program continued accreditation, which extends until June 30, 2023, representing the customary eight-year cycle between self-studies.
LAU’s Pharm.D. currently remains the only Pharm.D. program outside the United States that is accredited by ACPE.
The LAU School of Pharmacy enrolls about 420 students every year, including those in pre-pharmacy and professional degree program. Annually, the School graduates approximately 70 students with a B.S. in Pharmacy, and 30 students with a Pharm.D. degree. School graduates pursue postgraduate training or studies, or work in diverse fields such as in community, hospital or clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutical sales, pharmaceutical industry, and academia.