Coordinated Doctor of Pharmacy / Master of Public Health Program

This coordinated MPH/PharmD degree program is offered through the UAB School of Public Health and either the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy or the Presbyterian College 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 Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy (PharmD) Pharmacy school consists of 4 years of coursework and pharmacy practice experiential education leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Admission to pharmacy school is competitive, and students may apply after completing 2 – 3 years of required pre-pharmacy coursework.

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. Up to 13 credit hours from the designated PharmD curriculum are credited toward the MPH degree for a total of 42-43 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
MPH Degree Requirement: (1 hour)
ENH 690Environmental Health Perspectives1
Population Health Degree Requirement: (3 hours)
PUH 610Population Health3
Approved Electives: (7 hours)
Select 7 credit hours of Public Health 600-699 level courses7
Applied Practice Experience: (3 hours)
PUH 688Public Health Internship3
Integrative Learning Experience: (2 hours)
HB 689Health Behavior Integrative Learning Experience2
or ENH 689 Environmental Health Sciences Integrative Learning Experience
or EPI 689 Epidemiology Integrative Learning Experience
or HPO 689 HPO Integrative Learning Experience
Total SOPH Hours:30
Shared Credits from Auburn Curriculum: (13 hours)
PYPD 9320: Longitudinal Experience 13
PYPD 9600: Advanced Practice Pharmacy Experience5
PYPD 9600: Advanced Practice Pharmacy Experience5
Shared Credit Hours from Presbyterian College Curriculum: (12 hours)
PHRM 5111: Introduction to Pharmacy and Healthcare Systems3
PHRM 7109: Clinical Research Design and Biostatistics (course number updating 24/25 Catalog year)2
PHRM 7209: Pharmacy Law and Ethics2
PHRM 8121: Advanced Community Pharmacy Practice Experience4
PHRM 5102: Drug Literature Evaluation (course number updating 24/25 Catalog year)1
Total Credit Hours for the MPH/PharmD Degree:42-43