EPID: Dual Master of Public Health and Doctor of Pharmacy (MPH-PHARMD Residential) Details

UNC Gillings Program Details
EPID: Dual Master of Public Health and Doctor of Pharmacy (MPH-PHARMD Residential)

Overview of EPID Dual Master of Public Health and Doctor of Pharmacy (MPH-PHARMD Residential)

Program Focus

The objective of the PharmD/MPH dual degree is to prepare students for an ever-expanding pharmacist role that increasingly requires proficiency in medication therapy management and health promotion on an individual patient, regional, state, and national level. A public health pharmacist is expected to use their pharmacotherapeutic knowledge and skills, in combination with their public health skills, to “plan, organize, manage, and perform drug-related activities within a specific public health focus or within a public health setting.

General Information

Minimum Credit Hours:
42
Expected Duration:
2 yrs
Learning Environment:
Residential
Dual Degree Options Available:
No
Application Cycle:
Fall
Spring rarely, pending department approval. See application details page for more info.

Applicant Information

Who Should Apply:
Students who have completed one year of study in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy PharmD program with a previous bachelor's degree
Applications Received:
MPH: ~20
Applicants Admitted:
MPH: ~15
Enrolled Student Demographics:
MPH:
  • 58% / 42% female to male
  • 21% minority, including 14% underrepresented minorities (defined as Black or African American, Hispanic of any race, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander)
  • 19% international
  • mean age of 33
Our School is committed to diversity and inclusion.
Total Students Enrolled:
MPH: ~15
Incoming Class Size:
Matriculating class size for the program: 0-10

Program Costs & Funding

Estimated In-State Tuition & Fees:
Estimated Out-of-State Tuition & Fees:
Funding:
For 2015-2016, students in this program received funding from various UNC sources, including department, School and University. Data below include only funding administered by UNC. Categories are not mutually exclusive.

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Admissions Information

Prior Degree Required:
Doctoral degree (completed or in-progress)
Required Prerequisites:
One year of study in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy PharmD Program
Standardized Test(s) Accepted:
GRE, MCAT
Waived if applicant holds prior doctoral degree from U.S. institution. Standardized test scores are one of many factors we consider in making admissions decisions.
Standardized Test(s) Scores:
MPH: On average, incoming students had 46th percentile verbal and 59th percentile quantitative. Standardized test scores are one of many factors we consider in making admissions decisions. If you have concerns about your scores, please talk with us.
Undergrad G.P.A.:
MPH: Incoming students had a mean undergraduate GPA of 3.6
Letters of Recommendation Required:
3 (academic and/or professional)
Faculty-Student Match Required:
Not required
Interviews Required:
Interviews are not required. However, they can be helpful to the admissions committee if you're in the area. Contact us to schedule a visit.
Work Experience Required:
Preferred
Competitive applicants have prior relevant work experience and demonstrate a clear understanding of the field of epidemiology

During the Program

Required Courses:
For a detailed description of all the requirements for this degree program please click here for the Student Handbook.
Comprehensive Exam Type(s):
Comprehensive written exam
Capstone, Thesis or Dissertation:
Master's paper and oral presentation on master's research
Practicum, Internships & Fieldwork:
Practicum
Global Options Available:

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health strives to integrate global content and approaches across the School’s courses, programs and degrees. We believe that every student should emerge from our School with an understanding of global health issues. Some courses are focused largely on global issues, others are designed so that global and local issues are intertwined and some still are evolving. Learn more about these options.

Many enrolled students will have the opportunity to pursue our graduate global health certificate, while others may choose global health courses, internships or independent study with global focus.

After the Program

The Gillings Program Search is a tool for exploring academic programs at the School. It is a prospectus for the current year to be used in consultation with an academic adviser and does not constitute the complete degree or program requirements for graduation or program completion.

Program Contact:

Angelica Figueroa
Administrative Assistant
(919) 843-0908