Updated Wed, Jul 3, 2013 7:49 am
Marshall University's pharmacy school has passed the second step in its national accreditation process.
Officials say the program has earned "candidate" accreditation status from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
The next and final step in the process ends with the graduation of the first class and adherence to all the council's accreditation standards.
An evaluation for purposes of considering the continuation of the program's accreditation status and its transition to full accreditation is to be scheduled during the 2014-2015 academic year.
Marshall's board of governors voted unanimously in December 2009 to approve the awarding a doctorate degree in pharmacy. The first class was admitted in August 2012.