The dual Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and Master of Public Health (MPH) - Health Management & Policy program allows qualified students enrolled in the PharmD program to work on pursuing studies in both fields during a five-year enrollment period. Upon completion of the dual program, students will have earned the PharmD degree, making them eligible for state licensure as a pharmacist, and the MPH degree in Health Management & Policy. 

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As the role of Pharmacist as part of a health care team continues to evolve, the PharmD/MPH in Health Management and Policy dual degree will allow qualified students in the PharmD program the opportunity to combine training and expertise in health care legislation and management with Pharmacy education. The goal of the dual degree program is to prepare professional students to function as leaders and influencers of health policies and issues surrounding healthcare inequalities.  

The proposed dual degree program would allow students to complete the PharmD and MPH degrees in five years, a total of 9 semesters of enrollment in the PharmD program and 1 standard academic year in the MPH program. For the PharmD degree, students will be required to complete all requirements as specified in the curriculum guide for their graduating class, and if admitted to the MPH - Health Management & Policy program, must have successfully completed the first three years of the PharmD program. For the MPH - Health Management & Policy degree, students must complete all curriculum requirements as specified for dual degree students. 

Upon completion of requirements for both programs (PharmD and MPH), each degree would be eligible for conferral. It is anticipated that both the PharmD and MPH degrees would be awarded together at the conclusion of the final term of enrollment in year five.  As this is a dependent degree program, the MPH degree cannot be awarded until all requirements for the PharmD degree are satisfied.    

Students are required to complete the degree requirements for both the PharmD and MPH degrees as outlined the curriculum guide for each program.

The PharmD degree requires 138 credit hours for degree completion (based on the Class of 2020 curriculum). This includes completion of required IPPE and APPE rotations which are included in the curriculum guide for all classes. The MPH degree in Health Management & Policy requires a total of 42 credit hours and completion of an approved internship. For the MPH degree, the total required number of credits must be taken while a student enrolled in the dual degree program.

PharmD students accepted into the dual program would begin enrollment in the School of Public Health following successful completion of the first three years of the PharmD program. Outlined below is the proposed enrollment timeline for completion of the dual degree program. Enrollment in the Spring/Summer semester of year five will be needed if degree requirements for either program are not fulfilled by the end of the winter term in year five. If an additional semester is needed in year five, degree conferral will be moved to August of that academic year:

 

Comprehensive 5 year PharmD/MPH dual degree enrollment timeline

Year in Program

Fall

 Winter

Spring/Summer

Year 1

COP

COP

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Year 2

COP

COP

---

Year 3

COP

COP

COP

Optional Summer EPID Series (SPH)

Year 4

SPH

SPH

HMP Internship

Year 5

COP

COP

---

 

The PharmD curriculum can be found HERE

The MPH - Health Management and Policy curriculum can be found HERE

A sample combined curriculum Guide can be found HERE

 

The curriculum must meet the accreditation requirements of the Council on Education for Public Health and Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, and is subject to change as needed for this purpose. 

Students interested in this program must be current students in the University of Michigan Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. Qualified students will apply to the School of Public Health during the third year of professional enrollment in the College of Pharmacy. Application and admission to the MPH- Health Management & Policy program will be handled solely by the School of Public Health and will be separate from the PharmD application and admission process.

Current PharmD Students who are interested in the dual degree PharmD/MPH program will be required to meet with the College of Pharmacy Manager of Academic Affairs and Student Records to discuss scheduling considerations and next steps.  A meeting to further discuss academic standing in the College of Pharmacy and career goals will be held between the student and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs or Student Services before a recommendation for application to the School of Public Health will be made. 

Students should email sph.inquiries@umich.edu to obtain the Dual Degree application. Additional information regarding the School of Public Health, Health Management & Policy program application process and deadlines can be found HERE.

College of Pharmacy                                                                                       School of Public Health
Crystal Napier                                                                                                  Adam Ancira-Corrigan
Manager of Academic Affairs and Student Records                                        Director of Student Affairs
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                                                                                                                         HMP Program Coordinator
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OVERVIEW

As the role of Pharmacist as part of a health care team continues to evolve, the PharmD/MPH in Health Management and Policy dual degree will allow qualified students in the PharmD program the opportunity to combine training and expertise in health care legislation and management with Pharmacy education. The goal of the dual degree program is to prepare professional students to function as leaders and influencers of health policies and issues surrounding healthcare inequalities.  

The proposed dual degree program would allow students to complete the PharmD and MPH degrees in five years, a total of 9 semesters of enrollment in the PharmD program and 1 standard academic year in the MPH program. For the PharmD degree, students will be required to complete all requirements as specified in the curriculum guide for their graduating class, and if admitted to the MPH - Health Management & Policy program, must have successfully completed the first three years of the PharmD program. For the MPH - Health Management & Policy degree, students must complete all curriculum requirements as specified for dual degree students. 

Upon completion of requirements for both programs (PharmD and MPH), each degree would be eligible for conferral. It is anticipated that both the PharmD and MPH degrees would be awarded together at the conclusion of the final term of enrollment in year five.  As this is a dependent degree program, the MPH degree cannot be awarded until all requirements for the PharmD degree are satisfied.    

CURRICULUM

Students are required to complete the degree requirements for both the PharmD and MPH degrees as outlined the curriculum guide for each program.

The PharmD degree requires 138 credit hours for degree completion (based on the Class of 2020 curriculum). This includes completion of required IPPE and APPE rotations which are included in the curriculum guide for all classes. The MPH degree in Health Management & Policy requires a total of 42 credit hours and completion of an approved internship. For the MPH degree, the total required number of credits must be taken while a student enrolled in the dual degree program.

PharmD students accepted into the dual program would begin enrollment in the School of Public Health following successful completion of the first three years of the PharmD program. Outlined below is the proposed enrollment timeline for completion of the dual degree program. Enrollment in the Spring/Summer semester of year five will be needed if degree requirements for either program are not fulfilled by the end of the winter term in year five. If an additional semester is needed in year five, degree conferral will be moved to August of that academic year:

 

Comprehensive 5 year PharmD/MPH dual degree enrollment timeline

Year in Program

Fall

 Winter

Spring/Summer

Year 1

COP

COP

---

Year 2

COP

COP

---

Year 3

COP

COP

COP

Optional Summer EPID Series (SPH)

Year 4

SPH

SPH

HMP Internship

Year 5

COP

COP

---

 
Admissions

Students interested in this program must be current students in the University of Michigan Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. Qualified students will apply to the School of Public Health during the third year of professional enrollment in the College of Pharmacy. Application and admission to the MPH- Health Management & Policy program will be handled solely by the School of Public Health and will be separate from the PharmD application and admission process.

Current PharmD Students who are interested in the dual degree PharmD/MPH program will be required to meet with the College of Pharmacy Manager of Academic Affairs and Student Records to discuss scheduling considerations and next steps.  A meeting to further discuss academic standing in the College of Pharmacy and career goals will be held between the student and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs or Student Services before a recommendation for application to the School of Public Health will be made. 

Students should email sph.inquiries@umich.edu to obtain the Dual Degree application. Additional information regarding the School of Public Health, Health Management & Policy program application process and deadlines can be found HERE.

Contacts

College of Pharmacy                                                                                       School of Public Health
Crystal Napier                                                                                                  Adam Ancira-Corrigan
Manager of Academic Affairs and Student Records                                        Director of Student Affairs
cdnapier@umich.edu                                                                                       sph.inquiries@umich.edu                                

                                                                                                                         Charlita Daniels
                                                                                                                         HMP Program Coordinator
                                                                                                                         hmp.admissions@umich.edu