Academic Catalog

Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dean: Brian Cummings

The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (EACPHS) is a unit of the University formed by the collaboration of health science professions represented by the academic departments of:

  • Applied Health Sciences: comprised of Clinical Laboratory Science, Mortuary Science, Pathologists' Assistant Studies, and Forensic Investigation
  • Health Care Sciences: comprised of Occupational Therapy, Nurse Anesthesia, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Radiation Therapy Technology, Radiologic Technology, and Radiologist Assistant Studies 
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy Practice

The College offers seventeen degrees and certificates. The academic programs of the College maintain autonomous admission requirements, curricula, degree requirements and academic procedures.


The College of Pharmacy was founded in 1924. In 1974, the pharmacy unit merged with the Division of Health to form a College dedicated to educating the health care professionals in these fields. In 1985, the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions became home to the Mortuary Science department, which had originated as a unit of the School of Business Administration in 1943.

In 1998, the State of Michigan set aside $48.2 million for a new facility, based on the University’s commitment to raise $16.1 million from private sources. Eugene Applebaum, a 1960 alumnus of the College’s pharmacy program and founder of Arbor Drug Stores, made a lead gift of $5 million and agreed to chair the College’s capital campaign. The new building, which opened in 2002 on the Detroit Medical center campus, features 270,000 square feet of learning and research space. The facility brings all departments of the College under one roof, except Mortuary Science and Clinical Laboratory Science, which have separate facilities.


The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility at the southwest gateway to the Detroit Medical Center, located at 259 Mack Avenue at John R Street, near the School of Medicine and Shiffman Medical Library. This facility provides notable clinical and research settings where students participate as part of their professional development.


The mission of this college is to advance the health and well-being of society through the preparation of highly-skilled health care practitioners, and through research to discover, evaluate, and implement new knowledge to improve models of practice and methods of treatment in pharmacy and health sciences. It is the intent of this college to serve as a preeminent model of learning, scholarship, and engagement, impacting health, safety, and well-being worldwide through leadership, innovation, and the interconnectedness of its disciplines. To this end the College offers a variety of graduate-professional and graduate programs. They are designed to provide advanced-level professional training, basic research and scholarly activities in the various health science fields.


The Higher Learning Commission accredits Wayne State University and professional programs in this College are accredited by their respective agencies:


National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720 Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, ph: 773.714.8880; fx: 773.714.8886;,  (


National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119  ph: 773.714.8880; fx: 773.714.8886;,  (


Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs (COA), 222 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge IL 60068-4037


Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929 (


The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), originally founded as the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education: 135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 4100 Chicago, Illinois 60603-4810; Phone: 312-664-3575; FAX: 312-664-4652; website:


Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), Attn: Accreditation Dept., 1111 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria VA 22314-1488


Accreditation Review Committee  on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), 12000 Findley Road, Suite 150, Johns Creek, GA, 30097, Phone: 770-476-1224, Fax: 770-476-1738


Joint Review Committee on Education  in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago IL 60606-3182 telephone: 312-704-5300; Fax: 312-704-5304; website:


Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago IL 60606-3182; telephone: 312-704-5300; Fax: 312-704-5304; website:

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