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SWOSU College of Pharmacy Receives Impressive Accreditation News

July 9, 2014

Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program on the Weatherford campus has received national accreditation once again from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Dr. Dennis Thompson, dean of the SWOSU College of Pharmacy, said the accreditation of the program is through June 30, 2022, which represents the customary eight-year cycle between self-studies for accreditation.

“We are pleased with the awarding of the maximum eight-year accreditation,” Thompson said. “It is a testament to the hard work of our dedicated faculty /staff and the quality of our students and alumni.”

The evaluation team visited the SWOSU campus in February of this year and the ACPE Board of Directors reviewed the report at its late-June meeting.

SWOSU’s College of Pharmacy is one of two programs in the state of Oklahoma.

“It’s important for SWOSU to maintain national accreditations in as many programs as possible,” SWOSU President Randy Beutler said. “Accreditation is one more external source that validates the success of a program, and we are extremely pleased with this news for our College of Pharmacy.”

SWOSU has been a leading academic institution among universities in Oklahoma. SWOSU has 15 nationally-accredited academic programs—the most among Oklahoma’s regional universities. 

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