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Globally engaged teaching and research rooted in a vibrant Christian mission

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Samford Accolades

• Nearly 50 graduate degree programs in 10 academic schools
• Ranked #1 in the nation "for student engagement" by The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 

McWhorter School of Pharmacy
• Ranked #2 among "Private School of Pharmacy in the South" by U.S. News & World Report
• 92% of Pharmacy graduates employed, in postgraduate education, or in residency within six months (five-year average)
School of Public Health
• 95% pass rate on the Registered Dietitian Exam

Samford University is a premier, nationally ranked private university rooted deeply in its Christian mission. Samford champions a liberal arts education and is committed to providing a well-rounded educational experience. The University is classified by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education as a doctoral and professional institution, and our student-faculty ratio is 14:1.

With 3,576 undergraduate and 2,153 graduate students from 47 states and 28 countries as well as a global network of over 52,000 alumni, Samford is the #1 most recommended university in the nation, according to the The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2020 College Rankings. The University is also ranked first in Alabama and among the best private universities nationally for its return on investment, according to a recent report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW).

Samford University offers numerous graduate and professional degrees through its 10 academic colleges: The Schools of Arts, Arts & Sciences, Business, Divinity, Education, Health Professions, Law, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health. Through these 10 academic schools, Samford offers nearly 50 graduate degree programs you can choose from. Additionally, many of our master’s and doctoral programs offer online course options.

Located in the quaint suburban community of Homewood, Alabama, Samford’s close access to downtown Birmingham gives students an energetic urban hub filled with more than one million residents, 1,300 churches, and hundreds of restaurants. Here, students find opportunities to pursue their individual passions and learn along the way. 

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14 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Educational Leadership                
General MBA            
Nurse Anesthetist            
PharmD Programs            
Social/Personality Psychology            


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