Admissions


Affiliation Agreements

At ACPHS, we believe in providing exceptional academic opportunities for our students. That’s why we’ve partnered with various other institutions to allow our students to pursue additional courses of study.

Many of these agreements follow a 3+2, 3+3 or 3+4 academic timeline. Students will spend three years at the first institution followed by the remaining years (depending on the agreement) at the second institution. 

Discover what’s possible for you with one of our agreements below:

Albany Law School (3+3 program)

The future of medicine and health care will depend greatly on legislation, and you could be a part of that future. Earn your bachelor’s degree from ACPHS and your Juris Doctor from Albany Law School in just six years. Spend the first three years at ACPHS and the remaining three years at Albany Law School. This joint program is designed specifically for students who have an in interest in science- or health-related law.

Albany Medical College (early assurance)

If medical school is in your future, our agreement with Albany Medical College (AMC) could be for you. Our agreement provides ACPHS students with the opportunity to apply to AMC at the end of their second year. If accepted, students are guaranteed admission to AMC upon completion of their bachelor’s degree from ACPHS. After completing a bachelor's degree at ACPHS, students will begin medical school at AMC. You could be the doctor who heals communities around the world.

Physician assistants play a key role on the health care team. Our second academic affiliation with Albany Medical College provides you the opportunity to be accepted into AMC’s Physician Assistant Studies program before your first-year. We offer four bachelor’s degrees that will prepare you for this PA program: Biomedical Technology, Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Public Health. After completing a bachelor's degree at ACPHS, students will begin the PA program at AMC. Your patient-centric academic focus will set you up for success in your career.

Castleton University (3+4 program)

As future health scientists, our dual degree program with Castleton University gives you the opportunity to explore multiple facets of health care. Earn your bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Castleton University and your Doctor of Pharmacy from ACPHS in just seven years. Spend three years at Castleton University before transferring to ACPHS for the remaining four years, and you’ll be well prepared to change the future of human health. 

Clarkson University Graduate School (MBA, MS)

Pathways exist for all ACPHS students (BS, MS, or PharmD) to simultaneously complete their degree program here at the College and pursue either (1) an MBA in Healthcare Administration or (2) an MS in Clinical Leadership in Healthcare Management degree from Clarkson University Graduate School. The joint degree programs, which reduce the expense of obtaining two degrees when compared to completing the programs independently, are particularly well suited to students interested in careers in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Additional details may be found in the ACPHS-Clarkson University Graduate School Joint Program Agreement.

College of St. Rose (3+2 program)

Clinical sciences will play an important role in advancing the future of health science and medicine. Our agreement with the College of St. Rose provides students the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Rose and a master’s degree from ACPHS in an area of clinical science: Cytotechnology and Molecular Cytology, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, or Molecular Biosciences. Students spend three years at the College of St. Rose pursuing their bachelor's degree. The remaining two years are spent at ACPHS completing the bachelor's and master's degree requirements.

Hudson Valley Community College (2+2 program)

The moment of discovery is nearly impossible to describe. It's the search for knowledge that drives the pharmaceutical scientist because it means that something very special is possible. Our affiliation agreement with Hudson Valley Community College provides students who are enrolled in the associate's degree program in Biotechnology at HVCC the opportunity to pursue the bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from ACPHS. Students spend the first two years at HVCC. For their third year, students transfer to ACPHS to pursue their bachelor's degree, typically completed in an additional two years.

pace university (3+4 program)

As pioneers in health care, our dual degree program with Pace University helps you to earn your bachelor’s degree in Biology from Pace University and your Doctor of Pharmacy from ACPHS in just seven years. Spend three years at Pace University before transferring to ACPHS for the remaining four years. This program will fully prepare you to push humanity into the next frontier.

Roger Williams University (3+4 program)

The future of pharmacy will be led by those who are driven to turn curiosity into solutions. Our dual degree program with Roger Williams University (RWU) gives you the opportunity to earn your bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology or Biochemistry from RWU and your Doctor of Pharmacy from ACPHS (Vermont Campus) in just seven years. Spend three years at RWU before transferring to ACPHS for the final four years. You’ll soon be well prepared to change the future of human health.

Saint Michael's College (3+4 program)

There’s always something new to be learned or discovered, and the possibilities are endless with our dual degree program with Saint Michael’s College (SMC). Our program allows students who are completing a bachelor’s degree in Biology (or related field) from SMC to pursue the Doctor of Pharmacy at ACPHS. Attend SMC for three years and spend the remaining four years at ACPHS. Students in the program are granted special student status and may enroll in ACPHS pharmacy courses at either the New York or Vermont campus. SMC students not in the dual degree program may take one course at ACPHS per semester at no cost as a part of this agreement.

