Graduate Admissions

Expand your impact on humanity at one of the top graduate schools in New York for health science. Your devotion to the study of human health deserves the real-world experiences found at ACPHS.

Advance Humanity with a Master’s Degree

There’s no college better equipped, or more dedicated, to preparing you for a long, meaningful career impacting lives in a healthcare profession than Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

At ACPHS, you will get hands-on experiences conducting hyper-focused research projects, working with community organizations to boost health outcomes in marginalized areas and grasping the fundamental sciences necessary to excel in one of six master’s programs.

When you combine how these experiences make you marketable for high-salary positions after graduation with the robust financial aid offerings, it is no surprise that ACPHS has been ranked number one for return on investment among colleges in New York, and second nationally.

Graduate students like you are eligible for a variety of financial aid options including research assistantships, teaching assistantships, loans, and tuition scholarships. Nearly 97% of ACPHS students receive some form of financial assistance.

Learn more about financial aid, graduate school programs, and how to submit your graduate application.

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Graduate Student Experience at ACPHS
Become the healthcare provider or researcher the world needs with hands-on learning opportunities found only at ACPHS, one of the leading graduate schools in NY.

Your experience reaches far beyond the close-knit classrooms. You will gain expertise in your chosen field in the laboratory, in the only student-operated pharmacies in New York, and volunteering in underserved communities.

During your graduate school studies, most programs allow you to focus on high-level research (often with a designated faculty-mentor) or focus on real-world applications through a capstone project, which could be an exciting internship.

Studying in Albany, a cultural and political hub as New York’s capital, you will have chances to intern with state legislators, major pharmaceutical or research companies and public health organizations.

You can also make an impact on local communities through The Collaboratory, which connects students with community service projects that can boost health outcomes for struggling neighborhoods.
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Applying to Graduate School
The next step in your journey to advance the health of humanity begins with submitting your graduate application at ACPHS. Our graduate admissions counselors are available to make the process as simple as possible.

The ACPHS Office of Admissions staff can help you by identifying the best master’s program for your individual academic and professional goals. They can answer any questions, help you meet critical deadlines and ensure you know the requirements for acceptance into graduate school.


in NY and #2 in US for best return on investment
Million Dollars in Sponsored Research Funding
Only Pharmacy College In NY with Student Operated, Donor-Supported Pharmacies in Underserved Communities
Student Spotlight

"I am thrilled to share my positive experience at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) as a former student. ACPHS was a dream come true for me, and it exceeded all my expectations. The college offers a diverse and inclusive environment that fosters a sense of community and belonging among students. The state-of-the-art lab facilities and dedicated professors made my learning experience more engaging and effective. Additionally, the opportunity to work on my thesis project and make great friends made my time at ACPHS unforgettable. The comprehensive was well-designed, covering a wide range of subjects.

The practical skills I gained through laboratory work and thesis projects have been particularly beneficial. The hands-on experience, including using laboratory equipment, performing experiments, and analyzing data, has been instrumental in my career success.”

- Sreeja Edara, Master’s in Pharmaceutical Sciences ‘22