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College of Pharmacy

Degree Progression

As a dual-degree candidate at Carolina, you’ll support your professional pharmacy education with public health expertise in areas such as policy and epidemiology.

The master's in public health program is a year-round program that is offered over fall semester, spring semester and summer sessions. The General Public Health MPH curriculum consists of 15 credit hours of core courses, 15 credit hours of special interest courses in public health, six credit hours in elective courses, and six credit hours of practicum in public health discipline.

Core Courses

BIOS 700 Introduction to Biostatistics
EPID 700 Introduction to Epidemiology
ENHS 660 Concepts of Environmental Health Science
HPEB 700 Concepts/Methods in Health Promotion
HSPM 700 Approaches and Concepts in Health Administration

In the concurrent degree program, the Arnold School of Public Health has approved selected PHMY courses that can be applied towards electives in the MPH program:

Elective Courses

Course Credit Hours
PHMY 650 Introduction to Pharmacy Practice 2
PHMY 680 Introduction to Drug Information 1
PHMY 780 Outcomes Design and Assessment 3
PHMY 850 Health Care Systems and Management 4
PHMY 880 Advanced Drug Information 2
PHMY 774 Pharmacy Political Advocacy 2
PHMY 779 Advanced Self-care 2

In addition, you may be able to earn three credit hours toward the six hours required for PUBH 798 Public Health Practice. Credit will be granted if you complete an advanced pharmacy practice experiential rotation during the fourth professional year of the Pharm.D. program in an approved public health discipline site such as AHEC, DHEC, Indian Health Services or other public health service entities.

Additionally, any MPH courses offered through the Arnold School of Public Health can be used to satisfy up to eight hours of USC College of Pharmacy Pharm.D. elective requirements.

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