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Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a private, independent college dedicated to the advancement of health. The college has campuses in Albany, New Yorkmarker and Colchester, Vermontmarker.

ACPHS offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, which include:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
  • Bachelor's of science in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Bachelor's of science in Health and Human Sciences
  • Bachelor's of science in Biomedical Technology (includes concentrations in Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Cytotechnology)
  • Master's of science in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Master's of science in Health Outcomes Research
  • Master's of science in Pharmacy Administration


Opportunities also exist for students to pursue joint degrees in physician assistant studies, law or business through cooperative agreements with area schools.

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences opened a satellite campus in Colchester, VT (near Burlington) in fall 2009 that will enroll approximately 280 Doctor of Pharmacy students once it is fully implemented.

ACPHS includes two research institutes. The Pharmaceutical Research Institute (PRI) is a research-and-development facility dedicated to a three-pronged business development model focused on research, pharmaceutical services and education. PRI includes the Center for NanoPharmaceuticals, a state-of-the-art facility that plays a leading role in the development of technologies that will allow the delivery of medicine to specific cellular targets within the body.

The Research Institute for Health Outcomes (RIHO) studies the economics of health care. Through inter-disciplinary groups of faculty, students and other collaborators, RIHO seeks to answer questions such as:

  • What are the costs of specific new medical interventions and how do they affect patients and others who pay for health care, including insurance companies, managed care organizations and the government?
  • Does health care spending bring the most value for the dollar?
  • Which medical interventions are best for the patient and what are the end results of that care?


The College expanded its name from 'Albany College of Pharmacy' to 'Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences' on October 16, 2008 to better reflect its range of degree programs.

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