Accreditation

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) at SUNY-Stony Brook has submitted an application for Pre-candidate status via the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). “ACPE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the national agency for accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy, and is also the national agency for the accreditation of providers of continuing pharmacy education.”  The accreditation process aids the SUNY-Stony Brook SPPS in the development of the school, its curriculum, the hiring of qualified and exemplary faculty and staff, and producing effective, engaged, and transformative pharmacists.

For a Doctor of Pharmacy program offered by a new College or School of Pharmacy, ACPE accreditation generally involves three steps: Pre-candidate Status, Candidate Status, and Accredited Status.

Pre-candidate Status indicates a developmental program that is expected to mature in accord with stated plans and within a defined time period. Pre-candidate Status is awarded to a new program of a College or School of Pharmacy that meets all eligibility criteria but has no students enrolled.  This status authorizes the program to admit its first class.

Candidate Status is awarded to a Doctor of Pharmacy program that has been previously awarded Pre-candidate status and that has students enrolled, but has not yet had a graduating class.

Full Accreditation status is awarded to a program that has successfully achieved Pre-candidate and Candidate statuses, met all ACPE standards for accreditation, and has graduated its first class.

PHARMACY APPLICANTS

Historically, graduates of a class 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 accordance with its decisions.  However, decisions concerning eligibility for licensure by examination or reciprocity ultimately reside with the respective state boards of pharmacy in accordance with their state statutes and administrative rules.

The Doctor of Pharmacy program of Stony Brook University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has applied for accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60603, 312/644-3575; FAX 312/664-4652, web site www.acpe-accredit.org.  For an explanation of the ACPE accreditation process, consult ACPE (www.acpe-accredit.org) or the Office of the Dean (631-638-3738).


Chronological Timeline for Application for Full Accreditation and the School’s status in the Application Process.

Date (Range) Step in the Process Status
March 16, 2015 Received approval for the State University of New York (SUNY) to offer a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree program. Completed
September 2016 Founding Dean L. Douglas Ried, PhD named Completed
January 2017 Draft of Pre-candidate application submitted to ACPE Completed
March 2017 On-site consultation with ACPE staff Completed
April 2017 Submitted revised Pre-Candidate application to the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Completed
June 2017 Meet With ACPE Board, if invited, to present Pre-candidate Application and request approval to recruit students for August 2018 admission. Completed
July 2017 Leadership team and first-year faculty members begin employment. Completed
September 2018 Submission of application to the New York Higher Education Board. Completed
December 2017    Revise application and resubmit to ACPE Completed
January 2018 Meet With ACPE Board, if invited, to present Pre-candidate Application and request approval to recruit students for August 2018 admission.  
February 2018 If application approved, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences begins student recruitment      
March-April 2018  If application approved, ACPE Board of Directors decision to authorize a comprehensive on-site evaluation  
June 2018 If application approved, ACPE Board of Directors decision to grant pre-candidate status     
December 2017 - April 2018 Recruitment of second year faculty and staff Started
July 2018-Sept 2018 Second-year faculty members begin employment.  
August 2018 If application approved, SBU School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences matriculates first PharmD class  
AY 2018-19 Submit application for Candidate status to ACPE  
AY 2018-19 If application approved, comprehensive on-site evaluation to assess for readiness for Candidate status  
December 2018 - April 2019 Recruitment of third year faculty and staff  
July 2019-Sept 2019 Third-year faculty members begin employment.  
July 2019 If application approved, ACPE Board of Directors decision to grant Candidate status  
August 2019 If application approved, SBU School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences matriculates second PharmD class  
December 2019 - April 2020 Recruitment of fourth year faculty and staff  
July 2020-Sept 2020 Fourth-year faculty members begin employment.  
August 2020 If application approved, SBU School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences matriculates third PharmD class  
August 2021 If application approved, SBU School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences matriculates fourth PharmD class  
May 2022 Inaugural Class graduates  
July 2022 Application to ACPE Board of Directors to grant Full Accredited status  
Fall 2022 If application approved, ACPE Full Accreditation visit.  
January 2023 If application approved, ACPE grants Full Accreditation.