Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences holds accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), located at 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Their phone number is (267) 284-5000.

During our last Middle States review which culminated in 2010, ACPHS received the then maximum 10-year reaccreditation. The process to extend our accreditation began in 2018 and will continue through spring 2020. For additional information and updates, please visit our Middle States Reaccreditation web page.

MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation. The curriculum of each undergraduate or graduate program is approved by the New York State Department of Education.

MSCHE examines each institution as a whole, rather than specific programs within institutions. The below ACPHS programs are accredited separately. The length of each accreditation cycle is determined by the respective accrediting body.

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

The College’s Doctor of Pharmacy program holds accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), located at 135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL  60603-4810. Their telephone number is (312) 664-3575. Unresolved issues related to ACPE accreditation standards may be brought to ACPE’s attention.

The program is accredited through 2021.

Clinical Laboratory Sciences

The College’s Clinical Laboratory Sciences programs hold accreditation from the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), located at 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL  60018-5119. Their telephone number is (847) 939-3597 or (773) 714-8880.

The program is accredited through 2029.


The College's Cytotechnology program holds accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon the recommendation of the Cytotechnology Programs Committee of the American Society of Cytopathology. CAAHEP is located at 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756. Their telephone number is (727) 210-2350.

The program is accredited through 2025.