Through this five year program, you will earn a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and a Master in Public Health (MPH) degree from the School of Public Health and Health Professions.


  • PHM 600 is waived for students who complete this program. PHM 600 is required in the P2 year, unless you enter the MPH program beforehand.
  • PharmD electives are waived, however many students choose to take extra electives.
  • Students spend one year full-time at the UB School of Social Work, then return to PharmD full-time. During that one year at the School of Social Work, students are charged graduate tuition.

Admission Requirements

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the required courses of the PharmD program at the end of the second professional (P2) year
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • 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 candidates.

How to Apply

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 first apply to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Students can then apply to enter the MPH after their P1, P2 or P3 year.


Questions about the PharmD portion of the program?
Contact David Jacobs, PharmD/PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, at

Questions about the MPH portion of the program?
Contact Kim Krytus, Assistant Dean, Director Of Graduate Public Health Programs, at