PharmD + Master’s of Public Health Dual-Degree Option

About

The Pharm.D./MPH program enables students to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the School of Pharmacy and a Masters of Public Health degree from the College of Health Professions, School of Public Health upon graduation. The program addresses the increasing need for pharmacists and pharmaceutical researchers who are knowledgeable in the areas of pharmacy, biostatistics, and public health.

Students interested in leadership positions that demand knowledge of pharmacy sciences and public health concepts will benefit from this course of study. Graduates of the Pharm.D./MPH program will have the training, knowledge, expertise, and skills to assume the following positions:

  • Assistant Director of Pharmacy Practice
  • Clinical Infectious Disease Specialist
  • Chronic Disease Management Coordinator
  • Biosecurity Specialist
  • Regulatory Coordinator
  • Survey Researcher
  • Disaster Preparedness Coordinator
  • Disaster Preparedness Researsher
  • Informatics Specialist
  • Outcomes Researcher
  • Public Health Administrator
  • Public Health Information Officer

Admissions

Students admitted into the School of Pharmacy will need to have completed an undergraduate degree and achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 to be considered for official admission to the Pharm.D./MPH program. Students are eligible for probationary admission* if they have met one of the following conditions:

  1. Matriculating student having a minimum prerequisite GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, and
  2. Current Pharm.D. students who have completed ≥ 18 hours in the Pharm.D. program with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Applications

Application is a two-step process:

  1. Students first apply to the Pharm.D. program through the PharmCAS system:
    (http://www.pharmcas.org, and see
    http://www.marshall.edu/pharmacy/students/prospectivestudents/admissions/)
  2. Current Pharm.D. students and those accepted into the matriculating class are eligible for admission to the Pharm.D./MPH program. Applicants must complete the Pharm.D./MPH supplemental application
    (http://www.marshall.edu/graduate/programs/how-to-apply-for-admission) and pay all requested application fees.

Curriculum

Students will complete the PharmD Curriculum Classes in addition to courses in the MPH program.  For more information, please see https://www.marshall.edu/public-health/pharmd-mph-program/.

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