The prevalence and characteristics of dual PharmD/MPH programs offered at US colleges and schools of pharmacy

Justine S. Gortney, Sheila Seed, Nancy Hart, Veronica Young, Lisa J. Woodard, Dolores Nobles-Knight, David M. Scott, James D. Nash

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Objective. To assess the prevalence and characteristics of curriculum in dual doctor of pharmacy (PharmD)/master of public health (MPH) degree programs offered by US pharmacy programs. Methods. An 18-item survey instrument was developed and distributed online to faculty members at US colleges and schools of pharmacy. Results. Of the 110 colleges and schools that responded, 23 (21%) offered a PharmD/MPH degree. Common characteristics of these 23 programs included current PharmD program structure (3 1 1 year), early curricular recruitment, small enrollment, and interdisciplinary coursework occurring online and in the classroom. The impact of the dual degree on the curriculum and longevity of the dual-degree programs varied. About 55% of responding programs without a formal dual-degree program reported that additional public health training was available. Conclusion. Twenty-one percent of colleges and schools of pharmacy offer a combined PharmD/MPH dual degree. Most programs required an additional 1 or 2 semesters to complete both degrees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number116
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Volume77
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 20 2013

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The prevalence and characteristics of dual PharmD/MPH programs offered at US colleges and schools of pharmacy. / Gortney, Justine S.; Seed, Sheila; Hart, Nancy; Young, Veronica; Woodard, Lisa J.; Nobles-Knight, Dolores; Scott, David M.; Nash, James D.

In: American journal of pharmaceutical education, Vol. 77, No. 6, 116, 20.08.2013.

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Gortney, Justine S. ; Seed, Sheila ; Hart, Nancy ; Young, Veronica ; Woodard, Lisa J. ; Nobles-Knight, Dolores ; Scott, David M. ; Nash, James D. / The prevalence and characteristics of dual PharmD/MPH programs offered at US colleges and schools of pharmacy. In: American journal of pharmaceutical education. 2013 ; Vol. 77, No. 6.
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