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Biology Graduates at MACU have new pathway to Doctor of Pharmacy Degree

Apr 27, 2018 | Academic News, News

College of Pharmacy at Larkin University creates direct pathway for enrollment of MACU Biology graduates  


Mid-Atlantic Christian University is excited to announce the signing of an agreement on April 26, 2018 that gives graduates of the B.S. Biology program at MACU a direct pathway for being accepted into the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Larkin University.

Under the agreement, selected students who have successfully met the specific course requirements and fulfilled the admissions requirements will be able to enroll in the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Larkin.

Larkin University is a private non-profit university in Miami, FL. The College of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program was granted Candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) on June 24, 2017. The ACPE accredits Doctor of Pharmacy programs offered by Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy in the United States and selected non-US sites. As a candidate for accreditation, graduates of a program so designed would, in the opinion of ACPE, have the same rights and privileges of those graduates from a fully 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.

Dr. Kevin W. Larsen, vice president for academic affairs at MACU, said this about the agreement,  “This is a great opportunity for MACU biology graduates. Our program is just finishing its first year and already other institutions are recognizing the quality program that is being offered at MACU.”