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 public health practicum (minimum of 240 contact hours) on a supervised project related to their area of specialization. It may be possible to combine the MPH practicum experience with an elective advanced pharmacy practice rotation, provided that the student has finished all required core and concentration courses in the MPH. Students wishing to do this must obtain prior approval from the MPH Practicum Director and the SOP Assistant Dean for Experiential Learning.

About the Application Process:

PharmD/MPH Key Information
Format: In-person
Extra costs: 1 year discounted
Extra time: 1 year step out
Bachelor's required: Yes
Exam required: None
Application process: Apply first to PharmD program, then apply separately to MPH program, often in P2 year
Potential career pathways: Promote and protect the health and well-being of diverse communities

Students interested in the PharmD/MPH dual degree program must apply first to the PharmD program. Once accepted and matriculated, students will apply separately to the MPH program, often in their P2 year. 

Accepted students will step out of pharmacy in the following year to complete 36 credits as a full time MPH student in Baltimore. The student will then return to pharmacy as a full-time, third-year student to finish all requirements for both degrees.

For PharmD/MPH Registration Questions:

For PharmD/MPH Academic and Career Questions:

  • Fadia T. Shaya, PhD, MPH
    Professor of Practice, Sciences, and Health Outcomes Research
    Executive Director, Behavioral Health Resources Program

    Director of Informatics, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
    University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
    Phone: 410-706-5392