Through this five-year program, you will earn a Doctor of
Pharmacy (PharmD) degree and a Master in Public Health (MPH)
degree. The multidisciplinary program integrates the skills and
knowledge of pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice with
public health, health promotion, disease investigation, chronic
disease prevention, and medication safety.
Prepares students for public health positions in...
- Local, county, state, or federal government agencies
- Community health and immunology
- Emergency response
- Genetics research
- Insurance and managed care organizations
- Family and juvenile health
Prospective candidates must submit separate applications and be
admitted to the MPH program and to the PharmD program according to
the procedures and standards of the individual schools.
- Apply to the MPH program during the second professional (P2)
year by January 15 prior to the third professional (P3) year
of the PharmD program.
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the required courses of the PharmD
program at the end of the second professional (P2) year
- GRE or PCAT completed by the end of the first semester of the
P2 year and within 5 years of application to the MPH program.
GRE verbal and quantitative score over the 50th percentile. The
GRE is waived for persons with an MD, PhD or equivalent doctoral
degree from an accredited American university.
- Two letters of recommendation – preferably at least
one should be from a former faculty person who can address the
- Personal statement
- International applicants: TOEFL examination with a minimum
acceptable score of 600 on the paper-based test or 100 on the
internet-based test; or demonstration of proficiency in the
International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The required
minimum IELTS score is 7.5 overall. The IELTS score must be dated
within two years of the time the student will enroll. Only
the official original IELTS score report is acceptable; photocopies
are not acceptable.
- Applicants who do not have at least two semesters of successful
course work in calculus will be required to take additional courses
in mathematics before being admitted. Prior coursework in advanced
calculus and statistics is desirable, but not essential.
- Note: Bachelor’s degree is NOT required for PharmD
Select an area of concentration:
- Community Health and Health Behavior - The study of the
actions of individuals, groups and organizations which promote
health and prevent disease and injury.
- Epidemiology - The study of factors which influence the
determination and distribution of diseases.
- Health Services Administration - the area involving
public health management, practice and policy
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