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The Doctor of Pharmacy-Master of Public Health (PharmD-MPH) prepares students to integrate knowledge and skills in the delivery of pharmaceutical care with public health principles.

The dual degree allows students to complete both degrees in five years. Students complete their MPH degree between their third and fourth year of pharmacy school. The students step out of pharmacy school after their third year to complete the majority of their MPH course work in one academic year.

The MPH Program has approved eight credits of coursework that is taken through the pharmacy curriculum. MPH applied practice experience will be fulfilled in conjunction with PharmD clerkships. The significant amount of overlap in classes allows students to step out of the Pharmacy Program for just one year, before returning to complete their final pharmacy requirements.

Student interested in pursuing the PharmD-MPH Program can apply to the MPH Program during any application cycle in the first two years of pharmacy school. Applications are due annually on February 1. Admitted applicants can defer their admission until after the third year of the pharmacy program. The MPH Program does not have rolling admission.

PharmD-MPH course schedule (between third and fourth year of PharmD program)

Fall

  • PUBHLTH 780 Evidence-Based Decision-Making
    3 credits
  • PUBHLTH 781Communicating Public Health Effectively I 
    1credit
  • PUBHLTH 782 Determinants of Health and Health Equity: A Systems Approach
    3 credits
  • PUBHLTH 783 Quantitative Approaches to Public Health
    4 credits
  • PUBHLTH 791 Communicating Public Health Effectively II
    2 credits
  • PUBHLTH 792 Policy and Public Health
    3 credits

16 total credits

Spring

  • POP HLTH 784 Public Health Data Analysis and Inference
    3 credits
  • PUBHLTH 785 Public Health and Health Care Systems
    3 credits
  • PUBHLTH 786 Planning and Management to Promote Health
    3 credits
  • PUBHLTH 787 Applied Practice Experience Seminar
    1 credit
  • PUBHLTH 790 Culminating Seminar
    2 credits

12 total credits

Home program

  • PUBHLTH 788 Applied Practice Experience/Community Pharmacy Rotation
    6 credits
  • Discipline-Related Courses
    9 credits
    • PH PRAC 608 Safety and Quality in the Medication use System (3 credits)
    • S&A PHM 411 Pharmacy in the Health Care System (3 credits) (fulfills PUBHLTH 793 Leadership requirement – 1 credit)
    • S&A PHM 414 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmacy Practice (3 credits)
    • PHM PRAC 650 Comprehensive Immunization Delivery (1 credits)
    • PHM PRAC 673 Seminars in Global Health Pharmacy (1 credits)

15 credits