Current Accreditation Status for KGI's School of Pharmacy (SoP)
Keck Graduate Institute's School of Pharmacy program was granted Candidate status during the June 24-28, 2015, meeting of the ACPE Board of Directors. Approval was based upon an on-site evaluation conducted April 30-May 2, 2015, the School's application materials, and other communications received from the Institution. If the program continues to develop as planned, accreditation of the Doctor of Pharmacy program will be considered by the Board following the graduation of students from the program.
Overview of ACPE Accreditation
The ACPE accredits Doctor of Pharmacy programs offered by Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy in the United States and selected non-US sites. For a Doctor of Pharmacy program offered by a new College or School of Pharmacy, ACPE accreditation involves three steps: Precandidate accreditation status, Candidate accreditation status, and Full accreditation status.
Precandidate accreditation status denotes a developmental program that is expected to mature in accord with stated plans and within a defined time period. Precandidate accreditation status is awarded to a new program of a College or School of Pharmacy that has not yet enrolled students in the professional program and authorizes the college or school to admit its first class.
Candidate accreditation status is awarded to a Doctor of Pharmacy program that is currently recognized by ACPE with Precandidate status and has students enrolled but has not yet had a graduating class.
Full accreditation status is awarded to a program that has met all ACPE standards for accreditation and has graduated its first class. Graduates of a class designated as having Candidate accreditation status have the same rights and privileges of those graduates from a fully accredited program, generally including eligibility for licensure. ACPE conveys its decisions to the various boards of pharmacy and makes recommendations in accord with its decisions. It should be noted, however, that decisions concerning eligibility for licensure by examination or reciprocity reside with the respective state boards of pharmacy in accordance with their state statutes and administrative rules.
Graduates of a Doctor of Pharmacy program designated as having Candidate Status have the same rights and privileges of those graduates from a fully accredited program. ACPE conveys its decisions to the various boards of pharmacy and makes recommendations in accord with its decisions. It should be noted, however, that decisions concerning eligibility for licensure by examination or reciprocity reside with the respective state boards of pharmacy in accordance with their state statutes and administrative rules.
For further explanation of the ACPE accreditation process, consult the Office of the Dean or the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, Illinois 60603, 312-664-3575; FAX 312-664-4652; website www.acpe-accredit.org.
KGI has been approved for a structural change by the Western Association for Schools and Colleges to administer the Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
|December 2013||ACPE Precandidate document resubmitted. WASC accreditation granted.||Completed|
|January 2014||ACPE On-site evaluation granted for Spring 2014||Completed|
|July 2014||ACPE On-site evaluation Precandidate status granted||Completed|
|Summer 2014||Second year faculty hired/on campus (7)||Completed|
|August 2014||Matriculation of Inaugural Class First White Coat Ceremony||Completed|
|Spring 2015||Site visit for Candidate Status||Completed|
|August 2015||Matriculation of Second Class||Completed|
|Fall 2015||Third year faculty hired/on campus (7)||Completed|
|June 2016||Begin Strategic planning process|
|August 2016||Matriculation of Third Class|