Earning a Pharm.D. concurrently with a Master of Public Health (MPH) or Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree is ideal for a pharmacist who seeks to add public health principles to professional patient care studies. The combination of these degrees is highly desirable for students who plan to pursue a career in local, state or national health-related agencies or practice environments such as hospitals and health systems, managed-care or community health organizations.
Students can choose from one of the following tracks:
- Pharm.D. / MPH in Health Promotion, Education and Behavior
- Pharm.D. / MPH in Epidemiology
- Pharm.D. / MPH in Health Services Policy & Management
- Pharm.D. / MHA
The Pharm.D./MPH and Pharm.D./MHA degrees are offered concurrently between the University of South Carolina's College of Pharmacy and the Arnold School of Public Health.
Individualized programs of study toward the MPH or MHA are developed through collaboration between the student and their Arnold School of Public Health adviser and are based upon the specific Public Health degree chosen. MPH or MHA courses offered through the Arnold School of Public Health can be used to satisfy up to six hours of UofSC College of Pharmacy Pharm.D. elective requirements.