PULLMAN, Wash. — The Doctor of Pharmacy degree program at Washington State University’s College of Pharmacy has been granted continued full accreditation status for six years starting July 1.

In March, a team of evaluators sent by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education examined the college. The ACPE board voted at the end of June to continue the college’s accreditation through June 30, 2008.

“The faculty and staff of the college worked hard to prepare the requested reports for the ACPE and I credit them with this accomplishment,” said William E. Fassett, dean of the college. “At the same time, it is clear that the support the college received from the university administration was also essential to our success.”

The college offers a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree, which is a four-year professional degree preceded by two years of pre-pharmacy admission requirements. Pharmacists entering practice in the United States must hold a degree in pharmacy from an accredited college or school of pharmacy.