Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
The professional degree program of a college or school of pharmacy is granted accreditation status if it has been demonstrated to the satisfaction of Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) that the program complies with accreditation standards, including the appropriateness of the program’s mission and goals, the adequacy of resources and organization to meet the mission and goals, outcomes that indicate that the mission and goals are being met, and the reasonable assurance of the continued compliance with standards.
The Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences’ Doctor of Pharmacy program holds accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), 190 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60603, 312-664-3575; Fax 866-228-2631, website www.acpeaccredit.org.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
On Jan. 3, 2017, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education approved the inclusion of the "Professional Practice Degree (Doctor of Pharmacy - PharmD) within the scope of the institution's accreditation."
SUNY Board of Trustees
On March 11, 2015, the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences received approval from the SUNY Board of Trustees for its plan to confer the Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
New York State Education Department
On Dec. 13, 2016, the New York State Board of Regents authorized Binghamton University to award the PharmD degree. The NYS Education Department reviewed the program and registered it for professional purposes on Feb. 6, 2017. The program's registration was renewed by the NYS Education Department on June 25, 2018. The renewed registration remains in effect until Sept. 1, 2019, after which date registration will be extended annually until the department's next review is conducted.
The Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Doctor of Pharmacy program is intended to prepare students for New York state licensure and certification requirements. Admission into this program does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with Binghamton University’s School of Pharmacy, and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time.
To be licensed in New York state, an individual must meet educational requirements and pass all three parts of the pharmacist licensing exam series with five years:
- Part I: North American Pharmacist Licensing Exam (NAPLEX)
- Part II: Multi-State Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam (MPJE)
- Part III: Prescription Compounding and Pharmacy Practice
Once licensed in New York state, an individual has reciprocity with all other U.S. states, with, at a minimum, the successful passing of the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE). Find a complete list of any additional state restrictions for licensure transfer on the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy website.
Transfer Credit Policy for PharmD Students
Approval must be received in writing from the associate dean for curriculum and assessment and the dean of the PharmD program the applicant is transferring to before registering at another institution. Students transferring credits to Binghamton University will need to complete the Request for Transfer Credit form, which is available from the Graduate School.
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Articulation Agreements
- Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Elmira College
- Ithaca College
- Keuka College
- Wells College
- SUNY Broome Community College
- SUNY Nassau Community College
- SUNY Onondaga Community College
Student Complaint Policy
All students are encouraged to make every effort to solve problems informally by working with their class representatives and class advisors, faculty members and both the vice dean and the assistant dean for enrollment management and student affairs and admissions. For more formal grievances, refer to the process outlined below. Examples of potential reasons for a grievance include, but are not limited to, policies as described in the approved School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences’ Student Handbook or matters pertaining to ACPE standards or ACPE policies and procedures. At any time, a student may file a grievance to the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (see below for website).
Student contacts appropriate faculty/coordinator/preceptor/administrator to discuss concerns.
- If unresolved, the student should then prepare a written statement of the issue(s) and contact the relevant faculty department chair and the Office for Student Affairs and Admissions (OSAA). This step should generate a meeting with the appropriate supervisor (i.e. faculty chair or vice dean) to discuss the incident(s).
- If unresolved at this step, the student should then make a formal written appeal to the Student Grievance Committee (membership described in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences’ bylaws). This committee will meet and discuss the issue and may request additional information from various parties before rendering a decision. The committee will render a decision in written format and copy the Office for Academic Affairs and Assessment and the Office for Student Affairs and Admissions.
- If the student does not feel the issue is resolved, the student should make a written appeal to the vice dean within five business days of the Grievance Committee’s written decision. The vice dean will review the information and prepare a written decision.
- If the student still does not feel the issue is resolved, the student should make a written appeal to the dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences within five business days of the vice dean’s decision. The dean will review the information and prepare a written decision.
Students may submit a complaint to the ACPE at any time in accordance with its Complaint Policy. For a statement of the ACPE Complaint Policy and procedures on how to file a complaint, refer to its website.