Joint Degree Programs
ACPHS offers students opportunities to pursue several additional courses of study
through established agreements with area educational institutions.
These agreements allow for seamless transitions between ACPHS and programs listed
below, often allowing students to receive multiple degrees in less time than it
would take to pursue each degree separately.
- B.S. / M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences
- B.S. / M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies
- B.S. / M.D. (Pre-Med)
- B.S. / J.D. (Law)
- Pharm.D. or B.S. / M.S. in Clinical Leadership in Health Management
- Pharm.D. or B.S. / M.B.A. in Health Systems Administration
B.S. / M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Students enrolled in this program will
receive a B.S. degree in pharmaceutical sciences at the end of their fourth year
at ACPHS and an M.S. from ACPHS at the end of the fifth year of study. The combined
B.S./M.S. provides students with the training necessary to pursue graduate studies
toward a Ph.D. or to pursue career opportunities in pharmaceutical or biomedical
/ M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies
Qualified applicants may apply to a
B.S. program at ACPHS and the M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies at Albany Medical
College (AMC) as an entering freshman and earn these two degrees in a shortened
period of time. Students enrolled in the joint program will complete their program
of study with ACPHS at the end of fall semester of their fourth year and matriculate
to AMC in the following spring.
Qualified ACPHS students who are enrolled in
the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program may apply to Albany Medical College at the end of their second year.
If accepted, students are assured admission two years later, upon completion of
their undergraduate degree requirements. The ACPHS Medical Student Advisory Board
is available to assist students interested in this program or applying to another
Doctor (Law Degree)
This 3+3 program allows incoming students to apply to
both ACPHS and Albany Law School for joint acceptance. Once in the program, students
will complete the first three years at ACPHS. The remaining three years will be
completed at Albany Law School. Students who successfully complete the program will
be awarded a B.S. and a Juris Doctor in six years, instead of the typical seven.
Pharm.D. or B.S. / M.S. in Clinical Leadership in Health Management
Pharm.D. or B.S. / M.B.A. in Health Systems Administration
Union Graduate College
and ACPHS offer a cooperative program that allows ACPHS students to begin courses
toward a Master of Science in Clinical Leadership in Health Management or an MBA
in Health Systems Administration degree while enrolled at ACPHS. Selected courses
from the student’s curriculum also may be applied to the completion of the M.S.
in Clinical Leadership. For more information on these two programs, please e-mail Joanne Fitzgerald or click on one of the above links to watch and listen to a presentation about the programs.