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Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

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The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) is the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE (until 2003 known as the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education) was established in 1932 for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy, and in 1975 its scope was broadened to include accreditation of providers of continuing pharmacy education.

The mission of ACPE is to assure and advance quality in pharmacy education. ACPE is an autonomous and independent agency whose Board of Directors is appointed by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) (three appointments each), and the American Council on Education (one appointment). Since the inception of its accreditation agency recognition program in 1952, ACPE has been recognized continuously by the U.S. Department of Education, and it gained recognition by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation in April 2004. State boards of pharmacy require that licensure applicants from the United States have graduated from an accredited pharmacy degree program to be eligible to sit for the North American Pharmacist Licensure ExaminationTM (NAPLEX®).

Accreditation Standards and Guidelines

Student Complaint Policy and Procedure

School of Pharmacy Strategic Plan

PharmD Program Quality Indicators for Northeastern


Accreditation Status
The School of Pharmacy at Northeastern University is fully accredited by ACPE. The next on-site evaluation of the School of Pharmacy for purposes of accreditation review is scheduled to occur during the 2015-16 academic year.

Contact Info

135 S. LaSalle Street
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel: 312.664.3575
Fax: 312.664.4652

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