PharmD-MBA (University of Maryland)

In addition to its collaboration with the University of Baltimore, the School of Pharmacy has partnered with the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business to provide students with another option to pursue a PharmD/MBA.

Pharmaceutical services are a vital part of health care, and a pharmacy practitioner who is doubly prepared with a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) will offer a unique talent in addressing the management and administrative issues in the pharmacy and health care system environment in a skillful and progressive manner.

About the PharmD/MBA Dual Degree:

The PharmD/MBA is designed to enhance student leadership skills in preparation for management careers in a diverse range of health care positions, and develop entrepreneurial capabilities for careers in independent and corporate pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry.

MBA courses are offered live as a full-time, step-out at College Park; part-time evenings in Baltimore (BioPark) or Shady Grove; or part-time weekends in Washington DC. More information is available here.

About the Application Process:

Applicants to the Smith MBA program must possess a bachelor’s degree and have a minimum PharmD GPA of 3.0. The Smith MBA program requires the completion of 54 credits, and the dual degree student will benefit from a generous substitution policy that enables the student to complete both degrees in less time and for less money than if separately pursued.

For PharmD/MBA Registration Questions:

  • Mr. Cliff McCormick, Assistant Dean for MBA and MS Admissions (University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business)
    Phone: (301) 405-0202
    Email: cmccormick@rhsmith.umd.edu
  • Dr. Cherokee Layson-Wolf, Associate Dean for Student Affairs (School of Pharmacy)
    Phone: (410) 706-1067
    Email: cwolf@rx.umaryland.edu

For PharmD/MBA Academic and Career Questions:

  • Dr. Fadia Shaya, Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (School of Pharmacy)
    Phone: (410) 706-5392
    Email: fshaya@rx.umaryland.edu