Schenectady County Community College (2+2 program)

There’s tremendous potential in what we can accomplish together, with the right support and guidance. Our affiliation agreement with Schenectady County Community College provides students who are enrolled in the associate's degree program in science at SCCC the opportunity to pursue the bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from ACPHS. Students spend the first two years at SCCC. For their third year, students transfer to ACPHS to pursue their bachelor's degree, typically completed in an additional two years. You’ll graduate ready to push health science into the future.

SUNY PLATTSBURGH (3+4 program)

Discover a new view of what's possible. Earn your bachelor's degree in Biology from SUNY Plattsburgh and your Doctor of Pharmacy degree from ACPHS in just seven years. Students will enroll in SUNY Plattsburgh for the first three years of the agreement and spend the remaining four years pursuing their Doctor of Pharmacy degree at ACPHS (their B.S. degree will be awarded after successful completion of their first year at ACPHS). Through this agreement, you will be on the front line of improving health care for all. 

The Sage Colleges (3+2 program)

Great patient care begins with a great diagnosis, and clinical scientists are often the ones performing the critical tests on which a patient’s diagnosis hinges. Our agreement with The Sage Colleges (TSC) provides students the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree from TSC and a master’s degree from ACPHS in an area of clinical science (Cytotechnology and Molecular Cytology, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, or Molecular Biosciences) in just five years. Students spend three years at TSC pursuing their bachelor's degree. The remaining two years are spent at ACPHS completing the bachelor's and master's degree requirements.

Union College (2+2 and 2+4 programs)

As we explore what’s possible in the world of health, we see what’s possible within ourselves. Our articulation agreement with Union College provides an opportunity for qualified ACPHS students, after two years at ACPHS, to transfer into a liberal arts bachelor’s program at Union College. The agreement also allows qualified Union College students to pursue the bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences or Doctor of Pharmacy at ACPHS. This reciprocal agreement allows students to spend the first two years at either Union College or ACPHS before transferring into the third year of the desired program at the other institution. 

University at Albany (4+1, 3+2 and 3+4 programs)

When health science meets big data, even bigger things happen. Pursue your bachelor's degree in Public Health or Microbiology at ACPHS and your master's degree in Public Health from the University at Albany in just five years. Our 4+1 agreement allows students to spend the first four years obtaining their bachelor's degree at ACPHS and the fifth year earning their master's degree in Public Health at the University at Albany. This field of study provides students with a wide range of opportunities to positively impact human health.
 

Laboratory science is often considered “the hidden profession that saves lives” due to the key diagnostic testing performed behind the scenes. Our agreement with the University at Albany (UA) provides students the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology (or related field) from UA and a master’s degree in Cytotechnology and Molecular Cytology or Clinical Laboratory Sciences from ACPHS in just five years. This 3+2 agreement allows students to spend the first three years at UA pursuing the bachelor's degree and the remaining two years at ACPHS to complete all bachelor's and master's degree requirements. 
 

The future of pharmacy and the advancement of science starts with you. Our second agreement with the University at Albany gives you the option to pursue the bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from UA and the Doctor of Pharmacy degree from ACPHS in just seven years. This 3+4 agreement allows students to spend the first three years at UA pursuing the bachelor's degree and the remaining four years at ACPHS to complete all bachelor's degree and Doctor of Pharmacy requirements.

University of vermont (3+4 Program)

ACPHS and the University of Vermont (UVM) share a commitment to affordable, advanced education in the sciences, and collaboration is key when advancing the future of health care. The UVM-ACPHS 3+4 Program provides highly motivated students an opportunity to achieve a bachelor’s degree from UVM and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from ACPHS in just seven years. This agreement allows students to spend their first three years at UVM pursuing their bachelor's degree and the remaining four years at ACPHS to complete the bachelor's degree and Doctor of Pharmacy requirements.

Utica College (3+4 program)

You can reach your full potential and explore what’s scientifically achievable through our affiliation agreement with Utica College (UC). The agreement gives you the opportunity to earn your bachelor’s degree from UC and your Doctor of Pharmacy from ACPHS in just seven years. This agreement allows students to spend their first three years at UC pursuing their bachelor's degree and the remaining four years at ACPHS to complete the bachelor's degree and Doctor of Pharmacy requirements.