The PharmD/MPH dual degree program is a partnership between the University of Maryland Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine.
The mission of the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is to promote and protect the health and well-being of the diverse communities throughout Maryland, the nation and the world through interdisciplinary education, research, practice, leadership and public policy. The MPH program is based in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the School of Medicine.
About the PharmD/MPH Dual Degree:
The MPH degree requires the completion of 42 credits of coursework, including a capstone experience (minimum of 240 contact hours) on a supervised project related to their area of specialization. It may be possible to combine the MPH capstone experience with an elective advanced practice rotation, provided that the student has finished all required core and required concentration courses in the MPH.
About the Application Process:
PharmD students interested in participating in the PharmD/MPH dual degree program may apply for entrance to the MPH program during their second year in the PharmD program. Accepted students will step out of pharmacy in the following year to complete 30 credits as a full time MPH student in Baltimore. The student will then returns to pharmacy as a full-time, third-year student to finish all requirements for both degrees.