PharmD/MPH Dual Degree

The mission of NDSU MPH program is to develop and empower public health leaders through interprofessional education, practice, and research.

Public health focuses on improving the general health of communities through efforts to monitor the spread of diseases, initiatives (both clinical and policy-oriented) to prevent disease and disability, and by promoting healthy lifestyles through education and community engagement.

Public health is an interdisciplinary field; it is common for many people to gain competencies and/or training in a related field (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, business, engineering, etc.) and subsequently move into public health as a matter of vocation or occupation.

The MPH degree is uniquely designed to accommodate the needs to these individuals. It blends theory and practical knowledge across a wide array of disciplines, and is the "degree of choice" among practitioners in the field. 

There are two specializations to choose from within the MPH degree at NDSU; Community Health Sciences and Epidemiology.

The MPH degree consists of 42 credits.  PharmD students are able to complete a PharmD/MPH dual degree in as little as one extra year of study. PharmD students who are in good academic standing are eligible to apply for the PharmD/MPH program through the graduate school during their P2 year. If you are a P1 student and wish to get started early, apply to the Graduate School but choose “Non-Degree” in the drop down box during the spring semester of your P1 year. This will allow you to take PHRM 632 for Graduate credit.

For more in-depth information on this program students can reference the Pharmacy Handbook or visit the Public Health website.  


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