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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.

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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.
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Do I need to take the PCAT or another entrance exam?
No, ACP does not require the PCAT or any other entrance exam.
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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.
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Latest News…

Checkout the latest campus news and updates

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

  • ACP Records Lowest National and State Student Loan Default Rate at 0.00 Percent

    OAKWOOD, VA (OCTOBER 27, 2020) –  The Appalachian College of Pharmacy has been recognized in LendEDU’s second annual report on student loans showing ACP students had a 0.00 percent student loan default rate, ranking it as number one in the state of Virginia and in the country. A total of 137 institutions of 4,398 examined…Keep Reading ACP Records Lowest National and State Student Loan Default Rate at 0.00 Percent

  • ACP to Offer Free Flu Shot Clinic October 31

    OAKWOOD, VA (OCTOBER 27, 2020) –  The Appalachian College of Pharmacy will offer a free Flu Shot Clinic, Saturday, October 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The clinic will be offered at the ACP trailer in the college parking lot. Appalachian College of Pharmacy’s student chapters of the National Community Pharmacy Association (NCPA) and…Keep Reading ACP to Offer Free Flu Shot Clinic October 31