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Doctor in Pharmacy and Master in Public Health (PharmD/MPH)

PharmD/MPH

Apply to the PharmD / MPH Program.

The Department of Health Sciences offers a combined Doctor in Pharmacy and Master in Public Health degree. This program enables students to complete both degrees in a shorter amount of time than it would take to do each separately. The program may be completed in seven years. Students in the combined degree program continue to meet the core curriculum requirements for both the PharmD and an MPH degree.

Sample Curriculum

Combined PharmD / MPH Program: Seven Year Plan

  • Fall Semester

    • CHEM1211/2 Gen Chem I w/ Lab
    • BIOL1111/2 General Bio I
    • PSYC1101 Foundations of Psychology
    • ENGL1111 College Writing
    • PHMD1000 College: An Introduction

    19 Credits

  • Spring Semester

    • CHEM1214/5/ Gen Chem II/ Lab/ Rec
    • BIOL1113/4 General Bio II w / Lab
    • MATH1241 Calculus 1
    • PSYC1101 Psychology | OR
    • Elective
    • PHMD1001 Profession Pharm

    19 Credits

  • Fall Semester

    • CHEM2311/2 Organic Chem I w/ Lab
    • PHSC2301/2 Human Physiology w/ Lab
    • PHYS1149/50 Physics for Pharmacy w/Lab
    • Comp. Study of Cultures Elective

    18 Credits

  • Spring Semester

    • CHEM2313/4 Organic Chem II w/ Lab
    • PHSC2303/4 Human Phys IIw/Lab
    • PHSC2360 Med Micro
    • Arts & Humanities Elective
    • PHMD1201 Pharmacy Practice

    17 Credits

  • Summer Semester

    • Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE)/Co-op
  • Fall Semester

    • PHSC2320 Biochemistry
    • ENGL3306 Adv Writing Health Prof
    • PHSC4501 PCOL/Medchem I
    • PHSC3411 Pharmaceutics I

    17 Credits

  • Spring Semester

    • Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE)/Co-op
  • Summer Semester

    • PHMD2350 Health Care Syst
    • PHMD2310/1 Commun Skills/Lab
    • PHSC4502 PCOL/Medchem II
    • PHSC3419 PhrmctLab
    • PHSC3412 Pharmaceutics II

    17 Credits

  • Fall Semester

    • Introductory Pharm acy Practice Experience (IPPE)/Co-op
  • Spring Semester

    • PHSC3430 Biopharm /Kinetics
    • PHSC2330 Immunology
    • PHMD4586 CDMModule 1
    • PHMD4587 CDMModule 2
    • PHMDxxxx CDMSeminar 1
    • PHMD4588 CDMSeminar2
    • PHMD3450 Res Methodology & Biostat

    19 Credits

  • Summer Semester

    • TOXC5570 Clinical Toxicology
    • PHMD6250 Pharm Care Mgmt
    • PHMD6233 CDM Module3
    • PHMDXXXX CDM skills lab
    • PHMD6234 CDM Seminar3
    • PHMD6223 Drug Information & Eval
    • PHTH MPH Elective

    13-17 Credits

  • Fall Semester

    • PHMD6254 CDM Module4
    • PHMD6255 CDM Module5
    • PHMDXXXX CDM Seminar 4
    • PHMDXXXX CDM Seminar 5
    • PHMD6330 Jurisprudence
    • PHMD6366 Pharm Care Lab 1
    • PHMDXXXX APPE Prep 1
    • PHTH MPH Society, Beh & Hth

    16 Credits

  • Spring Semester

    • PHMD6266 CDM Module6
    • PHMD6267 CDM Module7
    • PHMDXXXX CDM Seminar 6
    • PHMDXXXX CDM Seminar 7
    • PHMD6376 Pharm Care Lab 2
    • PHMD6270 Pharmacoecon
    • PHMDXXXX APPE Prep 2
    • PHTH MPH Prin & Hx of PH

    17 Credits

  • Summer Semester

    • PHMD6440-64 A8dv Pract Exp (Students will complete 6 six-week)
    • PHTH 6901 Capstone 1

    Rotations will be assigned

    13 Credits

  • Fall Semester

    • PHMD6440-6468 Adv Pract Exp

    12 Credits

  • Spring Semester

    • PHMD6440-6468 MPH Adv Pract Exp / PH Practicum (3 Credits)

    12 Credits

  • Fall Semester

    • PHTH MPH Epidemiology
    • PHTH MPH PH Adm in and Policy
    • PHTH MPH Elective
    • PHTH MPH Elective

    12 Credits

  • Spring Semester

    • PHTH Urban Health Assessment
    • PHTH Environmental Health
    • PHTH Race, Ethnicity and Health
    • PHTH MPH Elective

    12 Credits

  • Summer Semester

    • PHTH 6902 Capstone

    2 Credits

Admission and Application

PharmD students may apply to the program during their third, fourth, or fifth year at Northeastern SoP. Applications will be due according to the standard MPH admission cycle dates of April 15th or October 1st. The applicants will be considered by the graduate admissions committee which also reviews regular MPH applicants.

Requirements to be considered for admission include:

  • Official transcript
  • Minimum 3.0 overall GPA
  • Three letters of recommendation, including:
    • A faculty member in a public health related field
    • A reference from a public health experience (co-op, internship, volunteer, other work experience)
    • A second academic faculty

Personal goal statement addressing:

  • What are your public health career goals?
  • How will a Master of Public Health degree in Urban Health help complement your goals as a PharmD?
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