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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.


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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.

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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.

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$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.

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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
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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.

Latest News…

Checkout the latest campus news and updates

ACP Community Mourns the Loss of Its Founder, Frank Kilgore

OAKWOOD, VA (JULY 16, 2024) –  It is with great sadness that the Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP) mourns the news of the death on Sunday, July 14, 2024, of its founder, Frank Kilgore. “Kilgore was a real mountaineer, a true son of Southwest Virginia and a visionary leader, who spent his entire life working…Keep Reading ACP Community Mourns the Loss of Its Founder, Frank Kilgore

  • ACP to Offer Summer Camp Experiences for Students

    OAKWOOD, VA (JUNE 20, 2024) –  Students who are interested in learning more about the profession of pharmacy have been invited to attend either of two one-day summer camp events hosted by the Appalachian College of Pharmacy July 31, 2024 at the Oakwood, VA campus of ACP, or August 1, 2024 at the Southwest Virginia…Keep Reading ACP to Offer Summer Camp Experiences for Students

  • ACP Recognizes First, Second-Year Pharmacy Student Achievements

    OAKWOOD, VA (MAY 31, 2024) –  The Appalachian College of Pharmacy recently recognized its first and second-year pharmacy students for their achievements at the college during the past year. “We are very proud of all of our pharmacy students for their accomplishments during the past year and we congratulate them for their achievements,” said ACP…Keep Reading ACP Recognizes First, Second-Year Pharmacy Student Achievements

  • ACP Students, Alumni Match for Residencies in Six States

    OAKWOOD, VA (MAY 13, 2024) — Six of the Appalachian College of Pharmacy’s members of the recently graduated Class of 2024 and two of its alumni members matched for residency positions for 2024-2025 in the recently held second round of the national pharmacy residency match program. ACP students will be completing those residencies in six…Keep Reading ACP Students, Alumni Match for Residencies in Six States