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:

With the FlexMBA, students can take first-year core courses online, or in person at a home campus that's convenient: Baltimore, Rockville, or Washington, DC. In the second year, students take electives online or on-site at any campus location you choose.

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:

  • Aida Kamizi, Program Manager - Working Professional MBAs
    Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
    Phone: (240) 507-7695
    Email: akamizi@umd.edu
  • Dr. Cherokee Layson-Wolf, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
    University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
    Phone: (410) 706-1067
    Email: cwolf@rx.umaryland.edu

For PharmD/MBA Academic and Career Questions:

  • Dr. Joey Mattingly, Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
    University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
    Phone: (410) 706-8068
    Email: jmattingly@rx.umaryland.edu