The MCW Pharmacy School has applied for accreditation to the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) – the national agency for accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education.

The Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program has been granted Candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 190 South LaSalle St., Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60603; (312) 644-3575; FAX (866) 228-2631; Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education website



Candidate Status

With respect to clarification of the meaning of Candidate status, graduates of a program so designed would, in the opinion of ACPE, have the same rights and privileges of those graduates from an accredited program. The Candidate status denotes a developmental program that is expected to mature in accord with stated plans within a defined time period. It should be underscored, 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. Should Candidate status be awarded to a program, ACPE would, however, make its position known and make recommendations consistent with that position. 

Interested in learning more about ACPE and the accreditation process?

Visit our ACPE-MCW Community Connection webpage