General Public Health / Pharmacy, M.P.H. / Pharm.D.

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Please note that this program is not accepting applications at this time.

PharmD/MPH dual programs address the need for pharmacist who understand public health principles as well as direct patient care activities. The dual degree is considered desirable for persons seeking careers in local, state, and national agencies. Additionally, this dual degree option presents opportunities for individuals to excel professionally in practice settings such as hospitals and health systems, managed-care, community health settings, and county and state health agencies.
The PharmD degree currently requires a total of 8 elective course credit hours in the professional program curriculum The South Carolina College of Pharmacy (SCCP) curriculum committee has approved the acceptance of any Master of Public Health courses (core or elective) for any or all of the 8 hours of required electives for the PharmD degree.

The Masters of Public Health (General) program requires a total of 42 credit hours, of which 15 hours are core courses, 15 hours are special interest in Public Health courses, 6 hours are electives, and 6 hours are practicum in a Public Health discipline. The Arnold School of Public Health curriculum committee has approved a total of 6 elective course hours from select SCCP courses that can be applied towards electives in the MPH program.

The Current Approved List of SCCP Courses That May Count for MPH Elective Credit Include

  • PHMY 650
  • PHMY 680
  • PHMY 774
  • PHMY 779
  • PHMY 780
  • PHMY 850
  • PHMY 880

In addition, PharmD students may be able to obtain 3 credit hours toward the 6 hours required for PUBH 798. Credit will be granted if the student completes an advanced pharmacy practice experiential rotation (during the 4th professional year of the PharmD program) in an approved public health discipline site (examples may include but would not be limited to: AHEC, DHEC, Indian Health Services, and other Public Health service entities).