PharmD-MPH Dual Public Health Degree

The role of the pharmacist has evolved from dispensing medications to that of an essential part of the health care team with expertise in patient drug therapy. The Doctorate in Pharmacology-Masters in Public Health (PharmD-MPH) dual degree program integrates the skills and knowledge of pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice with public health’s core competencies. 

Students in PharmD-MPH dual degree programs will learn how to tackle challenges in the current dynamic health care environment through the use of skills focused in the area of patient drug therapy management, medication safety, health promotion and chronic disease prevention. These skills will be gained through courses such as pathophysiology, epidemiology, microbiology, immunology, health education and promotion, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacotherapy, pharmacy health-care systems, and pharmacy practice. By the end of the program, PharmD-MPH students should be able to help change and implement policy to provide safer medications to patients, promote awareness of health and disease through immunization programs, conduct research to help better manage treatments for disease, and provide education on medication management such as drug interactions between prescription drugs and herbal supplements.

The PharmD-MPH dual degree is designed to prepare graduates to become effective leaders and practitioners at the local, state and national levels, along with researchers and educators in academia and hospital- and community-based settings. Plus, graduates who specialize in pharmaceutical science and/or clinical pharmacy together with public health have an excellent foundation to seek positions in the private sector, such as the pharmaceutical industry.

Explore PharmD-MPH Dual Public Health Programs

Campbell University

Buies Creek, NC · Traditional Format

Colorado School of Public Health

Aurora, CO · Traditional Format

Concordia University Wisconsin

Mequon, WI · Traditional Format

Des Moines University

Des Moines, IA · Traditional Format

Drake University

Des Moines, IA · Traditional Format

East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, TN · Traditional Format

Long Island University at Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY · Traditional Format

Mercer University

Savannah, GA · Traditional Format

North Dakota State University

Fargo, ND · Traditional Format

Northeastern University

Boston, MA · Traditional Format

Rutgers University

Newark, NJ · Traditional Format

Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA · Traditional Format

Samford University

Birgmingham, AL · Traditional Format

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA · Traditional Format

Touro University California

Vallego, CA · Traditional Format

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birgmingham, AL · Traditional Format

University of Arizona

Phoenix, AZ · Traditional Format

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Little Rock, AR · Traditional Format

University of Buffalo

Buffalo, NY · Traditional Format

University of Buffalo – SUNY

Buffalo, NY · Traditional Format

Concentration(s) Offered: Community Health and Health Behavior; Epidemology; Health Services Administration; and Individualized Program

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL · Traditional Format

University of Georgia

Athens, GA · Traditional Format

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA · Traditional Format

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY · Traditional Format

University of Maryland

Baltimore, MD · Traditional Format

University of Michigan

Baltimore, MD · Traditional Format

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN · Traditional Format

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE · Traditional Format

University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, NC · Traditional Format

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL · Traditional Format

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA · Traditional Format

University of Wisconsin at Madison

Madison, WI · Traditional Format

Virginia Commonwealth University

Madison, WI · Traditional Format

Information updated as of April 2020