Coordinated Pharm D (Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy) / Master of Public Health

This coordinated MPH/PharmD degree program is offered through the UAB School of Public Health and the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. MPH focus courses may be customized to the experience and needs of the student.

The Auburn Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree program is a four-year course of study that requires the completion of the pre-pharmacy curriculum prior to enrollment and includes course work in biomedical sciences; pharmaceutical sciences; behavioral, social, and administrative pharmacy sciences; pharmacy practice; and pharmacy practice experience. The MPH degree prepares students for careers to improve the health and well being of individuals, families, communities and populations, locally and globally. This complementary coordinated degree program provide students with a fuller and richer perspective of community and global health issues including the epidemiology of disease, health behavior, the impact of environmental and occupational factors on patient health, disease progression, management of disease states, drug and insurance policy issues, patient access to drug therapy, as well as pharmaceutical social, legal and ethical issues.


Students must complete the MPH Core plus 7 credit hours of MPH focus courses for a total of 30 credit hours in addition to the required PharmD curriculum requirements. Twelve credit hours from the PharmD curriculum are credited toward the MPH degree for a total of 42 MPH credit hours. Students may complete the MPH degree program totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences. 

MPH Core Requirements: (14 hours)
PUH 601This is Public Health1
PUH 602Community Assessment3
PUH 603Quantitative Methods in Public Health3
PUH 604Programs and Policies3
PUH 605Public Health Management and Evaluation3
PUH 606Leadership for Evidence-Based Public Health1
Approved Electives: (10 hours)
PUH 610Population Health3
Select 7 credit hours of Public Health 600-699 level courses7
Applied Practice Experience: (3 hours)
PUH 697Practice Placement / Internship3
Integrative Learning Experience: (3 hours)
PUH 695Environment and Health: The MPH Capstone3
Total SOPH Hours:30
Shared Credits from Pharmacy Curriculum: (12 hours)
PYPD 9010: Patient Centered Skills2
PYPD 9660: Health System Practice5
PYPD 9610: Community Pharmaceutical Care5
Total Credit Hours for the MPH:42