Joint Pharm.D. Programs

Dual degree programs allow students to combine their Doctor of Pharmacy degree with select master’s and Doctor of Philosophy degree programs.  Application to these programs is made during the second professional [P2] year.  The following programs are currently available.

Pharm.D./MBA Dual Degree Program

A joint Pharm.D./MBA program is offered to highly motivated students who seek to combine pharmacy education with business managerial knowledge and skills. After completing the first two years of study in the School of Pharmacy, students enroll in the MBA program for the third year, and then return to the School of Pharmacy for the last two years of the Pharm.D. program, which would consist of both pharmacy and business courses.  Students must meet the admission requirements of both programs and apply to the MBA program in the spring semester of the second professional year as they complete the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Studies.  Both the Pharm.D. and the MBA will be conferred simultaneously after the program requirements have been successfully met.  For more information on this program you can contact Laine.kingo@uconn.edu

Pharm.D./MPH Dual Degree Program

A dual degree Pharm.D./MPH program is offered to highly motivated students who seek to combine pharmacy education with special skills in public health as it relates to pharmacotherapy and health promotion, disease prevention and medication safety. After completing the first two years of study in the School of Pharmacy, students enroll in the MPH program for the third year and then return to the School of Pharmacy for the last two years of the Pharm.D. program, which would consist of both pharmacy and public health courses. Students must meet the admission requirements of both programs and apply to the MPH program in the spring semester of the P2 year as they complete the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Studies. Both the Pharm.D. and the MPH will be conferred simultaneously after the program requirements have been successfully met.

Pharm.D./Ph.D. Program

The School of Pharmacy offers a joint Pharm.D./Ph.D. program. This program targets a small number of highly motivated students who seek to combine pharmacy education suitable for professional licensure with advanced research-based training in the pharmaceutical sciences. Students completing this program will earn consecutive dual degrees, the Pharm.D. and the Ph.D.   Students in the dual track are afforded early acceptance into the Ph.D. program and, if they successfully complete the Pharm.D. curriculum, a modified graduate curriculum will be tailored to shorten the total time required to complete both degrees.  Students must meet the admission requirements of both programs and apply to the Ph.D. program in the spring semester of the second professional year as they complete the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Studies.