PharmD/MPH Curriculum

All students must meet admission requirements for both programs. Students complete the first and second professional year in the PharmD curriculum. In the third year, students complete both required and elective MPH courses. In the fourth year, students take courses in both programs. The joint program reduces the usual pattern of a four-year PharmD program and a two-year MPH program by one year. Each candidate must meet all the degree requirements of each school, except for the reduction in total credit hours.

First Professional Year

  • School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences First Professional Year curriculum

Second Professional Year

  • School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Second Professional Year curriculum. Note: students are waived from PHM 600 US Healthcare Systems.

Third Professional Year

  • First year of the MPH program. Courses vary based on concentration:

            HSA = Health Services Administration
            EPI = Epidemiology
            CHHB = Community Health and Health Profession

Fall

Concentration:

HSA

EPI

CHHB

Individualized MPH

CHB 501: Study of Health Behaviors (3 cr)

X

X

X

CHB 523: Intro Progr Plan and Evaluation (3 cr)

 

 

X

 

EEH 501: Principles of Epidemiology (4 cr)
Students in HSA, CHHB and Individualized MPH may take EEH 500: Introduction to Epidemiology (3 cr) in Spring as an alternative

X

X

X

X

EEH 505: Applied Biostats to Epi I lecture lab (1 cr)

 

X

 

 

EEH 530: Introduction to Health Care (3 cr)

X

X

X

X
EEH 536: Health Care Policy in the U.S. (3 cr) X      

EEH 573: Epi of Infectious Diseases (3 cr)

 

X

 

 

EEH 590: Contemporary Issues in Public Health (1 cr)

X

X

X

X

STA 527: Intro to Medical Statistics (4 cr)

X

X

X

X

Spring

Concentration:

HSA

EPI

CHHB

Individualized MPH

CHB 502: Health Behavior Change (3 cr)

 

 

X

 

CHB 505: Applied Stats for Public Health (3 cr)

 

 

X

 

EEH 502: Advanced Methodology (3 cr)

 

X

 

 

EEH 506: Applied Biostats to Epi II lecture and lab (4 cr)

 

X

 

 

EEH 538: Introduction to Health Care Economics (3 cr)

X

 

 

 

EEH 550: Environmental Health (3 cr)

X

X

X

X

EEH 590: Contemporary Issues in Public Health (1 cr)

X

X

X

X

2 electives specific to the MPH concentration (6 cr total)

X

X

X

 

4 electives from any MPH concentration (12 cr total)

 

 

 

X

PharmD courses PHM 730 Topics in Pharmacy Law and PHM 736 Pharmacoeconimics and Pharmacoepidemiology can also be used as electives toward the MPH.

Fourth Professional Year

  • Both PharmD and MPH programs
  • MPH students may do their field training or integrative project in their fourth or fifth year

Fifth Professional Year

  • Experiential year for both programs 
  • PharmD and MPH degrees awarded
  • MPH students may do their field training or integrative project in their fourth or fifth year

Tuition

Tuition is billed according to the school in which the student is taking the majority of credits for each semester. Visit UB Student accounts office for tuition and fees.

Automatic Course Waivers

Students are waived from Pharmacy electives and PHM 600 US Healthcare Systems, and MPH course EEH 520 Biological Basis of Public Health.

NOTE: Curriculum and all requirements may change.