Earn two degrees at once
Broaden your academic training to include a public health perspective
Expand your professional tool kit
Students enrolled in the joint program take classes that meet the curriculum requirements for both a PharmD and MPH. PharmD/MPH students work with advisors from both the School of Pharmacy and the MPH Program to design a flexible program of study that enables them to use their electives strategically to begin graduate MPH coursework. Depending on your matriculation year into the PharmD program, the number of elective slots and the semesters in which they are available will vary. Generally, your program of study will include:
Please see the MPH Program Page for curriculum details. A maximum of 5 MPH core courses can be taken by undergraduate Pharmacy majors (Pharmacy majors are considered “undergraduates” until the summer of their P3 year). Direct entry PharmD students do not need to worry about the 5 course cap.
PharmD students are required to complete 6 six-week APPE rotations in their final PharmD year. One of those rotations should be a public health-orientated placement that will count toward the MPH Program’s practicum requirement and should be taken during the Fall or Spring of the P4 year.
PharmD students matriculate into the MPH Program after they earn their PharmD at the end of their P4 year. They have the option to complete their remaining MPH coursework as full-time students over the course of two semesters, or they can drop down to part-time students, taking one or two classes a semester, until they fulfill the requirements for their MPH.
Interested PharmD students have multiple opportunities to apply to the joint program. They can apply during the Spring of their P1 or P2 years.
Please note that PharmD/MPH applicants should apply via Northeastern’s Apply Yourself system, not the SOPHAS application portal.
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We welcome any questions you might have about our program. Please feel free to send general program inquiries and admissions-related questions to Dr. Shan Mohammed.
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