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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.

Pharmacy Exploration Center

Welcome to the Appalachian College of Pharmacy’s Exploration Center. Explore our activities covering various Pharmacy Career Paths to discover the diverse and dynamic opportunities a degree in pharmacy provides!

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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 Confers Doctor of Pharmacy Degrees on 59 Members of the Class of 2021

OAKWOOD, VA (May 1, 2021) –  Fifty-nine members of the Class of 2021 earned their Doctor of Pharmacy degrees, Saturday, May 1 from the Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP). An in-person graduation ceremony was held on the lawn in front of McGlothlin Hall on the ACP campus. The ceremony was open to graduates and three…Keep Reading ACP Confers Doctor of Pharmacy Degrees on 59 Members of the Class of 2021

  • ACP Music and Medicine Elective Gives Rise to Original Song

    OAKWOOD, VA (APRIL 26, 2021) –  The healing power of music when coupled with medicine — as well as ways to use music as an education tool — are the focus of the Appalachian College of Pharmacy’s (ACP) music and medicine elective which also resulted in the creation of an original song by three members…Keep Reading ACP Music and Medicine Elective Gives Rise to Original Song

  • ACP Commencement Exercises Set for May 1

    OAKWOOD, VA (APRIL 26, 2021) –  The Appalachian College of Pharmacy will hold in-person commencement exercises, Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 10 a.m. An outdoor ceremony at McGlothlin Hall is planned. John G. Rocovich, chairman of the Harvey W. Peters Research Foundation and  founder and chairman of the board of directors of the Edward Via…Keep Reading ACP Commencement Exercises Set for May 1

  • 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