Understand our origin.

Rooted in Service

The school emerged in response to the demand for affordable, high-quality education when the apprenticeship method for teaching pharmacy was becoming obsolete. Temple met the demand.

Temple granted its first pharmacy degree in 1905 after conducting evening classes for four years at Samaritan Hospital. Samaritan, founded by Temple's founder Russell Conwell, is now Temple University Hospital.

A Persevering Vision

In 1901, the Temple School of Pharmacy commenced operations as part of a major expansion that Temple University enjoyed before its official elevation from a college to a university in 1907.

We owe our existence to Conwell's vision to provide high-quality academic opportunities for individuals based on their inner potential — not their means. More than a century later, the school upholds that legacy every day.