See if UPIKE is a good fit for you and take the next steps in becoming a student.
We are practitioners of the healing arts defining the standard for excellence in optometric education and vision care.
Our D.O. medical school is nationally ranked and recognized for a reputation of excellence in rural medicine and family healthcare. UPIKE’s osteopathy program gives you a clear path to success in the medical field.
All of our graduate programs are offered in a convenient, online format. Explore our graduate programs and learn more about earning your master’s degree at UPIKE.
UPIKE has a long history of defying expectations. However you may have viewed yourself, the Appalachian community or the world before setting foot on our campus, we will encourage, inspire or even dare you to believe in a whole new realm of possibilities.
“My time as a student at UPIKE has been transformative. The knowledge, confidence and connections I have developed will benefit me indefinitely. I am proud to be a Bear!"Jada Hood / Lexington, KY / Biology
“My time as a student at UPIKE has been transformative. The knowledge, confidence and connections I have developed will benefit me indefinitely. I am proud to be a Bear!"
Jada Hood / Lexington, KY / Biology
UPIKE embodies the true spirit of the Appalachian region. Our grit and pride power our efforts to create opportunities for all types of learners. So come and see – there are more opportunities here than anyone could have ever imagined.
Eastern Kentucky is one of the most scenic spots in the nation. Our campus is built right into the beautiful Appalachian mountains. Hiking, boating, fishing, zip-lining and more are just minutes away. Trust us – you’ll love it here.
The University of Pikeville celebrated the 2019 inductees of the Distinguished Educators Hall of Fame and honored those individuals who have made a lifelong commitment to education and dedicated themselves to educating the youth of Central Appalachia. This year’s inductees included Glenda Adkins of Pikeville, Gregory K. Allen of Jamestown, Ruth Gwendolyn Bevins of Bevins, Freddie Bowling […]
The UPIKE Office of Advancement recently held an alumni and friends event in Salyersville, Ky., at Mi Hacienda Mexican Restaurant. While dozens of attendees enjoyed time together over lunch, the restaurant buzzed with talk of memories and updates. Alumni board member and Salyersville resident Danny Adams helped to organize and plan this year’s event. “It […]
University of Pikeville alumni and friends recently reconnected in the “Horse Capital of the World,” at one of the oldest and most prestigious golf clubs in the heart of the bluegrass, the Lexington Country Club. UPIKE alum, Doug Branham (PC’71) and his wife Felicia graciously hosted numerous guests to a special dinner to celebrate the 130th anniversary […]
The American Shakespeare Center’s (ASC) 2019/2020 National Tour is coming to Pikeville, Ky., with a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on November 5. A live music pre-show will begin at 6:30 p.m. and performance at 7:00 p.m. at the University of Pikeville, Booth Auditorium. ASC’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream wades into a bayou of masked hobgoblins, […]
As part of the University of Pikeville English program’s homecoming celebration, Kentucky Poet Laureate Jeff Worley will be reading from his work on Saturday, October 26, at 9 a.m. in Allara Library on UPIKE’s campus. “We are very fortunate to have such a talented writer as our current Kentucky Poet Laureate to visit and share […]
Phillip Jen, Ph.D., professor of biology at the University of Pikeville; Fadi Al Akhrass, M.D., FACP, medical director of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control at Pikeville Medical Center; and a group of UPIKE students have collaborated on a research project that examines the function of specific neurons in the human gallbladder. Their study, entitled Immunohistochemical […]
The University of Pikeville Weber Art Gallery will present their second exhibit of the fall semester beginning October 21. “Macroinvertebrates, Through the Lens,” photography by Misty Hamilton showcases her unique view through a microscope and digital camera of both common and rarely seen insects and finding beauty in unexpected places. Hamilton has a bachelor’s degree […]
The University of Pikeville Film and Media Arts program is proud to present a screening of Love Them First: Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary, winner of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival’s Best of Fest award. The free event on Tuesday, October 22, at 6 p.m. in Armington Science Center’s Chrisman Auditorium will include both a […]