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

Coordinated Master of Public Health and Doctor of Pharmacy (MPH/PharmD) Program

This coordinated degree program is offered through the UAB School of Public Health and the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. Students may focus their MPH in any one of four areas: (1) Environmental Health Science, (2) Epidemiology, (3) Health Behavior, (4) Health Care Organization and Policy or a combination (general MPH). MPH focus courses may be customized to the experience and needs of the student.

The Auburn Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) 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. These complementary MPH/Pharm D dual coordinated degree programs 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.

Curriculum

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 Pharm D curriculum requirements. Twelve credit hours from the Pharm D 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. 

RequirementsHours
MPH Core Requirements: (23 hours)
BST 601Biostatistics4
ENH 600Fundamentals of Environmental Health Science3
EPI 600Introduction to Epidemiology3
HB 600Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health3
HCO 600Management and Policy in Public Health Systems and Services4
PUH 695The Public Health Integrative Experience3
PUH 697Practice Placement / Internship3
MPH Elective Courses - From Any Department: (7 hours)
SOPH Elective3
SOPH Elective3
SOPH Elective1
SOPH Coursework Total:30
Shared Credits from Pharmacy Curriculum: (12 hours)
PYPD 9610: Community Pharmacy Care5
PYPD 9660: Health System Practice5
PYPD 9320/9326: Longitudinal Experience 2
Total Credit Hours:42