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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.

Careers in Pharmacy – Join the Healthcare Team Today!

Pharmacy is one of the most diverse healthcare professions with career specialties in clinical, nuclear, geriatric, oncology, veterinary and many more. Did you know that pharmacists are the medication experts and on average earn a median salary of $128,000? Currently, careers in pharmacy are projected to increase 6% by 2026, so it is an excellent time to begin your journey to a rewarding career of one of the most trusted and accessible healthcare professions. We invite you to take a moment 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.
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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10th Annual Garden Day Set for June 17 at ACP

OAKWOOD, VA (MAY 19, 2023) – The Appalachian College of Pharmacy will host the 10th annual Garden Day event Saturday, June 17. Garden Day is billed as a celebration for the entire community. It is also celebrated as homecoming for Garden alumni. Events begin at 10 a.m. on the college’s Oakwood campus and will conclude…Keep Reading 10th Annual Garden Day Set for June 17 at ACP

  • Free Heart Screenings Set June 3

    OAKWOOD, VA (MAY 19, 2023) – The Appalachian College of Pharmacy is partnering with the ACP Compounding Club and Appalachian Family Care to provide free heart screenings, June 3 at Food City at Vansant in the Jack & Judy Room above the deli. Services to be provided by ACP include blood glucose, A1C, blood pressure,…Keep Reading Free Heart Screenings Set June 3

  • ACP Recognizes First and Second-Year Pharmacy Student Achievements

    OAKWOOD, VA (MAY 19, 2023) –  The Appalachian College of Pharmacy recognized its first- and second-year pharmacy students for their achievements at the college during the past year during an awards ceremony, May 18. Third year pharmacy student awards were given May 4, prior to graduation. “We are very proud of our first- and second-year…Keep Reading ACP Recognizes First and Second-Year Pharmacy Student Achievements

  • ACP Confers Doctor of Pharmacy Degrees on Class of 2023

    OAKWOOD, VA (MAY 6, 2023) – Members of the Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP) Class of 2023 received their Doctor of Pharmacy degrees Saturday during the college’s sixteenth commencement exercises. Third generation Pharmacist and Kentucky Board of Pharmacy Past President Joel Thornbury, of Pikeville, KY, was the commencement speaker and Ayomipo Emmanuel Adeyemo, of Lagos,…Keep Reading ACP Confers Doctor of Pharmacy Degrees on Class of 2023