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College of pharmacy and health sciences
College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

COPHS Accreditation

Butler University and the programs within each college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).  The HLC  is a regional accreditation agency that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities. HLC accreditation validates the quality of an institution as a whole and evaluates multiple aspects of an institution, including its academic offerings, governance and administration, mission, finances, and resources. Accreditation was granted to Butler University initially in January 1915.  The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was in 2012 – 2013.  The next reaffirmation of accreditation is 2022 – 2023. 

The Butler University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. The pharmacy program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education through December 2028. By completion of the doctor of pharmacy curriculum, its graduates fulfill the educational requirements for examination and licensure as pharmacists in every state in the nation.

Butler's PA Program is a member of the Physician Assistant Education Association and is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant. Graduates of the PA Program must sit for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE), the successful completion of which provides one the criteria for licensure or certification.