Pharmacy majors enrolled in the joint PharmD/MPH Program have the opportunity to take graduate courses in the MPH Program while earning their PharmD. Up to 15 credit hours of these courses count toward both their PharmD and MPH, allowing these students to earn their MPH in a shorter amount of time than it would take to earn it separately from their PharmD.
Complete coursework to earn two degrees
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:
MPH core courses taken during most available PharmD elective slots
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).
A public health-oriented Advanced Pharmacy Practical Experience (APPE) rotation
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.
MPH REQUIREMENTS POST-PHARMD
Once the PharmD is conferred, students remain enrolled in the MPH degree program, focusing exclusively on remaining MPH requirements. Students have the option of completing the remaining MPH coursework as full-time students (requiring two semesters) or as part-time students, where length of program is dependent upon the student’s chosen course load.
Interested PharmD students have multiple opportunities to apply to the joint program. They can apply during the Spring of their P1 or P2 years.
Undergraduate PharmD majors only
Deadline to apply:
Please note that PharmD/MPH applicants should apply via Northeastern’s Apply Yourself system, not the SOPHAS application portal.