We’re here because we’re driven to discover everything that’s achievable through science. To turn curiosity into solutions. To find the next breakthrough. The next new cure. To explore the next frontier and advance the future of healthcare and medicine. We know this challenge is not for everyone. But that’s why it’s so important to us. Because ultimately, our work is for everyone. It’s for all of humanity.


Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) is committed to graduating the best health care minds in the world, with an array of degree programs designed to help students succeed in pharmacy and other health related fields.

There are approximately 1,400 students enrolled at the College and more than 150 full- and part-time faculty. The College has campuses in Albany, New York, and Colchester, Vermont. Our Vermont Campus is home to the only pharmacy program in the state.

According to the 2018 College Scorecard, the median salary of ACPHS students ten years after entering school is $122,800, the second highest figure among the 3,983 schools that make up the College Scorecard database.

The ACPHS experience is one that combines quality academics, experiential learning, personalized attention, and a strong emphasis on service – all of which help our students grow personally and develop into talented and trusted professionals.

ACPHS has long been regarded for its Doctor of Pharmacy program which remains the school’s core program. In recent years, the College has expanded its academic offerings to include five bachelor’s programs and five master’s programs in the health sciences.

Opportunities exist for students within each of these programs to work side-by-side with faculty on groundbreaking research in areas such as cancer, infectious disease, and obesity.

These opportunities, along with access to resources such as the cutting edge Pharmaceutical Research Institute, are part of what distinguishes ACPHS from other colleges and universities.

The academic experience at the College is complemented by numerous community service initiatives, including a student-led Community Health Day in Albany and Wellness Fair in Colchester.

Graduates of the College are prepared for a range of careers such as: biochemist, clinical laboratory scientist, consumer safety officer, drug information specialist, environmental toxicologist, health policy analyst, hospital administrator, pharmacist, physician, physician assistant and research scientist.

Graduates are also well positioned to continue their education in graduate or professional schools.