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The Appalachian College of Pharmacy, a college of higher education conferring the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, provides academic, scientific, and professional pharmacy education to address the health-related needs of rural and underserved communities, particularly those in Appalachia, through education, service, and scholarship. The philosophy of the College is to cultivate a learning community committed to education, community outreach, and the professional development of pharmacists.


Our Pharmacy Education

At the Appalachian College of Pharmacy, we provide our students with a quality pharmacy education leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Our three-year program provides substantial monetary savings for our students while maintaining the rigorous standards found in traditional four-year programs.

Degree in 3 Years

The Appalachian College of Pharmacy is the only three-year Doctor of Pharmacy program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Therefore, our students graduate and enter the workforce one year earlier than graduates from a traditional four-year program and they do so with equivalent classroom hours and clinical training.

$100K Advantage

Our students save one year of tuition and related expenses while earning income one year sooner. A recent analysis of the differences found the overall monetary advantage ACP students derive, when compared with Pharm.D. graduates at other schools, is nearly $100,000 — considered our $100k Advantage.

Come See for Yourself

The Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP) is located at Oakwood, Virginia, in Buchanan County, which is in the rugged Appalachian Mountains of Southwest Virginia. ACP offers a three-year doctor of pharmacy program, and is committed to serving the needs of rural and under-served communities in Appalachia as well as throughout the world. Curious about ACP’s campus and the area, click below to schedule your visit and come see for yourself.

In Their Own Words…

Questions answered by current students and recent graduates
Do I need a bachelor degree to enroll at ACP?
No, the only requirement is the 72 hours of prerequisite coursework.
Do I need to take the PCAT or another entrance exam?
No, ACP does not require the PCAT or any other entrance exam.
How long will it take to complete my degree?
ACP offers Virginia's only three-year Doctor of Pharmacy program. You can complete your program in 33 months.

Latest News…

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54 Students Recognized in ACP White Coat Ceremony

OAKWOOD, VA (FEBRUARY 9, 2021) –  Fifty-four first year students at the Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP) formally received their white coats signifying their entrance into the profession of pharmacy during a recent ceremony held on campus and recorded to allow family members and friends to take part in the ceremony virtually. Traditionally, students receive…Keep Reading 54 Students Recognized in ACP White Coat Ceremony

  • ACP Faculty, Students, Alumni on the Frontlines Helping to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine

    OAKWOOD, VA (JANUARY 26, 2021) –  Appalachian College of Pharmacy faculty, student pharmacists and alumni members have been on the front lines in recent weeks helping to administer the COVID-19 vaccine at various clinics in the region and in other states — from Virginia, to Maryland, to Idaho and to other points in between. On…Keep Reading ACP Faculty, Students, Alumni on the Frontlines Helping to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine

  • ACP Names Perkins as New Fellow

    OAKWOOD, VA (JANUARY 12, 2021) –  Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP) Alumna, Dr. Crystal Perkins, has been named ACP’s new Fellow. Perkins, a native of Honaker, Va., who graduated with her doctor of pharmacy degree from ACP in 2019, will focus her pharmacy practice and research activities on implementing Chronic Care Management initiatives in Buchanan…Keep Reading ACP Names Perkins as New Fellow

  • ACP Professor Named CASA Volunteer of the Year

    OAKWOOD, VA (OCTOBER 27, 2020) – Appalachian College of Pharmacy Professor Caterina Hernandez was named the 29th Judicial Circuit Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program Volunteer of the Year. Hernandez was recognized October 23 at the 2019-2020 Volunteer Appreciation “Drop In” which was held in lieu of CASA’s annual banquet due to COVID-19 precautions. “We are…Keep Reading ACP Professor Named CASA Volunteer of the Year