Dual Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health

The College of Pharmacy and College of Health at Idaho State University offer a dual PharmD/MPH program for students interested in earning both degrees. Students complete the traditional PharmD and MPH degree programs with some courses from each program counting towards degree requirements of the other program. Plans of study will differ from student to student; however, it is possible for students to complete the MPH degree by the time they complete the PharmD degree. 

Students are encouraged to consider this dual degree program as early as possible in their PharmD program.

Students opting for the dual degree program will follow the traditional PharmD curriculum. 

In addition, completion of the following courses can be used to satisfy six hours of electives required for the PharmD degree: MPH 5507, MPH 5540, MPH 6601, MPH 6602, MPH 6604, MPH 6606, MPH 6609, MPH 6620, MPH 6640, and MPH 6660. The PharmD coursework will satisfy the required 6 hours of electives for the MPH program.

Students must work with both the pharmacy MPH advisors for the joint program to determine their individual plan of study.

MPH courses can only be completed after students have been admitted to the Graduate School and these courses require the payment of Graduate School course fees in addition to the PharmD program fees.

For Doctor of Pharmacy students to be admitted to the MPH program, they must meet regular admission requirements for the MPH program and must have completed either a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent. PharmD students applying to the MPH program must request the College of Pharmacy to certify to the Graduate School that they have completed 120 hours of course work and that those 120 hours are equivalent to a bachelor’s degree. Students will generally apply for admission to the MPH program sometime prior to the end of their second year of study in the PharmD program. Students may also apply in their third year of the PharmD program; students who apply in their third year will not be able to complete both programs at the same time.

For more information see the “MPH and PharmD Dual Degree Program” section of the Graduate Catalog.