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PharmD/MPH Dual Degree Program

This dual degree is offered by the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Colorado School of Public Health on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. In addition to receiving a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree, students concurrently receive the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in a concentration of their choice: Applied Biostatistics; Community & Behavioral Health; Environmental & Occupational Health; Epidemiology; Health Systems, Management & Policy; Leadership & Public Health Practice; Maternal and Child Health; Population Mental Health & Wellbeing; or a custom concentration. Only students already in or accepted into the University of Colorado PharmD program are eligible to apply.

Quick facts, careers, and skills

When you leave this program, you’ll have a greater understanding of social and community factors that affect health, how to work with diverse communities, and how to promote health equity in your pharmacy practice.

Quick facts

Program location: CU Anschutz
Credit hours: 42

Sample careers

Pharmacist in clinical,
pharmaceutical industry,
insurance organizations,
& more

Skills you'll gain

Population health
Public health program design
Systems of care evaluation
& more


Up to nine credit hours from the PharmD program will count toward completion of the 42-credit hour MPH. To help students select courses and successfully complete the dual degree, students are assigned faculty advisors from both the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and ColoradoSPH. 

Students can apply in the second (P2) or fourth (P4) year of the PharmD program. A student applying in the P2 year will take a one-year leave of absence to complete coursework at the Colorado School of Public Health and then re-enter the PharmD program as a P3 student. A student applying in the P4 year will engage in coursework for their MPH after completing their PharmD degree. 

Total credits: 42

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