Learning Comes First
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.
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!
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…
ACP Plans Community Christmas Tree Lighting November 27
OAKWOOD, VA (NOVEMBER 17, 2023) – The Appalachian College of Pharmacy will host a Community Christmas tree lighting on the ACP campus, Monday, November 27 at 6 p.m. The community has been invited to gather on the campus as the lights are turned on at the tree in front of McGlothlin Hall. Christmas carols led…Keep Reading ACP Plans Community Christmas Tree Lighting November 27
ACP to Offer Free Flu Shot Clinic November 18
OAKWOOD, VA (NOVEMBER 11, 2023) – The Appalachian College of Pharmacy will offer a free Flu Shot Clinic, Saturday, November 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The clinic will be offered at the ACP trailer in the college parking lot on campus. Appalachian College of Pharmacy’s student chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Pharmacists…Keep Reading ACP to Offer Free Flu Shot Clinic November 18
Appalachian College of Pharmacy Announces Staff Additions, Promotion
OAKWOOD, VA (OCTOBER 14, 2023) — The Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP) has announced Dr. Md. Mazharul Islam Chowdhury has joined the faculty at ACP. Also announced was the promotion of Dr. Kristen Nicar to the role of vice chair for the ACP Department of Pharmacy Practice. “We are pleased Dr. Chowdhury has joined our…Keep Reading Appalachian College of Pharmacy Announces Staff Additions, Promotion
Appalachian College of Pharmacy Releases Summer 2023 Dean’s List
OAKWOOD, VA (September 29, 2023) — The Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP) has released its Summer 2023 Dean’s List. Students named to the list have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher in the Appalachian College of Pharmacy’s accelerated three-year Doctor of Pharmacy program. “The Appalachian College of Pharmacy is extremely proud of these students…Keep Reading Appalachian College of Pharmacy Releases Summer 2023 Dean’s List