SPHS Accreditation

KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Receives National Accreditation

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) President Sheldon Schuster announced today that the KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is now fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

“Full accreditation is a tremendous milestone and I am proud of our community for their contributions and dedication through the accreditation process,” Schuster said. “The most rewarding part is being able to witness the journey of our students, from the time the first class enrolled in 2014 to their commencement this May.”

Schuster thanked KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Founding Dean Kathy Webster, who led the ACPE accreditation process, and everyone who helped to get to this point.

“Through the first four years of this program, our faculty and staff have worked in collaboration with preceptors and experiential sites to provide a valuable experience for our students,” Webster said. “It is exciting to see our first class of graduates enter the community and make a difference with residencies, fellowships, and other opportunities.”

Before becoming fully accredited, the KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences functioned under “candidate” status, denoting a developmental program with a defined time period in which to meet requirements for full accreditation.

In May 2018, the first class of KGI’s School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences students earned their Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degrees. In addition to the four-year PharmD program, KGI’s School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is also offering two new degrees starting this August—the Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling and the Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics.

About KGI
Founded in 1997, KGI offers innovative postgraduate degrees and certificates that integrate life and health sciences, business, pharmacy, and genetics, with a focus on industry projects, hands-on industry experiences, and team collaborations. A member of The Claremont Colleges, KGI employs an entrepreneurial approach and industry connections that provide pathways for students to become leaders in healthcare and the applied life sciences. KGI consists of three schools: Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the Minerva Schools at KGI.

About ACPE
The ACPE is the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education. In keeping with ACPE regulations, the KGI School of Pharmacy’s statement on accreditation will now read: Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60503, 312.664.3375; FAX 312.664.4652, web site www.acpe-accredit.org.