Through this five-year program, you will earn an MPH degree with a concentration in community health and health behavior and a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree.
The MPH curriculum provides a comprehensive understanding of public health philosophy, as well as the practical knowledge and skills needed to address current and emerging public health problems. You’ll complete 47 MPH credits including coursework, field training and a culminating project.
The PharmD curriculum consists of basic biomedical sciences, clinical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice. The coursework is integrated with patient-centered practice experiences and is capped by a nine-month experiential program.
Up to 12 PharmD credits can be shared as MPH electives or field training experiences from:
Public health-related PharmD practicums or rotations may be shared with the MPH field training experience with approval from the MPH concentration director. Other requests for sharing courses are reviewed and approved by the MPH concentration director based on public health or health administration-related content, public health or population-level integration into content, and applicability to the concentration.
You will need to submit separate applications to and be admitted to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the School of Public Health and Health Professions. You should submit your application by Dec. 1 to be considered.
You should first apply to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Once accepted, plan to apply to the MPH program during your first or second year. You will need either a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0, or a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in the required courses of the pharmacy program at the end of the second professional year.